In 2013, Operation Friendship initiated a program called „Young Adults“. This program is dedicated to everyone who is over 21 but still believes that the idea of Operation Friendship is great. As the regular Operation Friendship exchanges are only for teenagers up to the age of 21, this is your changes if you do not want to miss out on the fantastic experinces gained with OF.
Unlike during the regular OF exchanges, this program does not only promote an encounter of young adults from two specific member countries. Instead, the host chapter invites all young adults from every other country to come together and form a multicultural mix. Therefore, the first acitivities, which took place in 2014 in the Netherlands brought together participants from the Netherlands, Bavaria and the Crimea.
In 2016, the Young Adults Exchange took place for the second time. This time, nine participants from Hungary, the Netherlands, the USA, the Ukraine/Crimea and Wales met in Bavaria where they spent ten days undertaking various activities.
The Young Adult Exchange Program continued its success in 2017 and 2018 in Sweden and in the Ukraine.
Participants of the Young Adult Program 2016 visiting Bamberg, Germany