Company History

There’s more to EF than EF College Break; we are part of a much larger EF family of companies and products.

A worldwide companyOriginally founded in Sweden, our parent company EF Education First is America’s leading student travel organization. You can't beat our global presence: EF has more than 29,000 employees, teachers and volunteers, working in offices and schools in 54 countries.

40-plus years of experienceEF ran its first student trip back in 1965. Over more than four decades of organizing student travel, EF has gained the experience and expertise to operate the best international trips. Plus, our longstanding relationships with suppliers allow us to offer the lowest prices in the industry, guaranteed.

Enter EF College BreakNine years ago, EF College Break was created to bring college travel to the EF world—the perfect alternative to backpacking through Europe. Our goal is to get college students to travel at the most affordable price possible. We have travel dates that fit college students' busy schedules and the perfect balance of group activities and free time. Every year on our college trips, thousands of students see new places, make new friends, and get a whole new perspective on the world.