EF’s response to COVID-19
Though EF High School Exchange Year did not run a fall 2020 program, we successfully welcomed students for the winter 2021 semester and fall 2021 school year. See how our organization is responding to COVID-19 by exploring the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Last updated: December 8, 2021 at 11:00 am ET
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?
Why has EF chosen to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for students?
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?
Is my current exchange student eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine while on the program?
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?
Are EF host families, coordinators or staff required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19?
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