Service Learning Tours

Get your hands dirty on an urban farm. Start a conversation with a stranger. Help girls in need. Play a game. Introduce an endangered species back into the wild. Band together. Swing a hammer. Build a greenhouse. Serve a meal. Help others do the same. Get inspired by the kind of progress you can see, and the kind of change you can feel through a service learning trip.

Through service learning travel, girls will work side-by-side with established nonprofits, NGOs and local community members on meaningful and sustainable solutions to real-life problems. These tours provide hands-on work experience and cross-cultural exchanges. They’ll learn collaboration, problem-solving skills, grow to understand civic responsibility, and will return home motivated to take action in their own communities.

On this page:

1. Our itineraries
2. Girl-led opportunities
3. Academic resources
4. Impact of travel
5. Making travel possible
6. Group Leader benefits
7. Connect with us

Girls take the lead

Every girl gets to play an active role in their experience. Taking on responsibilities and being engaged in the process, from beginning to end, is a powerful way to gain leadership skills that will benefit them long after their tour has ended.

Learn how you can give your girls the opportunity to take the lead and learn skills like goal setting, decision-making, money management, communication and global citizenship.
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Resources that go the extra mile

We provide resources that let girls reflect on their experiences and take them a step further—before, during, and after their tour.

Personalized learning: Every tour comes with a personalized learning platform that taps into each girl’s passions to help her put a more personal lens on the trip.

College readiness: An EF Tour for Girls is a perfect opportunity to write about on a college application. That’s why we created the UnCommon App, a series of guided exercises to help girls write standout admissions essays.

High school and college credit: EF is an accredited educational institution, just like a school. Girls can earn academic credit by completing coursework as part of their EF tours.

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Source: Trip evaluations, Travel years: 2019 and 2021

Group Leader benefits

Selflessness is in your nature. But let’s take a moment to consider the benefits that you’ll receive as a Group Leader.

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