YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING USA INC

Make the World Your Home

aka YFU USA   |   Washington, DC   |  www.yfuusa.org

Mission

YFU advances intercultural understanding, life-long learning, global competencies, mutual respect, and social responsibility through transformational educational exchanges for generations of youth, families, and communities, supported by dedicated volunteers and professional staff.

Ruling year info

2002

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Scott J. Messing

Main address

6856 Eastern Avenue NW Suite #310

Washington, DC 20012 USA

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EIN

02-0557010

NTEE code info

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Youth Study Abroad for High School & College Students

YFU offers study abroad programs for U.S. high school students or recent graduates who want to experience another part of the world. They can select from a year, semester or summer program that allows them to become immersed in another culture, learn a new language and live with a host family who will open their home and hearts.

Population(s) Served

Whether a recent graduate, a student who has deferred college admissions, or someone still deciding what’s next, YFU offers young adults, college and volunteer exchange opportunities that allow them to make a difference while gaining a greater understanding of another culture.

Population(s) Served

YFU Adult Study Tours offer unique group travel opportunities for adults (19+). Participants enjoy set itineraries and group leaders who help ensure they get the most of their short-term exchange experience.

Population(s) Served

An exciting opportunity for educators and their students to explore unique cultural centers while still experiencing the closeness of a YFU host family for 2-3 weeks over summer break.

Population(s) Served

YFU offers international high school and college students a unique opportunity to study in the U.S. While on the Education Select F1 program, students may choose to live with a carefully selected host family or, if preferred, students may select a boarding school of their choosing. Academically focused, these programs are a wonderful alternative for students who may not have access to YFU in their home countries but still wish to have the YFU experience.

Population(s) Served

YFU offers students from around the globe opportunities to partake in two-week educational adventure to the USA. Students receive project-based English language instruction two days per week and participate in visits to cultural and community sites and events chaperoned by YFU volunteers while spending evenings with their YFU host family.

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YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING USA INC

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Amb. Laurence Wohlers

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission

Term: 2018 -