PJ Party for a good cause

9. August 2012 | 35 Comments

Every year the staff and students of the EF office in Sydney don their pyjamas to raise money for Kids First. Started by Cultural Care Au Pair, Kids First is a charity which partners with small organisations all over the world to provide children in need with monetary contributions, necessary supplies and matched funds.

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Categories: Cultural Care Au Pair | EF gives back

Girl Scout Tours Rock the National Mall in DC

31. July 2012 | 38 Comments

The “baby” of the EF Tours programs, EF Tours for Girl Scouts, believes in Go Big or Go Home! As Girl Scouts USA celebrates their 100 year anniversary in 2012 we have been busy traveling from coast to coast and meeting Girl Scout leaders at events ranging in size from 500 to 20.000 participants.

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Categories: EF Educational Tours | USA

WILL.I.AM Meets EF Summer Dance Winners and Performs in Front of 4,000 EF Students

20. July 2012 | 41 Comments

American superstar will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas performed at the annual EF Education First (EF) Summeranza party on July 12 to a crowd of more than 4,000 EF international students. As the party's headlining performer, he also congratulated the winners of the EF Summer Dance competition, who had choreographed a dance routine to his chart-topping single, "Nothing Really Matters".

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Categories: EF Language Programs | UK

Tour commemorating anniversary of Vimy Ridge is a success

18. July 2012 | 95 Comments

The National Student Tour for the 95th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge is the largest event organized by EF Tours Canada to date. The Toronto and Montreal offices, Lucerne Operations and the Regional Offices in London and Paris worked together to ensure that this event was a success.

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Categories: EF Educational Tours | Canada

Friends of Bali

17. July 2012 | 43 Comments

It was a cold and wet morning in Jakarta, oops, no, it wasn’t. The sun was burning brightly as we gathered at Soekarno Hatta airport. The Academic Volunteers and the EF crew were eager to get going with their assigned students to Bali. Once settled on the plane the pilot gave a warm welcome to the EF group on board, and off we flew.

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Categories: EF gives back | Indonesia

EF partners with World Universiade 2013

10. July 2012 | 33 Comments

On July 6, 2012, EF in Russia became partners with World Universiade 2013, the largest international event for young athletes.

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Categories: EF English First | Russia

EF wins Best Office Awards in Russia

2. July 2012 | 108 Comments

EF English First won Best Office Awards 2012, Russia’s annual national award for the most outstanding business space solutions. 88 companies were participating in the selection in 2012 striving to win a prestigious prize in one of 11 nominations.

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Categories: EF English First | EF Offices | Russia

EF Toughmudders

16. May 2012 | 15 Comments

Mattis K Petersen, Emma van Dijkum and John Ennis (EF London Global Branding team members) participated in the "Tough Mudder Challenge" last weekend in the muddy Midlands of the United Kingdom.

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Categories: EF staff

Poor communication and language skills constrain international growth prospects of companies

14. May 2012 | 18 Comments

According to a global report out today, almost half of executives (49%) admit that communication misunderstandings and messages lost in translation have stood in the way of major international business deals and resulted in significant losses for their company. Brazilian and Chinese companies have been affected even more so with 74% and 61% respectively reporting financial losses as a result of failed cross-border transactions. This is of concern given many businesses are looking to new markets to unlock opportunities and grow their companies overseas.

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Categories: EF Language Programs

FT ranks Hult the third best business school in the world for international business

1. February 2012 | 10 Comments

The annual Financial Times Global MBA Ranking of business schools found Hult provides students with the most International Experience, based on overseas curriculum and learning opportunities. This rank was further supported by Hult’s climb to #3 in International Business beating rivals such as Insead and London Business School.

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Categories: Education | HULT International Business School

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