The EF Difference

We recognize that hosting an exchange student is a big decision. When you host with EF High School Exchange Year, the leader in the industry, you can trust that our commitment will not stop once the student arrives at your home. We stay involved throughout the exchange year to ensure that all participants have a great experience. Our unparalleled support network is available to students and families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The safety and well-being of each and every exchange student, from the day they arrive in the US until the day they return home, is EF High School Exchange Year's top priority. In addition to the rigorous standards set by the US Department of State and the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), we have gone above and beyond to further safeguard our students. With the commitment of our 700+, professionally-trained coordinators nationwide, EF High School Exchange Year is proud to administer one of the highest quality programs in the exchange industry.

At EF High School Exchange Year, we think hosting should be a positive experience. Open your home to a high school exchange student, and open your world. Please contact us for more information on hosting an exchange student.

Amber Host Mother Testimonial
"We have three daughters, and Emma, our exchange student, couldn’t have fit in more beautifully. When you host a student, your own family grows, too. My girls have learned to be more flexible and hospitable, and now they want to travel and see more of the world. It’s been amazing." - Amber, Host Mom, Texas

Student Countries

EF High School Exchange Year exchange students come from 15 countries including Taiwan, Germany, Italy, and Norway. Learn more about the history, customs and culture of these countries by visiting our 'Student Countries' pages.

Meet Our Exchange Students

Connect with a student who has common interests with your family, such as a love of music, art, sports or cooking.