10 or 13 days
London, Amsterdam, Brussels

Get a first-hand look at the bodies and organizations that direct today’s globalized world.

See where things go quiet inside NATO and EU headquarters in bustling Brussels. Hear from experts at The Hague’s international courts, where some of humanity’s worst offenders have stood trial. Through a rare and knowing lens, the complexities of large-scale politics will come into focus.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • The Strand, London's major thoroughfare
    • Trafalgar Square, a bustling central square
    • Leicester Square, a square lined with theaters and other events
    • Covent Garden, a vibrant and charming shopping area

    Tour the Houses of Parliament with an expert local guide and get a glimpse into British government; weekday visitors attend debates, while Saturday guests enjoy a tour of the courthouse

    Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in London

  • Day 3: London

    Take a guided tour of London

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • Big Ben, an iconic London bell at the Palace of Westminster
    • Houses of Parliament, home to England's governing body
    • Piccadilly Circus, a five-way intersection 
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral, a domed church which has hosted many royal events
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)

    Spend a half day exploring London on your own

  • Day 4: London

    Tour the British Library, whose building holds more than 150 million items, with an expert local guide

    See the Magna Carta, which established that everyone is subject to the law

    Spend a half day exploring London on your own

    Enjoy a roast dinner in London

  • Day 5: London • Night ferry

    Industry Engagement: Attend a lecture to gain insights on UK government systems

    Travel to Harwich

    Board a night ferry to Hoek of Holland
  • Day 6: Night ferry • Amsterdam

    Travel via Hoek van Holland and The Hague to Amsterdam

    Tour The Hague with an expert local guide

    Visit the Peace Palace, home to the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Peace Palace Library 

    Visit the Humanity House, a unique museum featuring stories of refugees and other victims of conflicts around the world

  • Day 7: Amsterdam

    Take a guided tour of Amsterdam

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace), once the home of the Dutch Royal Family
    • Westerkerk (West Church), where Rembrandt is buried
    • Dam Square, bustling central meeting point

    Visit the Anne Frank House and reflect on themes that range from conflicting fundamental and human rights, to discrimination, and more

    Spend a half day exploring Amsterdam on your own

  • Day 8: Amsterdam • Brussels

    Travel to Brussels

    Take a guided tour of Brussels

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • European Union buildings, encircled by a row of colorful flags representing the member countries
    • Grand Place, the central square of Brussels
    • Atomium, a structure representing a unit cell magnified 165 billions times

    Visit the European Commission, the driving force in proposing legislation to Parliament and the Council

    Enjoy dinner in Brussels

  • Day 9: Brussels

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Bruges

    Bruges

    Embark on an excursion to Bruges, a quintessential Belgian town with cobblestone streets, ancient churches, winding canals and medieval homes. Bruges is the perfect place to sample some delicious Belgian beer as you tour a local brewery. Cap off this exciting excursion with a traditional Flemish dinner.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 10: Brussels • Paris

    Travel by TGV train to Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde, a major public square
    • Champs-Élysées, an elegant boulevard packed with high-fashion boutiques 
    • Arc de Triomphe, a monument honoring those who fought for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 
    • Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair and an iconic symbol of Paris
    • Hôtel des Invalides, a grand hospital commissioned by Louis XIV 

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 11: Paris

    Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter, so named because the language was once commonly spoken by the Sorbonne students that populated the area

    See Notre-Dame Cathedral, known for its sculptured facade, stained-glass rose windows, and seemingly weightless vaulted ceilings, and see the progress of its restoration following the 2019 fire which damaged much of the building

    Explore art from around the world at the Louvre, home to over 35,000 objects including Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa

  • Day 12: Paris

    Spend time exploring Paris on your own

  • Day 13: 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

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • The Strand, London's major thoroughfare
    • Trafalgar Square, a bustling central square
    • Leicester Square, a square lined with theaters and other events
    • Covent Garden, a vibrant and charming shopping area

    Tour the Houses of Parliament with an expert local guide and get a glimpse into British government; weekday visitors attend debates, while Saturday guests enjoy a tour of the courthouse

    Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in London

  • Day 3: London

    Take a guided tour of London

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • Big Ben, an iconic London bell at the Palace of Westminster
    • Houses of Parliament, home to England's governing body
    • Piccadilly Circus, a five-way intersection 
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral, a domed church which has hosted many royal events
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)

    Spend a half day exploring London on your own

  • Day 4: London

    Tour the British Library, whose building holds more than 150 million items, with an expert local guide

    See the Magna Carta, which established that everyone is subject to the law

    Spend a half day exploring London on your own

    Enjoy a roast dinner in London

  • Day 5: London • Night ferry

    Industry Engagement: Attend a lecture to gain insights on UK government systems

    Travel to Harwich

    Board a night ferry to Hoek of Holland
  • Day 6: Night ferry • Amsterdam

    Travel via Hoek van Holland and The Hague to Amsterdam

    Tour The Hague with an expert local guide

    Visit the Peace Palace, home to the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Peace Palace Library 

    Visit the Humanity House, a unique museum featuring stories of refugees and other victims of conflicts around the world

  • Day 7: Amsterdam

    Take a guided tour of Amsterdam

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace), once the home of the Dutch Royal Family
    • Westerkerk (West Church), where Rembrandt is buried
    • Dam Square, bustling central meeting point

    Visit the Anne Frank House and reflect on themes that range from conflicting fundamental and human rights, to discrimination, and more

    Spend a half day exploring Amsterdam on your own

  • Day 8: Amsterdam • Brussels

    Travel to Brussels

    Take a guided tour of Brussels

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • European Union buildings, encircled by a row of colorful flags representing the member countries
    • Grand Place, the central square of Brussels
    • Atomium, a structure representing a unit cell magnified 165 billions times

    Visit the European Commission, the driving force in proposing legislation to Parliament and the Council

    Enjoy dinner in Brussels

  • Day 9: Brussels

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Bruges

    Bruges

    Embark on an excursion to Bruges, a quintessential Belgian town with cobblestone streets, ancient churches, winding canals and medieval homes. Bruges is the perfect place to sample some delicious Belgian beer as you tour a local brewery. Cap off this exciting excursion with a traditional Flemish dinner.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 10: Brussels • Paris

    Travel by TGV train to Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde, a major public square
    • Champs-Élysées, an elegant boulevard packed with high-fashion boutiques 
    • Arc de Triomphe, a monument honoring those who fought for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 
    • Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair and an iconic symbol of Paris
    • Hôtel des Invalides, a grand hospital commissioned by Louis XIV 

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 11: Paris

    Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter, so named because the language was once commonly spoken by the Sorbonne students that populated the area

    See Notre-Dame Cathedral, known for its sculptured facade, stained-glass rose windows, and seemingly weightless vaulted ceilings, and see the progress of its restoration following the 2019 fire which damaged much of the building

    Explore art from around the world at the Louvre, home to over 35,000 objects including Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa

  • Day 12: Paris

    Spend time exploring Paris on your own

  • Day 13: 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
See the resources you get
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



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

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

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • 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.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your 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.

  • Entrances

    British Library, Houses of Parliament, Peace Palace, Humanity House, Anne Frank House, European Commission or European Council; with extension: Louvre, Notre Dame

  • 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 $50 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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