YFU High School Study Abroad in Australia

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The best way to get to know the land "Down Under" is to experience it firsthand. See signs along the roadside warning of a nearby kangaroo crossing and learn about the Great Barrier Reef. Be in awe of the vastness of the Outback and have what the Australians call a dinky-di (genuine) experience.

Make friends with your local classmates and explore their unique way of life. Year, semester and 3-month students will have opportunities for cultural enrichment and exploration outside of their studies. Host families are carefully matched based on interests and will work to provide students with emotional support during their time on program.

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No, I don't recommend this program

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The YFU Australia program is a mess! YFU USA offered none of the orientation that was promised before or after travel, and YFU Australia offered none of the orientation promised, nor any of the program support during the trip. The host family did not seem to have been background checked, and when it was clear that a move was in order, the program was not helpful or responsive. Rather than delivering on the promise to work together for a successful experience, they created a dangerous and damaging situation!

The only contact there was with YFU staff in Australia was with the local volunteer, and when the program could not provide a host family for the second leg of the trip, they refused to refund the money we had paid.
Mixed response: relieved to be home, and profoundly disappointed at the loss of a great opportunity.

What would you improve about this program?
YFU USA needs to partner with organizations that can deliver on the promises they are making.
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