All around the world.all regions
Africa & Middle East
Asia & Pacific
Pick a place, any place.
Any language requirements?Any Yes No
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What I'm into.a traditional exchange
a gap year option
college & university programs
a connection to the Arts
sports & outdoors
a volunteer program
How long I want to go.All program lengths
When can I leave?whenever
May to September
December to March
Argentina, "the land of silver," is a country big enough to fascinate you endlessly, yet intimate enough to make you love it forever. Spend a year, summer, or semester learning Spanish and exploring the culture, history, and landscape.
The best way to really know Australia, beyond kangaroos, koalas, and "the land down under" is to experience it first hand. Participating in a YFU exchange to Australia is a dinky-di (genuine) experience that tourists can't replicate.
Landlocked giant mountains, green valleys, and lakes in Central Europe make Austria the most forested country in Europe for you to spend a year or semester.
Azerbaijan is full of fascinating culture and folklore, including the popular belief of "Do not lend money or bread at night." As a YFU student in Azerbaijan, you'll explore all of these tales!
Home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, Belgium offers you a chance to immerse yourself in the history, culture, and epicenter of today's global community.
From the samba-filled streets of Rio de Janeiro to the sun-drenched beaches of Copacabana to the intricate web of rivers and jungles of the Amazon, there's always something new to explore!
This small country occupies the northeastern part of the Balkan peninsula. Bulgaria is the size of Tennessee and has existed for more than 13 centuries in Europe, linking the East and West. Travel to Bulgaria and discover the pine forests, lost lakes, and picturesque mountains!
In 1915, author A. A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh based on his son's love for a small bear cub named Winnepeg, from Manitoba, that he oftentimes visited at the zoo. As a YFU student in Canada, you too might find your own best friends in Canada's Hundred Acre Wood (more like 2.250 Billion Acre Wood)!
Want to go to the tip of the Earth? You might explore the Antarctic with its glaciers, the botanic wonderland of the Juan Fernandez Islands, or Easter Island with its famous giant statues, the Moai.
Discover China and get an in-depth view of the amazing history, culture and society of this ancient civilization!
Always wanted to explore the unique island nation of Cuba? Now's your chance! With a focus on the arts, education, health and Cuba's distinctive culture, you'll experience lectures, museums, schools and arts communities along with Cuba's unique cuisine, music and architecture. The trip will be full of opportunities to meet and greet Cuban business owners, museum staff, artisans, lecturers and other educators for a true cultural immersion. The YFU delegation has even been invited to a local street party!
Rich with history, the Czech Republic is a small country with much to offer. From its picturesque heritage sites to its charming villages, you will find the country's beauty can also be found in its warm and welcoming people and vibrant culture. Try learning the Czech language, and don't miss the delicious cuisine!
Hygge (pronounced 'hooga') is a traditional Danish word meaning "creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people." Hygge is probably the reason why Danes are the happiest people in the world! As a YFU student in Denmark, you'll get to experience hygge wherever you go and whatever you do!
Ecuador is full of fascinating culture and history -- from the islands where Darwin discovered evolution to the ancient Incan civilization. Discover this rich heritage as a YFU exchange student and you will understand Ecuadorian culture as no tourists do!
The most scarcely populated country in Europe boasts the world's second highest literacy rate. One of the three Baltic League Nations, Estonia has beautiful beaches and wooded enclaves to offer, and as a YFU student, you'll be able to experience it all!
Contrary to popular belief, Finland has relatively warm summers. Finnish Lapland is home to the midnight sun, when the sun doesn't set at all for two months! The snowy Finnish winter provides an excellent opportunity for winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and ice hockey throughout the country.
Language. Art. Architecture. Religion. Food. Fashion. Business. Technology. Industry. It only takes a day to traverse the beautiful landscape from north to south of this country, but it takes so much longer to truly understand her culture and people.
Germany is a breathtakingly beautiful country with a unique and diversely modern culture at every turn. Many exchange students have been happy to call Germany home!
Philoksenia is a combination of philo — to love — and xenos — stranger or guest. As a YFU summer student in Greece, you will undoubtedly experience philoksenia wherever you go and whatever you do!
A rare blend of the old and new, this 1,000-year-old country is quickly becoming one of Central Europe's hippest. With 8 different UNESCO World Heritage Sites ranging from castles to lakes to churches to caves, Hungary is a playground for the senses.
India is home to over thirty UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the seven modern wonders of the world. YFU students have the exciting opportunity to call this cultural wonderland home!
Indonesia has over 17,000 islands. How many will you be able to set foot on during your exchange year?
Language. Art. Architecture. History. Religion. Food. Fashion. Just like Rome wasn't built in a day, it'll take a whole lot longer than a day to experience all that Italy has to offer and become a part of its unique culture.
East and West. Tradition and innovation. Industry and family. Shinkansen (bullet train) and tatami (straw mats). As a YFU student in Japan, you'll discover a land of contrasts.
Venture on an enticing journey to South Korea! Learn about its ancient heritage and tradition, and see how the new Korea, the "Asian Tiger", is now a major player on the world stage. Discover a culture as different from U.S. culture as East is from West.
Latvia may be a small spot on the world map, but the hospitality, history, culture, adventure, and people will take up a big part of your heart if you choose this Baltic country as your YFU destination.
Want to visit a wonderful country on the Baltic Sea? Lithuania, with its many beautiful beaches on the Baltic coastline and numerous lakes, is a haven for exchanges students! You can experience all four seasons in Lithuania — a hot and sunny summer, a multicolored autumn, a snowy winter, and a green spring.
Come and see the abundance of Mexican culture as no tourist can. Learn how Aztec, Mayan, and Olmec civilizations, with Spanish influences, form the roots of today's modern agricultural and industrial Mexican society.
Explore the life of ancient nomads in the world's second-largest landlocked country!
As an exchange student in Holland, you'll most certainly hear the words, "We're only a small nation!" Don't miss the pride behind these words: while the Dutch live in a small country, it's a nation of which they are fiercely proud.
New Zealand is a nature-lover's paradise: over one-third of the country is a protected national park and no matter where you are in the country, you're never more than 80 miles from the ocean. Welcome to the land of the Kiwis!
Mountains. Fjords. Islands. Glaciers. Forests. Nature plays a central role in Norwegian life. As a YFU student you can enjoy the best of outdoor activities in a society that places high value on globalism and personal growth.
¡Bienvenido a Paraguay! Paraguay is a landlocked nation perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors and nature and who wants to learn more about history. Visiting Paraguay and experience all that this beautiful country has to offer!
Copernicus, Chopin, and Pope John Paul II were happy to call Poland home, and now you can too! You will find your stay in Poland adventurous, educational, and full of opportunities to make life-long friends and understand Polish culture.
Historic villages and castles, fertile plains, and the majestic Carpathian mountains are just some of the things that YFU students to Romania get to see and experience!
This landlocked country straddles the line between East and West not only geographically, but also culturally, politically and religiously. Spend a year here and learn firsthand why Serbians are known for their hospitality, kindness, openness and warmth!
"Lepia hrst' priatel'stva, ako voz dukátov." This traditional Slovak saying translates to "A handful of friendship is better than a wagonload of gold," and as a YFU student in Slovakia you'll get to experience this sentiment for yourself!
Explore a diverse environment as you get to know South African people whose cultures began in many different places around the world!
"Estoy contento de haber venido a España" may be your motto while you're in Spain. It means "I'm happy to be in Spain." As a YFU student, you will become part of a family, attend school, and live there long enough to understand what it means to be Spanish!
Sweden is home to an expansive, clean, and natural landscape. You can take a swim from the steps of the City Hall in Stockholm, Sweden's capital, and pick wild flowers and berries almost anywhere.
Once you see the breath-taking beauty of the Alps, lakes, cities, and castles of Switzerland, you'll realize why Swiss culture revolves around nature and the outdoors. Have a YFU exchange experience in one of the most ecologically aware countries in the world!
Known as the Land of Smiles, Thailand is full of tradition and adventure -- whether it's trekking through the forests on an elephant, taking a voyage down the Chao Praya River, visiting the beach resorts, or simply meditating at Wat Pho, Thailand has something for everyone!
The Republic of Turkey is a unique blend of East and West. Home to over 70 million inhabitants, Turkey borders 8 countries and the Mediterranean Sea to the South. Make Turkey your home for a summer or academic year and experience this diversity for yourself!
In the U.K., accents change noticeably on average every 25 miles! Which accent will you take on during your exchange?
Uruguay offers picturesque scenery of beaches, dunes, and large lagoons. Experience the intimate beauty of Uruguay, where the people are warm and the land is welcoming. You'll enjoy getting to know the people of this small but unique country!