Traveling with EF

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For over 50 years we've helped teachers and students discover the world through culturally immersive educational travel. Whether you’re taking a tour for the first time or you’re a seasoned traveler, we’ll support you every step of the way—before, during, and after your tour.

Before Tour

Your personal EF Travel Team consists of your Tour Consultant and EF Experience Specialist—two experts that will basically become your new best friends. Each one has a specialized skill set, but their overall goal is the same: making sure you get individualized support and have the absolute best tour ever.

First, you’ll partner with your Tour Consultant to find the perfect tour for your students at the lowest price. Then, your Tour Consultant will guide you through the process of signing students up. During this time, you’ll also get to lean on a network of experienced Group Leaders and a collection of online resources to make tour enrollment a breeze.

Up next, your EF Experience Specialist will step in to help you prepare to travel. They’ll handle all the nitty-gritty logistics that make your tour a success, including everything from passport assistance to rooming assignments.

For even more assistance, you’ll also have an online toolkit where you can get updates on your tour, stay in touch with your group, and learn what you need to know to get ready to travel. For travelers and parents, our Traveler Support team and online experience make payments and account management simple and easy.

On Tour

EF handles everything from flights and hotels to meals and sightseeing, so the group can relax and focus on the tour experience. The group's personal, full-time Tour Director takes care of on-tour details and provides cultural insight and knowledge for students.

Everyone travels together on one tour bus and shares the same Tour Director and local guides. Groups that aren’t large enough to fill an entire bus will travel with groups from other schools. With some tour and date flexibility, we are able to make travel happen for everyone at the lowest price. For more about what EF Tours are like, visit what to expect on tour.

After Tour

Students can earn high school or college credit through our Personalized Learning Guide—an online learning program that starts before tour, continues during travel and culminates in a project after they return. Teachers can enhance their professional development using Global Rewards. We also work with schools to build travel programs so even more students have the opportunity to experience the world.