It started more than 50 years ago

It was 1960 and Swedish student Bertil Hult had spent years struggling with dyslexia. Unsure of his future, he moved to London in search of work. 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 in 1965—a company built on experiential learning, cultural immersion and authentic connections. Bertil’s experience is at the core of our educational philosophy.

One Global Mission

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, Bertil and his family continue to lead EF. We are the world leader in international education, with over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries all focused on one global mission: Opening the World Through Education.

Preparing students for the 21st century

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, global education is more important than ever. Together with educators worldwide, we provide experiences that make students more open-minded, more confident and ready for life in the 21st century. 

Most importantly, at EF Educational Tours we're dedicated to making these experiences accessible to as many students as possible. That's why we always offer the guaranteed lowest prices.

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