Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

At EF Study Abroad, our vision is simple: to open up study abroad access to all learners—regardless of gender identity, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. In doing so, more students will have the opportunity to develop the soft skills required to navigate today’s ever-changing world.

Cross-cultural considerations

Each student who travels with EF Study Abroad has their own unique identity—and we want to ensure all of our programs are comfortable, enjoyable, and accessible for them. That’s why we’ve created an evolving collection of resources to help travelers feel more informed and prepared for their programs, no matter where they choose to go.

Start preparing for your cross-cultural experience with information and advice from the U.S. Department of State.

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Social identity resources for student travelers

This resource is intended to help you think about how your intersecting identities can, and will, shape your experience as an EF student. We encourage you to begin the process of self-reflection by taking some time to review the information below before you go abroad.

This list is by no means exhaustive and there may be multiple identities you relate to and that influence your view on the world. While these resources were selected with care, EF Study Abroad does not assume responsibility for the organizations whose links appear above, and cannot ensure the accuracy of the included information.

Know before you go

Explore these curated destination guides for in-depth packing lists, must-try foods, free time ideas, tips from travelers just like you, and way more.