Education First International Travel Page

Education First

EF provides life-changing education for global citizens. For over 50 years, EFs mission has been to give confidence and freedom to people of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds.

EF leads professionally guided tours to the world’s greatest sights and landscapes.  Itineraries are tailored to the needs of teachers and students at all levels.  EF also words to handcraft adventures and active vacations for American adults of all ages and interests.

The History of EF:  In the early 1960s, a young Swedish man named Bertil Hult traveled to England for the first time.  As a dyslexic learner, school had always been a challenge for him, but he was surprised by how effortlessly he picked up English in England.

Bertil realized that traditional classroom-based teaching was not always the most effective, especially for a student like himself.  In 1965, he decided to start a small company called Europeiska Ferieskolan (which translates to European Holiday School – EF for short). The school worked to combine language learning with travel abroad.

He called the program Språkresor, or Language Travel, which provided one of the world's first hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom.

Today, experiential learning is a cornerstone of modern education. For EF, it has been the philosophy behind every program for 50 years. This simple but effective way to learn has helped EF become world’s largest educational organizations.

Our partnership with EF has been an excellent fit.  Making the decision to partner with EF has been an excellent decision and we look forward to working with EF for many years to come.