YFU is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation. YFU Czech Republic will give its best to make your exchange year even more unique and interesting.
Post Arrival Orientation (PAO)
Soon after your arrival, usually in September, all the inbound students meet up to prepare their year in
Czech Republic. Our volunteers will try to explain to you partly Czech life and will welcome you in your host country by organising tripsand fun activities for you. Often this orientation is combined with the return
orientation of our Czech students, who just came back from their exchange year – like that you can meet them and exchange experiences.
In January or February we meet again to talk about your exchange year so far, about your personal achievments, about the problems you might have experienced and about your plans for the coming months. This meeting is held in form of a skiing camp and also YFU Slovakia is participating
– that means that you can not only learn how to ski, but also you can get to know the students who are living their exchange in Czech Republic's neighbour country!
Pre Departure Orientation (PDO)
At the end of your experience we organise a last seminar for you. Saying good-bye and going home can be difficult and this seminar is ment to help you with this. This orientation is combined with the preparation orientation for our Czech students who will go on an exchange year and so you will have the possibility to meet them and talk with them about your year in fluent Czech!