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Youth Exchange and Youth Camp

Youth Exchange and Youth Camp


Contact details (sub-head)

Name: Jackie Williams
MD title: MD105 Youth Exchange and Youth Camp Officer,
Email: jackiewilliams@lionsclubs.co.uk

Key information

The Lions International Youth Exchange and Youth Camp are life changing experiences.  Young people between the ages of 16-21 are encouraged to use this travel opportunity to represent their home countries and share their own culture whilst travelling to another, living with a host family and taking part in a youth camp.

Programme details

Each year the Lions International Youth Exchange and Youth Camp programmes give thousands of young people across the world the opportunity to experience life in other countries and gain a new understanding of cultures through travel overseas.

Unlike some youth exchange programmes, the Lions Youth Exchange and Youth Camp does not involve academic study or employment. Instead, participants are encouraged to use this travel opportunity to represent their home countries and share their own culture while learning about and embracing a new one.

The benefits of Youth Exchange and Youth Camp

Young people benefit from this unique cultural learning experience by being able to:

  • Share their own culture with others
  • Become young ambassadors for peace
  • Learn about in local customs
  • Visit places of interest
  • Participate team building
  • Make new international friends

Host families get to:

  • Experience the joy of sharing their culture and daily customs
  • Learn about the young visitors’ customs and culture
  • Build friendships.

How to apply

To qualify for the Youth Exchange Programme and the Youth Camp, young people must be:

  • Between the ages of 16-21
  • Sponsored or nominated by a local Lions Club
  • Provide a letter from their local doctor (GP) stating that they are fit and healthy
  • Willing to accept the customs of another culture.

Application forms are available from the Lions Youth Exchange Officer.

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