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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 that significant changes in brain function occur during short-term language study abroad. This research group studied foreign students wh...

14 (more) Japanese words with no English translations

While my first post about Japanese words with no English translation was centered around words that have to do with wo...

5 things to keep in mind if you want to travel this summer

Are you dreaming of long days of sitting on a beach, feeling the sun warm your face, and forgetting about absolutely e...

Language learning

Learning a language abroad during COVID-19 – here’s what our students say

Here at EF, we’re committed to opening the world through education and to making sure that learning never stops. Throu...

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...

10 international films to help you learn a language

Watching movies in a foreign language often requires a little more concentration than usual, particularly if you’re ne...

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Culture

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...

10 reasons to love Eastbourne

One of England’s most popular coastal towns, Eastbourne is up there with the likes of Brighton and Bournemouth when it comes to picking the perfect place to learn English and enjoy life by the seasi...

How to celebrate Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere (and why everyone should experience it once)

Far from snuggling up in warm winter jackets, come December the Southern Hemisphere’s residents are down to their shorts and t-shirts. Yes, Christmas in the south is a different kind of affair – but...

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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...

How to celebrate Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere (and why everyone should experience it once)

Far from snuggling up in warm winter jackets, come December the Southern Hemisphere’s residents are down to their shor...

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