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Since 1965, EF Education First has helped millions of people see new places, experience new cultures, and learn new things about the world and themselves. To create programs that continue to elevate and enrich the lessons taught in a classroom, EF Study Abroad partners with the world's top colleges and universities to facilitate culturally immersive, international educational experiences that bring learning to life.


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Faculty-Led Programs

Short-term study abroad programs created in partnership with colleges and universities and led by faculty at your institution.

First-Year Programs

Global education for first-year students to set themselves up for success—and set their college experience apart.

"Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made, there is only so much you can learn in a classroom setting but the real way to learn is to get out there and experience it firsthand. You get so much more excited to learn and eager to continue."

Joshua A.
EF Study Abroad student

Why choose EF

At EF Study Abroad, we know how important it is the find the right partner—one who delivers value beyond just coordinating the logistics of travel. That's why we work with colleges and universities to facilitate culturally immersive, international educational experiences to bring learning to life.

Our global presence
Our 55+ years of experience, partnerships, and operations in 155+ countries enables us to provide your students the best immersive educational experience.

Institutional support
From holistic faculty preparation through trainings, orientations, and networking opportunities, to tailored communication and payment systems, we're here to support your institution.

Student impact
EF Study Abroad's unique academic approach is designed to maximize (and measure) core global competencies of your students.

Partners that power our impact

When you partner with EF, you join a community of educators and industry-leading organizations with like-minded philosophies who are paving the way on education and travel. These partnerships allow us to create irreplicable study abroad programs that are fully accredited by five of the country's most respected organizations: