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We’re an education company first

Experiential travel is simply how we bring learning to life. At EF Educational Tours, we’re always expanding what we show travellers so educators can expand what they teach. Our itineraries are hands-on, student-centred, and—above all else—fun. Because empowering a personal journey for every student who travels with us is just as important as handling the details of their physical trip.

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Our Global Learning Model

The four pillars of our tours

EF Global Learning Model

Every EF program features four types of travel-based educational pillars that inform our tour design. We’ve consulted with educators and school administrators across Canada to make sure these pillars connect to classroom learnings and support the development of travellers through connection, reflection, and action.

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Learning outcomes you can see, change you can feel

We’ve seen the benefits of travel-based learning firsthand and recognize all the ways these opportunities help prepare travellers for everything that’s ahead. Here’s what educators had to say about their experiences on tour.


say their students discovered more about themselves


say their students expanded their knowledge of the world


say their students grew more confident and independent


say their students understood new people, places, and cultures

Tour learning components

Each tour includes these four key opportunities that help foster global competencies in every traveller, making an impact on students for decades to come.





“When we return from travelling, students bring their newfound experiences to the classroom in their ability to speak up more and make connections to things they see.”

Erin A., Teacher

Professional learning is better together

We celebrate learning in unlikely places. That’s why EF prioritizes professional development for the educators we work with. From free training tours to interactive webinars, teachers who lead our tours join a network of passionate people who understand the benefits of educating students about the world. Plus, with our panel of Global Education Ambassadors, first-time Group Leaders have all the support they need to lead their own tour.

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Let’s expand the way students learn