Traveling with EF
For over 50 years we've helped teachers and students discover the world through culturally immersive educational travel. Whether you’re taking a tour for the first time or you’re a seasoned traveler, we’ll support you every step of the way—before, during and after your tour.
Partnering with their Tour Consultant, teachers find—or create—the perfect tour for their students at the lowest price.
After choosing a tour, it’s time to enroll travelers. Teachers build their group with the help of their knowledgeable Tour Consultant, a network of experienced Group Leaders and a collection of online resources.
Whether it’s in person, on the phone or online, the EF support team is there to help you prepare to travel. Group Leaders not only have a dedicated Tour Consultant, but also an online toolkit where they can get updates on their tour, stay in touch with their group and learn what they need to know to get ready to travel. For travelers and parents, our Traveler Support Team and online experience make payments and account management simple and easy.
EF handles everything from flights and hotels to meals and sightseeing, so the group can relax and focus on the tour experience. The group's personal, full-time Tour Director takes care of on-tour details and provides cultural insight and knowledge for students.
Everyone travels together on one tour bus and shares the same Tour Director and any licensed guides. Groups that aren’t large enough to fill an entire bus on their own will travel with groups from other schools on one of our shared tour experiences. With some tour and date flexibility, we are able to make travel happen for everyone at the lowest price. For more about what EF Tours are like, visit what to expect on tour.
Students can earn high school or college credit through our Personalized Learning Guide—an online learning program that starts before tour, continues during travel and culminates in a project after they return. Teachers can also take advantage of EF's Global Rewards program, which allows them to redeem points in a variety of ways from student scholarships, to professional development opportunities. We also work with schools to build travel programs so even more students have the opportunity to experience the world.