Share your home to the world and make a global connection: Host an YFU Exchange Student.
- Organization: Youth for Understanding
- Causes: Educational, Kids
- Date(s): Aug 27th onwards
- Contact person: Gaya Velayutham
- Phone: 617 868 3660
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.yfuusa.org
Each year, YFU USA, a leading international high school student exchange for more than 60 years, welcomes 3,000 high school students from more than 60 countries into communities like Pine-Richland. These students are eager to attend a local high school, live with a host family and discover what America is all about.
YFU-USA is always looking for supportive host families. By hosting an YFU Exchange Student, you and your family will help build bridges of intercultural understanding at home and abroad while connecting with an outstanding young person.
“I will share that having Sohee was a blessing for our family,” said, host mother Missy Gebhard. “Sohee was with us for 10th grade, finished her high school education at a boarding school in VA. She just finished her freshman year at the University of CA at Berkeley. We communicate regularly. We have met her parents. Tia, our daughter, has visited Korea. Sohee's parents have said we are her USA parents. And we consider them Tia's parents. We enjoyed every minute of hosting the year Sohee was with us. We enjoy continuing that relationship. She's our second daughter and Tia's sister!”
Host families provide a bed and meals, share their daily lives with students, and help guide and support students as they would their own children. Families and their hosted students receive ongoing support from YFU USA Staff and experienced, local volunteers.
For more information about how to host a student, study abroad, or volunteer with YFU USA, call 866 493 8872 or visit www.yfu-usa.org.
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About YFU USA
Youth For Understanding (YFU USA) is a non-profit international educational organization with programs in 60 countries. One of the world's oldest, largest, and most respected exchange organizations, YFU USA has exemplified excellence in exchange worldwide since 1951.
Each year, YFU-USA sends more than 1,500 US students abroad, provides approximately $3 million in scholarships and financial aid, and welcomes 3,000 international high school students who come to study in US high schools and live with host families. More than 5,000 volunteers in the US make the work of YFU USA possible.