Youth Exchange and Youth Camp

Young people benefit from this unique cultural learning experience

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.

Opportunity to Experience Life

Youth Exchange and Youth Camp

Each year these 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.

Young People will need

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

  • between the ages of 16-21
  • sponsored or nominated by a local Lions Club
  • provide a letter from their local Dr (GP) stating that they are fit and healthy
  • willing to accept the customs of another culture.

How to apply

Young people will need to complete an application form which will be provided by their local Lions Club and any costs involved in the programmes will be explained by the Lions Youth Exchange Officer.

The dates for the youth exchange are: 21st July  until 31st July 2020 the youth camp are: 31st July until 10th August 2020.  

Further details required by Lions Clubs on either the Youth Exchange or the Youth Camp can be directed to the MD105 Youth Exchange and Youth Camp Officer, Lion Jackie Williams by email: jackiewilliams@lionsclubs.co.uk

 

The Benefits

For the young people:

  • share your own culture with others
  • become young ambassadors for peace
  • participate in local customs
  • visit places of interest
  • participate in team building
  • make new international friends. 

For the host family:

  • experience the joy of sharing your culture and daily customs
  • learn about your visitors customs and culture
  • build friendships.

Testimonials

Young Person’s experience

Lenka “I could never thank you enough for the opportunity that the Lions Club has given me.  I have seen a glimpse of the outside world, widened my knowledge and gained valuable life skills and experiences along the way!”

Lions experience

Lion Phil “Hosting for the Lions Youth Exchange programme has been a rewarding experience.  It is hard to workout, if we learn’t more or the students, about the different cultures here in the UK or from their home country.  I would highly recommend anyone to give it a go, you won’t regret it.”