What will you get from youth exchange?
We really enjoyed hosting Sarah and would be happy to host another Lions youth exchangee in the future. For anyone thinking about hosting, I would strongly encourage you to give it a go. You have little to lose and so much to gain!
“I am ever so grateful that I was given the opportunity to participate in the Lions exchange, where I was able to gain a wider view of the world, through meeting some incredible individuals, through seeing the beauty and absorbing the different culture as a whole” says Karina, an Australian youth who traveled overseas.
The trips we made and the team spirit at the camp were awesome.Thank you for a wonderful camp. The supervisors were Awesome!! Everything was well-organized and I had a really good time with you! Thank you! Santeri 17 yrs from Finland, attending Camp Kanga in Qld Australia.
The Lions International Youth Exchange Program was established in 1961 to give youth an opportunity to travel to exciting international destinations for up to six weeks. Whilst overseas, the youth live with one or more families associated with Lions International to experience first-hand a new culture, lifestyle and customs. Unlike some exchange programs, the Lions Youth Exchange Program does not involve tourism, academic studies or employment.
The aim of the program is “to create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world”.