EF Virtual
Training Program

Get your travel skills in top shape

Leading a student tour is a really big, really exciting decision. To help you feel The Most Prepared, we’re here to give you all of the knowledge and support you could ask for. Through live webinars and online teacher training sessions with EF staff and experienced Group Leaders, you’ll develop the skills to confidently lead your group somewhere new.

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Meet your expert trainers

Sessions are led by Global Education Ambassadors (aka Group Leaders with a ton of experience), seasoned Tour Directors, and EF staff. As they share their student travel expertise and provide you with support, you’ll start building the skills you need to lead.

Want to have a one-on-one chat with a Global Education Ambassador?

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Training sessions on demand

Looking for a quick tour refresher before hitting the road? Well, you’re in luck—our prerecorded online teacher training sessions will help level-up your travel skills. Choose your topic, or watch them all.

(Pro tip: First-time Group Leaders can earn professional development hours or points by watching all of the videos. More information can be found on this form.)

Safety & Communication on Tour

Become an on-tour safety expert as we review EF policies, emergency protocols, and tips for communicating with your group and their families.

Preparing for Departure

Pre-departure? No problem. From passport info to packing tips, we’ll show you how to get your group organized before you go.

Managing Your Travel Team

Get your travel team on board! Learn more about chaperone roles and responsibilities and how to set on-tour expectations for adult travelers.

Get Logistical: Flights & Hotels

From navigating the airport (and potential flight changes) to getting checked in at your first hotel, get tips on how to have a smooth departure and arrival day.

Eating Abroad

Learn how to manage any allergies or dietary restrictions in your group, and how to set expectations for the meals that are included in your tour.

Traveling as a Group

Some might call it “student wrangling,” and they aren’t wrong. Learn how to structure free time abroad and navigate public transit as a group.

Managing Money on Tour

Learn how to get your group’s money organized before tour, from collecting tips early to currency exchange best practices.


Fundraising is a great way to help make travel more accessible for your students—and we’ve got a ton of activities and ideas to help your group get ahead.