Student Exchange Programs

Student Exchange Programs

Go on a student exchange program abroad and open yourself to a world of opportunity. Our foreign exchange programs range from year-long exchanges to a full college program, including your diploma, at one of our accredited schools. Becoming a foreign exchange student is a big decision. Get in touch so we can discuss your options.

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EF Language Year Abroad

16+ yrs
6, 9 or 11 months

Combine language and academic studies abroad at an accredited EF school to prepare for an international career or degree.

Destination: Korea, Portugal, France, Spain, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, China, Japan, United Arab Emirates, USA, United Kingdom

EF Languages Abroad

16+ yrs
2-24 weeks

Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 11 languages in 52 destinations. Start your course any Monday.

Destination: Korea, Portugal, France, Spain, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, China, Japan, United Arab Emirates, USA, United Kingdom

EF Academy

13-19 yrs
For High School Degrees

Earn your high school degree and IB Diploma among peers from 75 countries at one of our boarding schools in the US or UK.

Destination: USA, United Kingdom

EF Gap Year

Individual travel programs between high school and college

Get more out of college with an academic year or semester abroad that includes educational travel, language study, volunteer service, a work internship, and leadership development.

Destination: France, Spain, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, China, Japan

Foreign Exchange Programs

Enrolling in a foreign exchange program is an eye-opening experience. Many students are hesitant about going abroad, so you'll be getting an educational head start by choosing an EF exchange program. Our student programs vary in length and objective. For example, if you would like to become fluent as quickly as possible, consider choosing a more intensive student exchange. On the other hand, if your looking to embrace the nightlife and view historic monuments, consider a more cultural exchange program.

How to Become a Foreign Exchange Student

A student exchange program is the best way to become proficient at speaking a language. Moreover, perfecting your foreign language skills during your studies is a major asset to your future career. Therefore, going abroad as a foreign exchange student will give you a big leg up, whatever your future goals. Finally, by improving your language skills, you will gain independence and come home with an entirely new perspective on what it means to be a global citizen. Whichever student exchange program you choose, you can be certain that you won't soon forget all that you've learned while studying in a foreign country.