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Share Your Home, Change the World!

Share Your Home, Change the World!

Allow us to match your family with a fantastic high school exchange student! We are Youth For Understanding USA (YFU), a nonprofit intercultural exchange organization, seeking local volunteers and host families to mentor and host high school exchange students. Families of all shapes and sizes are welcome to host!


Opening up your family to an exchange student not only provides a life-changing opportunity for the student, but a chance for their cultural experiences to broaden your family’s perspective. Welcome the curious mind of an international teenager into American culture and build bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime! Each student brings spending money, health insurance, and a promise to live by the rules and values of YFU and your family.


Families around the world trust YFU because of our reputation for quality, high safety standards, and strong support network. In our 60 years of experience, we have placed over 250,000 students. Take this opportunity to experience this success for yourself!


Here are two students who are excited to join your family!

-Meet Anne, 15, from Germany! Anne is athletic, and family-oriented. She loves to dance, bike, and go camping! Looking for a well-rounded young woman to add to your family? Look no further than Anne!

-Meet Shuyan, 14, from China! Shuyan’s passion for animals is unmatched! With her love for athletics, fashion, and academics, Shuyan will make a great addition to your family!


To get more information on Anne, Shuyan, and our other students, visit our district blog! http://yfusedistrict.wordpress.com/

International programs for American students and volunteer opportunities are also available. Learn more at  www.yfu-usa.org, or contact YFU’s local Field Director, Myke Harris-Long, at (866) 235-9795 x. 2276 or via e-mail at harrislong@yfu.org. 

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