The exchange program is designed for young people of age 14 to 21 and takes place in a two years interval. This means that one year our guests from abroad will stay in Bavaria and the following year our young people will be welcomed in the respective country. In Bavaria as well as in the visited country, the young people are accomodated in host families.
The program takes place at the beginning of the Bavarian summer holidays. The exchange with the USA usually lasts for 19 days and the exchange with European countries for 14 days.
OF Bavaria and also our partners abroad provide a programme rich in variety, fun and culture perfectly combined.

Taking part in Operation Friendship means:

  • free time activities
  • visiting interesting sights
  • making new friends
  • staying with host families

During the exchange in Bavaria and abroad the rules of Operation Friendship have to be respected.