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Rebuilding Nepal

Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Anthony Bourdain, and more have spoken at previous Summits. Stay tuned to see who’s next!

How can you inspire the next generation of leaders?


Lead a tour to our first Global Leadership Summit for middle schoolers in New York

For over five years, we’ve offered high school students the opportunity to take part in our Global Leadership Summits. These immersive tours are combined with a two-day leadership conference, during which students tackle significant global issues right where they come to life. And now we’re bringing this opportunity to middle school students—a little closer to home.

In April 2018, middle schoolers can attend our first Global Leadership Summit in New York to explore The Influence of Technology on Society...

Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Anthony Bourdain, and more have spoken at previous Summits. Stay tuned to see who’s next!

Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Anthony Bourdain, and more have spoken at previous Summits. Stay tuned to see who’s next!

How can you inspire the next generation of leaders?


Lead a tour to our first Global Leadership Summit for middle schoolers in New York

For over five years, we’ve offered high school students the opportunity to take part in our Global Leadership Summits. These immersive tours are combined with a two-day leadership conference, during which students tackle significant global issues right where they come to life. And now we’re bringing this opportunity to middle school students—a little closer to home.

In April 2018, middle schoolers can attend our first Global Leadership Summit in New York to explore The Influence of Technology on Society. As our world becomes ever-more tech-driven, it’s increasingly important that students understand the different ways technology is integrated into our lives, as well as the challenges, successes, and trends that come with it. At the Summit, you and your students will learn from world-renowned speakers, attend expert-led workshops, and use the design thinking process to create and present solutions to this global challenge. Each Summit empowers students to become the leaders of tomorrow.

During an immersive tour before or after the Summit, you’ll travel to the U.S. cities where technology plays the biggest role: New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Throughout the tour, you and your students will participate in hands-on experiences that help illuminate technology’s powerful role in our society, all while developing the skills necessary to thrive in today’s colleges and career environments. And of course, there’s still time to see the sights of each city.

Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Anthony Bourdain, and more have spoken at previous Summits. Stay tuned to see who’s next!

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Hear why Brent, a teacher from Washington, travels with students


His favorite tour

"My favorite tour is always the last tour I did. It's just amazing how you improve each tour and it becomes different and better. You find new ways to tweak little pieces that make the kids' experience even richer and deeper, and they come away from it impacted in ways that you always want to be able to do in the classroom."

What he gets out of traveling with students

"Planning a tour does take work. But the reward is huge. Being able to see the kids have those a-ha moments when they see the memorials, when they understand the depth of our...

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Hear why Brent, a teacher from Washington, travels with students


His favorite tour

"My favorite tour is always the last tour I did. It's just amazing how you improve each tour and it becomes different and better. You find new ways to tweak little pieces that make the kids' experience even richer and deeper, and they come away from it impacted in ways that you always want to be able to do in the classroom."

What he gets out of traveling with students

"Planning a tour does take work. But the reward is huge. Being able to see the kids have those a-ha moments when they see the memorials, when they understand the depth of our history, that's the payoff for the extra time you put in."

The changes he sees in his students

"When students come back, they're aware of the broader world. They're capable of going somewhere and doing something outside of their community. They have an impact that's global and not just local. Their vision is bigger and they're willing to take some bigger risks as far as where to go to college, where they may work in the future, what they might do. And it's really powerful to see kids change that much."

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Introducing our new STEM Discovery Tours


Our new collection of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) tours—designed in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences—help your students discover the real-world applications of these growing fields through travel.

On each of our STEM tours, you’ll spend time with leading scientists, mathematicians, and engineers as they guide your students through workshops and hands-on demonstrations—everything from nuclear physics to robotics to engineering a bridge. Plus, there’s enough time to...

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Introducing our new STEM Discovery Tours


Our new collection of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) tours—designed in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences—help your students discover the real-world applications of these growing fields through travel.

On each of our STEM tours, you’ll spend time with leading scientists, mathematicians, and engineers as they guide your students through workshops and hands-on demonstrations—everything from nuclear physics to robotics to engineering a bridge. Plus, there’s enough time to take in the sights of the incredible cities you’ll visit too.

EACH STEM TOUR INCLUDES:

Experiential learning
Students will conduct their own experiments and participate in hands-on workshops that go beyond the theory. After all, learning is always more fun with a lab coat on.

Cutting-edge locations
Explore the unique cities that host some of the world’s most advanced laboratories, universities, and companies where thrilling discoveries are made daily.

Industry experts
Let top scientists, engineers, and researchers from MIT, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Muir Woods National Monument, and more explain the real life value of a STEM education.

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See all our STEM tour itineraries. EXPLORE STEM TOURS

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Ready to start exploring?

See all the places you can travel with your students. Check out all our itineraries—from STEM Discovery tours in NYC and San Francisco to Washington, D.C. trips, and more.

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EF students lived history at Inauguration 2017

 

This past January, students and teachers from all over the U.S. traveled with us to Washington, D.C. to experience the 58th Presidential Inauguration. As democracy came alive in the heart of America, travelers found time to take some incredible photos to commemorate their experience. After all, historic memories make great souvenirs.

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Want to see more photos from Inauguration? Follow @eftours and #EFLiveHistory on INSTAGRAM

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weShare inspires students to learn


You know students learn on a deeper level when what they’re learning connects to their own lives. That’s why every EF Explore America tour comes with weShare, our personalized learning experience powered by your students’ curiosity.

Using EF’s guided learning model, students use their strengths to investigate an issue or topic that inspires them. They reflect on what they’ve learned through a post-tour project that gives even more meaning to travel—and can earn them academic credit. So how well does weShare work? The proof is in the projects.

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Learn more about weShare and view student projects.
EXPLORE WESHARE

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The life-changing moments of Nobel Prize winners are just a download away
 

Our partnership with the Nobel Museum allows us to develop even more ways to show students their potential, and teach them that amazing things happen when we take risks, pursue goals, and dare to think differently.

One way we’ve achieved this goal is through co-authoring Nobel Journeys, a collection of ten stories chronicling the extraordinary lives of Nobel Prize winners past and present. From Ernest Hemingway’s revolutionary impact on the American novel to Malala Yousafzai’s battle against the suppression of girls’ access to education...

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The life-changing moments of Nobel Prize winners are just a download away
 

Our partnership with the Nobel Museum allows us to develop even more ways to show students their potential, and teach them that amazing things happen when we take risks, pursue goals, and dare to think differently.

One way we’ve achieved this goal is through co-authoring Nobel Journeys, a collection of ten stories chronicling the extraordinary lives of Nobel Prize winners past and present. From Ernest Hemingway’s revolutionary impact on the American novel to Malala Yousafzai’s battle against the suppression of girls’ access to education, these stories give life to the important moments of discovery that helped Nobel Prize winners find their unique pathway to success.

Nobel Journeys is one of many initiatives from this partnership, which is dedicated to inspiring students’ creativity, curiosity, and confidence.

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See what’s new in Washington, D.C.


In September 2016, the Smithsonian opened its newest museum—the National Museum of African American History & Culture. This inspiring institution offers visitors an incredible opportunity to explore what it means to be American through the lens of the African American experience.

Planning a visit? Here are some things to know before you go...

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See what’s new in Washington, D.C.


In September 2016, the Smithsonian opened its newest museum—the National Museum of African American History & Culture. This inspiring institution offers visitors an incredible opportunity to explore what it means to be American through the lens of the African American experience.

Planning a visit? Here are some things to know before you go:

  1. Tickets are for timed entry, which means you won’t be able to enter the building until your designated time slot. A limited number of walk-up passes are available at the Museum on weekdays after 1pm.
  2. It’s a big museum! There’s a lot to see (including 37,000 historical artifacts, documents, and photographs), so plan to spend several hours for the most meaningful experience.
  3. The museum is structured as a timeline, starting with the slave trade and continuing on to address powerful moments in African American history, culture, and community through the present day.
  4. Two can’t-miss exhibits students will especially enjoy are the learning center where they can discover where their ancestors came from, and the pop culture section, where they can select media to explore on a jukebox.
  5. The museum even has its own app! To make your visit even more memorable, download the NMAAHC mobile app through iTunes or Google Play.

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Have you subscribed to our podcast, EF Outbound?

 

For months, we’ve been meeting with travelers to hear about their most inspiring, exciting, and memorable experiences at destinations around the globe. And now they’re finally yours to hear—through EF Outbound, our new podcast.

Airing in a weekly series, EF Outbound showcases transformative travel stories that defy our expectations, challenge our assumptions, and teach us something new about the world and ourselves...

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Have you subscribed to our podcast, EF Outbound?

 

For months, we’ve been meeting with travelers to hear about their most inspiring, exciting, and memorable experiences at destinations around the globe. And now they’re finally yours to hear—through EF Outbound, our new podcast.

Airing in a weekly series, EF Outbound showcases transformative travel stories that defy our expectations, challenge our assumptions, and teach us something new about the world and ourselves. Each episode, the EF Outbound team talks with everyday travelers about their incredible travel stories and how those moments have changed their lives.

 

Subscribe now to hear all the inspiring tales of travelers like you.

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Meet DeeDee Trotter, EF’s Olympic Ambassador


As global citizens, we strive to keep the Olympic spirit alive—even when the games aren’t in session. That’s why we’re excited to bring our Olympic Ambassador, DeeDee Trotter, to schools around the U.S. where she shares the inspiring story of her Olympic journey and even leads students and teachers in fun workouts that get participants revved up to achieve their goals. And of course, she always makes time to meet students individually, take photos, and even let people try on her three Olympic medals.

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Ready to get inspired (and maybe a little sweaty)? Give us a call at 800-503-2323 to learn how you could get DeeDee to come to your school. 

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When a child looks up and has that gasp moment, or they have that look of awe—it just makes it all worthwhile. To be honest, this is not the kind of work that feels like work to me. It’s actually pretty fun putting it together. We have regular meetings where we kind of pump each other up. ‘What are we going to do? What are we going to see?’ Then you put them down in a large city, and they’re seeing something that they’ve only seen in books or they’ve only heard about. They get so excited. They see the magnitude of it.

 

— Lynn L., Teacher, Texas

Building a better school in Nepal

 

After a major earthquake devastated Nepal in April 2015, EF wanted to help. So the EF Global Classroom Foundation championed an initiative to rebuild a school in one of the country’s most heavily damaged regions.

Sadly, many school buildings continued to be used following the earthquake, despite having been deemed unsafe for occupation by the Nepal Engineers Association. With no alternative facilities available, desperate teachers had no choice but to continue using their existing buildings. That’s where EF’s Global Classroom Foundation stepped in...

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Building a better school in Nepal


After a major earthquake devastated Nepal in April 2015, EF wanted to help. So the EF Global Classroom Foundation championed an initiative to rebuild a school in one of the country’s most heavily damaged regions.

Sadly, many school buildings continued to be used following the earthquake, despite having been deemed unsafe for occupation by the Nepal Engineers Association. With no alternative facilities available, desperate teachers had no choice but to continue using their existing buildings. That’s where EF’s Global Classroom Foundation stepped in, with a commitment to rebuild a school as well as to provide a model of a safe school environment that can be used across the nation.

Partnering with a Japanese consultancy that has extensive experience in earthquake-resistant construction, we began on-site research and design development in December 2015, and then broke ground in September 2016 on a new school building that will have an earthquake resistance of magnitude 7+. We’re so pleased to have the opportunity to help build a better school in Nepal and continue our global mission of Opening the World Through Education.

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