for Credit

The one thing better than travelling the world? Earning school credit for it.

EF’s Travel for Credit program provides summer school experiences in Canada and abroad for students to develop their skills to become global citizens. In partnership with school boards and school districts, we offer curated course packages designed to meet Ontario’s Ministry of Education credit requirements paired with a dynamic EF tour. So students can return home and take on their
future—inside the classroom and beyond.

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The program

Course credits are awarded by our partner school boards and are led by certified Ontario educators at school board-run summer schools. By embedding EF’s unique tours within select courses, students gain a deeper understanding of the global connections that link what they learn in the classroom to the real world. The tour component of the program is led by an insightful, culturally connected Tour Director who will be with you and your group every step of the way.

Offered courses

Earn secondary school credit in these areas

EF tours Civics and Careers

Civics & Careers

Civics & Careers come to life as students explore the seat of government, the world of work, and personal development in some of North America’s most dynamic cities.

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EF tours Environmental Science

Environmental Science in Vancouver

Immerse yourself in the study of environmental science as you explore real-world challenges in sustainability, conservation, and our relationship with the environment.

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EF tours Issues in Canadian Geography

Issues in Canadian Geography (CGC1D)

In Newfoundland, geography learning abounds as you explore awe-inspiring natural wonders and friendly maritime culture in St. John’s, Gander and Gros Morne National Park.

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EF tours Exploring English in the UK


Discover English language and literature in its proverbial homeland, the United Kingdom. Students will connect to texts where they were inspired, written, and performed as they develop their skills in media studies, oral communication, reading, and writing.

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EF tours World Religions

World Religions

In Berlin and Prague, students will immerse themselves in cities full of diverse cultures, religions and belief systems. Deepening their understanding of the region’s fascinating history gives insightful context as students discover beautiful places of worship and explore spiritual practices and knowledge.

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EF tours World Religions

Environmental Science in Churchill

Embark on a once in a lifetime adventure in Canada’s subarctic. Immerse yourself in the study of environmental science as you explore real-world challenges in sustainability, conservation, and our relationship with the environment.

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Designed by experts

All course packages are created and peer-reviewed by instructional designers and educators certified by the Ontario College of Teachers. These packages meet all Ministry of Education requirements while complementing the EF educational tour experience, which is designed by our in-house education specialists.

Courses include an educator guide, lesson plans, activities, assessments, and evaluation tools.

Customizable learning modules

Our flexible on-tour learning modules are included in every tour and are selected by
partner school boards or districts from a collection curated by EF.

EF tours Skill Development

Skill development

With a focus on active learning, students participate in hands-on activities, workshops, and events to maximize learning outcomes.

EF tours Career Exploration

Career exploration

Students get to make meaningful connections with professionals by taking part in activities that give insight into different careers and industries.

EF tours Subject-specific Learning

Subject-specific guided learning

Students flex their active listening and critical thinking skills during lectures, guided visits, and panel discussions led by subject-area experts.

What’s included

When you work with us, you simply get more. We handle all the details—all you have to do is show up and be ready to learn.

EF tours Skill Development


Round trip transportation by flight or coach bus and local transfers to each stop in your itinerary

EF tours Skill Development

Coursework and activities

Lesson plans, assessments, and excursions

EF tours Career Exploration

Room and board

Accommodations and some meals on the trip

EF tours Skill Development

Global support network

One-on-one mentorship and travel support before and during your program

EF tours Career Exploration

Innovative educational programming

Designed to build global competencies using our
Global Learning Model

EF tours Skill Development

Safety and support

All our tours include a worldwide support network, 24-hour safety response team, and more.

EF tours Career Exploration

Coverage and policy flexibility

See our latest policies that meet our travellers’
needs, no matter where you are in the planning

EF tours testimonials

“I couldn’t be more proud of the young women and men who have taken part in our experiential learning programs. I’ve been privileged to see the growth of our students and teachers as they prepare for these incredible experiences, especially thanks to our partnerships with EF Educational Tours.”

—Brian Beal, Director of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board