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Immerse yourself in the daily life of another country, get to know new people and places, speak a foreign language... A stay abroad is the best way to become familiar with other languages and cultures and to develop personally or professionally!

The FGYO and its partners invite children, teenagers, young adults, teachers and professionals in the field of youth work to go abroad to experience something new, to broaden their intercultural skills and to participate in exciting Franco-German or trilateral projects.

8,400,000
young people took part in exchange programmes
320,000
exchange programmes since 1963
200,000
participants each year
8,390
exchange meetings each year

Our lastest programmes to go abroad

Sporting encounters

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  • 1.8.2018 - 1.8.2019, France

Do you want to follow in the footsteps of Tony Parker or Usain Bolt? Why don’t you take part in the sports meetings funded by the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO)?

Intercultural Youth Leaders

at all times - France

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  • 1.8.2018 - 1.8.2019, Germany

Organize and conduct intercultural meet-ups for young people from France, Germany and other countries!

Academic Seminars

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  • 11.1.2018 - 31.12.2029, France (in progress)

You are a student and interested in a university exchange program with France and Germany? The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) funds academically-oriented short projects and seminars that are organized by universities to foster the academic exchang

International voluntary projects

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  • 1.8.2018 - 31.12.2028, France

Would you like to get involved in international solidarity and volunteer to do social work? Why not commit yourself to a good cause and apply for an international youth voluntary project in France or Germany?

Kids and teenagers

under 18 years old
You are a member of a sports club, a drama or music group or an arts club? The FGYO supports extracurricular exchange programs where you meet like-minded people your age from France, Germany and other countries. Together you work on exciting projects in the fields of culture, sports, the arts or social work.
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  • 1.8.2018 - 1.8.2019, France

Do you want to follow in the footsteps of Tony Parker or Usain Bolt? Why don’t you take part in the sports meetings funded by the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO)?

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  • 1.8.2018 - 1.8.2019, Germany

Music, theater, dance, cinema, photography… Are the visual and fine arts your passion and do you enjoy being creative? Take part in the cultural and artistic meet-ups funded by the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO)!

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  • 12.8.2017 - 1.8.2019, Germany (in progress)

Why does toast always land buttered-side down? What is the best way to fold a paper airplane? If you would like to find out the answers to these kinds of questions, then our scientific youth meetings will be right up your street.

Young adults

from 18 to 30 years old
Get to know France or Germany and gain work experience at the same time or get involved in a social project. Whether you are a pupil, a student, in vocational training or a youth leader or facilitator, the FGYO can help make it possible!
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  • 1.8.2018 - 1.8.2019, France

Do you want to follow in the footsteps of Tony Parker or Usain Bolt? Why don’t you take part in the sports meetings funded by the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO)?

at all times - France

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  • 1.8.2018 - 1.8.2019, Germany

Organize and conduct intercultural meet-ups for young people from France, Germany and other countries!

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  • 11.1.2018 - 31.12.2029, France (in progress)

You are a student and interested in a university exchange program with France and Germany? The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) funds academically-oriented short projects and seminars that are organized by universities to foster the academic exchang

Teachers

The FGYO offers interesting intercultural training seminars for teachers where you can combine your experience abroad with the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.

Are you a teacher who would like to organize an international school exchange or revitalize an existing partnership with partner schools in France and Germany?

Youth leaders, facilitators and trainers

The FGYO promotes a variety of trilateral training programs and continuing education courses, where you can combine your experience abroad with the acquisition of new knowledge and skills.

at all times - France

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  • 1.8.2018 - 1.8.2019, Germany

Organize and conduct intercultural meet-ups for young people from France, Germany and other countries!