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Bring the World
Into Your Family

Host an International Exchange Student
Sharing cultures, changing lives

Each year, EF High School Exchange Year connects hundreds of international exchange students with caring host families across Ireland. Together we connect cultures, open communities to the wider world and create lifelong friendships that span the globe. And you can be a part of it!

Host a Student

Welcome a new culture into your home and provide a life-changing experience for a student from another country.


Become a partner school

EF exchange students bring a diversity and an academic excellence to your classrooms, and open your students' minds to the world.

Every year across Ireland, EF exchange students and host families open their hearts, minds and worlds to one another.

We love sharing their stories

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Exceptional Students

Our students are 15-18 years old and come from more than 13 different countries. We carefully select each and every one, so you know your student will be motivated, proficient in English and excited to be part of your family!
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Top Reasons to Host

Hosting an exchange student with EF High School Exchange Year is rewarding in so many ways - here are three of our favourites!

1. Hosting a student brings your family closer together. You spend more time with each other as a family because you're sharing your lifestyle with someone new!

2. If you have children of your own, hosting an exchange student introduces them to other cultures and opens their eyes to the world. 

3. EF students don't just experience your family and community culture - they become a part of it! What better way to bring the world into your family?

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