About Us

How we began

EF Education First was founded in Sweden in 1965 by a young entrepreneur, Bertil Hult.

Our concept was straight forward:
take local High School students to England to learn English. It was a simple business idea; on-site language and cultural studies – but one with an enormous future.

Fast forward to today

Today EF is the world’s leading private education company, with a group of fifteen subsidiaries and non-profit organizations centered around language learning, educational travel, cultural exchange and academic programs.


EF has more than 34,000 employees, teachers and volunteers, with offices and schools in more than 50 countries.
We’re big | We’re passionate | We’re opening the world through education.

Our Mission

EF’s mission is simple – to open the world through education. In the past five decades, EF’s educational programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities to become citizens of the world.

Bertil Hult | Founder, EF Education First


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The scariest part is submitting your CV – apply today, after that we take the reigns and help you begin your new journey.

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