Americans missing life changing opportunities

For some people, the prospect of ‘studying abroad’ seems daunting. The exchange program Youth For Understanding (YFU) brings about 4,000 students into the US every year, while only about 400 Americans leave through the organization a year. According to Cathy White, the Senior Community Development Manager for YFU, distance from family and friends, cost, and apprehension about other cultures are the main things which keep most American students from pursuing a foreign exchange program.