EF’s mission is simple
Opening the world through education.
In the past five decades, our educational programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.
What we do
At EF, our work changes lives for the better – our products give confidence and freedom to people across the globe. This "for profit, for good" ethos is what motivates our teams to do better work every day and drives our business to grow year on year.
A career with EF combines the support and opportunity of a large organization with the spirit and energy of a small company. We look for thinkers and doers – creative, collaborative and motivated people who are excited by education, communication and travel.
580School and offices
spoken by employees
2000 +Staff relocations
What we’re like
We transform dreams into international opportunities.
With 580 schools and offices in 52 countries, and language at the heart of our business, EF is a truly international company.
You’ll see culture and diversity celebrated at all of our locations, and, with such a global reach, you’ll have access to opportunities worldwide.
At EF, we have an entrepreneurial culture where new ideas are heard, creative risks are taken and ownership is encouraged.
Dare to make something happen and you’ll find a supportive team behind you.
As the world leader in international education, we’re paving new roads for learning – using technology, research and design. Here’s just a few examples of how we’re doing it:
EF publishes the world's largest ranking of English Proficiency Index by country and is hailed as the world's most comprehensive benchmark of English proficiency.
From animation and architecture to mobile apps and film – our creative teams examine design from every angle to ensure the perfect balance between form and function.
Our Learning Labs develop technology to create fundamentally better ways to learn.
EF Research Network
In collaboration with Harvard, Cambridge and Peking Universities, we’re conducting ground-breaking research into the way language is learned.
Outreach and impact
At EF, you’ll find philanthropy and a passion for education.
We’re committed to making a positive contribution to the global community – from our support for good causes and social change, to our efforts to drive progress in the way people learn.
EF Global Classroom Foundation
Aiding disaster relief efforts around the world and improving education for underprivileged children.Visit website
Culturalcare Kids First Foundation
Assisting organizations that provide direct services to underprivileged children around the globe.
Founding and supporting research and initiatives in drug prevention.Visit website
EF Founder Bertil Hult funds this student movement for social change in partnership with the annual Clinton Global Initiative.
EF and the Olympic Games
We have been appointed a remarkable six times as an Official Supplier and Sponsor to the Olympic Games, including Seoul 1988, Beijing 2008, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, PyeongChang 2018, and Tokyo 2020.
Currently we are training students, teachers, and the public across South Korea about Olympic and Paralympic sports, concepts, and values as well as raising the English level of Tokyo 2020 staff as they prepare for the Games ahead.
EF Pro Cycling
Our international team is racing around the globe on the UCI WorldTour – the pinnacle of professional cycling.
We’re one company, but we’re organised into a number of divisions that focus on different areas of our business.
We’re also associated with Hult International Business School, an independent, not-for-profit business school as well as an independent not-for-profit exchange program – EF Foundation – and an insurance company, Erika Insurance.
EF Language and Schools
- EF English Live
- EF Local English Language Centers
- EF Local English Language Centers for Kids
- EF International Language Campuses
- EF Corporate Solutions
- EF Academy – International Boarding Schools
- EF Learning Labs
EF Cultural Exchange
- EF High School Exchange Year
- Cultural Care Au Pair
EF Educational Travel
- EF Explore America
- EF Educational Tours
- EF College Study Tours
- EF Ultimate Break
- EF Go Ahead Tours
EF Real Estate Holdings
- EF Campus and School Properties
- EF Office Properties
- EF Hotel and Residential Propertie
- Hult International Business School, Graduate School
- Hult International Business School, Undergraduate School
- Hult International Business School, Ashridge Executive Education
What EF people say
The main thing EF has done to support my development is to allow me to try out my own ideas and provide me with the resources to realize them - creating a pretty special "learn by doing" environment.
Eric Van DeldenSales Manager
EF looks like a large multinational company from the outside but operates like a startup on the inside. Fast paced, constantly evolving, ambitious.
There are less rules and structures than the places I worked in before. It's more entrepreneurial - meaning you are encouraged to break new grounds, develop your business ideas further.
Guan WangProject Manager
Decisions are taken fast. There is an urgency to change and to achieve new targets. If you come up with a great idea I believe it will simply be realised faster in EF than in most other companies.
Jacob TorenPresident, EF English First
A friend who works for EF told me that to work for EF is like doing an exchange, but as an adult.
Linda KarlssonManager, US Allocations
In a way you are first thrown in the pool and then you are asked whether you know how to swim! But it's a challenging and fun working environment.
Marc LayolaSales & Marketing
I joined EF because of the opportunity to work on strategy and implementation across multiple projects, whilst being super hands-on. It's all about 'getting things done'.
Sophie DaunaisDirector of Accommodation
Want to go places?
If traveling the world, paving your own way, and making an impact is the kind of career you want, you’re the type of person we’re looking for.
Accelerate your career alongside some of the best and brightest minds.