YFU’s mission to bring about change through cultural exchange is only made possible through the dedication and passion of our network of volunteers here in Australia and worldwide.
Going on exchange is NOT a holiday. It is experiencing a new culture from the inside, making new friends, becoming part of a new family and a journey of self-discovery. So, how do you ensure you make meaningful connections while on exchange?
Are you ready to say yes to exchange but find yourself caught in a whirlwind trying to choose the perfect destination? Selecting the right country for your exchange isn’t just about spinning a globe and pointing blindly (though that sounds fun!). It’s about aligning your personal aspirations, interests, and dreams with a place to turn them into reality, challenge you and allow you to find the YFU YOU.
Opening your home to a young person from another country might seem daunting. However, hosting a high school exchange student can be a very enriching and rewarding experience for a family. You will see the world through someone else’s eyes, broaden your family’s horizons, help foster global understanding and break down cultural barriers just by being a family!
Learning to speak another language is more than just a new skill! It is a gateway to being part of a new culture, unlocking new learning skills, personal growth and achievement, enhanced travel experiences, greater career opportunities, and so much more!