Study in United Kingdom
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As a YFU student in the United Kingdom, you’ll live with a local host family and attend a local high school.

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
2025 Fall Year Mid-August Late June $28,995
  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Sixth Form School
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Arrival Camp
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from a YFU Area Representative while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance

Students will attend a local private Sixth Form School. Sixth Form is the equivalent of high school in the US and helps prepare students for university. Sixth Form consists of two years, with AS exams after the first year and A-level exams after the second. Students select 3 or 4 subjects of their choice, depending on availability, and will also take a more general subject like critical thinking or extended project qualification. The academic expectations placed on students in the UK are high, so be prepared to study hard!

All students applying for the year program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation, which usually takes place in mid-July. This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas.

When students arrive in the United Kingdom, they will be joined by other students for a 3-day workshop on cultural and social differences. This arrival camp may be held in Ireland or the UK and includes cultural activities and tours. Students then attend a post-arrival orientation in England within 3-4 weeks of the program’s start date. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

  • 2025 Fall Departures: Students born January 12, 2007 – August 31, 2009
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement will not be considered for admission.

English. Students must be fluent.

Students will be placed with a carefully selected local British host family in England, Wales, or Scotland. Students should keep in mind that they could be placed with non-traditional families, meaning they can be placed with any kind of family, including single-parent homes with no children and double placements.

As a YFU student in the United Kingdom, you’ll live with a local host family and attend a local high school.

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
2025 Fall Semester Mid-August Mid-January $18,495
2025 Spring Semester Mid-January Late June $18,495
  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Sixth Form School
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Arrival Camp
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from a YFU Area Representative while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance

Students will attend a local private Sixth Form School. Sixth Form is the equivalent of high school in the US and helps prepare students for university. Sixth Form consists of two years, with AS exams after the first year and A-level exams after the second. Students select 3 or 4 subjects of their choice, depending on availability, and will also take a more general subject like critical thinking or extended project qualification. The academic expectations placed on students in the UK are high, so be prepared to study hard!

All students applying for the semester program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation, which usually takes place in mid-July or early-mid December (Spring departures). This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas.

When students arrive in the United Kingdom, they will be joined by other students for a 3-day workshop on cultural and social differences. This arrival camp may be held in Ireland or the UK and includes cultural activities and tours. Students then attend a post-arrival orientation in England within 3-4 weeks of the program’s start date. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

  • 2025 Fall Departures: Students born January 12, 2007 – August 31, 2009
  • 2025 Spring Departures: Students born January 30, 2006 – January 1, 2009
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement will not be considered for admission.

English. Students must be fluent.

Students will be placed with a carefully selected local British host family in England, Wales, or Scotland. Students should keep in mind that they could be placed with non-traditional families, meaning they can be placed with any kind of family including single-parent homes with no children and double placements.

As a YFU student in the United Kingdom, you’ll live with a local host family and attend a local high school.

PROGRAM DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
2025 Fall Trimester Mid-August Late December $16,095
2025 Spring Trimester Mid-January Early April $16,095
  • Placement with a host family
  • Enrollment in a local Sixth Form School
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Arrival Camp
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from a YFU Area Representative while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance

Students will attend a local private Sixth Form School. Sixth Form is the equivalent of high school in the US and helps prepare students for university. Sixth Form consists of two years, with AS exams after the first year and A-level exams after the second. Students select 3 or 4 subjects of their choice, depending on availability, and will also take a more general subject like critical thinking or extended project qualification. The academic expectations placed on students in the UK are high, so be prepared to study hard!

All students applying for the trimester program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation, which usually takes place in mid-July. This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas.

When students arrive in the United Kingdom, they will be joined by other students for a 3-day workshop on cultural and social differences. This arrival camp may be held in Ireland or the UK and includes cultural activities and tours. Students then attend a post-arrival orientation in England within 3-4 weeks of the program’s start date. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

  • 2025 Fall Departures: Students born January 12, 2007 – August 31, 2009
  • 2025 Spring Departures: Students born January 30, 2006 – January 1, 2009
  • Students who do not meet this age requirement will not be considered for admission.

English. Students must be fluent.

Students will be placed with a carefully selected local British host family in England, Wales, or Scotland. Students should keep in mind that they could be placed with non-traditional families, meaning they can be placed with any kind of family, including single-parent homes with no children and double placements.

Study Abroad Participants
What to Expect

Visit the United Kingdom and get a taste of beautiful ancient cities, castles, royal gardens, and small villages. Stonehenge, Big Ben, Loch Ness, and Windsor Castle are just a few of the incredible sights you may have the chance to explore.

The United Kingdom program is an opportunity to study in England, Wales, or Scotland. Students will be placed in any of these three regions. A land with some of the richest and most dramatic human history, the UK has made significant contributions to the world’s language, technology, culture, and economy. While in the UK, your host family might take you to a barbecue, a local market, or the coast, as you will never be too far from the sea! You and your family might eat classic British dishes such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, or shepherd’s pie. You will attend school while on the program and make many new lifelong friends. After school, you and your new friends might play rugby or cricket, two of the most popular sports.

The country that cultivated historical icons from the Beatles to William Shakespeare to James Bond, you’re sure to take home some incredible characters. If you want to explore the rolling hills and romantic coastlines of a country rich with culture, make the United Kingdom your home with YFU!

YFU USA is proud to send over 200 American students on cultural exchange with a full or partial scholarship each year. Financial assistance may be in the form of a merit-based scholarship, need-based financial aid, or Legacy Grant for students previously involved in the YFU Community. Scholarships may vary in deadline, requirements, and eligibility. To learn more, please visit our Scholarships Page to find details on the following scholarships eligible for the United Kingdom:

YFU Legacy Grant
YFU Financial Aid Fund
Holcomb & Farnell Foreign Study Fund
Karla Topolka Scholarship Fund
Passport to Equity
Culture Connect Scholarship

Applications for tuition-based programs must be submitted by October 1 for winter/spring departure programs and April 15 for summer and fall. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon availability.

Visa Information
Information regarding visas and other immigration processes will be provided upon enrollment. To learn more, you can visit the embassy website.

Additional Costs
Program tuition does not include personal spending money.

In the U.K., accents change noticeably on average every 25 miles!
Which accent will you take on during your exchange?

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