Yes, you can stay longer!

Continue your studies abroad in the US or UK

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It’s been a great high school exchange year so far - you have improved your English, explored a new culture, made lasting friendships and pushed the boundaries of your comfort zone. If you’re not ready to go home just yet, why not keep your education abroad and take it to the next level?


Introducing EF Academy International Boarding Schools

  • Choose your destination: New York (US), Pasadena, California (US) and Oxford (UK)
  • Live on campus with classmates and friends from 75+ countries
  • Study with students from 75 different countries
  • Earn an academic degree that is internationally recognized by universities and employers
  • Get personal guidance and support from your pathway managers, university advisors, teachers, coaches and staff

University placement 

EF Academy graduates have enrolled in the world’s best universities, as well as universities that are highly respected in specific fields such as art, engineering and medicine. Our students have gone on to schools including Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University and the University of California in the US and the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Norwich University of the Arts in the UK. Our dedicated university advisors are experts in their field and work with each student on a one-on-one basis to help them choose the school and program that is right for them and create a stand-out application.


Co-curricular activities and sports

All three of EF Academy’s schools offer students a wide range of after-school and co-curricular activities including academic and social clubs, excursions and sports. Our students have volunteered in their communities, won STEM competitions, improved their school by serving on the Student Council, taken part in exclusive science programs at nearby universities and participated in varsity sports competitions against local high schools.


Scholarships for EF high school exchange year students

As an EF High School Exchange Year student, you are eligible for a 1000 GBP or 1500 USD scholarship upon confirming your studies at EF Academy. Fill out the form on the right to receive more information and a copy of the latest EF Academy brochure, which includes details about tuition fees, campus locations and program options. An admissions consultant from your local EF Academy office will get in touch with you shortly after you submit your contact.


An Alumna’s Perspective 

"My EF High School Exchange Year was a turning point in my life. YoungHoe_Staylonger_promo

I experienced so many things I could never have experienced at home in South Korea which led to my decision to continue my studies in the US with EF Academy. I was attracted to the international character of the school, choice in top-notch programs, like IB, and campus close to New York City, one of the most international cities in the world. The boarding school environment at EF Academy was a very new experience. I learned a lot living in the residences together with all of my international friends. I also loved the diversity of co-curricular activities on offer and benefited from thorough university guidance and support. I not only made academic progress, but also developed a broad perspective, a willingness to take risks, and I got out of my comfort zone."

YoungHoe Cha, South Korea
EF High School Exchange Year / EF Academy alumna
University Destination: University of British Columbia, full scholarship

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    About EF Academy

    EF Academy International Boarding Schools offers a transformational high school education that empowers students to excel. Study with classmates from over 75 countries and open yourself to a future without borders.