Want to ...

  • Become a better global citizen?
  • Learn the culture of another country by living with host families?



Welcome to our website!

Since its founding in 1948, the IFYE program has helped thousands of young people from across the United States, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific learn about life in other lands.The IFYE program is an in-depth learning experience in which young adults live with host families in other countries to increase global awareness, develop independent study interests, and improve language skills. Programs vary from country to country, with some emphasizing an agricultural work experience, volunteering at an adult training center, or working with a local youth development program.

News & Announcements

  • Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

  • Values and beliefs instilled now flourish into actions later. What can you do to instill philanthropic values in your children? To get you started, here are six ways to teach your child about giving.

  • Dogs are the best, and this month you can celebrate them even more, because October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

  • If you’re interested in living an altruistic lifestyle while still watching your wallet, check out this list of unique things you can donate besides money.