Information Sessions

Why attend an information session?

We recommend that you and/or your parents attend one of our local or online information sessions before applying to go on the exchange so that you can:

  • Receive a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the challenges and experiences of exchange
  • Meet and talk to YFU staff, local coordinators and past exchange students
  • Ask questions and listen to the questions other parents and students ask
  • Meet or hear from other students interested in going on exchange


Information evenings are run regularly inĀ Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Palmerston North, Wellington and Hamilton.


Information sessions are run mid-week evenings usually from 7 pm for approximately one and a half hours. There is plenty of time for questions and discussions about which exchange options may be best for you.

Live Online Information Sessions

If you live outside major cities or cannot come along to one of our in-person information evenings, you can join one of our live online information sessions. These sessions conducted regularly throughout the year, present the same comprehensive information that is presented at our information evening and provide the same opportunity to ask questions and discuss options with our CEO or one of our program managers.

These sessions can be accessed online or over the telephone. To register, contact us and you will be sent detailed instructions on how to connect to one of our live online sessions.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Each year YFU Student Exchange runs over 40 information sessions on weekday evenings in various major cities in Australia, New Zealand or live online.