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When your family has decided that you would like to host, please explore the different hosting opportunities with different exchange organizations. Choose the organization you feel comfortable with.

One of the oldest, non-profit, volunteer based exchange organizations that offers hosting experiences is Youth For Understanding (YFU).

YFU is a confederation of 50 plus countries, working together in trust and partnership and embracing the same standards of quality. 

The YFU experience corrects impressions and stereotypes by offering host families and exchange students the opportunity to see the world up close. YFU has a long track record of success. Since they were founded in 1951 they have exchanged more than 260.000 students that were hosted by welcoming and loving host families. 

YFU is supportive of host families, students, and natural families, every step of the way. YFU’s dedicated volunteers are embedded in communities across the world to provide each program participant a safety net of support. Many of the YFU staff members started as cultural exchange students, volunteers or hosts themselves, and their work is as much a calling as a job.

If you want to learn more about the opportunities for your family to host an exchange student with YFU, please get in touch with the YFU organization in your home country:


YFU Ghana
YFU Liberia
YFU South Africa

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