Experience the adventure of a lifetime!

IYE matches teens aged 14 to 19 with a person of similar age from an airline family abroad. Your son or daughter can use your flight privileges to experience the adventure of a lifetime.

The young people spend two weeks in your home and two weeks in the home of the match family, creating international friendships.

Since 1994, IYE has matched more than 6,500 teens in more than a dozen countries!

Some countries include Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

Finding a match

After you register, you will be able to create a profile and see profiles of young people your own age. When viewing profiles, you can indicate who you would like to be matched with. When both families agree on a match, you will receive contact information. From here, you will begin to plan the exchange with your match family! Airline families enjoy this program in part because of the flexibility it allows. Each exchange is unique. You and your match family decide the details.

Learn more:  www.intlyouth.org


Camille, the IYE program director and a retired airline employee, loves to travel. When her four children were growing up, she wanted them to be able to see other countries, but the cost of traveling with a family of six was discouraging. Searching for a way for her children to travel abroad, learn different languages and experience new cultures, she developed the International Youth Exchange. Using her airline travel benefits, she found a way for all of her children to participate in these exchanges. After seeing what great experiences they had, she wanted to offer this opportunity for cultural understanding to other airline families.