Welcome to SWIFT!
Founded by French professor Daniel Julien in 1988, Student of the World Invitation to Friendship and Travel (SWIFT) is an American organization committed to enriching peoples lives by offering cross-cultural educational exchanges between all the countries of the world.
SWIFT was founded to organize homestays for French high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area. In its first year, SWIFT hosted thirty students and two escorts from France. Since then, the organization has grown to receive more than 600 participants each year from countries including Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Taiwan. In addition, SWIFT sends increasing numbers of students to participate in overseas programs in countries including France, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
SWIFTs goals include:
SWIFT is a member of the Federation of International Youth Travel Organizations (FIYTO), the largest and most respected organization in the youth travel industry, and is a founding member of the Global Work Experience Association (GWEA).
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