Local Resident Recognized for Strong Commitment to Student Exchange Program

MEXICO, NY – Local resident Bonnie Loforte  joined more than 500 EF Foundation for Foreign Study International Exchange Coordinators (IECs) for a fun and informative weekend in Dallas, Texas.

Attendees, including Loforte, were recognized for their strong commitment to high school student exchange and had an opportunity to celebrate the year’s accomplishments.

Bonnie Loforte
Bonnie Loforte

In 2012, EF Foundation international exchange coordinators placed nearly 3,000 exchange students from 25 countries with host families across the United States.

In Loforte’s position as an international exchange coordinator, she is supporting a priority United States foreign policy goal of expanding communications between U.S. citizens and people from other countries.

She, along with EF Foundation’s full-time professional staff, is responsible for matching enthusiastic students with nurturing host families, enrolling them in high school and providing students, schools and host families with ongoing guidance and support throughout the year-long exchange experience.

“It was so exciting to go to Dallas,” said Loforte. “It was a great opportunity to meet up with my colleagues from across the country and celebrate another great year of exchange.  I also had an opportunity to learn more about ways to educate my community about the benefits of exchange.”

EF Foundation is currently looking for families to open their homes to an exchange student for the 2013-2014 school year.

For more information about the program, contact Loforte at 315-963-0642 or 315-402-8963 (call or text) or at [email protected]

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, EF Foundation for Foreign Study is the leader in high school exchange.

Committed to promoting international understanding and global awareness for more than 30 years, EF Foundation brings more students to the United States each year than any other high school exchange program.

Since 1979, the organization has matched more than 100,000 enthusiastic students from around the world with caring host families across the United States.

EF Foundation is designated by the United States Department of State as an Exchange Program Sponsor.

To find out more information about EF Foundation, visit effoundation.org