Learning by doing

Our educational philosophy is simple: the best way to help students gain new perspectives and build skills for the future is through experiential learning. As an accredited institution, we partner with educators across the world to create global education programs that blend classroom, digital, and experiential learning for students.

You know students learn on a deeper level when what you’re teaching connects to their own lives. That’s why every tour comes with a Personalized Learning Guide, a tailored academic experience powered by your students’ curiosity. Using EF’s guided learning model, students use their strengths to investigate an issue or topic that inspires them. They reflect on what they’ve learned through a post-tour project that gives even more meaning to travel—and can earn them academic credit.

A competitive edge for your students

Our educational tours help prepare students for the future by teaching them more about the world, themselves, and their place in the world.

Combining the power of experiential learning with the thrill of global travel, our tours help students:

  • Expand their knowledge of the world around them
  • Understand new people, places, and cultures
  • Discover more about themselves
  • Grow more confident and independent

When students grow in these ways, they become more curious, more open-minded, and more excited about the future.

EF’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

Our mission is opening the world through education. We believe that means creating the opportunity to experience the life-changing impact of educational travel for all students regardless of gender identity, race, physical ability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Our goal is to increase access to travel-based learning by expanding and diversifying our community of schools, educators and students to create an intercultural educational experience for all learners.

Learn more about our efforts in a letter from our CEO of EF North America.

Inspire your students through culturally immersive educational travel.