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.


Before Tour

Partnering with their Tour Consultant, teachers find—or create—the perfect tour for their students at the guaranteed 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 Customer Service team and online experience make payments and account management simple and easy.

On Tour

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 local guides. Groups that aren’t large enough to fill an entire bus will travel with groups from other schools. 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.

After Tour

Students can earn high school or college credit through weShare—an online learning program that starts before tour, continues during travel and culminates in a project after they return. Teachers can enhance their professional development using Global Rewards. We also work with schools to build travel programs so even more students have the opportunity to experience the world.