The International YMCA offers life-changing cultural exchange programs for young people globally.  Working within the YMCA network and with local, national & international partners, we bring people together through summer camp, work and travel, internships, traineeships and volunteer programs.


Worldwide YMCAs form a powerful alliance dedicated to strengthening our global community of 46 million members in 124 countries. Our global reach provides us with a unique ability to respond to trends in migration, health, economic livelihood and education—in short, globalization—that are reshaping our communities.

Since 1911, our programs have been working to build global citizens by enhancing mutual understanding, fostering the exchange of ideas, and bringing people together for peace.  Learn more about Global Partnerships