Food & Community in the Windy City
See how food travels from plant to plate through projects with local NGOs like urban farms and food depositories.
Community & Conservation in Puerto Rico
Help restore and protect the valuable natural resources of Puerto Rico.
Landscapes & Legacies in the Southwest
Help preserve the region's cultural traditions and natural beauty.
This is Service Learning with EF
On a Service Learning tour, your students team up with established nonprofits on community-driven projects. Through hands-on work and interactions with local volunteers, students learn collaboration and problem-solving skills while making contributions that are both meaningful and sustainable.
Where will you take your students?
Para La Naturaleza
In Puerto Rico, students get a hands-on look into conservation and stewardship thanks to our partnership with Para La Naturaleza. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the island’s ecosystems. Through managing 30,000 acres of conservation land, they provide students the opportunity to work with seedlings in a tree nursery, plant native trees outdoors, and prepare and maintain reforestation areas. After volunteer hours wrap up, Para La Naturaleza environmental interpreters facilitate reflections with students to help them further understand the impact of their service.
What to expect on a Service Learning tour
Communities in action
Students get to know communities during meals, cultural activities, and work at their project sites. They’ll gain a new appreciation for the variety of customs and cultures present within their own country.
Working side by side with community members, your students will gain insight into the challenges they face and contribute to long-term community initiatives.
Between your 24/7 Tour Director and locals you meet throughout the tour, experience unique perspectives and create personal connections that resonate long after returning home.