High School Exchange Coordinator Seeking Host Family Applications


Open your heart and home to an exchange student and make a dream come true.

Edie Miller, international exchange coordinator for nonprofit EF Foundation for Foreign Study, is currently accepting applications for host families for 2012/13 school year. Host families open their homes to a 15- to 18-year-old from one of 25 countries around the world. Students come for one or two semesters, and attend a local high school. Through the exchange experience, both student and family get the chance to learn about a new culture and promote global understanding, right here in our community.

“Host families represent the diversity of America, and come from different backgrounds and family situations,” explained Miller. “Among those who enjoy hosting are parents looking to give their own kids a glimpse of the world. But there are also many successful host families who have no children, or who have adult children, and are looking for new ways to connect to their communities. Being part of exchange is a great way to give back and maybe check off that New Year’s resolution to learn more about the world in 2012.”

Host family applicants undergo a screening process to ensure that they are well suited for an exchange experience. To host, one adult in the household must be at least 25 years old.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., EF Foundation for Foreign Study is the leader in high school exchange. Committed to promoting international understanding and global awareness for over 30 years, EF Foundation brings more students to the United States each year than any other high school exchange program. Since 1979, the organization has matched over 100,000 enthusiastic students from around the world with caring host families across the United States. EF Foundation is designated by the United States Department of State as an Exchange Program Sponsor.

Learn more about high school exchange at effoundation.org or contact IEC Miller at fralyntam@gmail.com and/or (928) 951-4871.


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