Foreign Exchange Program

IFYE Participant Initial Application

 

Our initial application process consists of submitting the application form below along with your non-refundable $50 initial application fee. Questions/sections marked with an asterisk (*) are required. We request that you also submit your head and shoulders photo and resume (if available) along with your application and payment. Simply follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.

The IFYE foreign exchange program is for individuals 19 and older and typically lasts 3 or 6 months. Please indicate your preference below:

Select Preferred Length of Stay

Personal Data:

Are You A USA Citizen?
Sex
(Exactly as it appears on your government ID)
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Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code
Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code

Emergency Contact Information

Education:

Indicate the highest level of education you will have completed by the date you will be available for participation.

Secondary (H.S) Education:
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Post-Secondary Education:

Please provide your post-secondary education if applicable.

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**If you have more than two post-secondary schools to tell us about, please provide the information below.

Work Experience:

Additional Languages:

Please indicate languages (other than English) you speak, read, etc. and rate your proficiency in each area below.

Please indicate your proficiency in the following areas by choosing: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor, None

Language 1 Reading
Language 1 Writing
Language 1 Speaking
Language 1 Comprehension
Language 1 Spoken at Home?
Language 2 Reading
Language 2 Writing
Language 2 Speaking
Language 2 Comprehension
Language 2 Spoken at Home?

**If you have more than two languages to tell us about, please please provide the information below.

Travel Experience Outside U.S.:

If you've traveled outside of the U.S. previously, please provide that information below.

(3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, etc.)
Country 1 Dates:
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Country 1 Purpose

**If you have more than two travel experiences to tell us about, please provide more information below

Leadership & Related Experiences:

Include your experiences in 4-H, church, school, university, FFA and other.

 

**If you have more than two leadership experiences to tell us about, please provide that information below.

After completing this initial application form please submit it along with the $50 non-refundable application fee, your photo and resume below. You can continue the application process by going to Step 2 and submitting the Interview Application form and $100 non-refundable interview application fee. The IFYE National Program Director, Alan Lambert, will get in touch with you to discuss the remaining fee payment structure. The program fee is $3,000 for each participant, plus any passport or visa expense and personal spending money.  The fee covers portions of round trip airfare, orientation and debriefing costs.

Scholarships may be available through your state IFYE organization. Please email Alan Lambert to check on scholarship and/or GoFundMe opportunities.

NOTE: a typed signature is acceptable when submitting this form electronically.
Payment Amount
Credit Card Information
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Upload your Photo and Resume

Please make sure your name is included in the file name of your head and shoulders photo and resume. Examples:

  • Photo file name - jonathan-doe.jpg or jonathan-doe.png
  • Resume file name - jonathan-doe-resume.docx or jonathan-doe-resume.pdf
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