About YFU

Youth for Understanding South Africa is an international youth exchange organization that promotes intercultural exchange programs between South Africa and the world. Our mission is to advance intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families, and communities.

YFU South Africa is a registered non-profit, volunteer-driven organization and has been in existence since 1995. We form part of a world-wide family of YFU national organizations with offices in more than 50 countries.

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