Cassandra Gillenwater from Youth For Understanding recently spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club dinner meeting at the Quality Inn. Pictured with Cassandra is Kiwanis Club President David Wilson. Cassandra is the Field Director for Youth For Understanding USA, an intercultural exchange program for high school students. As a high school student, Cassandra was an exchange student to Germany for a school year.
Youth For Understanding USA offers opportunities for Americans going abroad for either a summer or for a full school year. The students live with a host family for a cultural immersion experience. YFU offers scholarships, including partial scholarships for members of the Kiwanis Key Club.
Families can also host a student from one of over 70 countries. Youth For Understanding students speak English and are carefully selected as ambassadors from their country. They have medical insurance and their own spending money.
For more information about cultural exchange opportunities with Youth For Understanding, please call 1-800-TEENAGE (1-800-833-6243) or visit the YFU website at www.yfuusa.org.