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641 S St NW Suite 200

1.800.833.6243

admissions@yfu.org

YFU Americas

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The YFU Americas Scholarship

Eligible Countries

Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay

Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times.

Programs

Summer

Deadline

7-Jan

Scholarship Amount

Up to 5 partial scholarships of $1,000 may be awarded. Scholarship recipients are responsible for the remainder of the program tuition. Please see individual country pages for program tuition information.

Eligibility

  • Open to US high school students with freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior class standing.

  • Students must hold a 2.0 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Age Requirements

Applicants must meet age requirements listed on each country page.

Complete Application Includes

  • Complete Online Application

  • 1 Teacher Recommendation

  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions

  • $75 Application Fee (non-refundable)

  • Health certificate

  • School certificate

  • Parent-student agreement

  • 5 Candid photos

  • 1 Headshot

Application Fees

$75 (non-refundable)

Scholarship Covers

  • Round-trip international airline travel

  • Round-trip domestic airline travel

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family; recipients tend to be placed in the Tokyo/ Kanto region.

  • Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • Support services in host country

  • Comprehensive Insurance

Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for

  • Passport

  • Visa fees (if necessary)

  • Any excess luggage tariffs

  • Personal spending money

  • Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange.

  • Tuition balance not covered by scholarship, due two weeks after award notification.

Notes

  • All applicants will be notified of their status (via email) in April.

  • Scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF THIS PAGE AND YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR YOUR REFERENCE.

If applying for multiple scholarships, please indicate each scholarship's name and code on your application. All scholarship recipients are required to travel on the YFU group travel dates, and to complete the entire program. For more information regarding YFU and the scholarship selection process call 1.800.TEENAGE or refer to the Scholarships Overview section of this web site.