Step 5

Contact your local high school

After connecting with your Regional Coordinator and Regional Placement Manager to determine which schools you will work with, create a plan to introduce yourself and learn more about how exchange works in each school.

Make your first contact

Make a call and send a follow-up email to the school or district exchange contact to set up a virtual or in-person meeting. Not sure who the contact is? Ask your EF team for ideas!

Download suggested email template

Promotional material for schools

Many schools appreciate having printed material about our program on file. Bring this School Inquiry Pack to your in-person meeting, or mail or drop off at the school if you aren't able to connect in-person.

Visit our school website

Learn policies and procedures

During your meeting, aim to learn more about how the school or district works with exchange. You can ask them about age, grade-level or academic requirements, as well the number of available spots for exchange students and any enrollment deadlines.

Download school form

Getting started as an IEC

Step 5

Contact your local high school

Share our school website with local high school contacts, and reach out to them to connect to share more about our program.


How to prepare

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