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Bring the world home
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Sharing cultures, changing lives

Each year, EF High School Exchange Year connects thousands of international exchange students with caring host families across the United States. Together we bring cultures together, open communities to the wider world, and create lifelong friendships that span the globe. And you can be a part of it!
Become a Host Family

Become a Host Family

Welcome a new culture into your home and provide a life-changing experience for a teenager from another country.

Become a Coordinator

Become a Local Coordinator

Enrich your community by matching exchange students with local host families and supporting them throughout the year.

All across America, EF exchange students and host families open their hearts,
open their minds, and open their worlds.

We love sharing their stories

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Exceptional Students

Our students are 15-18 years old and come from more than 13 different countries. We carefully select each and every one, so you know your student will be motivated, proficient in English, and excited to be part of your family!
from our families

Hosting an exchange student with EF High School Exchange Year is rewarding in so many ways- here are three of our favorites!

1. Hosting a student brings your family closer together. You spend more time with each other because you’re sharing your life with a new family member.

2. If you have children of your own, hosting an exchange student introduces them to other cultures and opens their eyes to the world.

3. If you choose to host a student who shares your own cultural heritage, it’s an amazing way to connect with your family history.

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