The WORLD could be waiting on YOUR front steps!
- Organization: Youth For Understanding-USA
- Causes: Civic, Educational, Kids
- Contact person: Tchi Sogoyou
- Email: email@example.com
Youth for Understanding (YFU) is one of the world's largest and most respected international exchange programs!
Help us welcome the world home by hosting a high school age international student for an academic school year or semester. A YFU exchange student becomes a member of your family, participates in family activities, shares in home responsibilities, and provides your family with an international friendship that can last a lifetime! The student comes to your home and never leaves your heart!
Through this experience, everyday activities take on a new and exciting twist. Hosting a student from abroad will broaden your entire perspective on the world. It's a great educational opportunity for the whole family and a lot of fun, too!
YFU international exchange students are carefully-selected, chosen based on their academic excellence and teacher recommendations. They have studied English and many have even received scholarships! Your international son or daughter will be between 15-18 years of age and will come from one of over 60 countries that partner with YFU! Here's the profile of one of our many students seeking a host family:
"Lara: 15 years old, Female from Germany
Variety is the spice of life, and Simone can say that about her 15 years of life! Simone lives in Denmark with her parents and sister. She has experiences in several different sports, including swimming, gymnastics, soccer and dance. Now she loves to play handball, but understands that it is not a popular sport in the USA, so Simone is game to engage in different sports during her exchange. Family life includes shopping, cleaning their home, movies, dining out and going to a fitness center; sometimes it's nice just to sit back and relax, watching TV. Simone has been to the States five times and each time she became more impressed by the friendliness of the people she meet – this was the reason she choose America for her exchange. Simone’s one request for her host family is that they are sweet and take care of her; in return, she will do her best to help in wherever needed.”
Interested in inviting another part of the world to your very own living room? Call Tchi Sogoyou at 240 235 2102 ext 2507, tsogoyou@.yfu.org for information about hosting and for detailed profiles and letters of our incoming students!
More information about hosting a YFU student can be found at http://yfuusa.org/host-families.php If you’re interested, please begin the process by filling out a host family application online or send us an email expressing your interest.