Local area resident Edie Miller attended EF Foundation for Foreign Study’s annual meeting March 11 through March 13 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
Recognized for her leadership, Miller, an international exchange coordinator for EF Foundation, the leader in high school exchange, was invited to attend the meeting along with a select group of fellow coordinators who also successfully developed high school exchanges in their local communities.
During the conference Miller was presented the Headliner Award for Marketing for showing exceptional skills in helping to promote EF Foundation in her community.
Miller attended workshops and networking sessions to prepare for the organization’s upcoming “busy season” — placing 3,000 international high school students with caring families across America.
“EF Foundation’s annual meeting was exciting and informative,” said Miller. “It was a great opportunity to meet my peers and learn about new ways to offer the highest-quality exchange experience for our international students, host families and schools.
“I am excited to put what I’ve learned into action right here in Payson and the surrounding area.”
In Miller’s position as an international exchange coordinator, she helps share American culture with an international guest and prepare the student to enter the 21st century work force. EF Foundation students come from 25 countries, including China, Germany, Italy, Norway and more.
Along with EF Foundation’s full-time professional staff, Miller matches exchange students with host families; enrolls students in local high schools; and provides students, host families and schools with ongoing support throughout the exchange experience.
EF Foundation is currently accepting applications from families to host an exchange student for one or two semesters during the 2011-2012 school year.
For more information on hosting, contact Edie Miller at 928-476-4871 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.