When done right, travel is life changing. It lights up your senses and introduces you to new perspectives in a way only the best lessons can. So that’s what we set out to provide: for every girl, in partnership with organizations that see the value of travel as much as we do. Combining experiential learning with the thrill of travel, our itineraries are more than just places to go and things to see. We build programs that challenge assumptions, spark connections, and ignite curiosity within our travelers. There’s a better way to see the world, and it’s together.
Throughout their travel journey, girls will play an active role. Taking on responsibilities and being engaged in the process, from beginning to end, is a powerful way for them to encounter real-world situations and gain confidence and the leadership skills that will benefit them long after their tour has ended.
The first step is for the girls to set the goal of traveling on an international trip. From there, they'll have to work together to figure out how they are going to accomplish this goal.
They'll need to agree on what kind of trip they want to take, and make decisions together—building teamwork and collaboration skills—about where and when they want to travel.
They’ll gain financial literacy and skills like budgeting, and can set a budget for the tour that considers things like tips and activities not included in the itinerary.
The girls will work together at every stage of the planning process to execute their tour. They’ll research destinations, design excursions abroad and organize fundraising activities. Once on tour, they’ll have to adapt and learn to communicate with people who may not speak the same language as them.
Through experiential learning, girls will develop empathy and greater global awareness. They will gain exposure to cultural, social and economic differences that help them better understand the world, the people in it, and their role within it.
Let our detail-loving experts lead the way
Compelling itineraries that are rooted in experiential learning and curated by experts. It’s what you can expect from any EF tour, whether it’s a trip specially designed to make a lasting impact with a service project or an itinerary built to go beyond the beaten path. We bring travelers, subject-matter specialists, and locals together to craft every last detail of your travel experience—and that diverse team puts the same level of care and planning into each of our tours.
Adventure. Culture. STEM. Service Learning. Wellbeing. And then some. Dive deeper into every tour type we offer, browse by your dream destination, or lean on our team to create your ideal itinerary from scratch.
DID YOU KNOW?
We’re dedicated to making travel accessible to as many girls as possible.
Our goal is to give as many girls as possible the opportunity to travel and expand their world perspective. The Girls' Empowerment Travel Scholarship is designed to give one deserving group of girls the opportunity to make this happen.
Sure, we spend countless hours building and improving upon our tours until we’re confident you’ll love them. But we also focus on your overall experience. That’s why we’re serious about safety, affordability, and staying flexible as the world changes.
Travel has a big effect. Not just on travelers, but on the people and places they visit. In order to make sure EF and our travelers are making a positive impact, we’ve created guidelines for getting in the mindset to travel responsibly on your next adventure.
At EF, we are designing a brighter future through better educational travel. And we aren’t doing that work alone. We collaborate with other organizations looking to make a positive global impact, and we use those partnerships to enhance the product we provide to you.
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EF is relentlessly committed to respecting and promoting animal welfare as we help our customers experience more of the world.