Why CCP with YFU?

YFU USA's Community Colleges offer a lot of benefits to help international students succeed in their college programs:

SUPPORT: Community colleges offer smaller classes with more personal attention from teachers. YFU USA also has a special coordinator on each campus to help you with your questions and problems.

COST: Want to save money? Community Colleges are cheaper than four-year universities, AND YFU USA's partner colleges have agreed to special tuition rates, saving money as you work towards your bachelor’s degree.

DIVERSIFY YOUR CURRICULUM VITAE: Participation in a YFU USA exchange program shows future employers you have the necessary work ethic and problem-solving skills for a global market.

What can YFU do for you?

ACADEMIC SUPPORT: At YFU, we know it's important to have a strong academic plan from the beginning. Our trained staff will help you with your course selections and make sure you stay "on track" for transfer after your two-year program.

ADMISSIONS COUNSELING: YFU USA's staff and on-campus coordinators will help you with the process of selecting and applying to a university from the transfer options available at your partner college.

Community College Program

If you are between the ages of 17 and 23 years old and have graduated from secondary schooling, you may be eligible to participate in YFU USA’s Community College Program (CCP)!

YFU USA offers the following programs

  • ESL to improve your English level
  • Gap Experience: Semester or Year
  • Academic Semester or Year
  • Two-Year Associate Degree with Pathways Option

Support services

YFU USA’s network of staff and volunteers provide students the support they need in their new life in the USA:

  • Campus Coordinators to help you navigate your school
  • Trained support managers to assist with any problems
  • Medical insurance to keep you healthy
  • Experienced staff guiding you through the visa process
  • Airport and Travel assistance

2+2: Path to a bachelor's degree

YFU USA’s CCP program can get you started towards a Bachelor’s Degree. Students who successfully complete the two-year degree program may be eligible to transfer to a four-year university! YFU USA community colleges provide pathways to many excellent universities.

Dormitory or homestay? It's your choice.

YFU students can experience true American college life in a dormitory, or live in a homestay to experience American family life.

DORMITORY LIFE: Living on campus provides a lot of ways to make the transition to college easier:

  • Easy access: everything happens right outside your door!
  • Save time: less time spent traveling to and from campus means more time to study, play or sleep!
  • Get involved: someone in your building might become your new best friend.
Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

Associate Degree

Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Art Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Art Studi ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Art Studies program that best fits your needs in your chosen Art concentration such as Performance Arts, Visual Arts, Music, Creative Arts.

With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Art Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
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Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Business Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Busi ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Business Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Business Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

An Associate of Science Degree in business administration prepares students for careers in business. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should check the four-year degree requirements for specific schools.

The versatile, real-world skill set learned in business classes can enhance any career choice and graduates gain a solid base for entry into a wide range of corporate positions, such as marketing, sales, project management, administration, accounting, and business ownership. ... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Economic Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Econ ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Economic Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Economic Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Education Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Edu ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Education Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Education Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Engineering Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of E ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Engineering Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Engineering Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

A simple definition is applying math and science to solve real-world problems for the benefit of humankind! Almost everything around you was designed by an engineer. Engineers design, or help develop, products impacting your daily life.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the General Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Gener ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the General Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of General Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Language Study program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Langua ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Language Study program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Language Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Life Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Life Stu ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Life Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Life Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Management Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Ma ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Management Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in the area of Management Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Marketing Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in in the area of ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Marketing Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in in the area of Marketing Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

Graduates of the marketing degree are skilled in marketing, small business management, sale and advertising, accounting, management and decision making. Graduates of an Associates of Marketing degree are qualified for a position as a manager or assistant manager of a retail store, franchise outlet or department store. Graduates may also work as managers or supervisors of other organizations.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Social Sciences Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in in the ar ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Social Sciences Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in in the area of Social Sciences while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects in order to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Youth for Understanding USA

The Community College Program matches you with the Technology Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associates Degree in in the area of ... [+]

The Community College Program matches you with the Technology Studies program that best fits your needs. With YFU you will pursue your Associate's Degree in in the area of Technology Studies while learning about life in the U.S. and your immediate community. Students have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects to explore interests, expand knowledge, and participate in traditional American past-times and student activities.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus