Youth For Understanding (YFU): YFU Programs in Ecuador

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A YFU exchange program is the learning adventure of a lifetime. YFU is a homestay experience where you will live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you providing room, board, and a caring ho... read more

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A YFU exchange program is the learning adventure of a lifetime. YFU is a homestay experience where you will live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and attend a new school. Have a journey you could have never imagined at home, and you'll discover that the YFU experience is a powerful engine for personal growth.

From the purity of the Andes Cordillera with its grandiose landscapes and volcano valleys, to the vastness of the Amazon and the beauty of the Sierra, Ecuador is a visually stunning land. Discover the rich heritage of the great Inca Empire as a YFU exchange student, and you will understand Ecuadorian culture as few visitors do.

Gap Year Programs: Whether you’re a recent graduate, have deferred college admissions, or are deciding what’s next, YFU’s young adult programs will help you to gain a greater understanding of another culture while experiencing another part of the world.As a YFU participant, you'll embark on an adventure, which will allow you to, appreciate the nuances of a foreign language, develop new skills, and test your confidence in new situations. Each program’s length varies however you will discover that your journey abroad will have a powerful, life-changing impact. Study abroad with YFU to develop an understanding of a faraway place, and an understanding of an inner place.

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Program Type(s):
Volunteer
Gap Year
High School
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Physics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • History
  • Geography
  • English Language and Literature
  • Chemistry
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