Quick facts about YFU

  • We offer short term and long term exchange programs to 15-18 year old students attending high school (there are also 18+ programs available).
  • We are a registered non-profit organization under the South African Companies’ Act.
  • Our programs are based on sound educational principles.
  • We adhere to the YFU International Basic Standards and Quality Criteria.
  • We select students and hostfamilies irrespective of racial, cultural, gender or language background.
  • We believe strongly in post-exchange program involvement and development of our former exchange students (returnees).
  • We aim to establish and maintain professional relationships with our partner schools, the backbone of our business.
  • We provide, where possible, scholarship support to financially challenged, yet talented and well-motivated, South African students to selected countries.
  • YFU South Africa is governed and supervised by an independent Board of Directors, all of whom are volunteers for YFU.
  • We are active in various regions and provinces, with our national head-office situated in Cape Town.