8 days
Ottawa, Montreal, New York city | TCD
The EF Travel for Credit program offers students an innovative way to earn high school credit while exploring the world. By embedding a highly-curated travel experience within the Civics & Careers course, classroom learning comes to life through hands-on, real-world experiences. Ottawa, Montreal, and New York City serve as a backdrop to help students understand governmental systems, and to explore a variety of career options while developing the skills, strategies, and habits to succeed.
  • Day 1: Depart from home

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Tour director led sightseeing of Parliament Hill

    Visit the Canadian War Museum 

    Visit the National Holocaust Monument

  • Day 2: Ottawa

    Visit Parliament Hill

    Participate in a Mock trial at the Supreme Court of Canada

    Free Time in the ByWard Market

    Select one of the below 'Learning Module' activities for your group: 

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    Bank of Canada Museum & Financial Literacy Workshop

    Bank of Canada Museum & Financial Literacy Workshop

    After a 30-minute guided tour of the Bank of Canada, students will participate in a fun, financial literacy workshop -`Inflation Busters'. Students will experience life as consumers in a time of inflation. They will be assigned one of six consumer profiles and must budget for and acquire certain goods and services in order to survive until the end of the game. Students will see first-hand what happens when inflationary conditions make it difficult to predict prices from one round of the game to the next. As the goods become more expensive, students will look for ways to afford what they need. Throughout the game, the central bank's inflation target will exert its influence, and students will be able to see the results of monetary policy on daily life.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    “Idea to Prototype” Workshop at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology

    “Idea to Prototype” Workshop at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology

    Students will explore solutions to challenges surrounding climate change, sustainability, architecture, engineering, and other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Following a tactile brainstorming exercise that focuses on generating ideas and prototyping, they will engage in a series of scientific investigations, followed by a presentation of their creations to the group.

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    Guided tour “Protest, strike and rebellion in Canada's Capital”

    Guided tour “Protest, strike and rebellion in Canada's Capital”

    Though less than 200 years old, Ottawa -Gatineau has a rich tradition of protest, strike and rebellion, dramatic events that shaped not only this region, but the very nature of Canada. Throughout the twentieth century, Ottawa was a magnet for protestors whose campaigns and demands still shape our world today. This tour visits sites of protest, strike and rebellion to highlight some of the key events in the history of Ottawa and Canada. At each site, we will explore the context for the event, its outcome, and its significance for today.

    Crime & Punishment Jail Tour

  • Day 3: Ottawa | Montreal

    Travel to Montréal

    Free Time on Rue St. Catherine

    McGill University Campus Tour 

    My allyship in action towards Indigenous Nations workshop at the McCord Museum

    Old Montréal Dinner Experience

  • Day 4: Montreal

     Take a guided tour of Montréal 

    • Mount Royal Park
    • Quartier Latin
    • Sainte-Catherine Street
    • Jacques-Cartier Square
    • Old Port

    Visit Notre-Dame Basilica

    Select one of the below 'Learning Module' activities for your group: 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    J. Armand Bombardier Ingenuity Museum & BRP Factory Tour

    J. Armand Bombardier Ingenuity Museum & BRP Factory Tour

    Visit the cutting-edge Bombardier Museum where the legacy of Joseph-Armand Bombardier is showcased. Learn how Bombardier made his mark by solving problems and taking innovative approaches in his personal and professional pursuits. The Museum visit will include a tour of the BRP factory. Thanks to this guided tour, students will learn about the manufacture and assembly of Bombardier vehicles and the related trades involved in their production. 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    `Digging the Future' Workshop at the Archeology Museum

    `Digging the Future' Workshop at the Archeology Museum

    Take on the role of archaeology interns and create a prototype time capsule that represents the present-day and helps future archaeologists comprehend our society as you explore the history of Montréal, from yesterday to tomorrow. By engaging in the archaeological investigation process, students broach ideas and handle objects, thinking “with their hands” about the traces that past and present societies leave to the future. Explore the professions of archaeologist, historian, and archivist.

    Visit a Sugar Shack

  • Day 5: Montreal | New York City

    Transfer to New York City by coach bus

    Enjoy the view of New York City's skyline from Edge at Hudson Yards 

  • Day 6: New York City

     Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

    • Marvel at the 151-foot model engineered by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame
    • Explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Attend a Broadway show (based on a select list of current shows) 

  • Day 7: New York City

    Take a guided tour of Wall Street and the Financial District, led by Wall Street insiders 

    Select one of the below 'Learning Module' activities for your group: 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Museum of Arts & Design - Tour and `Art and Impact Workshop'

    Museum of Arts & Design - Tour and `Art and Impact Workshop'

    Students engage in discussions about artworks in MAD's collection that reflects how art can change neighborhoods, communities, and the world.  They will explore (hands-on) how art, craft, and design are vehicles for expressing their identity, drawing attention to social justice or environmental issues, and building community.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    `Up Close with a Broadway Professional' Experience

    `Up Close with a Broadway Professional' Experience

    Hear what it's like to perform in a Broadway show and be a professional performer in New York City. In this workshop students will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the ins and outs of the Broadway world. At the end of the workshop, the guest performer will sing for the group.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Madison Square Gardens Educational Tour & Staff Q&A

    Madison Square Gardens Educational Tour & Staff Q&A

    Explore exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history. Visit the spectacular Chase Bridges, explore the Knicks and Rangers rooms', and experience the iconic Arena bowl, where some of the world's greatest concerts have taken place. After your tour, meet a member of the corporate or production team to learn about their background and participate in a Q&A session.

    Take a tour of Radio City Music Hall

  • Day 8: New York City

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Depart from home

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Tour director led sightseeing of Parliament Hill

    Visit the Canadian War Museum 

    Visit the National Holocaust Monument

  • Day 2: Ottawa

    Visit Parliament Hill

    Participate in a Mock trial at the Supreme Court of Canada

    Free Time in the ByWard Market

    Select one of the below 'Learning Module' activities for your group: 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Bank of Canada Museum & Financial Literacy Workshop

    Bank of Canada Museum & Financial Literacy Workshop

    After a 30-minute guided tour of the Bank of Canada, students will participate in a fun, financial literacy workshop -`Inflation Busters'. Students will experience life as consumers in a time of inflation. They will be assigned one of six consumer profiles and must budget for and acquire certain goods and services in order to survive until the end of the game. Students will see first-hand what happens when inflationary conditions make it difficult to predict prices from one round of the game to the next. As the goods become more expensive, students will look for ways to afford what they need. Throughout the game, the central bank's inflation target will exert its influence, and students will be able to see the results of monetary policy on daily life.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    “Idea to Prototype” Workshop at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology

    “Idea to Prototype” Workshop at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology

    Students will explore solutions to challenges surrounding climate change, sustainability, architecture, engineering, and other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Following a tactile brainstorming exercise that focuses on generating ideas and prototyping, they will engage in a series of scientific investigations, followed by a presentation of their creations to the group.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Guided tour “Protest, strike and rebellion in Canada's Capital”

    Guided tour “Protest, strike and rebellion in Canada's Capital”

    Though less than 200 years old, Ottawa -Gatineau has a rich tradition of protest, strike and rebellion, dramatic events that shaped not only this region, but the very nature of Canada. Throughout the twentieth century, Ottawa was a magnet for protestors whose campaigns and demands still shape our world today. This tour visits sites of protest, strike and rebellion to highlight some of the key events in the history of Ottawa and Canada. At each site, we will explore the context for the event, its outcome, and its significance for today.

    Crime & Punishment Jail Tour

  • Day 3: Ottawa | Montreal

    Travel to Montréal

    Free Time on Rue St. Catherine

    McGill University Campus Tour 

    My allyship in action towards Indigenous Nations workshop at the McCord Museum

    Old Montréal Dinner Experience

  • Day 4: Montreal

     Take a guided tour of Montréal 

    • Mount Royal Park
    • Quartier Latin
    • Sainte-Catherine Street
    • Jacques-Cartier Square
    • Old Port

    Visit Notre-Dame Basilica

    Select one of the below 'Learning Module' activities for your group: 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    J. Armand Bombardier Ingenuity Museum & BRP Factory Tour

    J. Armand Bombardier Ingenuity Museum & BRP Factory Tour

    Visit the cutting-edge Bombardier Museum where the legacy of Joseph-Armand Bombardier is showcased. Learn how Bombardier made his mark by solving problems and taking innovative approaches in his personal and professional pursuits. The Museum visit will include a tour of the BRP factory. Thanks to this guided tour, students will learn about the manufacture and assembly of Bombardier vehicles and the related trades involved in their production. 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    `Digging the Future' Workshop at the Archeology Museum

    `Digging the Future' Workshop at the Archeology Museum

    Take on the role of archaeology interns and create a prototype time capsule that represents the present-day and helps future archaeologists comprehend our society as you explore the history of Montréal, from yesterday to tomorrow. By engaging in the archaeological investigation process, students broach ideas and handle objects, thinking “with their hands” about the traces that past and present societies leave to the future. Explore the professions of archaeologist, historian, and archivist.

    Visit a Sugar Shack

  • Day 5: Montreal | New York City

    Transfer to New York City by coach bus

    Enjoy the view of New York City's skyline from Edge at Hudson Yards 

  • Day 6: New York City

     Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

    • Marvel at the 151-foot model engineered by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame
    • Explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Attend a Broadway show (based on a select list of current shows) 

  • Day 7: New York City

    Take a guided tour of Wall Street and the Financial District, led by Wall Street insiders 

    Select one of the below 'Learning Module' activities for your group: 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Museum of Arts & Design - Tour and `Art and Impact Workshop'

    Museum of Arts & Design - Tour and `Art and Impact Workshop'

    Students engage in discussions about artworks in MAD's collection that reflects how art can change neighborhoods, communities, and the world.  They will explore (hands-on) how art, craft, and design are vehicles for expressing their identity, drawing attention to social justice or environmental issues, and building community.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    `Up Close with a Broadway Professional' Experience

    `Up Close with a Broadway Professional' Experience

    Hear what it's like to perform in a Broadway show and be a professional performer in New York City. In this workshop students will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the ins and outs of the Broadway world. At the end of the workshop, the guest performer will sing for the group.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Madison Square Gardens Educational Tour & Staff Q&A

    Madison Square Gardens Educational Tour & Staff Q&A

    Explore exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history. Visit the spectacular Chase Bridges, explore the Knicks and Rangers rooms', and experience the iconic Arena bowl, where some of the world's greatest concerts have taken place. After your tour, meet a member of the corporate or production team to learn about their background and participate in a Q&A session.

    Take a tour of Radio City Music Hall

  • Day 8: New York City

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight home

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach through the tour.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Customary gratuities

    To make things even easier we’ve included all tips to show appreciation to your Tour Director, local guides, and bus driver at the end of your tour.

  • Innovative educational programming

    The Travel for Credit tour experience is designed by our in-house education specialists to support the course learning outcomes and to build global competencies using our Global Learning Model.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

Pricing that makes travel possible

Our prices include airfare, hotels, meals, a full-time Tour Director, and more.

Payment options

We believe every student should have the opportunity to travel, which is why we let our travellers choose how they want to manage their payments. Enrol in our Automatic Payment Plan with just $199 to start, make fixed and low monthly payments through Uplift, receive invoices and make your payments in less frequent instalments, or pay up front in full.

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Benefit from added flexibility of the risk-free enrolment period

If you're currently enrolled, or enrol by 150 days prior to tour departure date, on a tour with a scheduled departure date between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, you'll have the option to cancel your tour for any reason by 150 days prior to your tour departure date for a full refund of 100% of the money paid to EF, including the $199 non-refundable deposit and the cost of the Global Travel Protection Plan.

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