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Sharing your love of travel is rewarding—really rewarding.

Refer a friend or colleague to EF and we’ll thank you with your choice of:

  • Free spot on one of our Teacher Appreciation Weekends in Barcelona or Costa Rica
  • $1000 cash
  • 300 Global Points

No matter what you choose, we’ll thank your friend or colleague with a spot on a Free International Training Tour in Rome, Paris, Berlin, Madrid or Beijing.

So let’s get going. Fill out your referral’s information—along with your own—and tell us why he or she would make a good Group Leader (and don’t forget to tell your friend how rewarding the experience can be).

Event details

Join other teachers on Saturday, March 9 for an unforgettable day of global education and interactive breakout sessions. You'll share ideas, learn from peers and earn professional development credits. Oh, and it's free.

10:45 a.m.    Welcome address: Shane Steffens, President, EF Education 
11:00 a.m.    Keynote Speaker
11:30 a.m.    Lunch
12:30 p.m.    Session I
2:15 p.m.      Session II
4:00 p.m.      Session III
5:30 p.m.      Cocktail Hour

EF Center Boston
1 Education Street
Cambridge, MA 02141


For more information, please contact Rick Stewart at 617-619-1871 or


Keynote speaker

Fernando Reimers
Ford Foundation Professor of International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Education and Director of Global Education and of International Education Policy at Harvard University. He teaches courses on the relationship between education policy, democratic citizenship, and instructional improvement. His current research focuses on the impact of education policy and teacher professional development on literacy competencies, citizenship, and advanced cognitive skills. He is also a technical advisor to a cross-national study of democratic citizenship skills and civic education in Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Paraguay, part of the Third Civic Education Study of the Hamburg-based International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.

Prior to joining the faculty of the Graduate School of Education in 1997 he was senior education specialist at the World Bank. He also worked as research associate, institute associate, and fellow at the Harvard Institute for International Development and on the faculty at Universidad Central de Venezuela. He has extensive experience in the area of international development assistance with the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the InterAmerican Development Bank, and other Development Organizations. He has worked in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, and most countries in Latin America.

EdD, Harvard University

Breakout sessions

During the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to attend three sessions. 

Global Competency Diploma

Learn how participating in a Global Competence Program can foster global awareness in students, and provide graduates with essential skills for participating in and contributing to an increasingly globalized society.

Discover effective fundraising techniques to help make global education programs and educational travel more affordable for your students.

International Service Learning
Explore how teachers and students can build a service learning program with authentic community connections and hands-on experience.

21st Century Skill Building
Discuss tools and resources to help your students learn the 21st century skills they will need to stay competitive in a global economy.

Technology and Social Media
Learn about the cultural implications of social media technology and hear from social media experts on how using it can connect American students with the rest of the world.

Building a Successful Exchange Program with a School Abroad
Discover effective ways to build a strong student exchange program—covering topics like how to establish a sister school abroad and share global activities with your students.

International Models for Education
Learn about and share best practices for international models of education, and compare different approaches to teaching and learning with your peers.

Building Blocks to Successful Student Travel Programs
Get the tools to effectively recruit students for international travel programs. All attendees are encouraged to share best practices and strategies that have helped them promote travel experiences abroad.

Complimentary Curriculum for Educational Travel
Explore existing education models that compliment your curriculum, as well as new online educational tools that help students connect to their travel experience before, during and after their tour. 

Q&A with Experienced Leaders of International Trips

Hotel accomodations

EF has a limited amount of space at the following hotels:

Holiday Inn Express
Discounted rate: $105
To reserve a room, call 617-577-7600 and ask for the EF rate.

The Royal Sonesta
Discounted rate: $166
To reserve a room, call 617-806-4200 and ask for the EF rate.

The Marlowe
Discounted rate: none
To reserve a room, call 800-825-7140 or visit

All hotels are within walking distance to EF Center.