Cool Career Perks: Travelling Around The World With EF Education First


Is “international travel” an unreasonable requirement for a new grad to have when selecting an employer?

Not if you start your career with EF Education First, a global company that offers a range of educational programs from language training, educational travel, and academic degrees to cultural exchanges.

Most EF employees have the opportunity to travel on educational or training tours once a year, but some travel much more than that.

We asked Nick Boyd and 2 other recent grads working at EF Education First to share their favourite travel experiences and give you a taste of what it’s like to work and travel with EF:

Nick Boyd, Senior Tour Consultant

Business Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2007

Favourite travel destination:

I travelled to China in August 2011 with fellow EF staff and teachers from all across Canada on one of our International Training Tours. I experienced a totally different and unique culture, and saw sights I would have never even dreamed possible – all because I work at EF.

My most memorable experience from this trip was climbing the Great Wall and watching friends from our group eat things like fried scorpions and snakes.

Next stop:


Nicoleta Ciuperca, Customized Itinerary Specialist

Spanish M.A., University of Toronto, 2010

Favourite travel destination:

I’ll never forget the days I spent in Galway, Ireland. It’s such a quaint and magical place. We spent hours exploring the charming streets, discovering antique book shops, feeding the swans down by the Claddagh pier and listening to the local talent at night. It was cold and damp, but the cheer and warmth of the Irish made it an unforgettable experience.

EF Education First Customized Itinerary Specialist Nicoleta Ciuperca in Ireland
Nicoleta on the west coast of Ireland

Next stop:

I’m very excited about my upcoming tour with EF. I’ll be touring 4 of the world’s most famous cities: London, Paris, Florence and Rome. Although I’ve travelled to these destinations in the past, I can’t wait to rediscover these cities with EF while doing new activities, such as the Jack the Ripper Walk in London or the Seine River Cruise in Paris.


Emily Devlin, Educational Tour Consultant

Communications Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2010

Favourite travel destination:

EF Education First Educational Tour Consultant Emily Devlin in Barcelona, Spain
Emily with Gaudi’s salamander at Parc Güell in Barcelona

I took an art course in university that focused on Gaudi’s architecture and I have dreamed of going to Barcelona, Spain, to see all of the amazing sights for myself ever since then.

I travelled there in December 2011 with a colleague and a group of about 35 high school students from Texas.

My most memorable experience from this trip was walking through Parc Güell and seeing the famous salamander that I had seen in so many pictures before.

Next stop:

I want to go to the French Riviera, Costa Rica, Italy, Greece, Australia…everywhere!


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Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.