• Tours
  • International Student Tours

    • EF Educational Tours

      EF Educational Tours

      Age: 14 - 18
      Length: Tours from 6 to 31 days
      EF Educational Tours offers high school teachers and students an opportunity to discover the world on affordable, international tours.
    • EF College Study Tours

      EF College Study Tours

      Age: 18+
      Length: Tours from 1 to 4 weeks
      EF College Study Tours offers short-term study abroad tours for professors and students. Every tour is designed to help professors accomplish their academic goals and enrich their students’ lives.
    • EF Tours for Girl Scouts

      EF Tours for Girl Scouts

      Age: 10 - 18
      Length: Tours from 8 to 17 days
      EF trips designed just for girls and their leaders, offering a true, global experience.

    Domestic Student Tours

    • EF Explore America

      EF Explore America

      Age: 8 - 18
      Length: Tours from 3 to 10 days
      EF Explore America offers domestic educational tours for teachers and their students. These all-inclusive tours give travelers the opportunity to experience destinations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

    Tours

    • Go Ahead Tours for Adults

      Go Ahead Tours for Adults

      Length: Tours from 7 - 25 days
      Go Ahead Tours offers travel experiences abroad to Americans and Canadians of all ages on fully escorted tours worldwide. Choose from city stays, cruise options, multi-country tours or family vacations to destinations in any of the 7 continents.
    • College Break

      College Break

      Age: 18+
      Length: Tours from 1 to 5 weeks
      EF College Break runs group tours to Europe and all over the world. With a perfect mix of sightseeing and free time, it’s the ideal college travel experience.
  • Academic degrees
  • International Private High School Program

    • EF Academy

      EF Academy

      Age: 14 - 18
      Length: Course Length: 1 - 5 years
      Destinations: USA, United Kingdom
      Graduate from one of our prestigious private international high schools offering A-Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and Pre-IB Preparation courses with guaranteed University admission.
  • Au pair
  • International Au Pairs

    • Cultural Care Au Pair

      Cultural Care Au Pair

      Leading provider of intercultural childcare and educational exchange
      Cultural Care Au Pair has successfully placed more than 55,000 au pairs in welcoming American homes since 1989. Learn more about hosting an au pair!
  • Host family programs
  • EF High School Year Exchange Programs

    • EF High School Exchange Year

      EF High School Exchange Year

      EF High School Exchange Year is a not-for-profit organization that provides families the chance to extend a welcoming hand to a foreign student as an EF Host Family or International Exchange Coordinator. Learn how you can join our global family.

    Short Exchange Programs

    • EF Educational Homestay Programs

      EF Educational Homestay Programs

      Open your home to a foreign student for a few weeks and make life-lasting friendships for you and your family!
  • Language programs
  • EF International Language Centers

    • Language Courses Abroad

      Language Courses Abroad

      Age: For students and adults
      Length: Flexible course length, 2-52 weeks
      Destinations: France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Costa Rica, China, and Japan
      Learn a language where it’s natively spoken. We offer courses for all levels – results guaranteed! Start any Monday, year round.
    • Academic Year Abroad

      Academic Year Abroad

      Age: For students and adults
      Length: 6 month and 9 month programs available
      Destinations: France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Costa Rica, China, and Japan
      Combine language and academic studies for complete fluency. You’ll make friends and memories to last a lifetime!

    EF English Centers in North America

    • English Courses in North America

      English Courses in North America

      Age: 16+
      Length: Flexible course length, 2-52 weeks
      Destinations: US, Canada
      Learn English in one of our accredited English Centers in the USA or Canada. We offer courses for all levels - results guaranteed. Start any Monday, year round.
    • Academic Year in North America

      Academic Year in North America

      Age: 17+
      Length: 6, 9, and 11 months
      Destinations: USA, Canada
      Combine language and academic studies at an accredited EF school in the US to prepare for an international career or degree.
    • University Preparation in North America

      University Preparation in North America

      Age: 16+
      Length: 9 months
      Destinations: USA, Canada
      Gain admission to university in an English-speaking country with a comprehensive preparation program abroad.

    EF Online Language Courses

    • EF Englishtown

      EF Englishtown

      Age: 18+
      Length: Courses from 1 to 24 months
      Learn English online. Study when you want, where you want at the world’s largest online English school.

    EF Corporate Language Learning Solutions

    • Customized Language Courses Abroad

      Customized Language Courses Abroad

      Company-Sponsored Courses for Professionals
      Destinations: USA, United Kingdom, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain
      Small group and one-to-one intensive immersion courses abroad designed specifically for executives. Bring your business language skills to the next level.
    • Language Learning for Companies

      Language Learning for Companies

      Language training solutions for Business, Schools, and Government
      EF's innovative approach combines online, in-company and immersion programs abroad to create a solution customized to meet your company’s needs.

The World Leader in International Education

What we do

Our mission and our passion are one and the same. For almost 50 years, we've helped millions of people become citizens of the world by breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography. Through cultural exchanges, educational travel, language training and degree programs we are the World Leader in International Education.

Our Mission

The global classroom

EF was founded on a simple idea: to learn you need to experience. We make it possible for American teachers to lead students to over 100 countries. We prepare foreign students to attend English-speaking International Baccalaureate programs. And we run Hult, a top-ranked international MBA program. Everything we do opens more doors to the global classroom.

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Our Approach

Worldwide connections

Over the last 45 years we’ve built a global network of 25,000 teachers, 9000 staff and 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries. Across our 16 divisions we offer educational travel, cultural exchanges, language training and academic degrees. Education First is more than our company name—it’s what we do every day.

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Our Reach

The EF team

Individually, we’re passionate about visiting foreign places. As a team, we get excited to see others discovering the world around them. Candidates don’t come to us looking for a job, they come here because they’re already on board with our mission. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, we’d love to get to know you.

Our People

Partnerships that grow

We’re the official supplier of language training to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and that builds on the work we did for the Beijing 2008 Olympics and Seoul 1998 Olympics. We’re excited for these continued opportunities to break down language, cultural and geographical barriers on a global scale.

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