Working at EF

At EF, we believe in one simple truth — that the world is better when people try to understand one another.

Careers at EF

Since 1965 we have helped millions of people see new places, experience new cultures, and learn new things about the world and about themselves. Our culturally immersive education programs—focused on language, travel, cultural exchange, and academics—turn dreams into international opportunities.

At EF, you’ll own your job. Make decisions. Solve problems. Take risks. And, of course, explore the world. Forget layers of hierarchy — we’ll push you to dream big and think bold.

Key Facts


cities in which we work


School and offices in 50 countries


Average languages
spoken by employees


businesses and
associated organizations


million customers every year

2000 +

Staff relocations
per year

What we’re like

We transform dreams into international opportunities.


Life at EF

Visit any of our offices or schools, from London to Shanghai to Boston, and you’ll find the same welcoming, energizing, and fun atmosphere—because our people are our secret sauce. We’re ambitious optimists who believe that nothing is impossible, constantly pushing toward a better future for our customers and for each other.


You at EF

Whoever you are, whatever you’re passionate about—we welcome you and want you to bring that to work every day. Simply, be you. Bring your talents, bring your perspective, bring your ambitions. What we offer in return is an inclusive, multicultural working environment and a fulfilling career where you’ll work as part of a vibrant team that values the rich diversity of our world.


Diversity at EF

Our business, like our world, is better when we embrace diversity. We joyously celebrate all the ways we are different and are deeply committed to fostering inclusion and belonging across but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, parental status, and experience. Our dedicated Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Team, together with DEIB Staff Ambassadors from EF programs around the world, drives awareness and advocacy throughout our organization.

Read the letter from our CEO of North America with our five commitments to drive change at EF here.

EF DEIB highlights  

Read about how we’re approaching diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at EF.

A letter from our CEO of North America

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Pride 2020: A reflection on progress

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Reflecting on Hispanic heritage

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Meet the global EF DEIB team

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Impact at EF

At EF you’ll do work that helps challenge biases, fosters empathy, and creates better understanding around the world.

Enhancing education

We bring people around the globe together to share knowledge and gain a better understanding of themselves and the world.

Encouraging empathy

We invest in creating learning platforms that foster empathy and promote cross-cultural understanding in order to create opportunity.

Fostering community

We collaborate with the communities in which we live, travel, and work to preserve local cultures and encourage sustainability.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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