About IFYE

Mission Statement:

The IFYE Association of the USA, Inc. conducts international exchange programs and cross-cultural education while promoting global awareness.

Vision Statement:

A world in which all people are globally aware and co-exist with peaceful understanding in thriving diverse communities that affirm the value of all.

Guiding Principles:

1)
  We seek to encourage and provide lifelong learning and opportunities for adventure through quality and innovative program leadership.
2)
  We believe that cultural immersion through a two-way exchange is the foundation of our program to promote international understanding and global awareness.
3)
  We believe that multiple host family stays enhance life skills development and global citizenship. 
4)
  We believe our collective experiences as IFYEs, host families and friends make us family who care about each other and give us an appreciation of the world-wide definitions of family.
5)
  We believe in developing global citizenship through cultural inclusiveness, diversity, knowledge and openness to advance global awareness and world peace!
6)
   We believe the IFYE experience provides the participant with leadership development opportunities which will enhance his/her capacity to have a major positive impact as a citizen of the USA and the world. 
7)
   We embrace unique cultural circumstances which push participants to greater personal awareness and growth. 
8)
   We embrace and celebrate the inherent uniqueness of every human within our global community. 
9)
   We value honesty, integrity and trust as essentials of teamwork, personal relationships and leadership. 
10)
   We believe stakeholder involvement is critical to the development and growth of the program and organization. 
11)
   We value the connection between agricultural-based learning opportunities and how they impact the world. 
12)
    We value individual ownership and commitment to the success of the IFYE program.