Overview

Learn a language abroad on the adventure of a lifetime. You will see the world, experience a new culture, and make friends from 100 countries as you prepare for you global future. Start any Monday and study from two weeks to a whole year. Ages 13 and up.

THE WORLD IS WAITING

EF's 15 language schools are located in some of the world's greatest cities in Europe, Asia, and Central America. You will learn a new language better and faster in fun and interactive classes alongside new friends from around the globe. After class explore the city through planned activities like cooking classes, city tours, student parties, and more.  Over the weekend travel with EF staff to neighboring cities and countries to practice your language skills with locals and see the sights.

Personalize your course by selecting your housing (host family or residence), the intensity of study, and the special interest classes that interest you most. Courses are available at all language levels, beginner to advanced.

Earn transferable college credit for any course 3 weeks or longer.

We teach French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic!

 

SHORT TERM PROGRAMS:

  • EF Summer Camp (ages 13-16) - EF Summer Camp offers supervised language courses abroad just for younger travelers. Flexible programs run from 2-12 weeks with start dates in June, July, and August.
  • EF Language Courses Abroad (ages 16 and up) - Learn a language and explore a new city. Start and Monday and study for as many weeks as you want. You will make guaranteed progress towards your language learning goals in courses personalized just for you.

LONG-TERM PROGRAMS:

  • EF Language Year Abroad (ages 16 and up) - Study for 6, 9, or 11 months on a Gap Year or long-term course - the ultimate study abroad experience! Return home having made guaranteed progress towards fluency and with an academic portfolio that proves it.
  • EF Multi Language Year (ages 16 and up) - Combine a world tour with language learning. Study up to three languages and choose where to divide your time. Imagine studying in Asia's hottest capitals (Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing) or explore your passion for art (Barcelona, Paris, Berlin).

The US-based Admissions Team will help you choose the perfect destination and program for your goals. EF offers full travel services like flights, airport transfers, and insurance.

Call us at 1-800-992-1892 or email ILS@ef.com to learn more today!

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3 Participant Reviews

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The best time of my life (Shibuya, Japan)

The best time of my life (Shibuya, Japan)

5
Reviewed on 5/28/2017 by

My experience with EF is nothing short of amazing. I went to Japan for 3 months earlier this year. This was my first time in all my life traveling by myself. I was incredibly nervous and sometimes even hesitant. EF however, quelled those fears by helping and answering my questions and concerns. The school is very well put together. I loved every class I had and really felt immersed in the language. The teachers and staff are incredibly nice and super helpful. I learned really quickly that, if you don't ask questions you wont learn as well. They were more than happy to answer any and everything. I chose the Residence option which is sort of like a dorm/apartment. I'm super glad I did. I got to meet so many locals and talk with them regularly. I also made some friends that I went to school with. Friends that I talk to nearly daily through LINE! That's another amazing thing about EF. People from all over the world are coming to study with you. I made friends from probably over 10 countries! We went so many places together. I seriously loved every day. From the walk to my train, to the classes themselves. EF really knows what they're doing. The school being where it is (Shibuya), is so amazing. I really got to live the language. For that I'm really grateful. I'm actually going back really soon! That's how much I loved it. Thanks again EF!

My Amazing Summer in Malaga, Spain

My Amazing Summer in Malaga, Spain

5
Reviewed on 5/23/2017 by

This past summer I went to Malaga, Spain for three weeks. It had been my first time traveling alone and EF did a great job in helping me along my journey, from answering my many questions to picking me up at the airport! I was placed with a lovely host family and three other EF students, whom I still keep in touch with. I would recommend living in a homestay because you get the true experience of living in your destination, rather than feeling like a tourist. Taking public transportation to school and walking through the town really made me feel like a local and also gave me a lot of freedom. The classes I took were not only fun, but helpful! The teacher only speaks the language you are learning, which kind of forces you to learn. I had a perfect balance of classes and free time. My only regret was not doing more of the many activities offered by EF. From excursions to famous sites, to tours of the art in the city, to games on the beach, it was impossible to be bored! EF encouraged us to have fun while learning the language, which is the best way to learn! I very much enjoyed my trip with EF, and I hope to do it again in the future!

An Amazing Summer in Shibuya

An Amazing Summer in Shibuya

5
Reviewed on 3/28/2017 by

My experience with EF was an amazing one. Both centers I communicated with (USA and Japan) were extremely helpful. No matter how many questions I had along the way (trust me, I had many) were answered in a courteous and timely manner. Once I went abroad, I found EF to be very organized. My homestay was amazing, and the experience of being in Tokyo has given me memories I will keep forever. Improvements: I would include more immersive class time. I signed up for the Intensive course because I thought I would have more time for core classwork, but General and Intensive (steps up from Basic) both just include SPIN classes which are supplementary material classes. These classes could be helpful, but they could also be things like touring around Shibuya or (very) repetitive vocabulary classes. I would recommend the Intensive course, but I wish EF's website was more clear about this distinction.

3 Participant Reviews

Write a Review
The best time of my life (Shibuya, Japan)

The best time of my life (Shibuya, Japan)

5
Reviewed on 5/28/2017 by

My experience with EF is nothing short of amazing. I went to Japan for 3 months earlier this year. This was my first time in all my life traveling by myself. I was incredibly nervous and sometimes even hesitant. EF however, quelled those fears by helping and answering my questions and concerns. The school is very well put together. I loved every class I had and really felt immersed in the language. The teachers and staff are incredibly nice and super helpful. I learned really quickly that, if you don't ask questions you wont learn as well. They were more than happy to answer any and everything. I chose the Residence option which is sort of like a dorm/apartment. I'm super glad I did. I got to meet so many locals and talk with them regularly. I also made some friends that I went to school with. Friends that I talk to nearly daily through LINE! That's another amazing thing about EF. People from all over the world are coming to study with you. I made friends from probably over 10 countries! We went so many places together. I seriously loved every day. From the walk to my train, to the classes themselves. EF really knows what they're doing. The school being where it is (Shibuya), is so amazing. I really got to live the language. For that I'm really grateful. I'm actually going back really soon! That's how much I loved it. Thanks again EF!

My Amazing Summer in Malaga, Spain

My Amazing Summer in Malaga, Spain

5
Reviewed on 5/23/2017 by

This past summer I went to Malaga, Spain for three weeks. It had been my first time traveling alone and EF did a great job in helping me along my journey, from answering my many questions to picking me up at the airport! I was placed with a lovely host family and three other EF students, whom I still keep in touch with. I would recommend living in a homestay because you get the true experience of living in your destination, rather than feeling like a tourist. Taking public transportation to school and walking through the town really made me feel like a local and also gave me a lot of freedom. The classes I took were not only fun, but helpful! The teacher only speaks the language you are learning, which kind of forces you to learn. I had a perfect balance of classes and free time. My only regret was not doing more of the many activities offered by EF. From excursions to famous sites, to tours of the art in the city, to games on the beach, it was impossible to be bored! EF encouraged us to have fun while learning the language, which is the best way to learn! I very much enjoyed my trip with EF, and I hope to do it again in the future!

An Amazing Summer in Shibuya

An Amazing Summer in Shibuya

5
Reviewed on 3/28/2017 by

My experience with EF was an amazing one. Both centers I communicated with (USA and Japan) were extremely helpful. No matter how many questions I had along the way (trust me, I had many) were answered in a courteous and timely manner. Once I went abroad, I found EF to be very organized. My homestay was amazing, and the experience of being in Tokyo has given me memories I will keep forever. Improvements: I would include more immersive class time. I signed up for the Intensive course because I thought I would have more time for core classwork, but General and Intensive (steps up from Basic) both just include SPIN classes which are supplementary material classes. These classes could be helpful, but they could also be things like touring around Shibuya or (very) repetitive vocabulary classes. I would recommend the Intensive course, but I wish EF's website was more clear about this distinction.

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