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7 things that happen at an EF Summit

A Global Leadership Summit is educational travel, meets student leadership conference, meets change you can see and feel.

Here are seven things students do during an EF Summit:

1 / Explore their hearts out

In addition to a three-day student leadership conference, the Summit experience includes a specially designed educational tour that’s built to bring the Summit theme to life and strengthen students’ understanding of the topic. Not to mention, traveling to eye-opening destinations, exploring iconic sites, and falling in love with new foods.

2 / Make friends, fast

Student leaders from around the world come together under one roof to collaborate and learn from one another, and friendships happen faster than they can say “Best trip ever!”

3 / Innovate like they mean it

Things get real at Summit. As in, students prototype real solutions for real global challenges. And the winning ideas earn a place in the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm, Sweden alongside generations of Nobel Laureates. (Yes, really.)

4 / See what they’re made of

Summit attendees learn a lot about the world, and even more about themselves. They realize that things could be different and gain the courage to make their voices heard. Students don’t solve all of the world’s problems at a Summit—but they learn how they could. Equipped with problem-solving skills, passion, and a belief in themselves, today’s students start becoming tomorrow’s leaders.

5 / Break it down

Students come together to break down global challenges, and it doesn’t stop there. We’re talking snack breaks, brain breaks, and (most importantly) dance breaks.

6 / Get empowered

Attendees are inspired by world-renowned speakers and organizations—past Summits have included the likes of Al Gore, Jane Goodall, TED-Ed, Sir Ken Robinson, and UNICEF. Students are inspired by each other, too!

7 / Go grow

From meeting new people, to public speaking, to innovative thinking, every moment at an EF Summit is designed to inspire growth. It might feel challenging, but that’s a good thing—because nothing grows in a comfort zone.

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Madeline Muller

Madeline is a copywriter at EF tours. She loves sitcoms, tacos, re-reading books, and befriending dogs. Her favorite city is Budapest.

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