Working at EF

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.

Bertil Hult Founder

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.

Key Facts




School and offices


Average languages
spoken by employees


Business Units

52,000 +


2000 +

Staff relocations
per year

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.

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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.

Creative at EF


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.

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Culturalcare Kids First Foundation

Assisting organizations that provide direct services to underprivileged children around the globe.

Mentor Foundation

Founding and supporting research and initiatives in drug prevention.

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Hult Prize

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 and popular amateur races, exploring the world.

Our structure

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 EdTech

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 Properties

Associated organizations

  • Hult International Business School, Graduate School
  • Hult International Business School, Undergraduate School
  • Hult International Business School, Ashridge Executive Education

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.

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