Study Abroad

Discover the world as a YFU Exchange Student and embark on the adventure of a lifetime! High school learners from South Africa and Namibia can spend 2-10 months in Europe and Latin America, live with a host family and attend a local high school. This is an exciting opportunity to explore a different culture, learn a new language, and prepare for further studies or a global career!

YFU offers high school exchange and study abroad opportunities to over 25 different countries, so take a look at our programme catalogue for South African learners HERE, or check out our high school abroad opportunities for Namibian participants HERE!

For more information about our high school study abroad programme, and what it’s like to be an exchange student, visit our Facebook and Instagram pages, or contact us via email or WhatsApp.

The A-Z of studying abroad with YFU

With the support of our network of more than 50 national YFU organizations and volunteer groups around the world, YFU programmes have a reputation of maintaining the highest quality in the field of international exchange.

Studying abroad can open your eyes to different possibilities for further study or for future employment as well as giving you a unique experience that you cannot have at any other time in your life with memories and new friends that last a lifetime.

Thousands of learners around the world, their families, host families and other volunteers have joined us. Why donĀ“t you?

Exchange Student Stories

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