As a member of the EF High School Year family, you are part of a global exchange network.
Two levels of support
Our unique system means that someone is always available to give help or ideas.
International Exchange Coordinators (IECs)
IEC's are the heart and soul of EF High School Year in local communities. They find and screen host families, maintain relationships with local high schools, and support families and students during the exchange year.
So that our IEC's can run successful exchange programmes in their communities, EF High School Year offers both local and national training on subjects ranging from cultural differences to rules and regulations. IEC's also have 24/7 access to emergency support from the national office.
EF High School Year Staff
We have a national office based in Kilarney, Co. Kerry, and a Headquarters based in Hastings in the UK. Our full-time staff are dedicated to creating positive exchange experiences for students, families, and coordinators. We handle a wide range of administrative and logistical details. Regional Managers work with IEC's to select host families, provide guidance and support over the phone throughout the exchange year, and handle administrative tasks.
Our national office staff is available on a freephone number throughout the year to speak with families, students and coordinators on any issues that arise. In addition, a staff member is on call 24-hours a day, 365 days a year in case of emergency.