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International Academy Private High Schools For students 14 to 19

A-level Programme International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme International GCSE Programme North American High School Grades 9-12

Oxford, UK Torbay, UK New York, US Vancouver, CAN

CONTENTS Welcome to EF International Academy 4 Campus Locations 22 Academic Programmes 38 Frequently Asked Questions 50 Programme Start D ates & Fees 52 How to Apply 54


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“I am prepared to achieve my dream.” – Sheel, India

EF International Academy is part of EF Education First, the leader in global education since 1965. The organisation’s mission has long been “to break down barriers in language, culture and geography.” EF International Academy takes that mission one step further, allowing high school students to spend up to four years in the US, UK or Canada, immersed in world-class education systems as they prepare for success in university and beyond.


“The most powerful thing we do at EF is believe in our students.�

A spring day on the EF New York campus.


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Welcome to EF International Academy Dear Student, As the President of EF International Academy, I've seen firsthand the impact of an outstanding high school education on a student's life. These are years in which foundations are built, and connections are made — when the decision to invest in yourself can bring great dividends. That success — that future — is now before you. It's true that attending high school in North America or in the United Kingdom will help you gain admission to top universities. But choosing the right high school is a critical step in the process. EF International Academy prepares you personally and academically for tomorrow's challenges and opportunities. As an IB World School, EF International Academy is a place where students play an interactive role in the classroom — where there is time to explore passions beyond one's coursework, and a belief that a well-rounded perspective is vital to success later in life. Indeed, with students from 60 nations, EF International Academy is a school with a larger world view — ­ it’s a place where you’ll discover new places and perspectives while meeting interesting people every day. Our faculty are committed to developing the full potential of each student. This dedicated faculty however is only part of the equation. Our students constantly motivate one another to success. This is a school where you will find inspiration in your fellow peers just as often as you find it in your teachers and your academic curriculum. I thank you for taking time to learn about our school, and I encourage you to contact our EF International Academy Admissions Office to find out more about our programmes. Though we have four campuses, we are truly one global school community and I look forward to seeing what role you will play in it.

Mark Seman President, EF International Academy


At a glance Grades Offered 9-12 Academic Programmes: IB Diploma Programme A-level Programme IGCSE Programme North American High School, Grades 9-12 High School Preparation Programme Campus Locations New York (United States) Oxford (United Kingdom) Torbay (United Kingdom) Vancouver (Canada) Student Profile Countries represented: 60 Student clubs: 65 Athletic clubs: 10 Faculty Profile 90% of faculty hold Masters or PhD degrees Number of languages spoken: 45 Number of countries taught in: 50 Academic Information Average class size: 13 Student-Teacher ratio: 11:1 IB exam score: 10% higher than world average A-level grades: 45% achieved A/A* University Placements 26% in top 10 in US 41% in top 10 in UK 90% accepted to first choice university Associations & Accreditations: UK Border Agency Tier 4, IB World School, Ofsted, British Accreditation Council, State of New York, University of Cambridge International Examinations

At EF International Academy, we promise more than top university placement. Our world-class faculty empower students to fulfill their greatest potential, preparing them for success in the world beyond. We develop confident, independent, and capable global citizens who are ready to succeed — and lead — in the fields of medicine, business, engineering, and law. Our students inspire one another to greatness every single day. Our approach is as follows:


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Secure Your Future. 1 One global classroom Study renowned curricula including IB Diploma with classmates from 60 nations; enhance your worldview while creating a global network of worldclass peers.

2 Enriching student life Live, lead, and learn daily through a range of courses, classes, clubs, volunteer opportunities, job shadowing and athletic programmes that challenge and inspire you.

3 A cornerstone of support Benefit from personal ongoing guidance and encouragement from a global network of teachers, admissions counselors, and university placement advisers who are with you “all the way.�

4 100% university placement Gain admission into top universities in the US, UK, and throughout the world and be confident that you will excel in studies at the university level.


Natalie, Norway

Markus, Finland

Xin, China

Gendy, Egypt

Josh, United Kingdom

Mimi, Sweden

Supakorn, Thailand

Rhaikhan, Kazakhstan

Tomislav, Spain

Eddie, Taiwan

60 Nations. 4 Campuses. 1 Global School.

Anastasia, Russia

Anna Lisa, Germany

Sze Wing, Hong Kong

Diversity amplifies learning. With students from over 60 nations, there is no school on the planet as diverse as EF International Academy. Learning alongside world-class peers from around the globe, our students encounter new cultures, perspectives, and beliefs in every single classroom exchange. Diversity enables students to think critically about the world and their place in it, encouraging them to become self-motivated global citizens ready to lead tomorrow’s world.

Sherif, Nigeria

Alice, Rwanda

Maria, Mexico

Tam, Vietnam

Tom, Netherlands

Tifani, Indonesia

Elodie, Canada

Omid, Iran

Lisa, Germany

Paul, South Korea

Georgina, Germany

Luis and Roxane, Venezuela

Maria, Chile


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Ka Weng, Malaysia

Margaretta and Kamilla, Norway

“When you think globally, you will achieve bigger things.” – Dameli, Kazakhstan

Cherry, China

Steffen, Germany

The diversity on the EF International Academy campus promotes global concepts — ranging from literature to economics — to play out in an inclusive classroom setting. For instance, students don't simply read about history. They discuss the world's political systems and history in real-time with fellow classmates from Germany, China, Canada, the United States and more. Students are offered a variety of different viewpoints, and encouraged to ask, research, and analyze the information to form their own opinions about the subject matter. “I constantly find myself thinking about world issues in a new way," says Eric, an EF International Academy Torbay student from Spain. "It doesn't just happen in the classroom. It happens every single time I talk to my friends and classmates.”


Tolu, Nigeria

Andrea, Italy

Tzu Chieh, Taiwan

Manh Tuan, Vietnam

Petro, Ukraine

Renan, Brazil

Mina, Japan

Zoe, United States

Radolphe, France

Malika, Kazakhstan

Olivia, Denmark

Hanin, Libya

Melissa, Mexico

Mara, Germany

Roman, Russia

Natalyia, Slovakia

Luis, Mexico

Iria, Spain

Sheel, India

Ana Lucia, Columbia

Khanh Quang, Vietnam


Enriching Student Life The EF International Academy campus has an energy like no other. This is a school where students actively seek to learn more about one another — where making friends is easy, and opportunities to get involved with campus life are endless. Students play a prominent role in every aspect of the EF International Academy campus, from leading classroom discussions to launching student clubs and competing in athletic events. On any given day, students can be found organizing charity events, performing musical recitals, or debating global issues amongst an international group of teachers and friends.


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“ ‘Where are you from?’ is the only introduction you’ll ever need.” – Josh, United Kingdom


Student Life

The EF International Academy Experience “I found my voice here.” – Gina, Taiwan

Naturally soft-spoken, Gina didn’t have much opportunity to build her social confidence in her traditional high school in Taiwan. All of that changed when she reached the interactive classrooms of EF International Academy. Now in her second year of EF’s International Baccalaureate programme, Gina has benefited from the school’s small class sizes and encouraging atmosphere. She is active in drama club, a cheerleader, and even had a dancing role in the school’s drama production “Grease.”

Students gather to practice for the upcoming school musical, “Grease.”

“EF gave me a panoramic view of life.” – Yousef, Iran

For Yousef, one of the most meaningful aspects of his experience at EF International Academy has been the chance to participate in community service opportunities through the school’s Creative Action and Service Programme (CAS). From the International Day of Peace to Children in Need, Yousef tries to participate in at least one service project each month to make the most of his time at the school — and on the planet. Students have had the opportunity to volunteer in Nicaragua to build houses for those in need, travel to Morocco as part of Duke of Edinburgh and also participate in a charity fundraiser in Central Park, New York.


Taking a short break during a home-building project in Nicaragua.

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“I’m learning through leadership.” – Renan, Brazil

Football had long been a part of Renan’s life growing up in his native Brazil. That’s why it meant so much to him when he was named captain of the competitive football team at EF International Academy New York. Not only does the school’s athletic programme allow him to fulfill his personal passion for football, the position of captain is an opportunity for Renan to gain important leadership,communication, and team-building skills that will stay with him through university and beyond.

Student-athletes gather for a quick photo during a recent football game.

“I now see the world in a new way.” – Alice, Rwanda

Alice aims to pursue a career in international relations following university, and there is no better place to prepare her than EF International Academy. When she’s not sharing perspectives on politics with classmates from around the world, she’s developing her own policy statements and speeches in the school’s Debate Club and Model UN groups. Outside the campus, Alice explores the endless number of political lectures, museums, and libraries in the New York City area, further preparing herself for success at an elite university.

Preparing for class at EF’s state-of-the-art student library.


“We position every student for success.” – Ted McGrath, Head Teacher, EF Oxford


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A Cornerstone of Support — EF All the Way Support is at the heart of EF International Academy experience. From the initial admissions process in your home country through graduation and beyond, EF’s global network of admissions counselors, faculty, university placement advisers, and alumni keep students and their families informed, connected, and prepared for success. At Home

Residence Life

Local admissions counselors help students identify the right campus and academic programme best suited to their goals. Once admitted, admissions counselors continue to serve as liaisons between the school and family back home so that parents always have a personal contact who can speak to them in their native language regarding their child’s progress and school updates

Dorm parents offer 24/7 guidance to students living in the EF International Academy dormitories, whether they need help with homework or support in developing the confidence they need to achieve their goals. Dorm parents live on site with the students the entire academic year.

On Campus Teachers are the most powerful source of support on every EF International Academy campus. Speaking 45 languages, with experience living and working in 50 countries, their backgrounds are as diverse as the students they teach. They know firsthand what it’s like to live or study in another country, and take great effort to help students feel comfortable and excel in their learning environment.

Students prepare for mock interviews with university placement adviser Cassandra Dragon.

Personal advisers help manage the demands of a rigorous academic curriculum with the excitement –and challenges – of being away from home. Advisers meet with their students oneon-one every single week to make sure that they are thriving in the high school environment. Mock examinations, constructive feedback, and progress reports are a regular part of academic life.

Host parents offer a safe and secure environment to students who choose to live in host family accommodation. All host families are carefully selected and have hosted international students for many years.

University Advising University placement advisers guide students through the university placement process beginning their first month on campus. Advisers conduct weekly meetings with students, as well as ongoing consultation with parents, to identify the best universities for attaining individual goals.

Graduation and Beyond Alumni are an equally important part of the EF experience. EF International Academy Alumni Association ensures that students stay connected to the invaluable network of global peers they create during their stay. Alumni also help current students secure internships and further guide them through the university advising process. Alumni currently work around the globe in top international companies like PwC, KPMG, Ernst & Young and CERN.


A Personal Approach to Learning The EF International Academy experience is a personal one. With one-on-one guidance and support from teachers and staff at EF International Academy, students choose their own courses, their own academic programme, and ultimately their own pathway to success. At the heart of that is a personal teaching method that also guide students every step of the way. Together with your local admissions counselor you will complete EF International Academy’s proprietary Personal Learning Profile, which will help us determine not just your learning style, but the academic programme most compatible with your personality, and the career path most suited to your academic strengths. The learning profile is a blueprint that will help you navigate your future, at EF International Academy and beyond. The results of your learning profile are shared with your family, as well as your core group of teachers and advisers, so that all can work as a team to ensure success on your chosen path.

“Faculty are more than teachers here.” – Taylor, Vietnam

Since coming to EF International Academy, Taylor says he has learned just how important one’s teachers are in contributing to the learning experience. He has found his science teachers to be especially inspiring, allowing students to explore scientific concepts hands-on, creating their own accelerometers and spectroscopes and testing key concepts like the speed of sound and the index of refraction. What’s more, teachers are always available to answer questions — both inside and outside the classroom. With plans of pursuing a career in chemical engineering, Taylor believes the personal approach to teaching — and learning — has given him a greater understanding of science and will ultimately lend an invaluable edge in university placement. “I never realized how important teachers are in determining the learning experience,” Taylor says. “EF International Academy showed me how amazing learning could be.”


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“I can accomplish anything.” – Mimmi, Norway

- Sheel, India

Mimmi has been involved with almost every student club on the EF International Academy campus, from student council to theater to basketball. Part of the reason she’s felt so comfortable doing so, she says, is her adviser, art teacher Rebecca Millhouse, and the ongoing support from her other counselors and teachers. With Ms. Millhouse’s encouragement, Mimmi has taken advantage of every opportunity that’s come her way. She’s even secured an internship in Manhattan to further explore her passion for entrepreneurship. “Every time I get a new idea for a project, or something I want to pursue, Ms Millhouse encourages me to go for it,” Mimmi says. “She believes in me. That support makes all the difference.”

“My admissions counselor knew which programme was right for me.” – Anastasia, Russia

Before coming to EF International Academy, Anastasia’s local admissions counselor in Russia worked with her and her parents to determine the courses and academic programme best suited to her goal of becoming a doctor. They also determined that Anastasia would best thrive in a host family, which offered a quiet, supportive environment ideal for focusing on one’s studies. The extra support that Anastasia received before starting school made her and her parents feel secure in their decision to attend EF. “Every decision was made with my welfare in mind,” she says. “I knew I’d find success when I arrived here.”

“I have two families now.” – Steffen, Germany

What Steffen has enjoyed most since arriving at EF International Academy is the wealth of other students who are passionate about their studies and focused on the issues impacting the world. In addition, he says he has found great support in his host family and the rest of the EF community, all of whom are equally committed to his personal success. “My parents’ support gives me the power to continue,” Steffen says. “But my host family, teachers and friends give me the power to succeed.”


University Placement 90%

of students accepted into their first-choice university


of students accepted into top 10 UK universities


of students accepted to Oxbridge/Ivy league universities


of students accepted to medical schools

Scholarships $1.8 M

scholarships awarded to 2012 EF graduates from top universities

Test Scores Average SAT Math score of an EF student is 100 points higher than the national average

“Our ultimate goal is to find the best acceptance for every student.’’ —Cassandra Dragon, Director of College Placement, EF New York

University Preparation Calendar


+24 months

18-24 months

15-18 months

12-15 months

Enrol in EF International Academy IGCSE (Grades 9-10), IB Diploma, or A-Level programmes to gain strong academic foundation & adapt to the UK/UK education system.

Begin university admission process and meet EF International Academy university placement adviser. Visit universities during school break.

Create short list of universities to research. Attend first SAT preparation course, and begin partaking in mock interviews. Oxbridge and medical aspirants begin specialist preparation.

Evaluate preliminary list of universities with parents. Continue to visit universities of interest. Take first SAT test.

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University Placement At EF International Academy, students begin planning for successful university placement as soon as they arrive on campus. Each student is assigned a dedicated, full-time university placement adviser who works with them to chart a detailed 2+ year path to acceptance at the university of their choice, be it in the United States, the United Kingdom or worldwide. Specialist preparation Oxbridge and Ivy League universities have high expectations of applicants. EF International Academy’s counselors maintain close relationships with the admissions teams at these universities and assist students through every step of the admissions process. Counselors perform mock interviews so that students can speak confidently about their coursework, and provide ongoing opportunities for test preparation and personal essay review. In addition, A-level students in the UK undertake an additional two hours of independent course work and research per week to gain an edge in the competitive application process For those students aspiring to study medicine, EF International Academy provides expert advice and support to ensure that they are fully prepared to meet the extremely challenging entrance criteria associated with medical school admissions. Top-tier counselors help students research and identify suitable courses and arrange visits to medical programmes. EF International Academy also organizes internships with local doctors and hospitals to fulfill relevant work experience requirements.

9-12 months

6-9 months

3-6 months

1-3 months


Make final course selection for UK. Oxbridge and medical aspirants undertake internships. Draft personal statement. Attend university fairs, and continue to visit universities of interest. Prepare for SAT/TOEFL.

Visit the campuses of top universities and meet with admission counselors. Take final SAT test. Submit UCAS applications to Oxbridge/Medical/ Dental/Law schools. Finish the college essay and apply to US universities by Dec. 31.

Apply to UK universities by Jan 15. Receive conditional offers for UK and final acceptances for US universities by mid March.

Narrow down university acceptances upon consultation with advisers and parents. Study for A-Level and IB exams.

Complete A-level and IB exams and await results. Make final university selection.


Enrol in a world-class university


100% Acceptance Rate at the World’s Top Universities EF International Academy students achieve 100% placement at top universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and more. 90% of EF students gain admission to their top-choice university. Student Name country

University Acceptance

Yun Zhang Zhamilya Meshitbay Mark Ezissi Olga Dozortseva Mariska Dahm Sahand Najafzadel Olexiy Stepchenkov Khulod Sedawi Georgina Feyyi Ye Hoon Shin Daisuke Yamaguchi Zhi-Chang Joo Hoo, Yu Tao Zhang Carlos Grandos Martinez Nikita Federov Sunju Kang Minh Nhat Nguyen Lucia Rodriguez Bo Lei, Olivia Sorensen Michelle Mammen Ly Nhah Tran Raisa Galimova Neils Griga Xindi Wang Nagib Boussad Dameli Ushbayeva

University of Oxford University of Cambridge Imperial College London London School of Economics University of Durham University College London University of Warwick King’s College London, Dentistry University of Leicester, Medicine Columbia University Harvard University UCLA New York University University of Virginia Boston University Georgia Institute of Technology University of Texas, Austin University of California - San Diego University of California - Irvine Savannah College of Art & Design Penn State University University of California - Davis ETH Zurich Hamburg University of Technology University of Amsterdam University of Hong Kong Science & Tech University of British Columbia

China Kazakhstan Nigeria Russia Germany Iran Ukraine Libya Nigeria South Korea Japan Chile Hong Kong Spain Russia South Korea Vietnam Venezuela China Denmark South Africa Vietnam Russia Germany China Venezuela Kazakhstan

strategic partnership

Guaranteed Admission at Hult International Business School Through a special partnership, students who successfully complete their A-Level or International Baccalaureate Diploma will receive guaranteed admission at Hult International Business School, one of the top-ranked business schools in the world. As part of the partnership, students are able to complete Hult’s international business degree in just three years instead of the usual four. Students begin their studies at Hult’s main campus in London and then have the option to rotate to one of its global campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai or Shanghai.


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Hult is ranked:


in International Experience by the Financial Times

Top 30

in the world by The Economist magazine

Top 100

best business schools by the Financial Times

“My university adviser was there for me every step of the way.” Ye Hoon Shin, Korea Accepted to Columbia University, Ranked 4th in the US Like many, Ye decided to study high school in the US with EF International Academy in order to increase her chances of entering a top university. Through multiple years of hard work and determination, as well as help from faculty, she excelled in studies. Ye credits Cassandra Dragon, University Placement Adviser at EF International Academy New York, with helping her stay calm and prepared throughout the application process. Even during the Winter Break, Ye says, Ms. Dragon worked with her to ensure that she met her application deadlines, and that her essays were as strong as they possibly could be. “The support has been incredible; I couldn’t have made it so far without the help of all the faculty and staff at EF International Academy.” Ye gained acceptance to a range of top tier universities, including John Hopkins University and University of California, Los Angeles. She plans to study computer science at Columbia University.

EF International Academy’s university placement advisers guide students through every aspect of their university application. They routinely review personal statements and even perform mock interviews to ensure that students are fully prepared for that stage of the application process. Advisers also organise trips to top universities so that students can choose the university that is best suited to their interests and academic goals.

Oxford University Campus


Campus Locations EF International Academy offers local and international students the opportunity to study in one of four global locations. Students can choose the academic setting that is most suited toward their goals and needs. Oxford, UK


Torbay, UK

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Oxford, UK

Programmes offered: International Baccalaureate Diploma A-Levels High School Preparation Accommodation type: Student Residence, Host Family

Address: Pullens Lane Headington Oxford OX3 0DT

Study in the academic heart of Great Britain

Just like the greater city of Oxford, an academic energy is palpable on the EF International Academy Oxford campus. The school attracts students who are ambitious about their studies, and who are driven to make the most of every opportunity to learn in their adopted city. EF International Academy Oxford students benefit from small class sizes, and proximity to the richest academic centres in the world.


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Getting to Know Oxford The academic heart of Great Britain, Oxford is a city renowned for its scholastic tradition and rich cultural and architectural heritage. Oxford has been a centre of learning for more than 1,000 years, and students are still the heart of this vibrant, multicultural city. Whether studying at the famed Bodleian Library, visiting the botanical gardens, or browsing books at Blackwell’s — a staple since 1879 — there is always something to see, learn, or explore in this ever-enriching city.

Ted McGrath, Head Teacher BEd (Hons) Ms. McGrath has extensive experience in international education and leadership and is committed to developing quality academic programmes and raising standards in education. She undertook frequent responsibilities for the IB Organisation in the Asia Pacific region, while serving as Head of Sixth Form and IB Coordinator for 7 years at the Dulwich School in Thailand. In 2002 she was awarded the European Council of International Schools Award for the promotion of international education.


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Faculty Profile

Tim Lewis / Chemistry teacher Tim Lewis taught in Japan, Bahrain,and Portugal before joining the faculty at EF Oxford. His favorite part of the school, he says, is that the teachers work together as a team to create a curriculum that truly inspires students — and that the students themselves inspire him every single day. Outside of the classroom, Lewis regularly takes students to lectures and exhibits at Oxford University to show them just how far they could go with a career in the science field. “This is a school where students love to learn — and a city where learning is cherished,” he says.”I get to experience that inspirational atmosphere every single day.”

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EF Oxford Located on Pullens Lane in a fully restored, centuries-old mansion known warmly as Cotuit Hall, the lush wooded grounds of EF International Academy Oxford recently received a multi-million dollar renovation and include spacious multi-media classrooms, state-of-the-art computer centres, modern dormitory accommodations, expansive student cafeteria, world-class language and science laboratories, and spacious and comfortable student lounge areas.

Getting Around The EF International Academy campus is located just ten minutes from Oxford’s city centre. Bikes are one of the most popular ways for students to get around town, but buses are also quick and convenient. Oxford is located within an hour of London, and buses run 24 hours a day between the two cities.

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Student Life

Oxford offers a safe, attractive and vibrant place to live and study, with no shortage of leisure activities. Dozens of student clubs and sports teams meet daily on the EF International Academy campus.

“Every day brings a new opportunity to be inspired.� -Raquel, Brazil


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Student Profile

Elodie / Canada Elodie came to EF International Academy to prepare for a career in neurosurgery. Drawn to the school for its outstanding science and mathematics curriculum, she was also impressed by its dedicated faculty, and the range of opportunities to explore her passion for medicine even outside of the EF International Academy campus.

Student Life A dedicated Director of Student Life organizes a wealth of clubs and excursions each and every week, ranging from hiking and cycling to newspaper and Debate Club. In addition, EF International Academy Oxford students have full access to a wide range of lectures, museums, and exhibits on offer from Oxford University. Shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas are within easy reach of the school. Students also enjoy access to the outstanding facilities of Oxford Brooks University, located a few minutes’ walk from the EF International Academy Oxford campus.

On the weekends, students enjoy taking in free lectures at Oxford University or taking a short one hour bus ride into nearby London.

Accommodation Students at the EF International Academy Oxford campus have the option of staying in on-campus dormitories with fellow students, or living with local British host families offcampus. Those choosing to stay in dorms will enjoy modern facilities fully equipped with newly renovated bathroom and kitchenettes. Dorm parents live on-site and are available 24 hours a day. Those choosing to live off-campus will enjoy full immersion into British life.

Elodie discovered that Oxford University is conducting extensive research on Alzheimer’s, allowing her to focus on the topic for her extended essay. She also spends much of her free time taking in free lectures and exhibits at the university — making the most of every single minute of her time in England while preparing for a future at Oxbridge or Ivy Leagues. “I’m addicted to this school,” Elodie says. “I know, undoubtedly, that I made the right choice when I decided on EF.”

EF Oxford Activities Sports Football Climbing Cycling Basketball

Clubs The Badger Newspaper Debate Duke of Edinburgh Flash Mob Fashion & Design Big Bang Theory Model UN Photography

Service Opportunities Children in Need International Day of Peace Oxfam St.John’s Ambulance

Excursions Cornbury Park bushcraft weekend Clothes Show Live fashion show University visits to UCL & Warwick World Challenge trip to Morocco

School Events Cultural Festival Ice Skating & Bowling Sports Day Summer Ball


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Programmes offered: IGCSE International Baccalaureate Diploma A-Levels High School Preparation Accommodation type: Student Residence, Host family

Torbay, UK

Address: EF House, Castle Road Torbay, Devon TQ1 3BG, UK

New academic center opening September 2012!

Located on the southwest coast of England, Torbay is a city popular with the British and international travelers alike. Deemed the English Riviera, the region offers a wealth of beaches, restaurants, coffee shops, sports fields, and theatres while retaining the safe and quiet atmosphere that students need to learn effectively.


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Getting to Know Torbay Torbay benefits from a mild climate throughout the year, as well as proximity to some of the United Kingdom’s most beautiful countryside in the surrounding county of Devon. Biking, hiking, climbing and rafting are all popular in this part of the country. Dartmoor National Park is in close proximity, and the major cities of Plymouth and Exeter are both just a train ride away. The University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth are both major resources for EF Torbay students. In addition, The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry also has campuses in Exeter and Plymouth.

David Davies, Headmaster BSc (Hons), PGCE, Ad Dip Ed Mngt, NPQH A science graduate with a wealth of experience in educational management, Headmaster Davies ensures that students attain the highest grades and develop skills to succeed in university courses. He has served as an examiner for major exam boards and organized intensive A-level revision courses.


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Torbay Faculty Profile

Chris Nicholls / Sociology teacher CAS and TOK Coordinator Chris Nicholls teaches sociology for the A-level programme at EF Torbay. He also manages the Creativity Action and Service (CAS) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) components for the school’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. As such, Nicholls has come to understand the strengths of both curricula. Inspired by the IB’s focus on critical thinking, he’s even developed a similar course for his A-level students, encouraging them to develop the same inquisitive, analytical worldview promoted in IB classes. In line with the inclusive spirit of the EF International Academy Torbay campus, Nicholls has also worked to include all students — IB and A-level — in CAS opportunities. In the past, he’s helped organize everything from a sponsored walk on Dartmoor to raise money for the National Trust to smaller projects like Shelter Box (for disaster relief). He’s also helped launch a music club, where students can share their love of guitar, piano, and drums — and gain a much-needed break from their studies.

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EF Torbay The EF International Academy Torbay campus is situated in a modern-day castle on a hill overlooking the city. In 2012, the campus underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that opened a new state-ofthe-art classroom building with spacious multimedia classrooms, technology centers, interactive science laboratories, art and music studios, and student lounge and study centers.

In addition to EF International Academy Torbay’s world-class facilities, students have access to numerous other local amenities, including dance halls, athletic fields, and fitness centers.

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Getting Around Torbay is easily walkable. The city’s quick and efficient taxi and bus systems are available for cross-town journeys. The UK’s efficient train system also allows for easy access to London, Oxford, and other points north.


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Student Life

Those who visit EF Torbay are immediately struck by the tight-knit, family atmosphere on the school’s campus. Torbay feels like home to the students who study there.

“Being in EF Torbay is like being part of a big family.” -Steffen, Germany


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Student Profile

Audria / Indonesia Accustomed to the busy streets of Jakarta, Audria quickly fell in love with the small, coastal village of Torbay, and how easy it’s been to get to know her friends, teachers, and host family. She also loves how much there is to explore within a short distance from the campus. From visits to the Eden Project bio-dome to trips to nearby Exeter University, Torbay may be short on crowds — but it’s definitely not short on inspiration. “I never run out of places to explore,” Audria says. “I discover something new every day.”

Student Life EF International Academy Torbay’s full-time Director of Student Life organizes ongoing social and educational trips and events to ensure that students have plenty of opportunities to balance their academic workload and enjoy the UK lifestyle. Students can also participate in a wide range of clubs and activities including sports clubs, the school newspaper and yearbook, debate club, student council, photography, chess, and film clubs. Community Service is a growing part of campus life. Students regularly undertake volunteer and charity projects as part of their International Baccalaureate programme, allowing them to get even more immersed

in the local community. On the weekends, students enjoy lounging on Babbacombe Beach, heading to the theatre, or grabbing a cup of cream tea in Cockington, a traditional English village not far from campus.

Accommodation Students of the EF Torbay campus have the option of staying with local British host families or in off-campus dormitories. In the dormitories, house parents and teachers provide 24-hour support and mentorship. Host family option allows students to completely experience the British culture and language. All the host families are carefully selected and have been providing home to EF students for many years.

EF Torbay Activities Sports Football Surfing Biking Swimming Tennis Sailing

Clubs Music Film Art Mathematics Student Council Debate Model UN

Service Opportunities Torbay Volunteer Society Children in Need Living Coasts Animal Sanctuary

Excursions University visits to Exeter & Bath The Eden Project Fossil Walk Media Studies visit to BBC in London

School Events International Day Sports Day Lunar New Year


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New York, USA

Programmes offered: IGCSE (Grades 9-10) International Baccalaureate Diploma North American High School (Grades 9-12) High School Preparation

Accommodation type: Student Residence; Host family Address: 100 Marymount Avenue Tarrytown, New York 10591-3796

EF New York is just 40 minutes from Manhattan, the heart of New York City

From the bright lights of Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty, and from Broadway to Little Italy, New York City is one of the most diverse and eclectic cities on the planet. But New York has much more to offer than America’s largest city. The state is full of mountains, lush woodlands, and calm and quiet neighborhoods — including the quaint village of Tarrytown, where EF International Academy’s New York campus is located.


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Getting to Know Tarrytown Tarrytown is located just 40 minutes from New York City, yet the tranquil city, set high on the banks of the Hudson River, feels like it’s a world away. Complete with eclectic shops, coffee houses, and a range of local restaurants, Tarrytown offers the best of both worlds: proximity to the urban lifestyle of Manhattan, and a safe, peaceful place to live and study in the suburbs.

Dr. Brian Mahoney, Headmaster BA in History & MA in Teaching; PhD in Educational Leadership Dr. Mahoney has over 15 years of experience working in and leading private schools providing high quality programmes that promote global citizenship and lifelong learning skills. Dr. Mahoney previously served as Head for a K-12 school in New York and is a recipient of Edward Ford Fellowship awarded by the National Association of Independent Schools.



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Tia Gueye / Head of Maths IB Coordinator As head of the math department at EF International Academy New York, Tia Gueye has seen stellar results, leading students to top scores on the IB programme’s mathematic exams, and placing high in regional Math Olympiads and robotics competitions. As part of the faculty, she also helps students manage their core IB requirements, from extended essays to CAS activities. One of her goals, she says, is to promote the ethos of IB on the New York campus, and to make sure students are aware of the wide range of conferences, portals and traditions available to them as part of the IB curriculum. “I’m invested in these students,” Gueye says. “I see myself in every one of them. I’m invested in helping them succeed.”

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Getting Around

Set on a gorgeous 25-acre wooded campus near the banks of the Hudson River, the EF International Academy New York campus is fully equipped with an indoor swimming pool, three theaters, a fitness centre, extensive sports grounds, art studios, library, dining area and lounge. The location was formerly the home of Fordham University’s Marymount campus, offering university-level facilities at every turn.

The city of Tarrytown is just a 5-minute walk from the EF New York campus, and students can commonly be seen walking into town to shop or for a quick coffee with friends. New York City is just a train-ride away.

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Student Life

The energy on EF International Academy New York campus is vibrant. Students are constantly working, learning, singing, dancing, building — and changing the world— with a passion and energy that truly never quits.

“This campus exemplifies the American spirit — go, go, go!” -Kristina Cherubino, Director of Student Life


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Student Profile

Tam / Vietnam EF International Academy New York’s vibrant atmosphere is the perfect spot for a curious, creative and outgoing student like Tam. Since arriving last year, he has grown both intellectually and creatively, citing both his hands-on classes and inspiring teachers as the reason. Outside of academic achievements, he is captain of the basketball team, organizes on-campus performances for fellow student-musicians, and has even organized a charity concert in Central Park for UNICEF. “Being here gave me an outlet to build my own personality,” he says. “Every day here has shaped who I am.”

Student Life Student clubs and sports programmes are extremely active at EF International Academy New York. The American spirit is alive and well, with students commonly launching their own clubs, and initiating their own charitable projects with the encouragement of EF staff. Students have also enjoyed excursions to nearby landmarks such as the Federal Reserve and even Harvard University. Off campus, student life is just as active, with weekend trips to Manhattan or volunteer projects in Tarrytown itself. In the past students have worked on a “Go Green EF” project that was aimed at

designing and building a small windmill generator that will provide energy for a spotlight on the campus.

Accommodation Students at EF International Academy New York can choose to live in comfortable, on-campus dormitories, or with local host families. In the EF dormitories, house parents and teachers provide 24-hour support and mentorship, and ensure a safe home away from home for all students. Those choosing to live with host families will enjoy immersing themselves in the local community culture, and will further benefit from in-home access to their Englishspeaking host families.

EF New York Activities Sports Football Basketball Tennis Rugby Swimming Running

Clubs Student Council Film Science Business Literature Drama/Theatre Art Calligraphy

Service Opportunities Amnesty International Lake Cleanup Elementary School Tutoring Habitat for Humanity Tarrytown Music Hall

Excursions Federal Reserve Boston & Philadelphia University visits to Yale, Drexel & MIT

School Events International Day Sports Day Lunar New Year Grease musical Student art exhibition


EF International Academy

Vancouver, CAN

Programmes offered: IGCSE (Grades 9-10) International Baccalaureate Diploma North American High School (Grades 9-12) High School Preparation

Accommodation type: Student Residence; Host family School Address: Suite 400, 929 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1L3

Opening Fall 2014

Surrounded by the snow-capped Pacific Mountain Range as well as the Pacific Coast, Vancouver truly is a naturelover’s paradise. Far more than a scenic city, Vancouver offers endless access to the arts, an eclectic cultural community, and a bevy of outdoor activities, ranging from snowboarding and skiing to kayaking, hiking, biking, and more.


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Getting to Know Vancouver Located on the Pacific Coast, Vancouver is one of Canada’s most beloved cities. It’s also one of the most eco-friendly cities in North America; Vancouverites are especially committed to preserving their natural environment, including the wealth of pristine waterways, trees, and mountains surrounding them. The city is home to several top universities, and also played host to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Vancouver is just 30 miles from the United States border, and three hours from the popular U.S. city of Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Claudia Trew BA & MA in English (Hons); PhD in English Literature With over 25 years of educational experience, Dr. Trew brings a wealth of knowledge to the school. She has taught English for 22 years, almost half of which were spent teaching A1 English in the IB Diploma programme. She believes that EF International Academy and the programmes we offer share the same goal of providing high quality, rigorous academic programmes in settings that foster intercultural understanding.

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Launching in September 2014, the school will feature relaxing student lounges, cafeteria, high-tech multimedia classrooms, and a state-of-the-art science laboratories and academic facilities. The campus is a short distance to Vancouver’s marina, the popular Robson shopping area, and Gastown, the city’s historic district. Students also enjoy access to sports fields, restaurants, and a nearby gym.

Bus and ferry are both popular ways of getting around Vancouver. The region is also served by two major passenger railways and two sightseeing rail tours.

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Student life When not studying, students may enjoy Vancouver’s wide range of outdoor activities, as well as organized student clubs and trips to the region’s universities, ski resorts, and more.


Academic Programmes EF International Academy’s academic curriculum prepares students for success in the top US and UK universities. EF International Academy admission counselors will help students choose the programme best suited to their personality, learning style, and career goals. Students are encouraged to participate in all four years of study to gain the ultimate foundation for their future goals.

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“Every day — every year — builds upon the next. Together, they create a foundation of lifelong success.” – Brian Mahoney, Headmaster, EF New York


A-level Programme

Age: 16-18 Programme Length: 2 years Locations offered: Oxford (UK), Torbay (UK) Best suited for: Students preferring to focus on a select group of subjects, or those seeking entrance to top universities within the United Kingdom

A-level exams are a standard entry requirement for universities in the United Kingdom — some of the top learning institutions in the entire world. EF International Academy’s A-level programme ensures that students achieve the absolute highest A-level results in competitive subjects like math, science, and economics through a hands-on learning environment and class sizes of just 13.

Student Profile

Renee Zhang / China Renee Zhang studied for her A-levels at EF. She is now studying for a BA (Hons) in mathematics and statistics at Oxford University. Renee’s spectacular A-level results earned her a place at Oxford after achieving four As, including two for mathematics. She also earned a distinction on the AEA exam, which is a special paper designed for the top 10% of all A-level students.


Curriculum As part of the A-levels’ two-year course of study, students will select three to five courses selected based on their university and career goals. EF International Academy counselors will help students choose the right combination of A-level courses to ensure the best chance of acceptance to top universities. For instance, prospective medical students would choose A-level subjects such as biology, chemistry, and statistics, while prospective lawyers might study government and politics, philosophy, and law. A-level courses are modular, meaning they are composed of standard units or sections. Most A-level courses have two units in the first year and two units in the second year. The unit assessments typically take place through exams in January and June and may involve coursework or other practical assessment.

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Because they are based in a British tradition of learning, success in A-levels requires a high level of English competence and knowledge of, or comfort with, the British learning culture. Independent study — a cornerstone of the UK education system — is also a large part of the A-level curriculum. Faculty members assess students regularly to ensure their ultimate success in this environment. In addition to providing personal, world-class instruction, EF International Academy teachers provide monthly tests to gauge students’ readiness for their yearly A-level examinations. In 2011, 34% of EF International Academy students achieved grades AAA or higher, and 45% received A/A* on A-level exams.

“I’m doing real experiments. It’s the best way to learn science.” – Omid, Iran


achieved A/A* grades — 3 times the UK national average

Available courses

Sciences Biology Chemistry Physics Mathematics Maths Maths (Statistical) Further Maths Social Studies Sociology Philosophy Information & Computer Technology (ICT) Media Studies Politics Psychology

Business Business Studies Economics Accountancy Law Arts Visual Arts Foreign Languages French Non A-Level Courses English IELTS

* Subject offerings vary slightly by campus


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Age: 16+ Grade Level: Grades 11-12 Programme Length: 2 years Locations offered: New York (USA), Vancouver (CAN), Oxford (UK), Torbay (UK) Best suited for: Student seeking well-rounded worldview; those seeking admissions to universities in the United States or other top locations

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) is an internationally recognized qualification that prepares students for university study. The prestigious IB Diploma is grounded solidly in the concepts of inquiry, internationalism, and understanding. The IB aims to develop “inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

Student Profile

Eric / Spain Hoping to pursue a career in economics, Eric used his extended essay as a way to further explore one of today’s real economic issues — whether Spain should stay in the Euro Zone. Throughout the research process, he reached out to real economists in the field, creating a personal network of professionals and mentors, and gaining an edge for the university application process. “To truly be part of society, you must consider your place in it,” he says. “I love that I can do that through EF International Academy’s IB Programme.”

Students follow six courses, ensuring breadth of knowledge in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences, mathematics and the arts. In addition, the programme has three core requirements that challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding: the extended essay independent research project, the Theory of Knowledge course, and a Creativity, Action, and Service component. Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners. They also complete assessment tasks throughout the programme.

Top universities around the world offer university credit to those students who score high on IB exams. That means that successful IB candidates may complete university studies in less time than their peers who studied an alternate university preparation curricula.

EF International Academy in New York , Oxford and Torbay are IB World Schools, offering the IB Diploma Programme. EF International Academy in Vancouver is interested* in pursuing authorization as an IB World School, delivering the Diploma Programme. *Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme. Candidate status and interested school status give no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit


Unlike many other IB World Schools, EF International Academy is truly international in nature, allowing students to live the ethos of the IB programme every single day. In the IB’s Creativity Action Service (CAS) requirement, students are able to undertake service projects relating to their home countries or those of their EF friends. Students have organized events for Amnesty International, built houses in Nicaragua, and even tutored students in their school community. The hands-on aspect of the programme allows them to gain an even deeper appreciation for the issues and places they are studying.

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“To truly be part of society, you must consider your place in it.” – Eric, Spain

The IB Curriculum The International Baccalaureate Diploma curriculum includes six core subject groups and three core requirements. CORE SUBJECT GROUPS* Language A1 English A1 SL/HL Russian B SL/HL Mandarin B SL/HL Spanish B SL/HL Norwegian SL/HL Korean SL/HL Vietnamese SL/HL German SL/HL

Second Language English B SL/HL French B SL/HL Spanish B SL/HL German SL/HL Mandarin Abinitio

Individuals and Societies History SL/HL Psychology SL Economics SL/HL Business and Management SL/HL IT in Global Society

Experimental Sciences Biology SL/HL Chemistry SL/HL Physics SL/HL Environmental Sciences SL

SL - Standard Level / HL - Higher Level

Mathematics Mathematics SL/HL Math Studies SL

The Arts Theatre Arts SL/HL Visual Arts SL/HL Music Film Studies SL/HL

* Subject offerings vary slightly by campus

CORE REQUIREMENTS Extended Essay Requires students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a specific subject. The research culminates in a 4,000 word essay, preparing students for university-level research and writing.

TOK (Theory of Knowledge) Designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical).

CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) Requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing creative projects or service activities outside of the classroom.

Recent extended essay topics include: • To what extent do Norwegian farm subsidies benefit or harm the Norwegian economy? • Which commercially available water softener can soften hard water most effectively? • To what extent did the Marian Reforms (107 BC) lead to Rome’s rise and downfall? • To what extent did the earthquake in 2011 affect Japan’s export market? • How are mathematical logarithms involved in the creation of a piano? • How to take a brand from a local market to a global market

TOK discussion questions include: • How does cultural heritage explain an individual’s truth through perception, reason, emotion and, especially, language? • How do the varying legal systems of different countries affect our views on ethics? • Can we maintain an absolute standard for human rights despite our different cultural boundaries?

CAS activities include: • Performing first-aid through St. Johns Ambulance • Building houses for needy families in Nicaragua • Exchanging artwork with orphaned children in Mexico • Creating a windmill to support clean energy on campus • Planning charity music performances for Amnesty International

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at EF International Academy is unique in that it allows students to live internationalism, and to experience new global perspectives every single day through the diversity of the EF campus student body.

Students scored


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International GCSE Programme

Age: 14-16 Grade Level: Grades 9-10 Programme Length: 1 or 2 years Locations offered: New York (USA), Vancouver (CAN) Torbay (UK), Best suited for: Students seeking an even stronger foundation in Western learning

Developed by the University of Cambridge, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular, globally-recognized qualification for students 14-16. EF International Academy offers the IGCSE curriculum for Grades 9-10 at its New York and Vancouver locations, and for Secondary Education at its Torbay campus. Student Profile

Eric / Taiwan Eric was on track to attend one of the top universities in Taiwan, but he felt that gaining a strong foundation in the Western education system would better prepare him for a career in medicine or engineering. He began his studies at EF New York in Grade 9 (IGCSE) two years ago and has since found tremendous success in the school’s IB programme. The extra classroom time at EF — as well as the school’s small class sizes and personal attention — increased his confidence on many levels. He has enjoyed participating in activities like Model UN, basketball, the student literary magazine and student council. Eric hopes to attend MIT to study Chemical Engineering.


The international equivalent of the GCSE, the IGCSE programme has long been a primary method of qualification in the United Kingdom and now offers international students a renowned pathway to A-Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and North American High School Diploma. Students who enrol in grades 9-10 in the EF International Academy New York or Vancouver campuses follow IGCSE curriculum and form an even stronger foundation in the American and British education systems, better preparing them for success in the International Baccalaureate or A-level curriculum. IGCSE gives teachers two additional years to understand students’ strengths and learning styles, and to help them prepare for university admissions.

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The Curriculum Students following the IGCSE curriculum study a core group of subjects (English, math and science), as well as an elective group of studies (foreign language, humanities, information technology, and more). Just as rigorous as the GCSE in the UK, the IGCSE was specifically developed for international students; cultural awareness and English language skills are also important elements of the curriculum. Students can choose from a wide variety of subjects based on personal interest or career goals. The IGCSE bases qualifications on individual subjects, meaning that one will receive an IGCSE qualification for each subject he or she successfully completes. IGCSE students are externally assessed based on oral and written exams at the end of the programme. EF International Academy students have consistently scored among the highest in the world.

EF International Academy schools are accredited by the University of Cambridge International Examinations Centre.

“I’m learning more than math and science. I’m learning what I’m capable of.” –Eric, Taiwan

Available courses* Native Language Chinese German Korean Norwegian Russian Spanish Thai Vietnamese Second Language English Literature English as a Second Language Chinese Spanish

Humanities/ Social Sciences History Economics Geography Business Studies Sciences Combined science that incorporates Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Arts/Public Speaking Visual Arts Theater Arts Drama Public Speaking Physical Education Wide variety of individual and team sports and activities

Mathematics International Mathematics that incorporates Algebra, Functions, Geometry, Trignometry and Probability

* Subject offerings vary slightly by campus


High School Preparation Programme

Age: 14-16 Programme Length: 3, 6, 9 or 12 months Locations offered: New York (USA), Vancouver (CAN), Oxford (UK), Torbay (UK) Best suited for: Students seeking a strong foundation in the U.S. and UK education system who need a stronger foundation in academic English skills and introduction to American and British education systems

EF International Academy offers a special High School Preparation Programme for students who would like to pursue a high school education in either North America or United Kingdom, but need additional English language support. Student Profile

The High School Preparation Programme is designed to enhance students’ language skills especially in regard to academic proficiency. The course can be taken for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months, depending on each individual student’s needs.

Gendy / Egypt

The curriculum is designed to provide access to an English-speaking high school education for students coming from a range of educational environments. It aims to acclimate the students to the philosophy of international

Gendy had never studied English at his home school in Egypt, but he knew that attending university in the United States would be key to securing a bright future. Gendy enrolled in EF’s High School Preparation Programme for one year, and went on to successfully complete the school’s International Baccalaureate Diploma. After three years at EF, he’s achieved his dream of attending a top university in the US.

“EF believed in me like no one else ever has,” Gendy says. “The support from my friends and teachers changed my life forever.”


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education, which demands independent thought and study skills. Students will focus on improving their general language abilities. They will also develop the specific language skills needed to cope with a full English academic programme, including writing essays and making presentations. Following successful completion, students are admitted into one of EF International Academy’s high school programmes: IGCSE, IB Diploma, or A-levels.

North American High School Programme

Age: 14-19 Grade Level: Grades 9-12 Program Length: 2 or 4 years Locations offered: New York (USA), Vancouver (Canada) Best suited for: Students seeking an even stronger foundation in Western learning

Successful university candidates need a strong academic foundation. Our North American High School Programme fosters personal growth and leads to future academic achievement at English-speaking schools around the world. Throughout the programme, students receive a traditional North American high school experience with a wide variety of academic subjects, sports, and extracurricular activities. Most importantly, they gain important study skills, learning habits and language skills that will prepare them for university. Our student body, world-class faculty, rigorous academic philosophy and global outlook provide a unique mix of assets not available in most high school settings. Students pursuing the North American High School follow the same rigorous academic curricula as

other students at our EF New York and Vancouver campuses.

Student Profile

Grades 9-10: IGCSE (see page 44) Grades 11-12: International Baccalaureate Diploma (see page 42) Students in the North American High School programme also have the option of appearing for their IGCSE and IB Diploma exams if they so choose. The credentials are globally recognized and, in the case of IB Diploma, may also be applied toward university credit

EF International Academy New York is authorised by the State of New York Education Department to grant official high school diplomas.

Nagib / Venezuela Though Nagib had spent plenty of time in the United States growing up, he’d never experienced the unique international atmosphere on the EF New York campus. Here, he says, in addition to the traditional North American High School experience, he’s also gained a truly international perspective he could not have found anywhere else. Nagib has especially enjoyed EF’s science curriculum, in which he did a major research project on biodiesel, testing two different catalysts to see which was more effective. Nagib will begin study at University of California, Davis in Fall 2012.


Specialised Courses of Study At EF International Academy, students can tailor their academic programmes to fit their individual career path, be it medicine, law, business or engineering. The school also provides personalised support to outstanding students seeking entry to Oxbridge and Ivy League institutions. Oxbridge/Ivy League



EF International Academy offers intensive support for those students with goals of attending the world’s most elite universities. The school’s university placement team maintains personal relationships with admissions counselors at Oxbridge and Ivy League institutions to ensure top offers for qualified students. With a keen understanding of what these schools demand from successful applicants, our team helps students:

EF campuses offer numerous opportunities for students to gain an edge in the legal field. Debate Club helps students improve their speaking and debate skills, while Model UN further provides insights into international issues and frameworks. Because of the school’s diversity and ongoing access to real-world perspectives, international law or human rights law are ongoing sources of student discussion. Other opportunities include:

Business — be it finance, economics, accounting or entrepreneurship — is one of the most popular career paths for students at EF International Academy, and regardless which global location students choose, they will enjoy a multitude of courses, clubs, speakers, and excursions relating to the business field. EF International Academy students benefit especially from the school’s diversity. Fellow students offer personal insights regarding nearly every international business case study; numerous market structures can be studied and debated in every class meeting. The school also offers:

•D  evelop a keen passion and knowledge for their chosen field of study — long considered the top entrance criteria for Oxbridge prospects • Develop critical thinking skills • Review mock interview questions • Build strong communication skills • Select the right courses and perfect their overall portfolfio

Mook, Thailand Economics, University of Cambridge “How would you create an algorithm to predict oil prices in the next year?” That’s the interview question Mook received during her interview at Cambridge University. Thanks to her hard work in her A-level programme, as well as support from her university coordinator at EF International Academy Torbay, she knew exactly how to answer it. She’ll be heading to Cambridge University in Fall 2012.*

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Live debate forums Professional speaker series Participation in Model UN conferences English language preparation and mastery • Focus on international law • Job shadowing and mentorship opportunities in law

Kristian, Norway Law, University College London

Olga, Russia Economics, London School of Economics

Kristian studied at a public school in Norway before heading to EF International Academy Oxford. Studying in the school’s A-level programme in a multi-cultural diverse environment offered an international perspective he did not have at home. “Surrounded by a truly international group of fellow students, I experienced first-hand new cultures, new perspectives and new experiences,” he says. “I was encouraged to constantly consider alternative viewpoints, to ask, to explore and to analyze the information that I learned. All of these formed a perfect foundation for my subject of study, International Law.

Olga studied for her A-levels at EF Torbay where she was a top student. Through hard work, and with the guidance of her teachers, she achieved A* grades in economics, business studies and mathematics. Olga says that studying at EF International Academy opened a new life for her. “My teachers and the school staff became my second family during those two years. I am grateful to everyone for all the help and support I received.”

*University offers in the United Kingdom are conditional pending final exam results, which were not released as of the printing of this brochure.


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•P  rofessional speakers series regarding marketing, entrepreneurship and finance • Job shadowing and mentorship opportunities in business • Alumni network with access to EF business professionals worldwide • Student-led Business Club and school stores

Olga believes that her classes at EF gave her the best foundation she needed to truly understand how the global market operates.




Whether they are seeking entry to medical schools in the United Kingdom, or premed programmes in the United States, EF International Academy works with students to prepare them for this incredibly selective field of study. The school offers world-class science and higher maths courses, and further assists students with:

Those interested in the field of engineering will benefit from EF International Academy’s outstanding math and science curricula, and the vast array of opportunities for hands-on coursework that allow students to bring their studies to life. Engineering is based on the practical and creative application of mathematic and scientific methods. Whether seeking a career in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical or structural engineering, students are able to tailor large projects to meet their individual career goals. In the past, students have built windmills; studied the architecture of their home countries; and researched the chemical make-up of food and water as part of their EF coursework.

Students that are interested in the area of visual and performing arts, take ownership of the creative process to bring their visions to light. Outside of relevant course work, they also have the opportunity to create costumes and choreograph dances for dramatic productions, write and publish their own literary magazine or newspaper, and showcase their works at photography and art exhibits. The near endless opportunities allow them to build outstanding portfolios for the university admissions process in the fields of dance, music, fashion and graphic design. The school also offers:

• UKCAT and BMAT preparation • UCAS applications and personal statements • Work experience and medic-related internships • Seminars on relevant medical topics • Extensive interviews by both academic tutors and medical experts In the United States, the process for applying to medical school differs slightly, as students do not apply to medical school until they’ve successfully completed their undergraduate studies. In this case, students create a 5-year plan, focusing their efforts on gaining admissions to universities that have high placements in medical school.

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Outstanding higher maths courses Hands-on science laboratories Personal research projects Job shadowing and mentorship opportunities in engineering

• Film production with a professional film director • Participation in the art exhibitions locally and regionally • Job shadowing opportunities with professional theatre artists and musicians

Georgina, Nigeria Medicine, University of Leicester

Josh, United Kingdom Current Student IB2

Irene, Korea Visual Merchandising, Parson’s New School of Design

Growing up in Nigeria, Georgina had always dreamed of helping people through medicine. She credits her teachers at EF International Academy with helping her make that dream come true.

A day-student at EF New York, Josh moved to the United States with his parents after growing up in the United Kingdom. According to Josh, the hands-on experiments he’s performed in his biology and chemistry classes have inspired his passion for the field of bio-engineering. From processing data and formulating equations, to understanding the dynamics behind the way in which different materials interact, he’s learned a lot about science, and the world of opportunities that lie ahead. Josh hopes to pursue a career involving genetic modification.

At EF International Academy New York, Irene used the school’s proximity to New York to learn more about careers in the fashion industry. She plans to pursue a career in visual merchandising - a profession that allows her to combine her interests in fashion, photography, and interior design. “As a visual merchandiser, I will create spaces that communicate a designer’s vision,” she says. “I will create spaces where words are unnecessary.” Irene was also accepted to LIM College.

“They’ve been there every step of the way, from my first day of campus through the entire application process. They even helped with securing internships at local hospitals. I couldn’t have made it so far without their help and support.”


Frequently Asked Questions Choosing a school and academic programme is a significant decision, especially for motivated students who plan to attend top universities. Here, we answer some of the questions students and parents commonly ask about EF International Academy.

What are the main advantages of attending EF International Academy? What distinguishes EF International Academy is that it specialises in working with international students. Our students, who come from over 60 countries, are driven and motivated, and our experienced teachers know how to guide our students to their greatest potential. In addition, EF International Academy graduates go on to top universities around the world; 9 out of 10 attend their first choice university.


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“Our students have the courage to invest in their futures — to invest in themselves.” – David Davies, Headmaster, EF Torbay

What are the major differences between A-levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme? Both are rigorous two-year academic programmes that are respected around the world. A-levels encourage students to choose and specialise in a few academic subjects, typically three to four, whereas the IB programme is broader in scope. All IB students must master literature, mathematics, science, humanities, arts and second languages. A-levels are popular in Great Britain, and students choose A-level subjects based on their university and career goals. Prospective medical students might study mathematics, biology, chemistry and statistics, whereas prospective law students might study political science, history, government and philosophy. An EF International Academy admissions officer can help you decide which programme is best for you.

In what ways does EF International Academy help students apply to university? One of our primary goals is helping students get into the right university. Advisors work individually with each student to develop a thorough application strategy. They confer on a regular basis to ensure students meet various filing deadlines and are navigating the application process effectively. We sponsor university fairs and coach students about interviews, application profiles and aptitude tests. Most important, we ensure students progress academically and achieve the best results possible on examinations. At the end of the process, we offer advice to students and parents about which offer to accept.

I want to study medicine. How do I ensure I will be accepted to medical school? Medical school is highly competitive, and our university advisors work with prospective medical students to ensure they’re well positioned for entry into a good programme. We organise informational sessions for prospective medical students, arrange work experience at hospitals and tutor students to ensure they’re prepared for the BMAT, UKCAT, GAMSAT, MCAT and other aptitude tests. We also offer coaching that includes mock admissions interviews, and we advise students about choosing coursework. A number of our students take advantage of open days at hospitals and medical schools, and many pursue relevant work experience during school holidays and related activities that we encourage and help arrange.

How do I find out if I meet the minimum requirements to study at EF International Academy? Contact one of EF International Academy’s admissions offices listed at the back of this brochure. EF International Academy admissions officers offer guidance and provide assessment tests, English-language tests and application forms.

What type of insurance do I need to attend EF International Academy? Students must have complete medical and accident insurance. We recommend an insurance package offered through Erika Travel Insurance, which has been tailor-made for EF International Academy students. It provides medical and accident coverage and coverage for personal belongings, programme interruption and liability. It’s valid around the world, allowing students to travel during the programme.

What is the student to teacher ratio at the schools? We believe that forming close relationships with students and giving them individual attention is the best way to teach. On average we maintain a student-to-teacher ratio of about 11-to-1. In addition, each student works closely with a personal advisor who monitors the student’s overall welfare and academic progress. Students also develop close relationships with dorm parents and residential staff.

What accommodation options are available to students? In all four campuses, students can either choice to live in comfortable dormitories on campus or live with host families offcampus.

Are there scholarships available? Yes. Every year we award a limited number of scholarships. Please contact our admissions office to learn more, or visit our website,

How safe is it to live on campus, and what supervision does EF offer? The safety of students is our primary concern. Our campuses are private, secure and monitored by staff 24 hours a day. In addition, campuses are located in quiet residential areas. In New York, we have 25 acres of private grounds – formerly a university campus – in the small community of Tarrytown. In Oxford, our campus is located in a neighborhood popular with university professors. In Torbay, students are surrounded by a quiet community. If a student needs help or advice from an adult, he or she is able to do so at any time, 24 hours a day.


Tuition-Fees and Programme Start EF New York

EF Oxford

Tuition and fees*

cost per term

IGCSE (Grade 9-10) USD 12,400 IB Diploma USD 13,500 High School Prep USD 9,600

Tuition and fees* cost per year**

USD 37,200 USD 40,500 USD 28,800

A-Level GBP 7,850 IB Diploma GBP 7,850 High School Prep GBP 5,200

* Triple or quad room in student residence or twin room in home stay; breakfast, lunch and dinner in Student Residence Mon-Fri; brunch and dinner at weekends **Year = September-June

cost per year**

GBP 23,550 GBP 23,550 GBP 15,600

* Twin  room in home stay; breakfast and dinner Mon-Fri and all meals on weekends in homestay **Year = September-June

Programme Start dates

Programme Start dates High School Programme Grades 9-10 (IGCSE) 2013: January 7 2013: September 4 2014: January 6 High School Programme Grades 11-12 (IB Diploma) 2013: September 4 High School Preparation Programme 2013: January, April, June, September 2014: January, April, June, September

IB Diploma Programme 2013: September 4 A-level Programme 2013: January 7 2013: September 4 2014: January 6 High School Preparation Programme 2013: January, April, June, September 2014: January, April, June, September

Additional services

Additional services Airport transfer Residence twin (per term) Residence single (per term)

cost per term

USD 125 USD 1,235 USD 2,535

Airport transfer Residence single (per term) Residence twin (per term) Host family single (per term)

GBP 80 GBP 2,575 GBP 1,250 GBP 455

Tuition and fees valid for courses starting between January and September 2013. For students under 16, there is a guardian fee of GBP 325 per week (UK locations only).

Scholarship Opportunities EF International Academy is committed to rewarding students for their achievements and helping them reach their goals by awarding scholarships based on merit and financial need. Our annual Founder’s Scholarship campaign gives six exceptional students the opportunity to attend our schools in UK and the US and covers 50% of tuition and accommodation for the two-year IB Diploma and A-level programmes.

Submissions must be received by December 31, 2012. For more information, visit


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Application Criteria Founder’s Scholarship applicants should be highly motivated and demonstrate excellence in academic achievement and English language proficiency. They should also present as well-rounded students, demonstrating extracurricular achievements in athletics, music, community service, leadership, or other personal areas of interest.

Application Process Candidates can apply to their local EF Admissions office with their completed Scholarship Application Form. Once received, all applications are reviewed by central scholarshipboard that will choose candidates for telephone interview. Following the interview, final winners will be announced.

t Dates EF Torbay

EF Vancouver

Tuition and fees*

Tuition and fees*

cost per term

cost per year**

IGCSE IB Diploma A-Level High School Prep

GBP 6,850 GBP 6,950 GBP 6,950 GBP 4,800

GBP 20,550 GBP 20,850 GBP 20,850 GBP 14,400

IGCSE (Grade 9-10) CAD 11,500 IB Diploma CAD 12,300 High School Prep CAD 8,500

* Twin room in home stay; breakfast and dinner Mon-Fri and all meals on weekends in homestay ** Year = September-June

Programme Start dates

cost per term

Included in all academic programmes: cost per year**

CAD 34,500 CAD 36,900 CAD 25,500

*Triple room in student residence; breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon-Fri; brunch and dinner at weekends ** Year = September-June

Programme Start dates

International GCSE Programme 2013: September 4

High School Programme Grades 9-10 (GCSE) Launching in September 2014

IB Diploma Programme 2013: September 4

High School Programme Grades 11-12 (IB Diploma) Launching in September 2015

A-level Programme 2013: January 7 2013: September 4 2014: January 6

High School Preparation Programme Launching in September 2014

High School Preparation Programme 2013: January, April, June, September 2014: January, April, June, September

• One-on-one guidance counseling • Full academic timetable • Regular tutorials and academic reports • Guaranteed university placement • University preparation and counseling with a personal university adviser • Visit to universities and specialist colleges • E xclusive annual EF higher education fair • One IELTS or TOEFL examination fee

Additional services Airport transfer Residence single (per term)

CAD 75 CAD 2,275

Additional services Airport transfer Residence twin (per term) Host family single (per term)

GBP 165 GBP 1,040 GBP 390

All applications must include: • Most recent high school transcript • Letter of recommendation from the candidate’s school and/or class teacher • Evidence of English-language proficiency (an internationally recognized qualification or the EF free English test) • Evidence of other relevant talents and achievements (copies of award certificates, audio files exhibiting musical talents, etc.)

A 300-500 word essay outlining the following: 1. the applicant’s ambitions for the future 2. how he or she can contribute to the EF International Academy community 3. why he or she should be awarded the scholarship

Mikhail Nikitin, Russia / EF New York Founder’s Scholar An incredibly well-rounded student, Mikhail is as passionate about boxing and dance as he is about his academic studies. He recently received first place in a science exhibition for a robot he created at age 14 and plans to continue studies in the field of robotics at MIT.


How to Apply EF International Academy prides itself in having an inclusive admissions policy and a diverse student population. Students are accepted on the basis of merit, academic ability, and attitude. 1

Visit or call an EF Admissions Office Learn about our different campuses and academic options and schedule an online or in-person consultation with the Director of Admissions in the local EF Admissions Office.


Prepare your application package In addition to your completed application form, which can be downloaded at academyapplication you will also need to submit the following documents: • All available high school transcripts, including English translation • Evidence of English Proficiency • Statement of Purpose • Letters of Recommendation • Copy of passport photo and information pages


Submit your completed application package

Admission Requirements

Submit your completed application package. Prospective students are welcome to apply either online or in person at a local EF office.

Grade 9/10 and IGCSE Ages 14-16. completed Grade 8 or 9, IELTS 4.5, TOEFL IBT 34/CBT 103, SLEP 43

An application fee of USD 275 or GBP 175 in person is due upon submission of the completed application package.

IB and A Levels Ages 16-18, completed Grade 10, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL IBT 71/CBT 194, SLEP 57 Preparation Programme Ages 14-18, open to all grades, IELTS 4.0, TOEFL IBT 19/CBT 60, SLEP 40 Student grades should demonstrate a strong academic level, with a minimum C average.

Featured Students

Herman / Norway

Anders / Norway

“The best thing to study in EF international academy must be the dorm life, living with people from every single corner of the world, prove and disprove the stereotypes and stories about different countries. The people you live with in EF will be your family, can you imagine having a family with people from all over the world? Well you can if you take a year on an international boarding school. If I look back on every single year of my life, my year in EF is the best year and a year that I will never forget. It is an experience everyone should take advantage of if you have the opportunity.”

“I love EF International Academy, and can’t imagine completing and graduating from any other high school. At first I only planned to stay for one year, but after spending the first three months, I realized that this is something I wish to keep on doing, so I enrolled for the second year as well. It’s been an eye-opener for me personally regarding all the things I’ve experienced in a short amount of time. I wouldn’t want to trade it for anything.”

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International Academy Application for Admission 2013/2014 Please complete this form in block letters and mail or fax it to your local EF admissions office.

Or apply online:

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EF International Academy in New York, Torbay and Oxford are IB World Schools, offering the IB Diploma Programme. EF International Academy in Vancouver is interested in pursuing authorisation as an IB World School delivering the Diploma Programme. Only schools authorised by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme. Candidate status and interested school status give no guarantee that authorisation will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

*Homestay twin accommodation is included in the course tuition for Oxford and Torbay campus. Homestay twin accommodation or Shared residence hall accommodation in triple or quad rooms is included in the course tuition for New York and Vancouver campus. For tuition pertaining to homestay single accommodation or twin/single residence accommodation in all schools, please refer to page 52 or contact your local admissions office. Do you smoke?



Do you have special dietary requirements (halal, vegetarian, food allergies, etc)?:

Do you have any existing medical conditions/allergies?



If yes, please specify:

Optional EF travel services An additional fee will be charged for these services. For fees please refer to page 52 and Terms and Conditions or contact your local EF admissions office. Do you wish to buy Erika’s medical and accident policy? Do you wish to talk to us about arranging your flight?

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Do you wish us to arrange an onward transfer from your arrival airport to your school or host family?



Undertaking I apply to enrol the person named as a student of EF International Academy. I have read and agree to the conditions outlined on the overleaf. I undertake to pay all tuition, accomodation, and associated fees incurred by the student as they become due in accordance with the Terms and Conditions. I authorise EF International Academy to take appropriate action in the event of a medical emergency. The signature below as a parent/legal guardian will also constitute my consent for the student to participate in all EF International Academy programmes, including activities offered. Document checklist Academic transcript signed by current high school in native language with official school stamp Academic transcript signed by current high school in English Confirmation of high school grade the student is about to complete

Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian

Letter of recommendation from high school Personal statement including reasons for studying abroad, academic goals, chosen degree, and professional goals EF International Academy English language test or QPT/TOEFL/SLEP/IELTS score if taken




Terms and Conditions How to Apply Please complete the Application for Admission on the previous page and return it to your local EF International Academy (EF) office. If the application is accepted, we will send a confirmation of your acceptance on the programme, along with an invoice detailing the payments due. Please note that if you are enrolling on a programme that begins within 30 days, we reserve the right to charge you for the courier service needed to receive your visa documents. Academic requirements Students are required to have a certain level of English for admission to EF International Academy. Students can either take a SLEP/IQPT test at an EF office or supply official TOEFL/ IELTS scores. Please see specific English level requirements for each programme on pages 54. Admission to specific programmes such as the IB Diploma Programme and the A-Level Programme is conditional on English testing upon arrival at the school. Should the test result not fulfil the admission requirements for the EF International Academy programme, the student will be offered to sign up for an English language preparation course. Academic criteria for examination entry Students who do not perform satisfactorily in their course work will not be entered for external public examinations by EF International Academy. Students will be formally assessed at least twice a year. The assessment will take into account: • Course work • Internal examination results • Attendance • Effort in class and homework • Public examination potential Students who do not meet the criteria of the programme will not be allowed to proceed with their original course but will be offered an alternative course or invited to withdraw without a refund. School Organisational Policies The School has policies on Health and Safety, Student Conduct, Sanctions, Complaints and Exclusion. These are made known to students on arrival and are available on request from the Headmaster/Headmistress. Expulsion Students are admitted on condition of the terms and rules published by EF International Academy. EF International Academy reserves the right to expel any student who seriously breaches school rules. There will be no refund in the event of expulsion. Health Students are accepted on the basis that their health is adequate to participate in full time studies abroad. Parents or guardians are required to inform the school of any medical condition that may affect the student’s performance, behavior or safety in the school. Any form of medical condition affecting the student together with information about any medication or regime required by the student must be made known in English to the school who will share this information, as appropriate, with the homestay parents and school officials. Accommodation Host family accommodation is included in the Programme Fee In Oxford and Torbay. New York and Vancouver Programme Fees include residence accommodation or host family. Subject to availability students may elect to stay in residence accommodation for an additional supplement in Oxford and Torbay which includes half board meal plan. Residence accommodation is not included during the Christmas holiday period. Students wishing to stay on campus over the Christmas holidays may do so for an additional fee based on availability. Contact your local EF office or representative for details. On application, students are requested to indicate accommodation preferences. Whilst EF International Academy uses its reasonable endeavours to provide the accommodation requested, the school is not bound to provide a specific type of accommodation and if necessary an alternative arrangement may be provided. No change to the accommodation arrangements should be entered into without the prior written agreement of the EF International Academy Headmaster/Headmistress. In the case of an agreed change, the students will remain liable for the full accommodation payments invoiced or reserved at the time of application. Holidays No holidays will be authorised outside of the school calendar holiday dates and students not in school will be marked as absent. Should you choose to return to your home country or take a holiday during your course, your accommodation and meals will not be refunded. Any students wishing to stay during the Christmas break should inform EF International Academy staff at the time of booking. Summer accommodation is not available unless enrolled in a summer course. EF International Academy is following the calendar in the country of study. No tuition will therefore be given on national public holidays.


Airport Transfers Please indicate on your Application for Admission form if you would like an EF representative to meet you at the airport nearest to the school. The transfer fee covers the cost of administration, greeting services, and transportation. Please contact your local EF office or representative for details. Medical Insurance All participants are required to have an adequate accident and health insurance. EF International Academy has negotiated favourable premiums for our students with an international insurance company, Erika Travel Insurance. The policy protects against expenses incurred by accident or illness and provides coverage for loss or theft of baggage and personal effects. Full details will be sent to you along with confirmation of acceptance. Students who do not wish to purchase this policy are obliged to obtain an alternative insurance and provide a copy of the insurance policy in English. Please contact your local EF office or representative for details. Erika Insurance Premiums NY USD Erika Insurance Erika Insurance EU Citizen Erika Sports Supplement



















Personal Property Students are strongly recommended to take appropriate insurance for their belongings. No responsibility can be accepted by EF International Academy for any loss or damage which may occur while the student is living in a homestay or in dorm/residence. Methods of Payment/Deadlines The Application Fee and the Programme Fee can be paid with bank transfers or international check (contact your local office for instructions). Please note that all transfers should reference the full name of the student, school and booking reference number to ensure quick and proper credit to his/her account. Bank charges and commissions for both the sending and receiving banks should be paid by the sender of funds or they will be applied to the student’s account. The payment terms and deadlines are as follows: To secure a place on EF International Academy programmes, payment of the first term’s Programme Fee is payable immediately upon admission. The balance is due 60 days before programme start date. Continuing students: To secure a place for the following school year, including students enrolled in the Preparation Programme, continuing students must pay one term’s Programme Fee by March 15. The balance is due 60 days before start of the school year. If any fees become overdue, EF International Academy reserves the right to suspend or cancel tuition and to charge 1,5% interest on the balance per month or part thereof. Tuition and Fees EF International Academy reserves the right to make adjustments to the programme content, programme fees and other fees due to international currency fluctuations, increase in transportation costs or any other factors beyond its control (including but not limited to force majeure events). Fees are subject to change during the period of enrolment. Fees published in this catalogue are valid for the academic year 2013/2014 only. All Fees are reviewed in August each year. Notice of changes will be given in advance. Included in the Programme Fee All tuition, shared accommodation including breakfast and dinner during the week and brunch and dinner at weekends, regular tutorials and university placement advice, and external examination fees are included in the Programme Fee. Please note that, inter alia, some fees such as the application fee, course materials and re-sit fees are not included in the Programme Fee. Academic Material and Other Fees

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Cancellations, Withdrawals, and Refund Policy All cancellations and terminations should be made in writing to your nearest EF office or local EF representative. In all cases the Application Fee, books and materials, insurance, excursion fees and Courier Fee are non-refundable. Cancellation prior to school start • Students cancelling 60 days or more before the start of the programme or continuing school year will be charged a

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cancellation fee equivalent to 5% of the Programme Fee. The student will receive a full refund of any remaining course fee except for the non-refundable fees mentioned above. • Students cancelling less than 60 days before the start of the programme or continuing school year will be charged a cancellation fee equivalent to 15% of the Programme Fee. The student will receive a full refund of any remaining course fee except for the non-refundable fees mentioned above. Withdrawals after arrival at the school A student who wishes to withdraw during the school year must give EF International Academy 5 weeks advanced notice before the end of the term. EF will retain the Programme Fee for the following term and refund any remaining paid fees except for the non-refundable fees mentioned above whether or not the student continues to attend lessons.. Please note that although students may leave the school after their examinations, no fees will be reduced or refunded. Late Arrivals, Absences, Course Changes Late arriving students and/or students that are absent during the course will not be granted a refund. Periods of absence may not be made up with free extension of the course. Accommodation changes after arrival at the school are subject to a fee and require approval of the Headmaster/ Headmistress. Re-booking Fee Each time you request a change after your initial application, you will be charged a re-booking fee equivalent to USD 120 payable immediately. This does not apply to students who are extending their course. Breakages, loss or damages Students are responsible for any damage caused by them to school property and household property of their homestay. Publicity Students and their parents or guardians agree that a student’s name, photographs or achievement details may be used for promotional purposes without written consent or compensation. Data Protection In order to be able to perform its obligations, EF International Academy will need to collect certain information about each student including, without limitation, the student’s address, e-mail address, gender, phone number and date of birth. Any personal data collected by EF International Academy is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. EF International Academy will not share such personal information about you with entities outside the EF group of companies or the school. By submitting your application for admission you agree that your personal data may be transferred to and stored in a country that is not a member of the European Union or part of the European Economic Area. Liability for the student Any liability for the student shall also infer liability on the parents or guardians of the students, and such liability is joint and several. Changes in the Terms and Conditions EF International Academy reserves the right to make any addition, amendment or alteration to these Terms and Conditions in furtherance of our commitment to continuous improvement. Liability EF International Academy will not be liable in any way to the student in the event of any service contracted to be supplied by EF International Academy becoming impossible to supply, in part or in full, by reason of any cause outside the control of EF International Academy (including but not limited to force majeure events). EF International Academy will not be liable for loss, damage, or injury to persons or property howsoever caused, except where the liability is expressly imposed beyond exclusion by statute. Accreditation EF International Academy in the U.S. and U.K. are IB World Schools, offering the IB Diploma Programme. All EF International Academy programmes are organised by EF International Academy Ltd. Please return this Application for Admission form to your local EF office. You will find the address on These Terms and Conditions apply to all admissions now made for courses commencing from January 2013

Other EF Programmes For nearly 50 years, EF has been making the world a classroom. As the world leader in international education, EF offers programmes for all ages and abilities, specialising in language learning, educational travel, academic degrees and cultural exchange.

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Gain the Academic English and university preparation skills you need for entrance into an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in an English-speaking country. Successful graduates are guaranteed entry to one of our 150 partner universities in the UK, USA, Canada, Singapore or Australia.

Ages 16 and above. Study at one of our EF International Language Centres, located in 40 exciting cities around the world. With start dates every Monday of the year, you can study from two to 52 weeks. Our schools are fully accredited and our universitycertified courses are available for all ability levels.

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Ages 10 to 18. Travel abroad in an escorted group with other students your age during the school holidays. You’ll improve your language skills during morning lessons, then put your new skills to use in real-life, cultural situations. With daily sports, supervised activities and weekend excursions, you’ll make new friends from all over the world. A safe and fun way to take your first trip abroad.

EF High School Year is a student exchange programme where teenagers go to another country, live with a host family, and attend a local high school. Living and studying for an academic year, students become a vital part of their new community, returning home with fluency in a new language, deep understanding of another culture and lifelong friendships.

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Ages 16 and above. An EF Academic Year Abroad is the ideal way to immerse yourself in another language. Perfect your language skills and study academic subjects that interest you. Return home with language credentials, friends from around the world and memories that last a lifetime.

Tailor-made corporate language training for companies and professionals. Customised programmes include EF Executive Institutes Abroad themostadvancedonline business English school. EF is the trusted language supplier for over 1200 companies and organisations including HSBC, Xerox and IBM.



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Start your Journey Now! EF International Academy’s admissions counselors are available 24/7 to answer your questions about its international high school programmes.

Get Started Schedule a personalised admissions consultation. Determine your English proficiency. Request a learning profile test. Learn about our events and online seminars. Learn more about our schools and programmes through online videos. Download the application form for admission to EF International Academy.

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EF Addresses and Contacts: EF International Academy Fridtjof Nansens Plass 2 Postboks 1334, Vika, 0112 Oslo Ph: +47 22 94 12 23

Headquarters EF Education First, Haldenstrasse 4, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland T +41 41 417 4631 F +41 41 417 4736

Accreditations & Memberships The EF school in Oxford is:

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EF International Academy in New York , Oxford and Torbay are IB World Schools, offering the IB Diploma Programme. EF International Academy in Vancouver is interested* in pursuing authorization as an IB World School, delivering the Diploma Programme. *Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme. Candidate status and interested school status give no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

EF International Academy schools are accredited by the University of Cambridge International Examinations Centre.

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