Amicus Stories

Stories from Young Life Amicus International Student Exchange.
A World of Hope

An Amicus alumni experiences Young Life’s Developing Global Leaders program.


Faith Through Family

An embracing Young Life community changes the life of an exchange student from Germany.

Catching the Vision For Amicus
"It was the best week of my life!" is what kids say who have experienced one of Young Life's camps. But have you ever heard a teenager say, "It was the best year of my life"? That is what Amicus (pronounced ah–Mee–cus) exchange students will tell you.

If you aren't familiar with Amicus, which comes from the Latin word for "friend," you’re not alone. "It’s one of Young Life’s best-kept secrets," says Elizabeth Jessup, the program's director. Of course, the secret isn’t intentional. For nearly three decades, Amicus has provided a bridge between Young Life in the United States and internationally. Read More >>