EF’s response to COVID-19
Though EF High School Exchange Year did not run a fall 2020 program, we welcomed students for the winter 2021 semester and are actively placing students for the fall 2021 school year. See how our organization is responding to COVID-19 by exploring the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Last update: 7:00 am ET, April 13, 2021
Frequently asked questions
How has EF High School Exchange Year responded to COVID-19?
How will EF prepare students for being an exchange student in the US in the era of COVID-19?
What safety precautions and requirements are in place for student arrivals?
How does your program work within the confines of the current visa and travel restrictions?
Will students be tested before departing their home country, and/or upon arrival to their local community?
Are students required to quarantine upon arrival to the US? How does that impact their travel in regards to starting school?
Will my student be eligible or required to get a COVID-19 vaccine for travel to the US?
What happens if a school or a host family requests a student to be vaccinated for COVID-19? What if a student requests to receive a vaccination?
How is EF working with schools during this time?
What happens if a student contracts COVID-19 while on program?
Will EF still hold in-person orientation programs for students upon arrival to the US?
What will students get in place of EF Camp and Welcome Days?
How will student arrivals work for the 2021-2022 school year?
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