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An innovative approach to education abroad

As a leader of global education innovation, EF Education First has spent over 55 years helping millions of students explore, learn, and grow through experiential education and meaningful immersion. And today, we’re shaping the future of study abroad. At EF Study Abroad, our modern programming connects the needs of today’s students with the requirements of tomorrow’s leaders in the context of our ever-changing world. By enriching traditional immersion with opportunities for knowledge acquisition and the development of future-ready skills, our programs equip students with the confidence, perspective, and resilience to thrive—no matter what comes next.

Learning outcomes
that last

Student learning is at the center of our programs, and we design each experience with specific, relevant learning outcomes in mind. This approach to study abroad ensures students don’t just observe the world—they engage with it, learn from it, and carve a unique path forward in it.

Held to the highest academic standards

We work closely with our School of Record, Colorado State University (CSU), to ensure high academic standards across our study abroad programs. Student travelers can receive an official transcript from CSU that awards transferrable credit for the work they’ve completed.

Designed with industry thought leaders

Professor David Wick brings over 20 years of international higher-education experience to his partnership with EF. In addition to co-creating and instructing the coursework of our Future Nobel Laureates Scholarship Program, he designed the cornerstone curriculum of our Foundation Programs.

Created alongside renowned institutions

EF is the educational partner of the Nobel Prize Museum. We work together to create innovative and impactful student experiences, including the EF/Nobel Prize Museum Global Citizen Certificate and the Future Nobel Laureates Scholarship Program.

Academic partners
around the globe

When you work with EF Study Abroad, you join a global academic community. Our network of partners is comprised of prestigious universities and institutions around the world, including: