It started more than 50 years ago

It was 1960 and Swedish high school student Bertil Hult had spent years struggling with dyslexia. Unsure of his future, he moved to London in search of work, but what happened next surprised even him. After only a few short months, he was fluent in English—a feat he never thought possible.

That discovery inspired Bertil to launch EF Education First—a company built on experiential learning, cultural immersion and authentic connections. Bertil’s experience is at the core of our educational philosophy.

The world leader in international education

Today, with 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, our global presence offers local access to the rest of the world. So, wherever you go, rest assured, we’re there too. And our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan have you covered no matter where you go.



Preparing students for the 21st century

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, global education is more important than ever. Prepare your students for the challenges of the 21st century—while you inspire them—through a range of educational tours that provide in-depth exploration, authentic connections and hands-on experience. 

Most importantly, we believe every student deserves the chance to experience educational travel, which is why we always offer the guaranteed lowest price.

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