Refer and earn!

Earn grant money for your school or organization by recommending host families and exchange coordinators.

When you bring international exchange students into your community, it opens eyes to the world. EF students don’t just experience American culture—they become a part of it.

Encourage exchange in your community by recommending caring host families and coordinators to EF. With gratitude for your referrals, EF will donate a $500 grant for each new coordinator or $200 for each new host family you refer.*

For the month of April 2024, we're increasing our host family referral payment to $500! Help inspire the next generation of EF hosts. Refer today!

Refer a family or person

An EF team member will reach out

The referral joins the program

Receive your donation

*Families must be new to EF, meaning they have not previously hosted or been referred by someone else. You will receive payment once the family completes the screening process and the placement with their student has been finalized for the upcoming school year.

© EF Education First 2011-2022. EF High School Exchange Year is operated by EF Educational Foundation for Foreign Study, a non-profit corporation designated by the U.S. Department of State to operate a J-1 student exchange program. Note: Featured photo/videos do not include prospective students, and are representative of program participants.