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Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote international understanding and global awareness across the United States, and to do so with the highest levels of program quality and participant support in the exchange community.


EF High School Exchange Year, a nonprofit committed to promoting global awareness for over 30 years, is the leader in high school exchange.

We bring more international students to the United States than any other high school exchange program. We have over three decades of experience and offer unparalleled support and resources to our host families, students and schools.

We offer the strongest local and national support network in the industry to students, host families and schools. EF High School Exchange Year’s host families and schools have access to our full-time professional staff located at our Cambridge, Massachusetts headquarters. Our national staff is available 365 days a year/24 hours a day and has overall responsibility for each exchange student while they are living in the United States.

Our trained coordinators and placement specialists have extensive experience working with thousands of families each year. Ensuring that families are well prepared for the exchange experience and matching the right student with the right family is a top priority.


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