At EF Education First, we believe that the world is better when people try to understand one another. Since 1965, EF has helped millions of people see new places, experience new cultures, and learn new things about the world and about themselves.
Our experiential learning programs—focused on language, travel, cultural exchange, and academics—help turn dreams into opportunities for people of all ages and nationalities.
Interested in finding more about our programs?
Earn a degree, certificate, or credential.
We offer degree programs at secondary, university, and post-graduate levels. Students who attend our schools go on to study at the world’s best universities. We are also associated with Hult International Business School, renowned for its top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs.
Turn the world into your classroom
EF leads expertly guided tours to the world’s greatest sights and landscapes. Itineraries are tailored to the needs of teachers and students at all levels. We also develop adventures and travel experiences for people of all ages and interests.
Communicate with the world in 10+ languages
An EF language course can help you talk to the world, in English and other widely spoken languages. We have fully accredited schools in 50 of the world’s most exciting cities, as well as EF English Live – the world’s largest online English school.
Experience life as a local
Our exchange programs give young adults the chance to experience America as a local. Host families provide safe and secure homes in US communities for our high school students choosing to study for a year abroad.
In 1965 Bertil Hult brought a group of Swedish students to Brighton, England. The idea was simple — students would learn English while traveling on holiday. Over 50 years later, millions of people have created opportunities for themselves through EF.
At EF we seek to change the world for the better. Our programs help challenge biases, foster empathy, and create better understanding around the world.
A career with EF combines the support and opportunity of a large organization with the spirit and energy of a small business. We look for thinkers and doers - creative, collaborative, and motivated people who are excited by education, communication, and travel.
Updates from the world of EF
The world's largest ranking of countries and regions by English skills
Our international pro cycling team is on a quest to explore the world. Stay tuned for a year of adventure.