The program will run from September - December.
*Please allot a minimum of 1 hour to submit your application. If you exit out of Google Forms before submitting, your application will not be saved. You may edit your responses after submitting and return to the payment page if need be.*
Students, alumni, and young professionals aged 14-35 active in youth organizations, secondary schools and higher education institutes are enrolled into age appropriate multi-country virtual classrooms for approximately three months. Supported by trained facilitators and Youth Ambassadors, participants share personal narratives via text, photo, and video to combat stereotypes and build international connections. A core program with scaffolding exercises equip students to explore culture, conflict and current events, and prepare for projects that foster deeper understanding of global people and issues. https://www.yfuusa.org/virtual-exchange
Five Benefits of Participating in YFU Virtual Exchange Initiative:1.Marketable Skills: explore and develop global competencies and 21st century skills necessary to meet the challenges and benefit from the opportunities of a fast-changing global community2. Leadership: enhance university applications and future prospects for education; grow as thought leaders and cultural ambassadors; become inspired to take action within your community3. Communications: expand written, listening and speaking skills; practice effectively communicating with speakers of other languages and backgrounds. 4. Cultural Exposure: share interests and fun cultural traditions, gain awareness of your own values and learn about others; build tolerance for other ways of thinking; consider embarking on a physical exchange experience5. Relationships: build connections with new friends from foreign locations in a safe and open forum.
Exceptionally proactive participants will be considered for award of a Certificate of Cross-Cultural Competence
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if the $25 exceeds your capacity to pay.