Mission & Values

YFU advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families, and communities

Our six values are shared by all our National Organizations, and affect how we carry out our exchanges and operations

We offer the journey of a lifetime; an adventure that reveals the best in people and enables you to make lifelong connections that will change the way you see the world. YFU is with you every step of the way, from application to return, and helps you stay in touch with the international community long after returning home. We create a safe, supportive environment in which to explore and gain a deeper understanding of different cultures.