Your partner for international education

EF Education First's mission is to Open the World Through Education. Within our higher-education division, we believe the way to do that is through academic and programming innovation, and dismantling barriers to access. We are the study abroad partner for institutions that are passionate about designing study abroad programs grounded in academic and operational excellence with the support of a strategic, experienced, and supportive ally.
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Our Global Learning Model

Built in collaboration with leading industry experts, our Global Learning Model acts as a catalyst for ever expanding growth throughout the entire learner journey. Embracing a unique blend of educational and cultural elements alongside academic resources, this model maximizes learning before, during, and after immersion.
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We understand how important it is for students—across identities and across the broad socioeconomic spectrum—to have access to study abroad. That is why one of our core organizational goals is to provide financial and support resources that dismantle barriers to study abroad. Check out just a few ways we aim to deliver on this.


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Explore more unique EF offerings

Future Nobel Laureate Scholarship Program
A first-of-its kind scholarship for students which includes a project-based course and international field study in Sweden to attend the Nobel Week Dialogues. Created in partnership with The Forum on Education Abroad and EF's education partner, the Nobel Prize Museum. Learn more →
Hult Prize
As an affiliated organization of EF, the Hult Prize challenges young people around the world to solve the planet's most pressing issues through social entrepreneurship. Every year, one team receives $1 million in funding to make their ideas a reality. Learn more →
Research & innovation
As the world leader in international education, EF is pioneering new ways to improve how people learn now and in the future—leveraging technology, research, and design. Learn more →
At EF, we seek to be a force for good—in people's lives, in the community, and on the planet at large. As such, we have developed several different impact initiatives, including partnerships with World Animal Protection and the Olympics, and by establishing sustainability and responsible travel commitments. Learn more →