Length of exchange
6 weeks to 3 months, Start: mid-June
2 days in Oslo, at the beginning of the program
4H, farming and non-farming families with rural interest
Changing host families
every 1-3 weeks
The host families are already known before the beginning of the IFYE-exchange. Host family changes are well organized but can be also spontaneous.
Helping out around the house and the farm, a lot of freetime activities
Quite many, with the host families
Young Farmers/Rural Youth:
Possible participation at some 4H-events in the host families' area.
One warm meal per day, many potatoes, much Smørebrød (sandwiches)
Families speak English or German quite well. Norwegian is also possible to learn.
Not many parties, very close to nature, national pride. Many activities during day and night.