YFU Lithuania was established in 2000 as a non-profit organisation under the Lithuania law. Soon after, many exchange programmes followed, in partnership with countries all over the world. YFU Lithuania offers short or long term programmes for students with the ages between 15 and 18.
Do you want to study in Lithuania?
Education in Lithuania is free of charge and compulsory for all students from the age of 6 to 17. The basic education lasts for 6 years, between ages 10 to 16, ends with a basic education certificate and is offered by different schools: basic, secondary, youth, and vocational schools and gymnasiums. The upper secondary education lasts for two years, between the ages 16 to 19. The upper secondary education ends with an examination, opening gates to tertiary education.
YFU Lithuania offers the opportunity of an exchange year and also being part of the basketball community by attending a basketball school. Find out all the information you need by contacting our helpful YFU Lithuania team!
The Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe and is the largest of the three Baltic States. The country is full of preserved natural landscapes, woods, lakes and rivers, and has an unique sea side, with Curonian split, a sandy peninsula, isolating the Curonian sea from the Baltic sea. You will have the pleasure of experiencing the 4 seasons with a sunny spring, hot summer, long and warm autumn and a nippy winter. But if you really want to know Lithuania, you must first begin to get to know its people. Most Lithuanians are very sincere, hospitable and helpful and very proud of their heritage. If you are passionate about basketball then Lithuania is the place for you.
- According to a study made by a French scientist in 1989, Lithuania is in the geographical centre of Europe.
- The Lithuanian language is more ancient than Greek, Latin, German, Celtic, or the Slav tongues. It belongs to the Indo-European group and is nearest to Sanscrit.
- Basketball is the most popular sport. Several Lithuanians have become NBA players
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