Kansas Lions Foundation - Serving Community & Youth

Youth Exchange Program

Lions International Youth Exchange Program was officially adopted in 1961, the Lions International Youth Exchange Program is not conducted for tourism, education, or employment. Instead, it is a unique cultural learning opportunity.

Participants of the Lions International Youth Exchange Program must:

Exchanges can occur in any of the countries in which Lions clubs exist. Travel arrangements for exchangees are made between the Lions youth exchange chairpersons in the sponsoring and hosting regions.

The costs of transportation (including actual fares, insurance, airport fees, customs duties, and layover or overnight fees) are the responsibility of the sponsoring Lions club. These costs may be paid by the club from district funds (if available), by the youth, his or her family, are by some combination of these sources.

Food and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the hosting Lions club.  Exchangees are responsible for personal expenses (approximately US $75 per week) such as phone calls home, souvenirs, etc.

Interested in being a host family.  View the Lions Youth Exchange Host Family Guide for more information about what is involved.

For more information about the Lions Youth Exchange Program, please email the Youth Exchange Chair at harrylorraine@dishmail.net.

Lions Youth Exchange