A YFU exchange program is the learning adventure of a lifetime. YFU is a homestay experience where you will live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and attend a new school. Have a journey you could have never imagined at home, and you'll discover that the YFU experience is a powerful engine for personal growth.
As a YFU exchange student, you may be placed in the beautiful Irish Countryside or in a major city such as Galway, Cork, or Dublin! Most Irish families have children and pets and place a high value on quality time together. The open air and plush land make Ireland the perfect site for outdoor activities like biking, kayaking, sight-seeing, and hiking. You will learn about Ireland’s rich history as you explore Celtic tribes, discover castles, and learn about Gaelic, one of the oldest languages still used today.