This is Service Learning with EF

Forge a (literal) path in a national park. Get your hands dirty on an urban farm. Plant something. Start a conversation with a stranger. Help introduce an endangered species back into the wild. Band together. Swing a hammer. Sort school supplies for families in need. Taste a different food. Build a greenhouse. Serve a meal. Follow directions. Help others do the same. Get inspired by the kind of progress you can see, and the kind of change you can feel.

Ready to dig in?

What sets us apart

Meaningful service

Working side by side with community members, your students will gain insight into the challenges they face and build long-term solutions to help empower the community.

Watch it in action

Leadership development

Your Field Director will take your group’s service experience even further, strengthening students’ leadership skills through activities and workshops.

See how it comes to life

Cultural immersion

You and your group will stay in the communities you serve—learning about other ways of life and forming lasting connections with locals.

Read about its impact

Established partners

We partner with nonprofits and NGOs who are ingrained in these communities and who ensure your students’ work makes a real, sustainable impact.

Meet a partner from Peru

“The kids always leave something for us, and we also strive to leave something for them, too.”

6 days

Food & Community in the Windy City

Work directly with organizations to improve food access in Chicago communities. See how food travels from plant to plate through projects with local NGOs like urban farms and food depositories. Your group will support initiatives such as:

  • Distribution of produce in “food deserts”
  • Urban agriculture and farming
  • Donation sorting for families in need
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6 days

Community & Conservation in Puerto Rico

Experience the island's lush, tropical landscapes as you help restore and protect the valuable natural resources of Puerto Rico. Your group will support initiatives such as:

  • Coastline preservation
  • Mangrove reforestation 
  • Community and neighborhood initiatives
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7 days

Landscapes & Legacies in the Southwest

Take in the natural beauty and the rich cultural traditions of the American Southwest while also helping to preserve them for future generations. Your group will support initiatives such as:

  • Trail building in the region's national parks
  • The California condor's reintroduction into the wild
  • Youth engagement in Native American communities
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Choose where to go

Immersive Tours + Meaningful Service Projects

On a Service Learning tour, you and your students work side by side with locals on community-driven projects in Africa, Asia, or the Americas. We partner with established nonprofits and NGOs to make sure your contributions are both meaningful and sustainable. Through hands-on work and deep exposure to the local culture, students learn vital collaboration and problem-solving skills. And, they return home inspired to make a difference.

Energized? Intrigued? Not sure where to start?

We can’t wait to help you plan the perfect Service Learning experience for you and your students.