Our commitment to animal welfare
As a world leader in international education, EF is relentlessly committed to respecting and promoting animal welfare as we help our customers experience the world. With a growing demand for immersive, off-the-beaten-path travel experiences, the travel industry has seen a rise in animal-related practices that we’re not comfortable with. To combat that, EF is proud to work with the non-profit organization World Animal Protection to implement animal welfare guidelines throughout all our travel programs worldwide—because truly experiencing a destination should not mean harming the animals that call it home.
We have the power to change the lives of wild animals around the world by making animal welfare a priority, eliminating cruel activities like elephant rides from our tours and by educating our travelers about animal-friendly travel.”
–Edward Hult, PhD
CEO of EF North America
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