Visit Distant Lands * Make New Friends from Many Countries * Experience Family Life
Exciting Camp options * Many programs conducted in English * Scholarships Available
If you are interested in going abroad on an international youth exchange through the Tustin Host Lions Club, please complete the interest form below.
Summer exchanges last 4 to 5 weeks and most include a host family experience along with a youth camp. Camps focus on various activities - cultural exchange, sailing, singing, sports and other activities. Research the camps you might want on the internet by searching for "Lions Youth Exchange" and the country you like.
Here are some helpful links -
All students from California go through the Lions MD-4 - information here. You will need to complete the application forms on the web site in January - but first be sure to notify our local Lions of your interest by completing the interest form below.
Denmark has a range of camps available, and you can find information here.
Previous attendees have made interesting YouTube videos about the camps, for example, these for Denmark and Austria. (Click on country name.)
Programs are available in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
If you do not have a US Passport, check into getting one right away! Here!
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Please complete the interest form below TODAY so that we can keep you informed of requirements! Lions International Youth Exchange Summer Program applications will be due most likely during January 2016.
Weds. July 27 – Sun. August 7, 2016
Host a 16 to 20 year old European Student!
Our team plans activities for the youth – including pool and beach parties, kayaking on the Newport back bay, seeing Hollywood, Orange, an Angels game, whale watching, Universal Studios, Disneyland, and so forth – and it would be great to have a few young Californians join in and also become close friends with the international students. You are free to join any activity by paying the group discount price, if there is a cost.
This is a great opportunity for students considering going abroad in the future to make international friends NOW.
The host family provides a safe place to sleep and rest, and meals at home with the family – treating the international student as they would a young member of their own family. But they are not responsible for the activity expenses for the international students – we pay for that via contributions. We pick up the young people at the airport on Wednesday, July 27 and drop them off at their youth camp near Wrightwood, California on Sunday, August 7. If you are unable to drive there, other hosts can transport your exchange student.