Welcome to YFU New Zealand
You’re living overseas for any period from one month to twelve months, experiencing a totally new culture, maybe learning a new language, making new friends, and gaining valuable international experience for your future.
"Our daughter feels the whole experience has been a highlight in her life. International contacts; personal skills in relating to new people; a wonderful new cuisine to continue exploring and two months worth of excitingly different experiences to remember and tell friends about!
What a fabulous experience! Not to be missed!"
Vera, host mother and mother of Olivia YFU exchange student to France
You can have this adventure while living with a family that cares for you just like their own son or daughter with the support of YFU that has been arranging exchange adventures for students like you for almost 60 years.
YFU can provide you with an exchange program to the country of your choice in any one of our 40 destinations.
YFU can do this for you.
Youth For Understanding has launched the second annual worldwide online video contest for YFU program participants, past and present.
Students, alumni, host families and volunteers throughout the YFU community are invited to submit videos.
In addition to the prizes being offered by YFU internationally, YFU Australia will offer the winner a $300 travel voucher for the best Australian entry in the world wide competition. Download the video competition details.