Increased Independence
Students become comfortable being away from home for an extended period and learn to adapt, succeed and cooperate in different environments and diverse populations. 
Newfound confidence
After standing inside the Colosseum, walking along China’s Great Wall or simply ordering lunch in the local language, students can’t help but see new possibility in the world, in their abilities and in their future. In addition to gaining greater cultural sensitivity and an international perspective on their studies, students return home feeling more confident and independent—qualities that stay with them throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.

Higher grades
When students travel with EF, they’re not just learning about other places, cultures and languages, they’re living it. Whether learning about Greek mythology at the Acropolis or discussing ecosystems in a Costa Rican rain forest, these hands-on experiences allow students to truly connect with their studies in new ways. EF tours pique students’ intellectual curiosity, translating into increased academic success upon their return.

Stronger college applications
Because so many U.S. colleges appreciate the value of global awareness and now place an increased emphasis on international perspectives within their curricula, students with international experience have a competitive edge when applying to colleges. Plus, because EF is the only fully accredited international tour company, students can even earn high school and college credit while on tour.

Enhanced career prospects
EF tours often inspire travelers to embark on international careers. Past travelers have become translators at the United Nations, diplomats in Washington, D.C., and international executives. Regardless of your child’s professional ambitions, the EF tour experience instills new confidence in students, enhances students’ ability to work with a variety of people and encourages them to perceive new challenges from a broader perspective—skills that can enhance a person’s career no matter what the industry.

Friendships that last a lifetime
Students who travel on an EF tour develop lasting friendships with fellow travelers. Whether they’ve been friends for years or meet on the tour bus, friends who share in the life-changing experience of traveling abroad make special connections that often endure into adulthood.

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