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.

1. Academically enriched travel programs
2. Industry engagement opportunities
3. Global learning resources & faculty development

4. Global Competencies Assessment tool
5. Our Academic Affairs team

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 Affairs team

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.
Courtney Grady | Academic Affairs Project Manager
Courtney manages the innovative, user-centered projects within our Academic Affairs department. These projects include our EF Global Learning Toolkit, Global Competencies Assessment, connecting with partner institutions’ Career Services to recruit students who have built necessary workplace global competencies through study abroad and managing learning events that drive an EF curriculum to further develop our international faculty leaders on their campuses.

She’s worked on cross-functional teams within EF including people-centered projects with our Recruitment & Employee Development team as well as tech-based projects with EF Engineering. She studied abroad in Seville, Spain and is passionate about making these study abroad experiences accessible as well as guiding students to articulate their global experience to future employers.

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