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YFU Fundraising Gala to Celebrate 57 Years of US-Japan Youth Exchange

Event to honor legacy of cultural understanding and leadership realized by nearly 28,000 students since 1958.

A Tale of Two Cubas through the Eyes of Two Leaders

Ahead of raising the U.S. flag over the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday, YFU President & CEO Michael Hill reflects on our recent adult study tour to Cuba, where the delegation met one of the country’s famous leaders and citizens.

YFU USA Announces Adoption of New Global Brand & Logo

We’re excited to share that we are the most recent partner to adopt a new global brand and logo which celebrates our history, while also reflecting YFU's growth and transformation worldwide.

YFU Alum Alive & Aiding Rescue Efforts on Mt. Everest

Our hearts and thoughts remain with all those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal this past weekend. We are relieved to report Andrew Towne, YFU Alumnus to Germany and member of the YFU USA Board of Trustees, who is currently climbing Mt. Everest to raise funds for YFU, is safe and healthy. 

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, in partnership with Youth For Understanding USA, to Conduct First-Ever Gay Chorus Visit to Cuba

Historic concert tour will match GMCW’s mission to raise awareness and promote LGBTQ equality with YFU’s mission to advance intercultural understanding 

Longtime Exchange Industry Expert & Host Mom Promoted to Chief Compliance Officer at YFU USA

Veteran employee Amy Ballard elevated as part of leadership realignment to prepare the organization for future growth

YFU USA Exchanges Once Again Recognized for Quality and Safety

YFU USA receives full listing in three CSIET listing categories for 2015-2016 Advisory List.

YFU Mourns Loss of John C. Whitehead

YFU remembers former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for YFU Inc., John C. Whitehead, who recently passed at the age of 92 in his home in New York.


YFU Unveils New Global Brand and Logo


YFU Internatonal Secretariat introduces new global logo, messaging, typography, imagery and color palettes for an aesthetic that provides YFU offices around the world with a unified brand identity. 

Paul PCS & YFU Scholar Exchange Fundraiser

Join Paul Public Charter School and YFU next Thursday, March 19 as we raise funds for a group of DC students headed to France this summer.

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