Have you ever wanted to know more about Spain, its food, music and long, rich history and culture? Did you take Spanish in high school and want to brush up on your basic skills? If so, why not consider hosting a high school exchange student from Spain for a year!
EF Foundation for Foreign Study is the leader in high school exchange, bringing more students to the US than any other exchange organization. Since 1979, EF Foundation has connected over 100,000 students with caring American host families. EF Foundation is designated by the US Department of State as an Exchange Program Sponsor, and has been granted full listing by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET). EF Foundation is also a member of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange.
Our rigorous student selection process ensures that students are well suited for the exchange experience. Students are between the ages of 15 to 18, and must pass a strict screening process for motivation, character, grades and proficiency in written and spoken English language skills. During their exchange, students are supervised by an EF Foundation local coordinator, and are held to high behavioral and academic standards throughout the year.
EF Foundation offers unparalleled support to all program participants, including schools. Locally, EF Foundation International Exchange Coordinators (IECs) are the primary support for students, host families and schools. In addition, full-time staff is available at our Cambridge, Massachusetts headquarters 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With strong international relationships, EF Foundation is able to be in immediate contact with family members abroad. To learn more, fill out the form below and your local International Exchange Coordinator will contact you.