Organisations active in India

Youth for Undersatnding International Exchange
Herenweg 115c
3645 DJ Vinkeveen
Tel:0297 - 26 48 50
Fax:0297 - 26 21 56

Founded in America in 1951 YFU has over 50 years of experience in sending young people on exchange all over the world. At present Youth for Undersatnding sends about 7000 students on exchange every year. This makes YFU one of the oldest and biggest exchange organisations in the world. It is offices in more than 40 countries in the world including India.

Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious, educational organization which offers opportunities for young people around the world to spend a summer, semester or year with a host family in another culture in another country.

YFU the Netherlands was founded in 1958 and since then it has sent approximately 6000 Dutch teenagers to 30 different countries. Each year YFU also welcome a group of international students to the Netherlands, to experience the Dutch culture. An experience that will take the participant further than the tulips, windmills and cheese.

Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a network of interdependent, yet autonomous organizations committed to preparing young people for their responsibilities and opportunities in a changing, interdependent world.

All Youth For Understanding organizations subscribe to a common set of standards that facilitate harmony in the implementation of a common mission in the context of each country's culture.

One of the many destinations a youth can choose from is the Netherlands. During the exchange program in the Netherlands the participant will stay with a Dutch host family. They will help him/her to adjust to the new Dutch way of life and will also help to learn the Dutch language.

YFU INDIA will give young Indians an opportunity to go abroad and live with a host family as a "family member". Through that unique experience, they will get a broader and new global outlook. At the same time young people from other parts of the world are invited to stay with Indian host families.

At present there is no direct exchange link between the Indian and the Dutch offices. The address of the Indian Office is:

Youth For Understanding India
A-4, Greater Kailash Enclave II,
New Delhi 110 048
Tel:011-2921 6604
Fax:011 - 2921 6605