Youth For Understanding Needs Your Help

Youth For Understanding - USA Why families host: In another country, a teenager is waiting, wondering which family will open up a world of possibilities. If your family is open to new and enriching experiences – willing to provide guidance, love and support to a young person embarking on a journey of self-discovery – hosting a YFU student is for you! Share our American customs, and your family’s unique traditions while discovering a new culture right in your own home. Hosting a YFU exchange student can make the world feel smaller, while making your own world bigger. There are perhaps as many reasons to host a YFU student as there are families and students participating in YFU exchanges each year. Hosting will better connect your family to the world in which we live. It brings culture and a sense of adventure to your children while teaching them valuable lessons about acceptance and global unity. Youth for Understanding - USAHost families have many different faces and backgrounds. It doesn’t matter if you have children or not, whether you’re single, an empty nester or are a same sex couple; anyone can be a host family. And you can live anywhere—the suburbs, the city or even a farm. If your family is willing to open yourselves to new experiences and provide guidance, love and support to a student looking to further themselves, you will be a great host family.

Aino, from Finland is 16 years old male. Responsible, talkative, and social are just a few of the words that can be used to describe Aino from Finland. Aino loves…

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The YFU Loyalty Program – Recommend a Host Family!
Do you know of a family who might be interested in hosting? Many of the best YFU host families are introduced to us by your recommendation. Join the YFU Loyalty Program today and help build strong YFU communities simply by entering family referrals. Each time you submit a Loyalty Program referral, a member of the YFU team will be alerted to reach out and discuss hosting opportunities. Loyalty also has it’s rewards! If your new-to-YFU family welcomes a student home, we’ll award you 5,000 points! Save up your points to redeem for just about anything (like movie passes, an iPad and hotel room) or donate them to a friend or the YFU scholarship pool. Active volunteers are offered an additional opportunity to participate in the Ambassador Scholarship. – See more at: