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The world leader in international education

Since 1965, EF Education First has helped millions of people discover more about the world (and themselves) through cultural immersion, educational exchange, and language learning—all driven by the belief that the world is better when people try to understand one another.

At EF Study Abroad, we partner with top colleges and universities to facilitate experiences that enhance traditional academia through multi-disciplinary learning and immersion.

Family owned. Globally established.

Founded over 50 years ago in Sweden by Bertil Hult, EF is a family-owned independent company that has grown into an industry leader with an unmatched global reach.


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Experiences rooted in education

Our study abroad experiences are designed to leave a lasting impact. By injecting intentional opportunities for the development of future-ready skills into every program element, we ensure students return home equipped to succeed—in their academics, careers, and beyond.

We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

Thoughtful travel for global citizens

As we continue opening the world through education, we are committed to leaving it better than we found it. Each and every day, EF strives to positively impact our planet—and its communities—through our carbon neutrality commitment, reforestation projects, animal welfare efforts, student innovation opportunities, and so much more.