Share your home, change the world!

Youth For Understanding USA (YFU), a nonprofit intercultural exchange organization, seeks local volunteers and host families to mentor and host high school exchange students. Families of all shapes and sizes are welcome to host.


Share your family traditions! Welcome an international teenager eager to experience American culture, learn about social responsibility, and build bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime. YFU exchange students bring spending money and have health insurance.  They come ready to live by the rules and values of YFU and your family.


Families around the world trust YFU because of its reputation for quality, high safety standards, and strong support network.  One of the world’s oldest and largest exchange organizations, YFU has provided study abroad opportunities to over 250,000 high school students for more than 60 years.


International programs for American students and volunteer opportunities are also available. Learn more at www.yfu-usa.org, or contact YFU’s local Recruitment Manager Tchi Sogoyou at 240-235-2102 X 2507 or via e-mail at tsogoyou@yfu.org. 


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