Union High School has once again received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year. The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness. Union High School was one of a select group of high schools recognized across the United States for the 2013-14 school year.
“Union High School has shown an outstanding commitment to offering a global education,” said Dan Sodervall, President of EF High School Exchange Year. “By welcoming exchange students into the classrooms, Union High School has created new and unique learning opportunities not just for the exchange students, but for the American students and faculty as well.”
This year, Union High School welcomed one EF High School Exchange Year exchange student, Eskild Eriksen from Denmark (host parents Brian and Leigh Anne Gerloff). Not only was he accepted into the school, he became an integral part of the school’s academic and extracurricular life, involving the greater community in the exchange experience.
Local exchange coordinators Michael and Cecilia McCloud thank Union High School for Union High School’s rich history of welcoming students from around the globe. The community and visiting students shared an unforgettable experience thanks to the generosity of Union High School administration, teachers, students and families.
To learn more about getting involved with high school exchange in this community, contact EF High School Exchange Year local coordinators Michael and Cecilia McCloud at 815-564-8359 and/or cecilia.mccloud@effoundation.org. You may also call the EF High School Exchange Year main office at 1-800-447-4273 or visit www.efexchangeyear.org