Lions Clubs International Youth Exchange Program was officially adopted in 1961 as a unique cultural learning opportunity for our youth and is not conducted for tourism, formal education or employment. It was launched to provide today’s youth, our leaders of tomorrow, an opportunity to learn about people and cultures other than their own in an effort to promote world peace.
Filling deadline for all applicants is usually March 31st. Countries are first-come basis and may fill up fast. Choose your country early and contact us right away, please provide three choices in case your first choice is full.
You could also be a Host Family! Hosting is normally for two weeks in July. If you are interested, please contact Lion Carrie for more information.
Since 1961, Lions Clubs have been sending as many students as possible around the world. In so doing, we hope that to experience another culture will bring about a better understanding of people and lead to more peaceful relations worldwide. Our thousands of “ambassadors of goodwill,” who do not have to come from Lions family members, are picked, not for their scholastic ability, but for their desire to learn about another culture.“For a World of Understanding Through Lions Youth Exchange” – Multiple District Four Youth Exchange Program
AND…since 1962, the Lions Clubs of MD-4 have been sponsoring Youth Exchange with various foreign countries. The purpose of Youth Exchange is to provide today’s youth, our leaders of tomorrow, an opportunity to team with people and countries other than their own in an effort to promote world peace. Young people are given the opportunity of living with families in a foreign country for a few weeks to experience first-hand a new culture, history and a different way of life. The ultimate goal of this program is to promote international understanding.