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Post-arrival Orientation (PAO)

The 2-day long orientation takes place in Chisinau. Its’ purpose is to help exchange students to adjust to the society by introducing Moldovan customs, rules and taboos. During the seminar the following main themes are discussed: the family, the school, the process of integration into a new society, the political system as well as other social structures.

What is more, the participants meet a lot of new people, can exchange experience and make new friends.

Mid-Term Seminar

This seminar usually takes place in February for 3 days and unites exchange students from Republic of Moldova, Romania, and Bulgaria and is held in Chişinău, the capital of Moldova or in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. After spending nearly half a year in Moldova there is probably a lot to tell to your fellow exchange students and this seminar is you chance to share your experience, see Chişinău or Bucharest and make new contacts.

Re-Entry Seminar

During Re-Entry you can share your experience with us and see the changes you’ve been through this year. YFU volunteers will also help you to adjust to your native country more easily and make the separation from your host-family easier. The seminar takes place in Chisinau and lasts for 2 days and on the 2nd day you will have a surprise trip. By the end of the seminar the host-families are invited to share their impressions and thoughts about hosting.


YES, Young European Seminar, is the culmination and also a part of your exchange year. It represents the final stage of the exchange experience abroad for more than 400 students from Europe. YES is held near the lake Werbellinsee, not far from Berlin, lasts for almost a week and its’ purpose is to make the transition from the life in your host country and native country easier.

During the week, all the days and every minute of them are busy. Many free time, sport and other activities are organized, different workshops in big and small groups are held in order to help with the re-adjusting process and returning home.

Besides being very formal and useful, the seminar is also a lot of fun, interesting and full of positive emotions. Each night after a day full of activities a Disco is organized where participants of the seminar get to know each other.

At YES volunteers from Moldova also participate and they take care of the students from Moldova and accompany them on their way back to home.

Beside these seminars, YFU Moldova organizes different get-togethers, excursions and other activities for you.