As a teacher, selflessness can feel like part of the job description. But let’s take a moment to consider how traveling with EF can impact you—as an educator, as a leader of student travel experiences, and yes, as a person, too.
Start earning Global Rewards Points as soon as you start enrolling students. Redeem them after your first tour for incredible rewards like student travel scholarships and on-tour upgrades. You can also use your Global Points to explore dreamy destinations—like scenic Rwanda and the streets of Florence—on tours created especially for teachers. Thanks to our educational partnerships around the world, these trips include “only at EF” experiences such as VIP access to the Tour de France and our Ashridge Executive Education program housed at EF's very own castle.
P.S. Check out Rikki's story to see how one EF Group Leader turned her Global Points into an unforgettable travel experience.
EF offers a wide range of opportunities to connect with other globally minded teachers and grow as an educator. And when you enroll students on one of our tours, you join the EF Group Leader Lounge. From classroom resources to exclusive events, you’ll receive ideas and inspiration in the time leading up to your trip.
Meet fellow educators at EF’s Global Education Symposium, get access to events like the Nobel Prize Teacher Summit, or go on a tour just for teachers.
Get credit for growing
Earn up to six graduate-level credits or 45 professional learning hours or points—all while exploring new destinations. See details here.
Get a chance to give back
Invest even further in your school community by using your Global Rewards Points to fund a full or partial tour scholarship for a deserving student traveler.
Experience a tour before you lead one
Once enrollment is underway, first-time Group Leaders are welcomed into the EF family with free training programs. Our in-person training tours take place in places like San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New York. There, you’ll learn from both EF staffers and Educational Travel Advisors (experienced Group Leaders who often serve as mentors throughout the planning process) to get a taste of what your own tour will look like. Whether you embark on a training tour or take part in our virtual training program, we’ll make sure you feel prepared and confident before you lead your students on tour.
While you’ll walk away from tour with many tangible rewards, the most important one is the life-changing impact you’ll make on your students. You’ll help them prepare for the future by helping them learn more about the world, themselves, and their place in the world. Plus, they just might get their first taste of a New York slice. And that’s also truly life-changing.
One more thing
For every 10 travelers you enroll, you get a free spot on tour. That means you can travel for free and bring along your dream team of chaperones. Oh, and you might suddenly become the most popular person in the teacher’s room.