International honor student exchange program: Youth for Understanding (YFU)
ACPA began a partnership with Youth for Understanding over five years ago. Since then ACPA students have broadened their horizons to include friends from all over the world including Russia, Japan, China, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, Thailand, and Brazil. Any ACPA honor student can apply to study a semester or year abroad. Any ACPA student may also apply to become a host family to an international honor exchange student. Hosting is a life-altering cultural experience for the whole family.
Youth For Understanding (YFU) is one of the world's oldest, largest, and most respected international exchange programs. Each year, YFU exchanges approximately 4,500 students worldwide. That means that since its founding in 1951, YFU organizations around the world have exchanged almost 250,000 students. Through their unique home stay cultural and educational exchange experience, YFU students gain skills and perspectives necessary to meet the challenges of, as well as benefit from, today’s fast-changing global community. If you would like to learn more about the opportunties of either hosting an exchange student or becoming one, please visit the link below.