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10 things you should know before moving to Seoul

Whether you’re drawn in by technology, culture, or by a desire to learn the language, you’ll not be the first expat who has been enchanted by Korea’s megacity. But what should you know before planning a move to Seoul? Here are ten things to keep in mind...

10 things you should know before moving to Singapore

One of Asia’s major financial and trade centers, the city-state of Singapore is a memorable mix of culture, food, mode...

10 reasons to love Seoul

Can you name a city oozing with history, culture, and food—all topped off with a generous helping of quirkiness? Seoul...

Language learning

12 French words with no English translation

French is known as a “poetic” language, but what does that really mean? It might be that the French are genius at comi...

10 more fantastic facts about languages

The wonderful world of language offers us endless opportunities for growth and communication and is rooted in a great ...

Here’s how your brain changes when you learn a language – what a University of Tokyo study showed us

In a joint research project with EF Education First and the University of Tokyo, it was revealed for the first time th...

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Culture

How to help a student with homesickness: 7 tips for host families

The key to a student having a fantastic, enriching study-abroad experience is embracing all the new experiences and the culture that their new city has to offer. Missing their hometown and pining fo...

50 unbelievable facts about the world

Have you ever sat around the table with friends or family, enjoying a perfectly acceptable lunch or dinner, and listened – powerless – as the conversation slowly turns to the topic of “culture” or “...

10 hidden gems in Honolulu

On the island of O’ahu, AKA ‘The Gathering Place’, Honolulu has long drawn international visitors with promises of sunny beaches and reliable waves. But there’s far more to Hawaii’s capital city tha...

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Student life

The ultimate guide to the perfect gap year

A previously published EF GO blog post described a gap year in two ways: gap year(gæp jɪr) noun an amazing way to win...

6 ways to stay connected to your international friends while at home

Forging connections with international friends is both rewarding and challenging. At first, the vast oceans, language ...

Studying abroad can transform your academic future – here’s how

New places, new foods, new faces – studying abroad appeals to our curiosity and sense of adventure. Many people say th...

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Online learning vs. in-person classes – what’s better?

With ever-changing landscapes and new global challenges, educators and learners around the world have had to adapt. In...

40 questions to make you a virtual pub quiz master

During these strange and wacky days, where we all find ourselves with lots of spare time, people have been finding int...

50 unbelievable facts about the world

Have you ever sat around the table with friends or family, enjoying a perfectly acceptable lunch or dinner, and listen...

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