Ever thought about hosting an exchange student?
Experience: Your World Another Culture New Languages New Friends
Student Exchange programs to over 25 destinations
YFU Student Exchange has offered international exchange to high school students in Australia and New Zealand for over 40 years. The strength of YFU lies in our unique not-for-profit business model, dedicated volunteer support system, and strong global network of YFU member organisations.
Our aim is to provide YFU Exchange Students with an exceptional international exchange experience that results in empowered young people who have the potential to change their world!
Applications for August 2024 and beyond are now being accepted.
Apply now to start your journey.
The benefits of an exchange program can set you apart from your peers:
We know it’s a lot to take in, but we’ve got some quick answers to common questions to help get you started!
Contact our team by phone or email – we are happy to help! A Discovery Session is a great way to learn more. They are held online and you can ask us questions. The dates, and links to register can be found here.
Don’t forget if you REGISTER and ATTEND a live online Discovery Session you automatically get $100 off your program fee.
Host families are open minded, flexible, tolerant and have a sense of humour. They are keen to learn about another country and culture and share their own lives and experiences with their student.
If your family would like to become a host family, you will need to meet some requirements:
Find out more HERE
Become a Host Family!
Hosting an exchange student can be one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences for your whole family! Being a host family means opening your home, hearts and minds to a young person from overseas.
Students will all arrive with a basic level of English and be very keen to improve their language skills through every day communication.
You can host a student for 2, 3, 5 or 10 months.
Click the link below to start our online application process.