10 days
London, Paris, Amsterdam
Program description: Designed to provide insight to the African diaspora, this program approaches the cultures, sites and rich histories of each European landmark city through the lens of the Black Experience. Through expert facilitated discussions and guided learning, topics such as change and continuity and historical significance will prompt new and engaging perspectives while inviting critical thinking about the evolution of these communities, their complex pasts, and vibrant presents.

Cultural highlight: Explore South East Amsterdam’s Nelson Mandela park and be sure to try some local Dutch-Surinamese fusion food like Bakabana (fried plantain with peanut sauce).
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    See London through the lens of the Black experience in England on a walking tour led by your Tour Director

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    London Eye

    London Eye

    Soar into the sky aboard the London Eye, a 40-story, 32-capsule observation wheel that offers spectacular views of the city. Also enjoy the 4D Experience, a 3D film complete with in-theater special effects like wind, snow and mist.  

    Enjoy dinner in London

  • Day 3: London

    Visit with The Black Curriculum, an organization focused on delivering Black British history all across the UK

    Visit the British Museum with an expert guide to learn about artifacts and collections from a perspective of Black history and experience

  • Day 4: London

    Tour Brixton, an Afro-Caribbean cultural hub in London that embodies both change and continuity, with an expert local guide

    Visit the Black Cultural Archives Heritage Center, an organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain 

    Participate in a Black History lecture to learn, reflect, and challenge perspectives

  • Day 5: London • Paris

    Travel by Eurostar train to Paris

    See Paris through the lens of the Black experience in France on a walking tour led by your Tour Director 

    Visit the Arc de Triomphe, a monument honoring those who fought for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

    Enjoy dinner in Paris

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Jazz evening

    Jazz evening

    Enjoy a night of jazz music, which begin in Paris during the first World War and bloomed as Black soldiers from the United States fled segregation and settled in Paris. Notable figures in this movement include the 369th infantry regiment jazz band, whose album was the first jazz record to be released in Europe, and Sidney Bechet, Kenny Clarke, and Dexter Gordon, among many others.

  • Day 6: Paris

    Discover how diverse African communities express their identity within Paris with a visit to Little Africa, a vibrant neighborhood with African markets, cuisine, fashion, and more

    Enjoy lunch with your group in Little Africa

  • Day 7: Paris

    Visit the Louvre with an expert guide to learn about artifacts and collections from a perspective of Black history and experience 

    Spend time exploring Paris on your own

  • Day 8: Paris • Amsterdam

    Travel by train to Amsterdam, the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands

    See Amsterdam through the lens of the Black experience in the Netherlands on an expert-led tour and boat cruise

    See Amsterdam in a new way on a boat cruise through its picturesque canals

  • Day 9: Amsterdam

    Participate in an activity facilitated by the Anne Frank House and aimed at broadening your understanding of, and engagement with, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging 

    Spend time exploring Amsterdam on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Amsterdam

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    See London through the lens of the Black experience in England on a walking tour led by your Tour Director

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    London Eye

    London Eye

    Soar into the sky aboard the London Eye, a 40-story, 32-capsule observation wheel that offers spectacular views of the city. Also enjoy the 4D Experience, a 3D film complete with in-theater special effects like wind, snow and mist.  

    Enjoy dinner in London

  • Day 3: London

    Visit with The Black Curriculum, an organization focused on delivering Black British history all across the UK

    Visit the British Museum with an expert guide to learn about artifacts and collections from a perspective of Black history and experience

  • Day 4: London

    Tour Brixton, an Afro-Caribbean cultural hub in London that embodies both change and continuity, with an expert local guide

    Visit the Black Cultural Archives Heritage Center, an organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain 

    Participate in a Black History lecture to learn, reflect, and challenge perspectives

  • Day 5: London • Paris

    Travel by Eurostar train to Paris

    See Paris through the lens of the Black experience in France on a walking tour led by your Tour Director 

    Visit the Arc de Triomphe, a monument honoring those who fought for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

    Enjoy dinner in Paris

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Jazz evening

    Jazz evening

    Enjoy a night of jazz music, which begin in Paris during the first World War and bloomed as Black soldiers from the United States fled segregation and settled in Paris. Notable figures in this movement include the 369th infantry regiment jazz band, whose album was the first jazz record to be released in Europe, and Sidney Bechet, Kenny Clarke, and Dexter Gordon, among many others.

  • Day 6: Paris

    Discover how diverse African communities express their identity within Paris with a visit to Little Africa, a vibrant neighborhood with African markets, cuisine, fashion, and more

    Enjoy lunch with your group in Little Africa

  • Day 7: Paris

    Visit the Louvre with an expert guide to learn about artifacts and collections from a perspective of Black history and experience 

    Spend time exploring Paris on your own

  • Day 8: Paris • Amsterdam

    Travel by train to Amsterdam, the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands

    See Amsterdam through the lens of the Black experience in the Netherlands on an expert-led tour and boat cruise

    See Amsterdam in a new way on a boat cruise through its picturesque canals

  • Day 9: Amsterdam

    Participate in an activity facilitated by the Anne Frank House and aimed at broadening your understanding of, and engagement with, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging 

    Spend time exploring Amsterdam on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Amsterdam

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
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EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare and transportation

    Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • End-to-end Support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum Integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $15 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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