8 tips to ace your first week at a new job

Career advice

8 tips to ace your first week at a new job

By on 11/29/2015

Starting a new job is just like the first day of school: you’re worried about what you’re wearing and whether you’ll make friends. Rest assured, [...]

UK vs. US: language frenemies

Culture calling   |   Language learning

UK vs. US: language frenemies

By on 11/27/2015

We’re co-blogging this week, showcasing a bit of friendly rivalry between the U.S. and Britain. Meet your hosts - a hot Brit, Tom, and one lovable [...]

Student stories

MOA

MOA - So many new smells, sights, feelings; it’s dizzying

MOA
“I have experienced so much, more than I ever thought I would experience.”

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Student stories

Nadja

Nadja - Life is magical

Nadja
“Life is magical. I don’t think I have ever appreciated every day in my life as much as I do now. And I guess it’s something I have learned by being here, and hopefully something I will bring home with me.”

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Sandra

Sandra - Many experiences richer

Sandra
“I knew before traveling that I would probably be a little bit homesick. I also knew that I would regret it my entire life if I didn’t go...”

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Student stories

Denise

Denise - Life in paradise

Denise
“Guys, I live in paradise! Even the way to school is one of the highlights of my day...”

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Student stories

Begonia

Begonia - Oxford love

Begonia
“You know how it is in Oxford. Everything is always so wonderful, even when it rains! I believe that this city is comparable to love…”

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5 great TOEFL preparation strategies

By on 11/25/2015

Taking the TOEFL is almost always a stressful experience. You need to get a specific score. You pay a lot to take the test. You’ve been preparing for months. The test center may be noisy or crowded. [...]

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Beaches and beyond: What to do in Rio de Janeiro

Travel tips

Beaches and beyond: What to do in Rio de Janeiro

By on 11/24/2015

Nowhere on Earth throws a party like Rio de Janeiro. From Monday to Sunday, January through December, Brazil’s second biggest city is alive with [...]

Career advice

17 inspiring career quotes you need in your life (now)

By on 11/22/2015

This week, I attended EF’s Careers Beyond Borders in London, where I heard a lot of passionate professionals, from some of the world's coolest [...]

Travel tips

San Diego: The ultimate visitors’ guide

By on 11/20/2015

San Diego. Home of the super chilled, tousle-haired, and perennially tanned. Here, it’s always summer, and even if the weather isn’t quite on point, [...]

Language learning

17 German Words with no English translation

By on 11/17/2015

I recently moved to the German-speaking part of Switzerland, and as a result, I’ve been trying to pick up German, which is a tricky endeavor. Firstly, [...]

Culture calling

Thanksgiving with a twist: 3 new ways to celebrate

By on 11/15/2015

Thanksgiving is usually seen as a traditional American holiday, centered around turkey and pumpkin pie (check out our guide for Thanksgiving [...]

Career advice

Prepare for a job interview in English

By on 11/13/2015

Job interviews are usually stressful, and a job interview in English can be doubly so. It’s worth taking the time to prepare for your job interview in [...]

TOEFL fees sky high, but why?

By on 11/09/2015

If you’re preparing to take the TOEFL, you're probably asking yourself why it’s so expensive to take this English test. Fees vary from country to country, but it almost always costs over 200$ to sit [...]

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10 things that only those who lived in the US understand

Culture calling   |   Travel tips

10 things that only those who lived in the US understand

By on 11/08/2015

From the towering skyscrapers of New York to the rolling hills of San Francisco, the United States will never cease to amaze. But besides all the [...]

6 best things to do in Northern California

Travel tips

6 best things to do in Northern California

By on 11/06/2015

Who hasn’t dreamed of exploring California? From sandy beaches to wild national parks and even wilder cities, California is the iconic state that [...]

Check your English level

By on 11/03/2015

You’ve probably asked yourself many times how your English skills compare to others. Are you ahead or behind people in your profession, in your industry, in your class, or in your country? You can [...]

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Avoid these 10 mistakes when working internationally

Career advice

Avoid these 10 mistakes when working internationally

By on 11/01/2015

When working abroad or in teams with people from all over the world, it's absolutely essential to remember that your colleagues might not see the [...]