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Winter National Pre-Departure Orientation

Winter National Pre-Departure orientation Goals:

Congratulations on your acceptance into one of our Youth Study Abroad programs. We are excited to welcome you to the YFU family! Winter National Pre-Depature Orientation (NPDO) will equip you with cross-cultural communication and adaptation skills to prepare for your time abroad. You are expected to attend this orientation.



December 2 – December 4, 2016


Washington, DC. The Nation’s Capital

All of the training sessions will be carried out at YFU USA’s National Office


Students will be staying with adult chaperones at the Westin Crystal City. It is a short Metro ride away from the YFU USA office

The cost of this orientation is included in the tuition fee. There will be no costs to students while attending Winter NPDO, aside from any souvenirs or personal items that the student would like to purchase.

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I think that the best part of the orientation was getting so close with teams and doing special exercises! I also enjoyed learning about others experiences as exchange students!
The best part, in my opinion, was getting to meet people from all over the country. I also feel like I am more sure of going abroad.

Winter NPDO Details!

Student Welcome Letter

Student Schedule
Click the link above to view the WNPDO  Schedule

Click the link above to learn more about our WNPDO Staff


This is a great video for parents to discover how YFU's Intercultural Exchange program changes the lives of not only students, but their families in the US and abroad.

Next Steps

  • Confirm with your parents that you are attending Winter National PDO

  • Click on purple box above to complete the registration form

  • Periodically check this page for more information

  • Make sure to check your email for updates from YFU!

  • Contact Margaret Capella, Special Orientations Coordinator at YFU with any questions.