Volunteer opportunity posted by: Youth for Understanding (YFU) - New England
Posted on: January 23, 2013
Share Your Home. Change The World.
Youth for Understanding (YFU) is one of the world's largest and most respected international exchange programs!
Help us welcome the world home by hosting a young person for an academic school year or semester. A YFU exchange student becomes a member of your family, participates in family activities, shares in home responsibilities, and provides your family with an international friendship that can last a lifetime!
Through this experience, everyday activities take on a new and exciting twist. Hosting a student from abroad will broaden your entire perspective on the world. It's a great educational opportunity for the whole family and a lot of fun, too!
YFU international exchange students are carefully-selected, chosen based on their academic excellence and teacher recommendations. They have studied English and many have even received scholarships! Your international son or daughter will be between 15-18 years of age and will come from one of over 60 countries that partner with YFU!
More information about hosting a YFU student can be found at http://yfuusa.org/host-families.php If you're interested, please begin the process by filling out a host family application online.
You should be a loving family who is willing to welcome an international teenager into your home as a member of the family for up to 10 months. Families come in all shapes and sizes; YFU host families represent diverse nationalities, occupations, and religious backgrounds, and live in cities, towns, and rural areas.
Our families embody the rich diversity of American culture and include empty-nesters, single-parent families, families with young children or older children, families with no children at all, single people, LGBT couples, young parents or older parents--all types are encouraged to become host families!
When your family volunteers to host an exchange student, you agree to:
Although host families are not remunerated, the rewarding experience does come with benefits:
To become a host family visit yfuusa.org/host-families