Refer a family

As an EF student, you know that host families represent the diversity of American culture and all have an interest in sharing their American life with students from other countries.

Refer a family and we will send you a $100 gift card*.

There is no limit on the number of families you refer – consider recommending families you know from your teams, school activities, neighborhood, or community.

Refer a caring family you know

An EF team member will connect with the family

The referral joins the program

Get your referral award

*Families must be new to EF, meaning they have not previously hosted or been referred by someone else. The $100 gift card will be sent to you once the family completes the screening process and finalizes their student placement for the upcoming school year.

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