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Online Escapes

Bring the world to your home with live, interactive experiences hosted by the EF family of travel experts.

Online Escapes

Bring the world to your home with live, interactive experiences hosted by the EF family of travel experts.

What are Online Escapes?

Live, interactive experiences

Interact with your host, ask questions in real time—all Online Escapes happen live, and are never pre-recorded.

Small groups, big connections

We’re all about community, so you’ll have the chance to get to know your host and meet others from your phone, tablet, or computer.

Hosted by experts

Tour Directors and local guides from the EF Education First travel community can’t wait to share their passions with you in real time.

See what our virtual travelers are loving right now.

Live from Shanghai, China
Chinese Dumpling Making Class with a Chef in Shanghai

1.5 hours

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What to expect

Watch a preview and meet some of our Escape hosts.

All Online Escapes

Choose from a growing list of online classes and cultural experiences.

Live from Southwest England
Afternoon Tea the English Way

1 hour

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Online Escapes FAQ

What are Online Escapes?

Online Escapes are cultural experiences hosted live by experts from the EF community. It’s our way of bringing the best parts of world travel—connecting with others while learning about a new culture—straight to your home. All Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What types of virtual experiences can I join?

Online Escapes are all about bringing the on-tour experience to your home. That means there are a range of online experiences for you to choose from. Think: photography lessons, cultural courses, virtual tours, online cooking classes, and even wine tastings. Check back often—we’re always adding new hosts and Online Escapes!

What’s included in these virtual experiences?

All Online Escapes include a virtual session hosted by an expert from the EF community. You can find details about each Online Escape—who’s hosting it, what you’ll learn, how many others can join, and how long the online experience will be—by clicking on the one you’re interested in. All that’s required to participate in an Online Escape is yourself, your computer or mobile device, and a strong internet connection—some hosts will share a list of recommended items to bring as well, depending on the topic of your online experience.

Once you’ve signed up for an Online Escape, we’ll send you detailed information about what to expect, how to prepare, and how to join using a Zoom access link.

You can read the full Online Escapes Terms & Conditions here.

How do I participate in an Online Escape?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, so you’ll need an internet connection and a device with the ability to stream audio and video. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone—whichever you prefer.

You can sign up for an Online Escape by selecting the date and time that works for you and completing a quick checkout process. Credit and debit cards are the forms of payment accepted for Online Escapes.

A link to manage your reservation, along with details about how to join, will be included in your confirmation email. You’ll also receive a reminder email leading up to the start time of your Online Escape.

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