Your child’s tour is going to change their world for the better

You’re probably here because an educator in your community is leading an EF tour. That’s awesome news! Educational travel gives students lifelong memories and helps them grow in countless ways. (We’re talking everything from gaining more confidence to developing a greater sense of empathy, just to name a few.) But before your child takes off, we’re here to answer all of your questions. Take a look through this page, or download our printable Parent Guide.



Your child’s safety is everything

First and foremost, we would never send a traveler to a location we believe to be unsafe—and with our extensive global presence, our best-in-the-industry experience, and our close working relationships with U.S. and international authorities, that’s a statement we can back up with real insight. We have so much to say about the safety of your child, we could fill a whole page. So, that’s exactly what we did. Please check it out.

Read about safety and support


Please note, we want you to feel fully confident when signing your child up for their student travel program. That’s why we’ve created new flexible policies in response to COVID-19, such as a risk-free enrollment period for 2022 tours. Learn more here.

Whatever you need, we’ve got you

We’re here to help you with everything and anything student travel-related. For one-on-one support, reach out to one of our Traveler Support Specialists (who we tend to think about as human search engines for all things EF). They’ll work with you and your child to answer any what-ifs and how-tos, from questions about payment plans to documenting dietary preferences. Want to do your own research? You always have access to our detailed Help Center, which provides information on everything from packing and passports to meals and destination guides.

Explore the Help Center



Put your child a step ahead

Your child can get college credit for what they experience on their student travel program. That new food they try and actually like? The conversations they have with locals? Yep, experiences like these can help them earn college credit with our exclusive online course offered by Southern New Hampshire University. The best part is, they’ll gain the confidence of completing a college-level course before they’re even out of high school!

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You’ve got this

We know it can be nerve-racking to send your child abroad, but we also know it’s experiences like these that give kids the confidence and cultural awareness they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. But don’t just take our word for it. Hear from Shanii and her mom Briscilla as they discuss Shanii’s journey out of the country.

Get more student and parent perspectives on travel