Foreign Exchange Program

Foreign Exchange Participant Fees

Outbound Participant Fee Process

Program participation fees are only a small part of the total cost of an IFYE exchange program.  The IFYE Alumni Association and other donors underwrite approximately 85% of the total costs.

Following the acceptance of the application, the applicant will be contacted by the National Program Director. The interview and selection process will follow.  Once completed, country assignments will be made and agreed upon. 

The following is the program fee schedule for 2023 programs. The total non-refundable Participant fee is $3,750 for the two- or three-month programs. The total non-refundable Participant fee of $5,000 for six-month programs.

Photo: Rice planting in Taiwan (2019) - Nick Birsa (Illinois) - center; Amaris Daniels (Florida) - right


  • The program fee payment method will be discussed individually with the National Program Director upon submission of application.
  • Please note: The application process remains open until all slots are filled. Please contact Alan Lambert, IFYE National Program Director, at 605-366-6107 or by email to learn about available openings/slots or with questions about the program.
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