Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted by a YFU representative. Application completion does not confirm or obligate you to a YFU program. If you would like more information before applying, connect with us via phone, email, or inquiry form.

For Applicants

Currently IN THE USA

Host Family Applicants

We look forward to helping you welcome a YFU student. It’s an educational experience that will benefit your family long after your exchange son or daughter returns home! We recommend allowing up to one hour to complete your Host Family Application. It will take even less time if you have the complete contact information for your references on hand.  Ultimately, if you welcome an exchange student home this login will also give you access to your YFU Hosting Account. 

Preview the hosting application step-by-step process here.  If you have hosted before, please login above an update your application. 

Volunteer Applicants

If you enjoy working with young people and families and want to make a difference in your community and the world, apply to volunteer with YFU. We welcome people of all backgrounds to work with us. YFU provides the tools and training; you provide the time, commitment and compassion. Allow approximately twenty minutes to complete your Volunteer Application, and be sure to tell us about your skills and areas of interest. It will take even less time if you have the complete contact information for your references on hand. We look forward to helping you join the global community of YFU volunteers! 

Study Abroad Applicants

Choose a program and country, and decide whether you will apply for a scholarship. Register above to create a YFU account, where you can save and access your application at any time. After submitting your application a YFU representative will contact you for an in-person interview. YFU Admissions Staff are available to discuss your options and work with you to choose a program where you will discover something new about culture, language, art, music, literature, religion, politics – and, most importantly, yourself.

Contact the YFU Admissions Department at info@yfu.org or 1.800.TEENAGE (800.833.6243) to learn more about programs and scholarships that may be right for you.


For Alumni

Are you a YFU Alum who went on exchange to the US or from the US abroad? We are pleased you are interested in reconnecting!  Search for your alumni record by entering a few details below, utilizing your last name at the time of exchange, unless you previously updated your information.  Login credentials will be emailed to you. In the meantime, please visit our Alumni page to learn how you can stay in touch!