A truly global school: classmates from 30+ nationalities

Few other schools can match the “mini-UN” vibe of an EF Academy campus. Virtually every class, activity and event becomes “global studies.” You’re constantly expanding your worldview with multiple perspectives while sharing your own culture and traditions.

We take you out of your comfort zone!

On day one you’re assigned to classes, advisory groups, and dorm communities with students who come from just about everywhere imaginable. The whole point of our global community is to learn how to navigate difference. Together you begin to share your culture, find common ground, and embrace diversity as a superpowerall important skills for navigating an ever shrinking world.

Every class is global studies

Since you and your classmates come from 30+ countries, we carefully design every class so you can add your unique voices to the discussion. In this way, you begin to teach each other and enrich everyone’s understanding with multiple perspectives. You also get daily practice in listening to diverse points of view, asking questions, engaging in discourse, and building bridges of understanding and respect across cultures and ideas.

Expanded horizons lead to a fuller life

It’s important to be an active participant in campus life—both in and out of the classroom. You’ll find that daily life is much richer when you can say “please” and “thank you” in several languages, incorporate other holiday traditions into your own, appreciate music from other cultures, play sports and games from around the world. To spend time building deep and meaningful relationships with such diversity will enhance your ability to connect, relate, and find joy with others throughout life.

How you and your classmates put the “world” back in World History class

All too often we learn history from our own country's perspective. Every history course at EF Academy is structured to take full advantage of our rich global community. We encourage students to become co-teachers and broaden the discussion by sharing the cultural perspective of their home culture. When studying World War II, for example, students are asked to translate and present wartime propaganda from their country's press to fuel conversations about information and disinformation. Imagine the richness of the discussion that follows in a classroom with students from Germany, Poland, Japan, Austria, France, Brazil, Mexico, India and the United States.

How Emma is seeing the world from a different perspective...


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