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Youth Exchange Service is the longest-established organisation in Shropshire working with overseas and UK visitors wanting to visit this part of the country.


YES is dedicated to providing the best service to visitors at reasonable cost.1307704556y1DK3N

YES is recognised internationally as honest and trustworthy. Founded some 35 years ago, our reputation and business have grown year after year by word of mouth recommendation rather than ‘hard sell’ marketing. Promoting the county where Christine was born (Peter was imported from the North West aged three months), we focus purely on this region, concentrating on Shrewsbury, Wellington central Telford and Oswestry, though individuals can be hosted throughout Shropshire and sometimes beyond into Staffordshire or Powys, just over the border in Wales.

We pride ourselves on staying in personal touch with all our visitors during their stay, offering a very high standard throughout – from host families to work placements. In the early days, most visiting groups came from France – largely due to Chris’s fluency in French – but recommendations spread to other countries and today clients come from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Spain, Poland, Portugal and the USA.We have an accommodation base of some 700 hosts, all recruited by word of mouth rather than advertising, spread throughout the region and providing a wide choice to suit individual clients. Some prefer to host adults, others children and teenagers, while some have links with certain countries and prefer visitors from that country. We also have a register of qualified EFL language teachers providing classes for visitors requesting formal English lessons.

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