EF International Language Campuses
94% Rating
(151 Reviews)

EF International Language Campuses

The world is waiting. Learn a language abroad.

See the world, experience a new culture, and make friends from around the world as you prepare for your global future. EF's fun and interactive classes help you learn faster while living the language first hand. Earn college credit, participate in an internship, and explore your dream destination abroad. Start any Monday and study from two weeks and up, or join us for a semester or Gap Year abroad.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Amy

Beautiful City.... Terrible Program

1/10

I was very excited to go to Barcelona and study abroad. My friend went through a different program and enjoyed it a lot. My Spanish improved so much and I 100% think this was a valuable experience and recommend others to study abroad. (Learning Spanish was more of a result of being in Spain not at all a result of taking those un engaging classes with bad teachers)
Having said that I have come to the conclusion that, from what I experienced during my stay, the EF program in Barcelona is unorganized, the staff are rude, and the host moms, which I spoke to(I can't speak for ones I have not met or heard about), are uneducated and rude as well. I am not saying all of their locations are like this but the interactions I had with the Ef staff in Barcelona were atrocious. They would most definetly be unqualified to work in the U.S. for speaking to customers the way they do. Not only that but I was shocked because they were complete liars. They would say anything to save their behinds and made up stories when people complained. I do not believe they were qualified for their jobs one bit as they are rude, close minded, and untrustworthy.
As much as my experience with the staff was atrocious that wasn't the worst part, and it is probably unusual as most kids just pass through the program and are simply given fake smiles. The worst part was how obviously unorganized the program was. Most host parents were not even parents. Some where just men or young women who lived alone and were never home. My host mom was not a native spanish speaker and had such a thick accent I could barely understand her. She also did not know anything about the culture and therefore it was not a "cultural experience". I spoke to many people who were there with me in Barcelona(from all over the world) and many had problems with the program and their host "families". Some were left alone to do what ever they wanted sometimes as their host "parent" would go out clubbing. One of my friends was not even fed for a few days and was forced to buy her own food(the program is expensive and includes meals). Everyone I had talked to who was vegetarian arrived at the house to find out that the host family didn't even know! My host mom did not even know how to cook for my roommate and me and due to this we wasted so much money on our own food. Her boyfriend also smoked in the bathroom and the house would reek and I had an allergic reaction to the smoke.
Over all I recommend going to Spain just not through EF. My close friend loved her program and even talks to them today! There are great programs out there- this is not one of them.

How can this program be improved?

Yes. Have basic and detailed policies for staff to follow. Expect staff to report what happens when it happens. Make sure host parents are informed about people's dietary restrictions. Teach your staff not to be rude and teach them about customer service. Also explain how making things up is unprofessional and inappropriate. I hate to say this but some of your staff are clearly immature and don't know what they are doing.

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frida
Female
19 years old
oslo
Other

My time in Paris

8/10

I was with EF paris for around 5 months, and I had a very good time:) I made a lot of friends, learned a lot of french and had a experience which i will remember for a life time. After my stay,ive decided to study here because EF gave me such a good time! I recommend EF Paris very very much; if you like to meet new people and experience something different:D Thank you, everyone at EF for this experience!!!!!

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Nora
Female
19 years old
Paris
Washington University in Saint Louis

My Experience

9/10

The community that EF attracts is an eclectic bunch of curious and international students who can all relate over the shared goal of practicing French, learning about eachother's cultures, and exploring Paris and neighboring countries. I felt immediately very welcomed, and am excited to come to school everyday. The teacher's are amazing!! They're friendly, sociable, easy to joke with, and really good at making a hard language fun and easy to learn! The activity team is youthful, relatable, and very helpful for whatever your needs may be, and trust me, you're going to have some weird questions. I am so grateful I was able to come here!! I would suggest student's live in residence or their own apartement.

How can this program be improved?

I think the host families could generally be improved.

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valeria
Female
19 years old
Paris
Other

La vie est belle

10/10

As long as I’ve been here I can totally say that I’ve been having the best time of my life, people in school are great, the staff is amazing there always there for you, very supportive all the time.
I also feel that I’ve learned so much French since I got here, I like the classes very much, I think they found a really creative way of teaching and by that I mean that you’re never bored in class and all that stuff.
Honestly I would say that I made the best choice by coming to this school. No doubt.

How can this program be improved?

id like that the app didnt logout by itself

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Ana
Female
18 years old
Paris
Other

An Experience

9/10

I think that EF is a really great way to be a part of an international community while immersing yourself in French culture. The staff at EF really care about your experience being enjoyable and they make you feel at home. You can really see your progress in class and when talking with your host family. With EF you will have a home base in the center of the city to conquer the language and learn all about Paris.

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