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Open Their World – Open Yours!

EF High School Exchange Year is the leader in high school exchange. Each year we bring nearly 3,000 international students to live with host families across the U.S. and you can be a part of it.

As an International Exchange Coordinator (IEC), you will be at the heart of what we do. IECs:

  • Help find loving host families in your community and match them with the right students
  • Provide support and guidance for international students throughout the exchange year
  • Earn cash and travel rewards
What does it take to become an IEC?
  • Candidates must be 25 years or older, financially stable and capable of providing students with accommodation when necessary, and most importantly, a passion for cultural exchange.

Visit Us At the Upcoming Volunteer Fair in Dover, DE!

This Saturday, March 22nd, I will be at the Kent County Public Library in Dover for the volunteer fair from 2-4 pm.  I will be there along with more than 20 other organizations to speak with prospective volunteers…and we need some great volunteer host families for next year!  I’d also be happy to speak with anyone interested in coming on board as a local International Exchange Coordinator!

The Kent County Library is at 497 S. Red Haven Lane in Dover.  Hope to see you there!  The volunteer fair is hosted by the State Office of Volunteerism and the Kent County Public Library.

I can answer your questions as a coordinator AND as a host mom!  Want to see how great hosting can be?


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Join Team MD / DE – Become an International Exchange Coordinator!

EF Foundation for Foreign Study, the leader in high school exchange, is seeking local coordinators to place and supervise international exchange students with caring host families within your area.

International Exchange Coordinators (IECs) are the heart of the organization, facilitating amazing cultural experiences for both host families and international students. Within your community, you would help us with finding families, maintaining relationships with schools, supporting families, and mentoring exchange students throughout the exchange experience.

Our students come from 13 different countries, and are between the ages of 15-18 years old. All of our students are thoroughly screened in their home country, by our respective offices, and held to a standard of maturity and academic achievement.

This opportunity is part-time and flexible, you decide your level of commitment based on the number of students you choose to supervise. You also earn a part-time income, travel rewards, and other incentives.

All coordinators must live in the continental U.S, be 25 years or older, financially stable and capable of providing students with accommodation when necessary, and most importantly, have a passion for cultural exchange.

By matching students from around the globe with host families in your area, you open worlds, you create lasting relationships, and you change lives, including your own.


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Foreign Exchange Friday: Celebrating Homecoming in Delaware!

Last week was a big weekend for some of our students as they celebrated Homecoming around the First State!

Lena is dressed and ready for Homecoming at Delmar HS!

Lena is dressed and ready for Homecoming at Delmar HS!

Lena and her Host Mom, Mia.

Lena and her Host Mom, Mia.

Ra attended his first football game at Homecoming at the University of Delaware.

Ra attended his first football game at Homecoming at the University of Delaware.

Ra is ready for Homecoming at Appoquinimink HS.

Ra is ready for Homecoming at Appoquinimink HS.

Meet Some of Our Swedes!

English: Map of Sweden with flag.

English: Map of Sweden with flag. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Here are some of our great Swedish students:

Want to know what our EF Foundation for Foreign Study students are like?  Here are some of our featured Swedish students:

Eddie, 18:

Eddie is a sporty boy and he loves Judo, golf and running. Music is also one of his big passions and he plays the guitar. He is charming, flexible and optimistic. He looks at the bright side of life and is really nice to spend time with. His good mood is contagious.  He likes computers, guitar, listening to music, golf, judo and running.

I’m a outgoing person who likes to try new things. I think a person should be flexible and that’s just what I am. It’s as naturial as eating for me to play guitar or get a hard workout at the gym. I am an active person when it comes to physical acitivites as well as the psychological.

Carl, 17:

Carl is a very polite and open minded young man who is eager to learn about the US culture and life. He comes from a big family with many siblings and is very close to his father who he sees as a great role model. He wants to try new activities during his year and likes hanging out with friends and meeting new people. He loves travelling and exploring new places!  He likes movies, listening to music, soccer, computers, skiing and watching TV.

I am interested in a wide variety of music, sports in general, I like to laugh but I am serious when needed. I have a positive approach to life and to people. I take responsibility. I like travelling, meeting new people and new cultures. I am raised in a big family so therefore I am use to different types of people, both younger and older people.

Morgan, 18:

Morgan is a sporty person who likes to be active and hang out with his friends. He is always happy and hopes that he will be able to bring joy to his host family and have fun with them. Morgan is interested in finding out more about the american way of life and get to know the real USA. He thinks that it will be thrilling to attend an american high school and get new friends.  He likes movies, cooking, friends, listening to music, skiing, computers, fishing, going to the gym, reading and watching TV.

I like to wear nice clothes, hang out with my friends, play computer games sometimes, and exorcise. I’m also a social and friendly person that likes having an routine. I am a person who stands up for what I think is right and do the same for my friends.

Linus, 16:

Linus is a responsible and active guy who likes to take a ride on his long board or go to the gym. He would like to try new sports in USA and become part of a team. Linus loves to explore new things and to laugh. His favorite pets are cats and dogs, but he likes all animals and thinks that he might like to work with animals when he gets older. He cannot wait to meet his host family, get to know them and see what high school spirit really is like.  He likes computers, longboarding, listening to music and training at the gym.

I am a very happy person and laugh a lot, very positive, and curious and want to learn new things. I dont have trouble talking with new people and I am very social.

Are you interested in welcoming a student like one of these to your home?  There’s still time!  Fill out the form below to speak with an EF Foundation representative:

Willkommen, Lena!

Today, we welcome Lena from Germany to her host family in Delmar, Delaware!

Herzlich Willkommen in Amerika, Lena!

We at EF Foundation for Foreign Study hope you have a fantastic year in the US!

Welkom willkommen Welcome Bienvenue Benvenuto

Welkom willkommen Welcome Bienvenue Benvenuto (Photo credit: Eyesplash – the new slow way)