EF Educational Tours

Provider

EF (Education First) began with the mission to break down barriers in language, culture and geography, and has since helped more than 15 million people of all ages and backgrounds become global citizens. EF offers cultural exchange programs, educational tours, language learning and degree abroad programs.

Programs from EF Educational Tours

Program Reviews

  • Carolyn Morris
    Age: 18 or younger
    Female
    Roberts, Wisconsin
    An amazing experience overall!
    01/13/2015

    This was my first trip I've taken using EF Tours and I couldn't have asked for a simpler, less unstressful, more efficient tour. Our tourguide, Alex, was always on top of things and it was nice to let him do all the organizing while we just relaxed and followed our agenda. I saw places that I had only dreamed of visiting one day, and being able to see it all without the stress of organizing it, enhanced my experience even more. Overall, I had a wonderful trip and I'm so glad we chose to go through EF Tours.

    How could this program be improved?

    In a couple hotels we stayed at, the wifi wasn't reliable. I understand this is the hotels' fault, not the tour company, but if we could be set up to stay in hotels where we'll be able to call our families after our days of adventure that would be really helpful. This especially relates to teenagers who probably have worried parents at home who would really like to hear from them.

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  • Lori Morris
    Age: 51 or older
    Female
    Roberts, WI
    Augsburg College
    loved the tour!
    12/09/2014

    This was the trip of a lifetime for us. I traveled with my daughter and a group of teachers, parents and other high school students. In 8 days we experienced Paris, the Alps and Munich. Amazing!

    How could this program be improved?

    No suggestions for improvement. Alex, our tour guide kept us informed & organized. I felt safe and "taken care of" throughout our European tour.

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    Another chaperone and I at The Eiffel Tower in Paris! oui oui!
    My daughter and her friends exploring France.
    A picturesque Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) in Munich.
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  • Lulu Andrews
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Manhattan, NY
    Seton Hall University
    How EF took me on board then took me abroad
    11/13/2014

    At 14 I told my parents I was going abroad. EF made that dream a reality, and for 12 months I was given the chance to attend the Opera in Paris, ski the French Alps, and pass the French Baccalaureate with flying colours. My host family took me even further and we travelled to NYC for a week for my host sisters 21 birthday. I climbed monolithic boulders, attended Gaelic festivals, improved my spanish aswell as my french, made life long friends and improved my self confidence. I became a young woman in France and EF gave me the liberty to do that. I went to wine tastings, visited Reims and tasted real Champagne, watched my favourite Bri cheese being made, and visited the parfumeries down on the Cote d'Azur. I went to lunch in Monaco and was back in France in time for dinner. I drove through Italy for a week over Easter Break and saw everything from a town with sky high chimneys to the famous leaning tower of Pisa. EF organised these trips and more, book ending my adventure in France with first an intensive language camp in a beautiful old boarding school in the north of France and ending it with a week long trip to the Alps. These two trips particularly brought me into contact with kids from Norway, New Zealand, Mexico, Columbia, the US, Japan and Australia, kids who I still to this day, 4 years on, see every summer.
    EF took me on board, took me abroad, and kept me abroad, enjoying the world with my own eyes.

    How could this program be improved?

    I would change the business side of it, wherein host families are payed a certain amount. I was lucky and experienced a brilliant trip but stories were passed around of host families who only took in the exchange student for the money and did nothing to make them feel welcome, at home, or engaged in french life.

    Photos:
    The Moulin Rouge in Paris after shopping on the Champs d'Elysee
    At the French Alps bordering Italy, Switzerland and France with two of my best friends still to this day!
    A group of my best friends from class in Lorient, Bretagne
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  • ams1492
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Fort Pierce, Florida
    Abroad in Spain
    10/31/2011

    During the 11 days I was in Spain, I was filled with lots of cultural and historical information. From the time we stepped off the plane in the morning in Madrid, everyday was filled with touring. Three days in Madrid were spent touring the city and getting all the historical information about the cultural groups that inhabited the area at certain times, like the Moors from Africa. We visited the Royal Palace, with its 2,800 rooms! In Toledo, Granada, Seville, and Cordoba we visited many really intricate Cathedrals, bull rings,the Prado art museum, the Alhambra, and we also got plenty of free time to walk about the cities. Many people got the chance to go to a bull fight, night clubs, and experience the other nightlife. The most difficult part was always having someone to translate and finding food to eat that I liked. Other than that, the trip was amazing and it made we want to do another study abroad next year.

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