The EF difference

For nearly four decades, EF Educational Tours has helped passionate educators like you immerse hundreds of thousands of Canadian students in high-quality educational travel experiences. We've used that time to develop relationships with local experts and organizations in each country we design tours for, ensuring that we can deliver both authentic cultural experiences, and a safe, hands-on learning environment that empowers students to evolve.

How we watch your back →

The well-being of our travellers is backed by industry-leading safety standards, a rigorous tour vetting process, and our dedicated in-house support team. With EF, you get:

  • An emergency response time of under 1 minute, in any time zone.
  • Technology-backed protocols to promptly verify a tour group's safety.
  • Emergency mental health support on tour, anytime.

How we support you, step-by-step →

We are a Canadian team, with access to EF's global support network of 52,000 employees spanning 115 countries. With us, you get:

  • Hands-on help getting tour approval from your admin, fielding parent questions, holding pre-departure meetings, and beyond.
  • An EF emergency response team within reach 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, no matter where you are in the world.
  • Our optional Cancel For Any Reason Plan, which offers travellers an 80% refund up to one day before departure, providing flexibility and security in today's ever-shifting world*.

How we help students evolve →

Crafting meaningful learning experiences means understanding the specific needs of school boards, their classes, and the students themselves. We have:

  • Directors of Education and Superintendents from across Canada providing direct input into our program design process. 
  • Exclusive partnerships with The Louvre, the Canadian Centre for Human Rights, and The Nobel Prize Museum–to name a few.
  • Tour programs which 3 out of 4 students say increased their self-confidence and sense of independence. 

Exclusive Features

We are committed to consistently providing the highest possible value to educators and students who choose to travel with us, which is why we are always looking for innovative ways to improve your EF Tours experience. Here’s what you get with us, from the word ‘Go’:

Personalized, on-demand digital learning

A 1-year subscription to Hult Leadership LIVE, which features masterclass leadership webinars and valuable educational resources.

Language learning app

Access to EF Hello for every teacher & student, which can teach a university semester’s worth of French, Italian, German, or Spanish in just 8 hours of fine-tuned course content.

International data coverage

5 GB of data through Airalo eSIMs while touring your destination country/region (just for Group Leaders).

Professional development

Educational Training Tours, local workshops, and many other ways to grow your career.

See the EF difference

EF’s impact is most felt in the stories carried by those who travel with us.

Read about the tour experiences of Jadianne (an ecology student)

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Teaching Beyond Borders: A Teacher’s Adventure as a First-Time Group Leader

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How Student Travel Shapes Future Leaders

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