Foreign Exchange Program

To become a 2020 IFYE:

  • You will be expected to be an active participant as a member of your host family.
  • Successful participants must be able to think on their feet and represent themselves and their country positively.
  • You must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Application, interview, orientation, and debriefing required.
  • Participation fee is $3,000 for the two-,  three-, and six-month programs.  Program fee payment method to be discussed individually with National Program Director upon submission of application.  This covers only about 15% of the total cost, with alumni and outside sources contributing the balance.​
  • Scholarships may be available through your state. Please check with National Program Director, Alan Lambert ( for this availability.

Further information can be obtained from

  • Checking other information /links under “Exchange Programs” on this website (see links on left),
  • Alan Lambert, IFYE National Program Director, or 605-366-6107.