Lithuania was the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence.  It is now a member of the European Union.  The Baltic sea bordering the country allows it to have a cool and fresh climate in the summer.  It is a fascinating and mysterious country with old architecture, interesting history and warm people.  There is no language requirement to go on exchange to Lithuania.


Credit: Leigh from Vic

Students will attend a public high school in Lithuania called “Vidurinė mokykla“ or gymnasium. Some schools will require school uniforms. The school year lasts from the 1st September to mid-June. The Lithuanian school year is divided into 2 semesters: the autumn semester (September – January) and the spring semester (January – June).  School usually starts at 8 a.m. and ends between 2 and 4 p.m. depending on the number of classes on a day. You will find that you will be with the same classmates in the class for most of the day.


There is no “typical” Lithuanian family: while some host families live in rural areas, the majority live in and around cities. Some families love to do various outdoors activities, others are more interested in culture or socializing with their family members. Your host family will certainly appreciate if you also offer a hand on domestic or other general duties. Do not be offended if when you are out with a Lithuanian friend, the Lithuanian meets another friend and does not introduce you.  Lithuanian teenagers are generally very independent and will want you to feel free to introduce yourself.

Special Programs

YFU Lithuania offers a specialist program in the following area:


Please contact YFU Australia for prices, departure dates and more information.

Programs Departure Price Discount Deadline Application Deadline


August 2019

August 2019

$10,000 AUD

$11,000 AUD

February 28 2019

February 28, 2019

August 1, 2019

August 1, 2019