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Once enrolled in the program, you will get access to our secure members-only website - My High School Year! Here you can fill out your online application forms, download preparation material and access your placement information.
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Top reasons to choose EF

Our student exchange programs are known for quality, personal service and peace of mind. Over 100,000 students have studied abroad with EF High School Year. Here are a few of the reasons why:

  • Experience: EF Education First, founded in 1965, is the largest private educational company in the world. You cannot find a more solid partner for your student exchange year abroad.

  • Service and quality: Extensive preparation, personal student websites, 2-week preparation camps and an insurance package specifically designed for EF exchange students: These are a few of the services offered only through EF.

  • EF all the way: With a network of 31,000 employees and EF offices in 50 countries around the globe, EF staff members will always be nearby and available to help you. Our local presence in all our host countries means you will travel safely and receive high quality care.
  • Safety: Your safety is always our main concern. We thoroughly screen and train our representatives and host families, and we operate a 24-hour emergency hotline in all host countries, ensuring superior support during your exchange year.

  • Exclusivity: To provide the best service to our customers, EF High School Year only accepts a limited number of exchange students each year.

  • Excellent preparation: To ensure you are well prepared for your student exchange year, EF provides you with orientation meetings, informational mailings, handbooks, and much more.

  • Quality accreditations: EF Foundation is accredited by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) in the USA and is authorized by the U.S. State Department to supply relevant visa forms. EF holds similar accreditations in our other host countries.

  • EF Preparation Camp: At EF’s exclusive Preparation Camp, students from all over the world spend two exciting and fun weeks together. Camps are offered in all host countries! 

  • Discovery Tours: Explore more of your host country. EF gives you the opportunity to travel with other exchange students during school breaks.  

  • More options: EF gives you more options than anyone else. Choose between exciting destinations and different regional choices, which are offered in most of our host countries. Study in two countries during one year or choose your school in New Zealand.

  • My High School Year: A personal web site for your student exchange year:  Access your application forms, prepare for your year and keep up to date with what happens before, during and after your student exchange year.

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