Foreign Exchange Program

Our 2024 Destinations


IFYE in India

Kate Garrity - 2018 IFYE - Michigan to India

IFYE promotes and encourages understanding among the different cultures of the world by means of first-hand cultural involvement. By living with host families, you will learn about another culture while learning about yourself.  You will achieve new perspectives and expand your creative horizons globally.

The IFYE program aims to elevate global and cultural awareness, encourage independent study interests, and improve language skills among its participants. 

We partner with more than fifteen countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Country partners may vary each year.

Representatives in a two- or three-month program will live in one host country. Six-month program participants may experience two host countries (one in the summer and one in the fall).

When you apply, you'll list the countries you are most interested in. Final placement will be determined with input from you, the IFYE National Program Director and the Host Country Coordinator. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in a specific country.

Step One

Select a Country you would like to visit

Mid-June to mid-August - 2 months (Map below shows country markers in teal blue.)
Mid-June to early September - 3  or 6 months
(Map below shows country markers in teal blue.)
Austria Estonia Finland Germany
Luxembourg Norway Slovenia South Korea
Sweden Switzerland Taiwan  
Mid-September to early December - 3 or 6 months (Map below shows country markers in magenta.)
Argentina Costa Rica Germany India
Kenya Morocco Tanzania Thailand  


Step Two

Submit an online interest form or Submit an online application


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