Interculturalism & Global Exploration

Southern New Hampshire University and Education First have partnered together to create a self-paced, choice-based undergraduate learning experience for travelers on EF Tours. Interculturalism & Global Exploration allows students to enhance their tour education by applying their experiences to this innovative and experiential course. It supports students in thinking more deeply about their time abroad, how they have grown as individuals and global citizens, and builds the confidence that comes with completing a college level course.

To register or for questions, please contact EF Tours directly at education.department@ef.com


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*For All EF Travelers*

  • If you’ve taken the course previously and are looking for a transcript, please reach out to EFcredit@snhu.edu.
  • Looking for a copy of the course syllabus? Click here to access it!
  • We look forward to 'seeing' you in the course. Sharing your perceptions of how travel has impacted you and thinking about how you see yourself in the world around you, is an important tool for building global competence. We can't wait to hear about it!


Dig deeper into your time abroad and gain a great sense of your experience abroad through a series of reflective and research related activities.




Gain a sense of what a fully online learning experience is like at the undergraduate level and prepare to further your education beyond high school.


Think more deeply about your connection to others as a global citizen and how your experience in your EF Tour has activated change in you and your thinking.


Overview: This course promotes and develops global awareness, perspectives, and connectedness to increase your overall global competence. It’s a perfect way to add value to your EF travel experience and complete a college-level course for credit. Throughout the course you’ll complete experiential activities that focus on asking and answering questions about (1) your own global awareness, (2) the parts of the world that you’re traveling to, and (3) the connections you have with our entire world. A unique course structure allows you to choose how you challenge yourself to learn and explore the cultures, geographies, and interconnectedness of the world. The course’s interdisciplinary structure lets you investigate topics related to business, education, government and political science, and many physical and social sciences. This specialized learning opportunity is only available to students traveling with EF Educational Tours or EF Explore America.

Course Registration Deadline:  Students start their course in one of our SNHU terms that takes place after they return home from their tour. As a reminder, the course may not be started prior to returning home from their EF tour.

Course Credits:  3 accredited undergraduate credits from Southern New Hampshire University with prior Dean approval

Course Tuition Cost: $360.00 for the entire course. *There are no refunds for this course.

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Step 1

To register for this course, please contact EF Tours directly at education.department@ef.com to have it added to your account.

Step 2

After you register with EF, you will receive a form via email where you can indicate which semester you would like to take the course. As a reminder, travelers begin their course once they return home from tour.

Upcoming start dates can be viewed under the Campus Undergraduate dates in the 16-week terms:

Course Start Dates


Questions? Contact education.department@ef.edu


Step 3

Watch Your Email for Course Access Information

Once you have selected your course semester and completed payment with EF, university staff will process your information and enroll you in the course. Your course start date is dependent on the term you indicate with EF.

A few weeks prior to the course beginning, you can expect to receive sign-in and course access information before the start of the term, via email.

If you have not yet received your sign-in and course access, please email efcredit@snhu.edu and expect a reply within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).

You will be expected to…

  • complete tasks that require time and attention based on your travel experience
  • use independent learning skills to understand course tasks and demonstrate your learning
  • use what you learn and experience during your travel to expand your thinking about yourself and the world
  • participate in and complete this college-level course

You are going to participate in this class with SNHU-approved instructors who will challenge your thinking and help you succeed. Every instructor has a particular passion for teaching, learning, and global travel. 

Yes, you will earn three college credits from Southern New Hampshire University when you successfully complete the course. You may request an official transcript to submit these credits to another university or college. Because the receiving institution ultimately decides whether to accept the credits, we encourage you to talk about the potential transfer process with your prospective school(s). Generally, credit earned at SNHU is accepted by all universities and colleges, but there is no guarantee and this decision is always up to the receiving institution. 

The course is designed for students to take the course during one of the SNHU terms that takes place after they return home from their tour. As a reminder, the course may not be started prior to returning home from their EF tour. Individuals need to sign up for the course prior to departing for their tour.

The dates below are the terms currently available for the course. If you are traveling later than the dates you see below, need not to worry. Just contact EF at education.department@ef.com with questions!

Available Terms:

  • Start dates can be viewed under the Campus Undergraduate (16-week) dates: Course Start Dates

This course is designed to be choice-based and allow flexible pathways to demonstrate your learning. 

The course is two-fold.  You'll initially complete "Interest Activities". These are a blend of reflective and research type activities. You'll select 15 of 30 different Interest Activities to complete. 

To complete the course, an "Inspired Project" must be submitted.  There are three different types to select from (Inspire to Share, Inspire to Change, or Inspire to Activate).  This project is a synthesis of your entire experience and focuses on how you and your thinking have grown as a result of being part of the EF Tour.