Leading students on an EF College Study program is more than just an incredible travel experience. When learners participate in our intentionally designed programs that leverage our Global Learning Model, they develop global competencies before, during, and after their in-country immersion—deepening learning and accelerating personal development.
Our approach to program design, developed in consultation with leading industry experts using best practices, is grounded in learning outcomes and includes academic resources, curated experiences, and assessments. Explore our approach and talk with a Program Consultant about how our programs can integrate with your learning goals.
When learners participate in our intentionally designed programs, they develop global competencies including confidence, curiosity, global knowledge, empathy, adaptability, relatability, and self-awareness. Development of these skills is the end goal we build our program structures around.
The development of these skills has been shown to accelerate success in all aspects of learner’s lives—promoting career growth, global citizenship, life readiness, and more.
On an EF College Study program, you learn more about the world, yourself, and yourself in the world. The learner's study abroad journey begins by challenging assumptions and launching the experience with an open mind in order to gain global perspective, foster interpersonal relationships, and ultimately gain skills to navigate and make an impact in our ever-evolving world.
After returning home, learners' journeys continue with access to assignments that tie the in-country experience to their academic, personal, and professional development, along with micro-credentialing. If groups opted in to the pre-immersion assessment, students will take a post-immersion assessment to measure the growth of skill development while abroad and demonstrate evidence of learning.
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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.
Working closely with academic affairs, international partners and our EF College Study team, Laura ensures our programming continues to evolve and reflect innovative, relevant, and intentionally curated learning experiences and destinations.
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.