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EF’s Golden Key Challenge: March #EFHiddenGems Winner and Honorable Mentions

When traveling, we find hidden gems all around us. Whether it’s a beautiful building, a person we meet, or a delicious plate of food, these treasures can bring a smile to our face and even take our breath away. No matter what they are, they leave a lasting imprint and remind us of our most exciting travel adventures. So for March’s EF Golden Key Challenge we asked students to share the inspiring and unexpected hidden gems that they’ve discovered, using #EFHiddenGems.

Each submission made us wish that we had been there to share the experience, but only one student could win March’s GoPro. This student truly captured the essence of a hidden gem. Putting her camera up against a keyhole in Vatican City, she was able to capture St. Peter’s Basilica with her camera – congratulations Sarah!

Who wouldn’t want to curl up and read a book in the Shakespeare and Company bookstore?

Shakespeare and Company is a great book store to check out if you ever visit Paris #EFHiddenGems

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Is there another hidden gem behind this beautiful door?

Veronica & Adaline & Serena

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Happy street performers in Salzburg, Austria can bring a smile to any traveler’s face.

This is truly capturing a bird’s eye view of Harpers Ferry.

#efhiddengems Mountains, clouds, and a bird's-eye view. What else could you ask for?

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Thank you to everyone who participated. Let’s keep the celebration going with April’s contest #EFFoodie.

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