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Best. Summer. Ever.

New friends. New cultures. New adventures. Seeing where this is going? This is the summer of new. So get away to Costa Rica for a week, or explore every corner of Europe for weeks on end. It’s like study abroad, without the whole classroom thing.

Backpacker-style trips

Fast-paced, multi-country tours.

Ultimate Europe

A 35-day, cross-continent odyssey.

Explore Ultimate Europe

European Road Trip

An iconic 17-day adventure.

Highlights of Europe

24 days of European awe.

Grand Tour of Europe

One month. Every bucket-list destination.

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Trips curated to travel perfection, with so much included and lots to obsess over.

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Why go with EF Ultimate Break

Summer Break FAQs

How do I book one of your summer break trips?

We make it easy for college students to book summer travel. Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway or a longer, study-abroad alternative, we have an array of trips to amazing destinations all over the world. To book, just browse our itineraries by destination or departure date. If you have questions, our expert Trip Consultants are standing by—just chat or call and they’ll answer questions, help you pick a destination, and set you up with a payment plan.

I’m a broke college student! How do people afford EF Ultimate Break trips?

Good news: we offer tons of payment plans perfect for the college budget. Check out our payment plans to see how we make summer break affordable for college students. And did we mention you could travel for free? Sign up to become a Brand Ambassador and you could get discounts and free travel when you sign up your friends.

Any discounts if I book with a group of friends?

You can save in a few ways if you book for a group. For starters, you can save money by referring other college students who book your trip (or even a different one). If you’re planning a trip with friends from college, call in and talk to a Trip Consultant. They’ll make sure you get the right discount and even set things up so you can room together.

What makes a summer trip with EF Ultimate Break different?

We. Plan. Everything. For real. We know you’re busy with school, friends, and more, so we take the stress out of travel and plan trips exclusively for college students and make them accessible with a ton of payment options. Each of our trips is led by a rockstar Tour Director who makes you feel at home when you’re away from home. Plus important things like flights and accommodations are included in the up-front cost. Long story short: we make travel easy for college students.

Which EF Ultimate Break trips are best for summertime?

It depends on what you’re looking for. Want a short getaway before heading back to college? Check out Costa Rica or our other shorter, warm-weather Latin America trips like Belize, Peru, or Colombia. Want to country hop across Europe with other college students and see...well, everything? We got you. Ultimate Europe is a 35-day odyssey that has your entire bucket list covered. The real answer, though, is that you can’t go wrong! Explore all our trips and find a summer break escape that's right for you.

Can I book solo? My friends are being lame.

Of course! This is group travel for college students, so new friends are built right into the trip. About 60% of our travelers book solo, so you won’t be alone in traveling on your own.

Is an EF Ultimate Break trip safe?

This one’s for all the parents out there. Health and safety is a major priority on our trips. We’re approved by the World Travel & Tourism Council and have global staff available 24/7 if anything comes up. For information on COVID-19 and how it relates to college travel, check out our safety FAQs here.

Do you have long trips? I want to travel but can’t study abroad.

Yes! We have a bunch of longer trips for college students that take you all across Europe. You’ll dive into culture, art, food, architecture...literally everything that Europe has to offer. These are perfect summer break trips for college students and are ideal for anyone not studying abroad but wanting to explore the world.

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