The YFU National Organization in the student’s home country
will give students YFU luggage tags. Students’ names and
the host families’ addresses should be written on the tags.
Also write the addresses inside the luggage. Students
should not leave luggage unattended while traveling. This is
an important security matter.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Students should be reminded that entering and traveling
within the US can be more complicated than in other
countries. Students should be aware of TSA regulations and
pack accordingly. Students should also expect to have their
luggage and their person subject to metal detectors and/or
screening machines. Although these processes may seem
invasive, remember that they are for collective security and
patience should be practiced.
Travel during the academic year.
YFU college students under eighteen (18) must provide
Campus Coordinators with their natural parents’ written
permission before undertaking any travel on their own. As
young adults, YFU college students over eighteen (18) and
those under eighteen with parental permission may travel
while on-program if their travel plans meet the following
1. there is no significant interference with college
attendance or YFU-related meetings, events, etc.;
2. the student informs the Campus Coordinator in
a timely manner of proposed itinerary prior to
3. the student discusses travel plans with the host
family before travel is undertaken.
4. Information regarding student travel is provided to
YFU prior to partaking in travel
In addition to these conditions, YFU college students
must follow any procedures required by their Campus
Coordinator or host family. Failure to comply with YFU and
community college travel policies may result in program
Travel outside the USA.
Students are strongly encouraged to limit their travel while
on-program to travel within the United States. If YFU college
students elect to travel outside the United States, the
students assume full responsibility for the appropriate visas
for entry into the country to be visited and valid visa status
for re-entry into the United States. YFU and the college
cannot advise on foreign visa requirements or re-entry visas
into the United States.
Students are responsible for all travel arrangements, travel
documents and expenses. All conditions governing travel
during the academic year (described above) remain in effect
for travel outside the United States.
Students who travel outside the United States, particularly
those who choose to visit their home countries or home
country friends, may encounter adjustment difficulties when
they return to their YFU community college and host family.
If adjustment difficulties become serious, YFU may consider
early return of the student.
Program Completion Date.
The exchange program for YFU college students formally
ends one week after the last day of scheduled final
examinations for the semester or quarter at each college.
This date (which will vary from college to college because of
different academic calendars) is referred to as the Program
Students should check their own community college’s
current academic calendar to determine when the last day
of exams is scheduled for the semester (or quarter) at their
college. Contact the Campus Coordinator with questions
about the Program Completion Date.
YFU will arrange return travel for students to their home
countries on the Program Completion Date. Students should
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