Safety & support

Your students’ safety is our number one priority. We would never send a traveler to a location we believe to be unsafe—and with our extensive global presence, our best-in-the-industry experience, and our collaboration with U.S. and international authorities, that’s a statement we can back up with real insight.

Whether it’s a worldwide pandemic or a sprained ankle, a missed flight or confusing medical paperwork, we’ve seen it all and we have the resources to handle it. In other words, whatever happens, we’re ready.


We’re leading the charge on student health and safety

Our Safety and Incident Response Team—comprised of industry experts, healthcare experts, and even former FBI personnel—is ready to spring into action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And in addition to following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and local and federal authorities around the world, we are actively shaping and innovating on the new worldwide standards for cleanliness and safety. In fact, EF has even earned the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp—the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for Travel & Tourism, designed specifically to address COVID-19 and similar outbreaks.

Read our new health standards

When you need us most, we’re always close

EF’s global presence is truly unmatched. We’re talking staff on the ground 365 days a year in over 50 countries. And we don’t just work in those countries—we call them home. In fact, EF team members live in nearly every one of our tour destinations. That means we have the local knowledge to keep our groups safe, and you’ll have friendly faces nearby to offer a helping hand (or a high-five).



Our people are your people

Your personal Tour Director will be with your group from day one until you head home, and you can lean on them for everything from hidden gems to the nearest pharmacy. Best of all, they add the personality, local genius, and logistical wizardry that make our tours shine. (Just think of them as your rock on tour.)

And don’t forget about your hometown crew. For every ten travelers you enroll on your trip, you get to bring a chaperone for free. That means you can travel with your own dream team of educators you trust and work with.

Meet the rest of your EF people

We could talk about safety all day

Want to take us up on that? Just give us a call.

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