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English student exchange programmes

Go on an exchange programme to an English-speaking country and immerse yourself in another culture. We have been organizing student exchanges for over 50 years. Find out how our English-language exchange programmes can help you discover the world.

English student exchange programmes

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Combine language and academic studies at a school abroad. Prepare for an official language exam and gain work experience.
Destination: USASouth Africa

EF Languages Abroad

16 + years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start any Monday.
Destination: USASouth Africa


14 - 19 years
1-5 years
Private high school
Study and live with students from 75 nationalities. Gain an internationally recognized diploma and access to a top university.
Destination: United KingdomUSA

English exchange programme

Going on an exchange programme to an English-speaking country is a great way to experience another culture without the language barrier that is often part of an experience like this. Because you already speak English, you'll be able to dive right in and get to know your hosts. Having a shared language can make two countries seem more similar than they are. As an English-speaking exchange student, you'll be surprised to find how different your own culture is from the culture you're discovering abroad. Such differences help you develop your world view, giving you a more mature outlook. You won't regret going on a student exchange to an English-speaking country.

Working as an au pair

One opportunity to go on an exchange to an English speaking country is to work as an au pair in the USA. This programme places you in an American family that needs help with childcare. Living in an American family is an amazing experience, one that you'll remember the rest of your life. You'll have your own room and share your meals with them. The cultural exchange is enormous. The advantages of this type of student exchange programme are both cultural and financial. You'll be able to spend a year abroad working instead of breaking the bank, and you'll be completely immersed in American culture. What more could you ask from an exchange programme in an English-speaking country?