YFU is a non-profit international educational organization with national organizations in more than 50 different countries.
Over 260,000 students and as many host families have benefited from the support and expertise of YFU. Since its beginning, we have been united by the belief that full cultural immersion is an effective means to gain the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly multicultural, competitive global society. We have earned the reputation as one of the world's oldest, largest, and most respected intercultural exchange programs over the past 60 years of success. At our core, we are a catalyst for positive global change, leading communities into the future. YFU will be with you every step of the way, from application to return and will help you stay in touch with the international community long after returning home. We create a safe, supportive environment in which to explore and gain a deeper understanding of different cultures.
MISSION & VALUES
YFU advances intercultural understanding, life-long learning, global competencies, mutual respect, and social responsibility through transformational educational exchanges for generations of youth, families, and communities, supported by dedicated volunteers and professional staff.