Since its inception YES has helped thousands of participants, bringing to the United States, and sending to other nations, teenage students to live with Youth Exchange Service approved families for periods of one school semester or one school year to enable such students to acquire knowledge of American and foreign life.
The philosophy of this organization is to immerse future leaders at the teenage level totally and individually in the culture of a foreign country through a family living experience in which they can share joys, disappointments, and affection. A family will gain new insights by seeing itself through the eyes of an exchange student and an exchange student can learn to love another's culture through the eyes of his host family. The Youth Exchange Services is making their intercultural experience possible among countries of the world.
Youth Exchange Service, as sponsor of the exchange students, assumes complete responsibility and maintains jurisdiction over all aspects concerning the students/host families/school exchange experience. The program administers the selection and matching of the students and host families, clearance to attend high school, travel arrangements, supervision, counseling, orientation and medical-accidental expenses within insurance conditions and limitations.
YES USA offers various exchange student programs, student foreign exchange services, and even some high school summer programs abroad!
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