June 11, 2021
Early Application Dates for International
Exchange Experience Announced by IFYE
Applications for the 2022 IFYE Exchange program will be accepted beginning August 1, instead of the regular November time frame. This announcement comes after IFYE, formerly the International Farm Youth Exchange, had to suspend its program in 2020 and 2021 as partnering countries closed their borders to international visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are very excited to open our application process early,” said Alan Lambert, IFYE National Program Director. “As countries begin to open later this year and early next, we will be well positioned to begin our 2022 program,” he added. The IFYE program places young adults in rural settings around the world to learn the country’s culture, agriculture production and trade.
Young adults interested in applying for the program should visit the IFYE website at https://ifyeusa.org/foreign-exchange-program/. Once on the site, click on the Outbound Participant Application to begin the process. All applications are reviewed, and interviews scheduled for the candidate selection process. Once approved, the selected participants will experience a four-month orientation process that will culminate in Washington, D.C. prior to departure to host countries.
Founded in 1948 as the International Farm Youth Exchange, the IFYE Association of the USA, Inc. provides cultural exchange programming that places participants with multiple host families during a two-, three-, or six-month period in countries around the world. The U.S. IFYE representatives experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to gain understanding of the culture and lifestyle from those they live with while in the program. IFYE exchanges are conducted in collaboration with international, U.S., state and local coordinators and are facilitated and supported by the IFYE Association of the USA, Inc. The IFYE motto of “Peace Through Understanding” continues to touch the lives of people around the world. To learn more, visit ifyeusa.org.
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