Each year Youth For Understanding makes it possible for thousands of international students to live in the United States for an academic year. The 2010 - 2011 school year can be your opportunity to teach an international student about American culture and affect how Americans are portrayed internationally. When you open your home to an international student, you are building a life-long bond with them as you accept them as part of your family. Best of all - you'll learn about another culture and language? without leaving home.

Hosting is an enjoyable learning experience for the entire family. Hosting will forever change how your families think about the world. They will create lifelong memories and relationships for you and your entire family. Experience the world without leaving home!

Students can be placed throughout Iowa. Limited school slots are available this year, so apply early! These students are of high school age from one of over 60 countries. The students bring their own spending money and medical insurance. Families need to be able to share a loving and supportive family life as well as provide for an additional family member, including a separate bed, study area and three meals each day. Families should also be prepared share their community with their student.

To learn more visit us at www.yfu-usa.org. Just pick out the student you would like to host, complete the on-line Host Family application or contact YFU directly at 866-493-8872.