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EF International Language Campuses

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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 year abroad. We also offer University Preparation courses for students looking to attend college in France or Germany.

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www.ef.edu
Founded
1965
Headquarters

Two Education Circle
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

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Kendall
10/10

This program is not only a great way to explore Spain, but also boosts language skills. The program balances language classes with explore the country and immersing students into the culture of Spain. Traveling with EF also gives students the option to explore the city on their own terms. There isn't a strict traveling schedule everyone must follow, enabling students to do what they find most interesting. Overall, it was a great experience and I would love to go again.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sophie
10/10

Last March, I spent one month at EF Paris taking part in the intensive course. I cannot speak highly enough about my experience. After one months time, I was actually looking to extend my stay in Paris, but unfortunately could not be accommodated longer at the residency. I found the classes to be interesting and informative, though truthfully wish the required attendance (80%) was slightly higher, as this encouraged frequent absences from my classmates and I. Most importantly I felt that in just one month's time, my french skills improved dramatically, and having the city at my fingertips allowed me to catapult my abilities. I most enjoyed the international crowd that EF draws. I was extremely lucky and found a handful of friends quite quickly, none of which were American (which I loved!)
The social opportunities are limitless in Paris, EF holding a personal soft spot for Café Oz, the mid-tier club which welcomes students at a cheap rate every Wednesday. Moreover, I hope to return to EF Paris in a coming summer, and have since recommended the program to a handful of friends looking to further develop their french language skills. Hands down the best part of my gap year.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ronan
10/10

I stayed six weeks with my host family and it was as if I stayed in my own home. After six weeks I developed a great relationship with the family and it was such a pleasant experience. I loved staying with the family because they treated me just as if I was their own. in the entirety of my trip I never once had a problem with my family or their home. they took excellent care of me, and I hope to return to Malaga and see them again.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Karelya
10/10

EF Language Course in Rome, Italy was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. I arrived in Italy and my luggage went missing, I was scared and frustrated. I didn't have anything with me and did not know the family who I would be staying in. I arrived at the home and I had the best welcome, they made me feel comfortable and safe and they made me not worry about my luggage. The next day I needed to be at school at 9am, my host family showed me how to get to school, how to take the metro and which buses to take from Termini. I arrived at school and was greeted with a huge smile by Domenico and other staff. i felt like I had known them forever, they did such a great job at making you feel at home and encouraging you to get to know others. I remember on the very first day we went on a tour of the areas surrounding the school and I met so many friends. Friends who I know travel with and are some of my closest friendships. The instruction began and the teachers were fantastic, professional and charismatic. They made learning Italian fun and they were so passionate about what they did. Every day I looked forward to going to school and learning more of the language and the culture. The teachers and staff didn't make this feel like school, they made it feel like we were all a family who spent time together learning about Italian culture. What I loved the most is that we weren't stuck in the classroom, we took our learning outside and had first hand experiences with the people of Rome. I loved that on the weekends we had field trips where we immersed ourselves in the Italian culture and visited new places. The whole staff was knowledgable and caring. They learned my name on the first day and were always to caring and helpful. This was truly an amazing experience that I will never forget, I recommend this program to anyone who has ever dreamed of studying abroad.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ellinor
9/10

I was really happy with my studies in Paris! The staff and the teachers at EF were very warm and welcoming, they really made me feel at home. I spent 20 weeks in Paris and I learned a lot, both of the language and of the french culture. I would recommend it to everyone who would like an exciting experience and want to make friends all over the world. The hostfamily was also very welcoming and they were really interested in learning about were I'm from and taught me a lot about their culture since they originate from Moracco. The only problem I had at the family was that they didn't know what food to make me since I'm vegetarian. But since I was in Paris there was always nice restaurants I could go to.

How can this program be improved?
Maybe more activites that are free, like picnics and movienights at school.
Yes, I recommend this program

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