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Study Abroad

Study abroad is an increasingly important part of the college experience.  Exploring new cultures can be life-changing, and many students point to their time abroad as the defining aspect of their education.

EF College Study Tours and Explorica faculty-led international education programs offer a great alternative to the traditional study abroad experience.  Competitively priced, all-inclusive and completely customizable, these tours give you the flexibility to take your coursework around the globe in just one to four weeks.

Click here to see the Science Study Abroad page.

Upcoming Tours

Portugal and Spain
March 9-17, 2018

In Portugal and Spain, every step is a history lesson of its own…

…from Lisbon’s Moorish labyrinth of narrow streets to Seville’s impeccably preserved mosaics. The trail of breathtaking views and architectural wonders continues in Madrid, a city whose youthful crowds mix with a regional history of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian influences.


Day 1: Fly overnight to Lisbon

Day 2: Lisbon
Take a walking tour of Lisbon’s Alfama District
Enjoy dinner

Day 3: Lisbon
Take a guided tour of Lisbon
• Torre de Belém
• Padrão dos Descobrimentos
Visit the Castelo de São Jorge
Visit the Batalha Monastery
Enjoy free time

Day 4: Seville
Travel to Seville via Evora
Take a walking tour of Seville
With your tour director you will see:
• Giralda Tower
• Torre del Oro
• Plaza de Toros
Enjoy a paella dinner

Day 5: Seville
Take a guided tour of Seville
• Alcázar
• Seville Cathedral

Day 6: Madrid
Travel by AVE train to Madrid
Take a walking tour of Madrid
Visit the Prado

Day 7: Madrid
Take a guided tour of Madrid
• Puerta del Sol
• Plaza Mayor
• Plaza de Oriente
Visit the Royal Palace
Enjoy free time in Madrid

Day 8: Madrid
Enjoy free time in Madrid
Enjoy a tapas dinner

Please note: This tour includes a lot of walking.

More information can be found on the EF College Study Tours website at: http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/professors-trip/1907919VP