2,000 YFU students come to the U.S. each year from 50
countries. As a YFU exchange student, you'll go to high
school, become a member of a caring host family, and
learn about the United States as a resident, not a tourist.
If living in the United States for
a year or semester and learning about a totally different
culture sounds like your kind of challenge, then it's
time to go abroad with YFU. You will attend school where
you will make friends and learn what life is like for
teenagers in the USA. Everywhere you go and everything
you do, you'll learn - from your host family, family,
friends, and teachers; from shopkeepers, bank tellers,
and bus drivers.
You'll live with a carefully-selected
host family who has volunteered to open their home and
their hearts to you, providing you room, board, and
a caring home. As an exchange student to the United
States you will learn about family life, schools, and
religion in the U.S. You will learn how family members
relate to one another and about their daily schedules.
At school you will learn not only academic subjects
such as English, history, science, and math, but you
will learn about teenage social life, friendship, and