Open your world. Study abroad with EF.

Open your world. Study abroad with EF.

Short-term study abroad programs for students 18 and up

Spend a week (or more) experiencing your dream destinations abroad. Immerse yourself in new cultures, build global skills, and return home ready to make the most of your future—with once-in-a-lifetime experiences under your belt.

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Our message to students

STEP 1.

Browse our curated study abroad programs.
STEP 1.

Browse our curated abroad programs.
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STEP 2.

Chat with an advisor to find your perfect fit.
STEP 2.

Chat with an advisor to find your perfect fit.
STEP 3.

Travel and have the experience of a lifetime!
STEP 3.

Travel and have the experience of a lifetime!
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College Faculty-Led Tours
College 
Faculty-Led 
Tours
Experience the intersection of travel and academics on these 1- to 2-week faculty-led international trips. Explore exciting new destinations through the lens of art history, ecology, sociology, and more.
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Eastern Europe with extension

12 DAYS • MAY 2021

Eastern Europe with extension

12 DAYS • MAY 2021

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The Alps: Germany & Switzerland

11 DAYS • MAY 2021

The Alps: Germany & Switzerland

11 DAYS • MAY 2021

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Spain: Land of Many Cultures

11 DAYS • MAY 2021

Spain: Land of Many Cultures

11 DAYS • MAY 2021

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Barcelona, Southern France & Italy with extension

12 DAYS • MAY 2021

Barcelona, Southern France & Italy with extension

12 DAYS • MAY 2021

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London, Paris, Florence & Rome with extension

12 DAYS • MAY 2021

London, Paris, Florence & Rome with extension

12 DAYS • MAY 2021

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Urban Environments & Culture in Japan

11 DAYS • JUNE 2022

Urban Environments & Culture in Japan

11 DAYS • JUNE 2022

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Italy: The Grand Tour

10 DAYS • JUNE 2022

Italy: The Grand Tour

10 DAYS • JUNE 2022

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Costa Rica: Pura Vida

9 DAYS • AUGUST 2022

Costa Rica: Pura Vida

9 DAYS • AUGUST 2022

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Discover Iceland

7 DAYS • MAY 2023

Discover Iceland

7 DAYS • MAY 2023

Want some more time abroad?
Check out our gap year and semester programs.
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Frequently asked questions

I have an EF Future Travel Voucher. Can I use it on one of these programs?

Yes! You can apply a Future Travel Voucher to one of these programs. Just call to enroll and be sure to have your voucher number handy.

Where can I find more information about what is included in these programs?

Please refer to the individual program pages to learn more about what is included. The programs on this page are all run either by EF College Study or EF Gap Year.

How old do I have to be to enroll?

Travelers should be at least 18 years old by the time the program departs the U.S. If you are under 18 years old, you can travel with your family at EF Go Ahead Tours or ask your school if there are any EF programs set up that you can enroll on.

Can I get college credit on one of these programs?

Yes! How college credit works varies by program, but if you are interested in speaking more about this please email studyabroadinfo@ef.com.

 

 

 

Eye-opening experience!
 

"This trip was by far one of the best decisions I have made this year. The Tour Director for our trip was absolutely PHENOMENAL! The guy had endless bounds of knowledge on every sight that we went to both from personal experience and formal education. He took the time to hear all of our questions and obliged all of our needs. The trip wouldn't have been the same without him! We saw so many sights and learned so much in the 10 short days we were there, I wish the trip was longer! Every day was literally like an adventure."

—ASHLEY

 

 

 

So much to see
 

"Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made, there is only so much you can learn in a classroom setting but the real way to learn is to get out there and experience it firsthand. You get so much more excited to learn and eager to continue. I will continue to learn through my travels and this was a great introduction to international travel for me."

—JOSHUA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life-changing experience

 

"I am a non-traditional student that only DREAMED of traveling. Upon returning to college after 20 years I heard about the study abroad opportunities and loved the sound of it. EF Tour's Tour Director Carolina was absolutely amazing and gave us all an experience of a life time. She showed us so many things that we would have never experienced if we had made this trip on our own. Returning home, I felt fully satisfied and ready to share all my great experiences with my family and friends."

—EMMY



Life-changing experience

 

"I am a non-traditional student that only DREAMED of traveling. Upon returning to college after 20 years I heard about the study abroad opportunities and loved the sound of it. EF Tour's Tour Director Carolina was absolutely amazing and gave us all an experience of a life time. She showed us so many things that we would have never experienced if we had made this trip on our own. Returning home, I felt fully satisfied and ready to share all my great experiences with my family and friends."

—EMMY

 

 

 




"In Costa Rica, I was able to use my improved Spanish skills. Service affected me deeply on the inside. It translated into my future career path—now, I want to look at my future as much more purpose-based, philanthropy-based, and meaningful."

—DIEGO

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