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We’re an education company first

Experiential travel is simply how we bring learning to life. At EF Educational Tours, we’re always expanding what we show travelers so educators can expand what they teach. Our itineraries are hands-on, student-centered, and—above all else—fun. Because empowering a personal journey for every student who travels with us is just as important as handling the details of their physical trip.

Preparing students for the future and their futures

Students experience deep learning and personal growth when they travel with EF, and these incredible outcomes help prepare them for everything that’s ahead:

of travelers say their tour expanded their knowledge of the world

say they understand more about new people, places, and cultures

of EF travelers say they grew more confident and independent

say they discovered more about themselves as a result of their tour

Source: EF Educational Tours 2019 Post-Tour Student Survey

From travel to transcript

By focusing on reflection and investigating a topic that inspires them, students can earn high school or college credit as part of their EF tours. The exclusive online course we developed with Southern New Hampshire University not only documents and deepens students’ learning—it earns them three transferable college credits and a confidence-building taste of higher-ed success.

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EF is accredited, just like your school

To broaden the opportunities for our Group Leaders and travelers, we team up with current and former teachers, global education advocates, and impactful organizations across the world. EF echoes our customers’ commitment to education. It’s why we design tours that complement today’s classrooms and it’s what allows us to meet the same rigorous standards as schools like yours.

“I know EF cares about education and what my students are learning and experiencing.”

Brady R., Teacher

Professional learning is better together

We celebrate learning in unlikely places and applaud teachers who are just as curious as the students they inspire. That’s why EF prioritizes professional development for the educators we work with. From free training tours, to educational symposiums, to all the professional learning credit you can earn along the way, teachers who lead our tours join a network of passionate people who understand the benefits of educating students about the world. (Think of it as the ultimate teachers’ lounge.)

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Impact that lasts

Learning is all about making connections—whether it’s between different opinions, the past and the present, or a place and the people who live there. EF tours are specially designed to spark these connections, giving students like Alexis the confidence and cultural awareness they need to take a different direction in life.

Let’s expand the way students learn