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Seize the new year

Start by making new friends and experiencing new cultures on a new adventure. Ring in the new year in London or Belize, or maybe cross Machu Picchu off your bucket list—‘cus binging Netflix all break is cool, but what if your life was the movie?

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Winter Break FAQs

How do I book one of your winter break trips?

It’s easy! You can search on our site by destination and departure date and browse all of our winter break trips until you find the perfect one. Or you can reach out directly to one of our Trip Consultants with questions. Our college-travel gurus will help you pick a destination, set you up with a payment plan, and generally make the entire process super easy.

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

We want to make travel as accessible as possible for college students. Check out our payment plans to see all the ways we make it easy for you to book and pay for your winter break adventure. If you want to travel for free, sign up to become a Brand Ambassador. You’ll get discounts for you and your friends and could even earn free travel when you recruit more college travelers.

Any discounts if I book with a group of friends?

Booking your winter break adventure with a group will definitely save you some cash. If you’re planning to travel with your friends from college, call or chat with one of our Trip Consultants, they’ll make sure you all get a discount. You can also save money by referring other college students who book your trip (or even a different trip).

What makes a winter trip with EF Ultimate Break different?

We handle everything. Since you’re in college, we know you don’t have tons of time to plan out an itinerary, book travel, and find accommodations—so we do it all for you. Plus, every trip has an expert Tour Director who knows each destination inside and out. You’ll always know all the hot spots and hit all your bucket list items without having to do all the legwork.

Which EF Ultimate Break trips are best for winter?

Honestly? Any of them are perfect for a college winter break. But we have a few suggestions. If you want to escape the cold, get closer to the equator on a trip to Latin America—like to Costa Rica, Belize, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Want to ring in the new year in style? Try one of our New Year’s trips and celebrate across the pond in places like Paris, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam or Munich.

Can I book solo? My friends are being lame.

Definitely! This is group travel for college students, so you’ll meet tons of new people on your trip. Plus, about 60% of our travelers book solo, so you likely won’t be the only one.

Is an EF Ultimate Break trip safe?

Here’s what you should tell your parents: Health and safety is a major priority on our college trips. We’re approved by the World Travel & Tourism Council and have global staff available 24/7 to answer any questions or help with anything that should arise while on tour. Want info on COVID-19 protocols? Check out our safety FAQs here.

Do you have any holiday-specific trips?

We sure do. If you’ve always dreamt about traveling through Europe during your college winter break and seeing all the stunning Christmas markets and extravagantly decorated town squares—we’ve got you covered. Try one of our Christmas market trips and see what holiday spirit really means in countries like Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and beyond. They’re like the travel version of a rich glass of hot chocolate.

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