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Who We Are

EF’s mission is to break down barriers of language, culture and geography through our products. A piece of the Berlin Wall has been placed in front of EF Center Boston as a physical reminder of our mission.

EF stands for “Education First”. Founded in 1965, EF Education First offers a range of educational programs from language training, educational travel, and academic degrees to cultural exchanges. With a mission to break down barriers in language, culture and geography, EF Education First has helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.


"Education First" is more than our company name. It is our corporate passion.

From Berlin to Beijing, Moscow to Mexico City, Dubai to Denver, EF Education First operates 400 schools and offices in over 50 countries. Our global network includes 14,000 full time office staff, 3,500 full time faculty and 16,500 part time teachers, leaders and tour directors. To date, Education First has helped over 15 million people to learn a new language, discover the world, or earn an academic degree.