The World Leader in International Education

LANGUAGE.
EDUCATION.
TRAVEL.
CULTURAL EXCHANGE.

Our Mission

Opening the world through education

EF provides life-changing education for global citizens. For over 50 years, our mission has been to give confidence and freedom to people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.

With the desire to define your own path in life, and a little courage, EF opens up a world of possibilities.


Our Programs

WHAT WE DO

We transform dreams into international opportunities

We combine language training with cultural exchange, academic achievement and educational travel to deliver courses and programs that transform dreams into international opportunities.

LEARN A LANGUAGE

The future belongs to those who speak multiple languages

At Home Abroad Online

An EF language course can help you talk to the world, in English or in 6 other widely spoken languages. We have fully accredited schools in 45 of the world’s most exciting cities, as well as English Live – the world’s largest online English school.


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Educational Travel

Turning the world into a classroom by experiencing its many wonders

At Home Abroad

EF leads professionally guided tours to the world’s greatest sights and landscapes. Itineraries can be tailored to the needs of teachers and students at any level: elementary, high school, or university. We also handcraft adventures and active vacations for American adults of all ages and interests.


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ACADEMIC STUDY

International careers await with a globally recognized degree

At Home Abroad

We offer degree programs at secondary, university, and post-graduate levels. Students who attend our schools graduate with preferred admission to the world’s best universities. We are also affiliated with Hult International Business School, renowned for its top-ranked MBA and bachelor programs.


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CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Living the American Dream with an exchange year in the US

Abroad

Our exchange programs give young adults the chance to experience America as a native, rather than a tourist. Host families provide safe and secure homes in typical US communities for our high school students choosing to study for a year abroad or work as an au pair.


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Corporate Information

FACTS
& FIGURES

Founded

1965

in Lund, Sweden

History
Countries

112

US, South America, Europe and China

Offices and Schools

500

Headquarters: Lucerne, Switzerland

Employees

43,500

Across all continents

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Our Divisions
and Businesses

EF LANGUAGE & SCHOOLS

  • EF Learning Labs
  • EF English Live
  • EF Local English Language Centers
  • EF Local English Language Centers for Kids
  • EF International Language Centers
  • EF Corporate Solutions
  • EF Academy – International Boarding Schools

EF Cultural Exchange

  • EF High School Exchange Year
  • Cultural Care Au Pair

EF Educational Travel

  • EF Explore America
  • EF Educational Tours
  • EF College Study Tours
  • EF College Break
  • Go Ahead Tours

Affiliated Organizations

  • Hult International Business School, Graduate School
  • Hult International Business School, Undergraduate School
  • Hult International Business School, Executive Education

EF employees are a reflection of our customers: Global citizens excited by education & travel


Corporate Responsibility

Outreach & Impact

Making a positive contribution...

We're committed to making a positive contribution to the global community – through key partnerships, support for good causes and cutting-edge research into improving the way people learn.

EF Research

We are constantly striving to improve the way people learn with ground-breaking research.

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The Hult Prize

EF founder Bertil Hult funds this student movement for social change in partnership with the annual Clinton Global Initiative.

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RIO OLYMPICS 2016

1 million people – including staff, volunteers, contractors and high school students – are to be trained using EF's English training platforms and services in preparation of the Olympics Games.

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Partnerships

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