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Multiple District 4 California Lions

Multiple District Four Youth Exchange Program

“For a World of Understanding Through Lions Youth Exchange”

Since 1961 Lions Clubs have been sending as many students as possible around the world.  In so doing, we hope that to experience another culture will bring about a better understanding of people and lead to more peaceful relations worldwide.  Our thousands of “ambassadors of goodwill,” who do not have to come from Lions family members, are picked, not for their scholastic ability, but for their desire to learn about another culture.

We exchange for a 3 week summer program to countries in Europe, Brazil and Japan.

The Lions Youth Exchange Program was launched to provide today’s youth, our leaders of tomorrow, an opportunity to learn about people and cultures other than their own in an effort to promote world peace. Young people are given the opportunity of living with a family or families in a foreign country for a few weeks to experience first-hand a new culture, history and a different way of life. The ultimate goal is to have each participant upon returning home share his or her experiences in promoting international understanding. Lions Clubs International Youth Exchange Program was officially adopted in 1961 as a unique cultural learning opportunity for our youth and not conducted for tourism, formal education or employment.


The forms can be found on our website by clicking here.

4th year member: Diane Quinlan

3rd year member: Angelica Ruiz

2nd year member: Carrie Guadagnolo

​1st year member: PDG Thelma Batillo

 

Youth Protection Policy

Multiple District Four takes the safety of students very seriously. 
Please go the Youth Protection Policy for more information.

 

Be A Host Family

To our very exceptional and generous host families, we cannot thank you enough.  Without you, this program cannot work.  You are taking these students to become a part of your family. We would like to recommend that you take two students from two different countries. This is so that they will need to speak English to each other. When taking Japanese students, it is wise to pick an older and younger student so the older can help the younger speak English.

Hosting is normally for two weeks in July.  If you are interested please fill FIRST go thru the MD4 Youth Protection Policy and Background Process and send your Host Family Application in.

Questions please email :  md4cayep@gmail.com

Outgoing Student

The Lions Youth Exchange Program was launched to provide today’s youth, our leaders of tomorrow, an opportunity to learn about people and cultures other than their own in an effort to promote world peace. Young people are given the opportunity of living with a family or families in a foreign country for a few weeks to experience first-hand a new culture, history and a different way of life. The ultimate goal is to have each participant upon returning home share his or her experiences in promoting international understanding. Lions Clubs International Youth Exchange Program was officially adopted in 1961 as a unique cultural learning opportunity for our youth and not conducted for tourism, formal education or employment.

Filling deadline for all applicants is March 31st, 2021.  Countries are fist come basis and may fill up fast.  Please choose your country early and contact us right away, please provide 3 choices in case your first choice is full.  

There may be additional charges for camps within your chosen country that are not included in the price of our program.  You will be required to purchase your own airfare  

Age requirements are typically 16 - 21 

Our students going out normally leave at the end of June or beginning of July for a 3 to 5 week stay depending on the Youth Exchange program in those countries.

For more information email:

yepmd4@gmail.com   or   md4cayep@gmail.com