Youth for Understanding (YFU)
Share your home, change the world.
YFU is a non-profit educational organization which offers opportunities for young people around the world to spend a summer, semester or year with a host family in another culture. Every semester, KRC finds host families for students from another country, so that they can experience life in Alaska. Hosting a YFU international exchange student is an enriching experience for a host family. Host families an gain a new global perspective, many memories, and possibly a new family member for life.
Change your life, change your world.
The YFU study abroad program is an experience that will immerse students in the lives, culture and community of a family on the Peninsula. The YFU experience is a learning adventure. It offers students the opportunity to:
- Get a global perspective
- Interact with people from different cultures
- Gain fluency in a new language
- Enhance their global career possibilities
- Forge lifelong friendships
For more information on the YFU program, contact Diane Taylor in the KRC Learning Center.