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Why host with EF High School Exchange Year?
Create a global family

Bring a new culture into your home and community. Students coming from 13 different countries across Europe and Asia are eager to learn about Ireland and to share their own culture. It's very common that relationships are built for many years to come after an exchange has ended.

Support from EF all the way

You'll have a local Regional Manager that will guide you through the application process and support you during the whole exchange year, while the students have their own dedicated support team. They are in touch with EF offices around the world as we don't work with partner organisations. From start to finish the experience for students and host families is entirely with EF.

You choose who you want to host

With EF you get the unique opportunity to go through student profiles together with your experienced Regional Manager and select a student based on your preferences and similarities in interests. We know that a great match is the key to a successful hosting experience.

Our host families

From Donegal to Doolin and West Cork to Wicklow, we have host families the length and breadth of Ireland and they come in all shapes and sizes. As long as you can provide a warm loving home, have a spare room with a bed and live within a reasonable distance from a Secondary School, we would love to chat more about hosting with us. The one thing that all families share is an interest in learning about other cultures and sharing their Irish life with a student.