Orientation & Development Seminars

We want you to feel confident when you lead your first program. That’s why we invest in every first-time Group Leader and train you for free in Paris, in Barcelona or via webinars you can take part in from home. After you enroll six students you can choose your destination or the webinar that works best for your schedule.

Our Orientation and Development Seminars and webinars are popular and spots fill quickly. Ask your Program Coordinator for more details about eligibility and enrollment.

Orientation and Development Seminar attendees will:
  • See a program in action with a Tour Director, experiencing walking tours, meals and hotels and sightseeing at popular cultural destinations
  • Learn helpful tips and advice from experienced Group Leaders
  • Discuss best practices and challenges for planning, recruiting and traveling
  • Participate in a workshop with EF staff to cover topics like academic content and connection, Tour Director and Group Leader roles and safety and security
  • Review general program expectations like flights, packing, currency and tipping, spending money, meals, dietary restrictions, hotels and rooming and free time

Webinar attendees will: 
  • Learn helpful tips and advice from experienced Group Leaders
  • Discuss academic content and connection, Tour Director and Group Leader roles and safety and security
  • Review general program expectations like flights, packing, currency and tipping, spending money, meals, dietary restrictions, hotels and rooming and free time

Talk with your Program Coordinator for more details.