CONTRIBUTED BY YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING USA
This August, the Brunworth Family of Littleton will be sharing their home with Dumisani, an international exchange student from South Africa. The Brunworth’s were matched with Dumisani, who will be attending Thunder Ridge High School for the academic year through Youth For Understanding USA (YFU).
Youth For Understanding (YFU), one of the world’s oldest, largest and most respected intercultural exchange programs, has been changing the way we see the world through their high school exchange programs. Each year, YFU places hundreds of international exchange students with caring host families across the U.S. and enrolls them in a local area school.
Hosting is all about sharing your version of the American lifestyle with an exchange student while also gaining a new global perspective, many memories and a new family member for life. Exchange students experience tremendous personal growth. At the same time, the impressions made by the students themselves will broaden perspectives of host families and ultimately ripple through schools and across entire communities.
More than 270,000 students and their host families have benefited from their shared cultural experiences. YFU thanks the Brunworth Family for sharing American customs and their unique traditions with this young person embarking on a life-changing experience.
Visit yfuusa.org or call 1.800.TEENAGE to learn more about local opportunities to host, study abroad or volunteer with YFU.
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