Exchange Programs for Sport Enthusiasts
Football, Basketball & Co during Student Exchange Programs

Are you good in shape and don't want to miss out on sport during your exchange year? We understand and you can check out our sports priority programs.

As with the regular YFU exchange programs, you live with a host family during the exchange year and go to school with your peers. This way you get to know the country and its people personally and gain intercultural experiences for a lifetime. However, you attend a school with a focus or have additional training with clubs that cooperate with our partner country. Below you will find more information about the sports programs in each country.

Feature Sports Program Belgium

Nous te proposons plusieurs programmes pour te permettre de vivre ta passion pendant ton séjour

In this program, you will be hosted by a volunteer host family to fully immerse yourself in Belgian culture and you will be educated in a local high school. In Belgian high schools you will be able to study general subjects and there will also be a sports section. This program is perfect for an athlete who wants to combine general education (mathematics, science, etc.) with a large amount of sport (around 10 hours of sport per week). You have the possibility of doing several sports or of specifying yourself in a sport such as football, volleyball, basketball, badminton,

dancing, swimming, gymnastics, athletics, table tennis, cycling, etc. You must be in good physical condition and be
capable of practicing a high-level sport. You will be accepted into this program on the condition of being accepted by one of the establishments offering these activities.

Required documents: Letter of motivation and recommendation from the current coach (explanation of level, participation in tournaments, team spirit, etc.)

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Feature Sports Program B

This is a program around mountain sports and outdoor activities. You will be hosted by a volunteer Bulgarian host family and educated at a local high school. This program includes one weekend per month dedicated to outdoor activities and supervised by YFU volunteers.

On the program: paragliding, skiing, climbing, eco-farm visit and learning about traditional Bulgarian culture, protection of biodiversity, horse riding, etc.

For more information on the country and program dates, consult our page dedicated to Bulgaria.

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