Tools from EF to help your students grow

Now more than ever, empathy, awareness, and adaptability are crucial for success, and as students encounter new cultures and environments, the opportunities to develop these skills increase. To capitalize on these moments, EF College Study offers a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth, both abroad and back on campus.

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Academically enriched travel programs

Our EF College Study short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs are informed by academic institutions, current and former educators, our global network, and world-renowned partnerships.

Each program, whether it’s intercultural-focused, service learning-based, discipline-focused, or customized for your curriculum, includes a thoughtful itinerary, learning opportunities, and moments of reflection—a trifecta that drives growth of the soft skills students need throughout their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Our academic leaders

Marissa Lombardi, Ed.D. | VP, Academic Affairs & Strategic Partnerships
Dr. Lombardi brings extensive higher education experience to her role as College Study’s senior academic leader. She oversees outcomes assessment, partners with faculty on curriculum integration, identifies new opportunities in international higher ed. and develops strategic partnerships.

Previously, she was Director of the Master of Science in Global Studies and International Relations program at Northeastern University and Faculty Scholar at their Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research. She also served as dean of students at Lorenzo de’ Medici International Institute in Florence, Italy.
Colin Shaw, Ph.D. | VP, Program Design
Dr. Shaw’s logistics and operations expertise ensures alignment between our industry engagement experiences and the discipline-specific learning objectives of our faculty Group Leaders. In his role, Dr. Shaw ensures the quality of each component to provide our customers with an unparalleled experience while abroad.

Dr. Shaw holds M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge and lectured at universities in England, the U.S. and Canada. He is a published author in several academic journals and has backpacked through more than 40 countries.

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