EF Welcome Days helps exchange students form new friendships and practice English altogether while exploring New York.

Welcome Days sessions are fast paced and full of energy and excitement, similar to summer camp atmospheres. All Welcome Days staff are provided with meals and dorm-style housing for the duration of the program, held at the EF Academy campus in Thornwood, New York.

Group Leaders
EF High School Exchange Year – Welcome Days

Group Leaders are energetic, adaptable, and responsible – they oversee groups of approximately 20 students during 3-day sessions filled with hands-on orientation activities and classroom content, lip sync battles, games, and a trip to Manhattan! Group Leaders help students feel comfortable, excited, and prepared/ supported (can’t choose which word) during their first days in the United States before traveling to their host families and beginning their exchange year.

July 14 – August 27
Transportation Coordinator
EF High School Exchange Year – Welcome Days

The Transportation Coordinator is responsible for ensuring smooth transportation by critically looking at transportation sched