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.
120cities in which we work
600School and offices in 50 countries
spoken by employees
1million customers every year
2000 +Staff relocations
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.
Impact at EF
At EF you’ll do work that helps challenge biases, fosters empathy, and creates better understanding around the world.
We bring people around the globe together to share knowledge and gain a better understanding of themselves and the world.
We invest in creating learning platforms that foster empathy and promote cross-cultural understanding in order to create opportunity.
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.Visit website
Culturalcare Kids First Foundation
Assisting organizations that provide direct services to underprivileged children around the globe.Visit website
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.Visit website
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.
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.
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