Become an exchange coordinator

Encourage local families to host foreign exchange students. Make an impact in your community.

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Enrich your community

As an International Exchange Coordinator (IEC), you play a key role in the world of cultural exchange. You bring cultures together in your community by connecting foreign exchange students, high schools and host families. The role is part-time, flexible and volunteer-spirited.

Your role as an exchange coordinator

Find caring host families in your community

Match host families with EF exchange students

Support your host families and students throughout the year

Meet our exchange coordinators

Our IECs live all across the US and come from many different backgrounds—stay-at-home parents, business owners, teachers, empty nesters and more! They are passionate about cultural exchange and love to build international friendships.

What's the role of an exchange coordinator?

As a coordinator, you wear many different hats. You build relationships in your community and support your host families and students. Explore different components of the role below.

Our rewards & incentives

Exchange coordinators are compensated for each exchange student they match with a family and for supervising all their students during the year. In addition to the financial compensation, IECs earn travel rewards and gain access to a nationwide network.

The world leader in high school programs

EF High School Exchange Year has been promoting global awareness through student exchange for over 40 years. We bring more students to the US each year than any other high school exchange program. Since 1979, our organization has connected more than 100,000 international students with caring host families across America. We proudly work alongside the US Department of State in promoting public diplomacy through our program.

Become a coordinator

Are you ready to change the lives of exchange students and host families, connect with your community in exciting new ways and explore the world with EF?

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