1. Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is only open to educators who have never led a tour with EF Educational Tours or EF Explore America before. Educator is defined as full or part-time teachers, faculty or administrators at the middle school, junior high school, or senior high school level, who sign up online, through phone or business reply mail, and who are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of any of the above are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the participant (“You”) agrees to be fully unconditionally bound by these Official Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Sweepstakes.

3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted starting on January 10th, 2024 at 9:00 am EST and ending February 11th, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST. All entries must be received by February 11th, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST.

4. How to Enter: To enter, participants should either (i) call EF Educational Tours at 1-800-637-8222 or EF Explore America at 1-800-503-2323 and express interest in the Sweepstakes, or (ii) visit or to find the corresponding link to participate. The entry must fulfill all Sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America. Participants may not enter more than once.

5. Prizes: One winner (the “Winner”) will be selected to win an EF Training Tour. The Winner will be able to select their preferred Training Tour from a list of eligible locations and dates provided by EF Educational Tours or EF Explore America. The Training Tour includes all program, and departure fees (including roundtrip airfare, up to 3 nights overnight stays in hotels, and select meals). All elements of the Training Tour, including but not limited to flights, hotels and included meals shall be solely determined and booked by EF Educational Tours, EF Explore America or its affiliates. The prize does not include any optional excursion fees, insurance fees, money for gratuities, meals other than the select ones provided, or additional optional travel. The Training Tour must be taken by September 30, 2024. All travelers must execute all enrollment materials including the Release and Agreement, Booking Conditions, and any other required travel documents. All travelers must be in possession of the needed travel documents (e.g., a valid U.S. Passport, proof of vaccination, etc.) when required to travel internationally and must meet all visa entry requirements (if applicable). Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at EF Educational Tours’ and EF Explore America’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable, except at the sole discretion of EF Educational Tours or EF Explore America. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a random drawing under the supervision of EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America. The Winner will be notified by email or telephone within five (5) days following the selection of Winner. EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within ten (10) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner may be selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT EF EDUCATIONAL TOURS AND EF EXPLORE AMERICA’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering the Sweepstakes, You understand and agree that EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America, including their licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. 

9. Terms & Conditions: EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America. EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions or Official Rules. EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless EF Educational Tours and EF Explore America, the Sponsors, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without respect for the conflict of laws doctrine. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Massachusetts having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Entries are subject to the terms set out in EF Educational Tour’s Privacy Policy. To read the Privacy Policy, click here for EF Educational Tours, and click here for EF Explore America

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: EF Educational Tours or EF Explore America, Two Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA. Requests must be received no later than February 11th, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST.

14. Sponsor: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by EF Institute for Cultural Exchange, Inc. and EF Explore America, Inc. both located at Two Education Circle Cambridge, MA 02141 USA.

15. The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Google, TikTok, Teacher Vision or Bored Teachers.


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