Bertil Hult establishes EF Education in the University Town of Sweden. He sets up a summer language course for young people initially, and expands his school throughout Europe within 10 years.
EF expands its businesses in Europe and add in specific language courses for kids, adults and professionals.
EF starts its first Asian office in Tokyo after Japan eliminated the restriction to foreign companies.
EF starts the exchange program for high school students as well as non-profit organizations in the United States, and starts a new office in Boston.
EF opens a travel company in Mexico and has office setup in Mexico City and Buenos Aires which are the first in Latin America.
EF starts providing educational tour to the student organizations in the United States.
EF celebrates her 20th birthday with her the first million tourist.
EF establishes an office in Seoul and is appointed as the "Official Language School" of the Seoul Summer Olympics.
EF starts "Cultural Care Au Pair" program.
Paul Rand redesigns the logo of EF and the official name of EF has been changed to Education First. It implies EF has grown into a global education company.
EF establishes an office in Hong Kong.
EF acquires the first local English teaching school in Mexico City, and the same type of English school has been established in Russia, Indonesia and China in the next 10 years.
EF starts a joint project with Apple Computer, Inc. to explore how to use technology to create a fundamentally better way to learn a language, which is Englishtown. Englishtown has already become the world's largest online English school today.
EF sponsors two yacht in the Global Challenge yacht race. The "EF Language" yacht driven by Paul Cayard is the champion.
EF builds a new mansion for the North American center in Boston, while a U.S. senator named Edward Kennedy donates a piece of the Berlin Wall for placing in the entrance of the center.
EF acquires the Hult International Business School, which now ranks within the first 25 among the Business School in the United States, as well as the world's top 100 business schools according to the Financial Times.
EF is appointed as the "Official Language Training Services Supplier" of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. EFs Founder, Bertil Hult is one of the torchbearer in the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay.
EF establishes her first private high school, and establishes more in Torquay, New York (left image), Oxford, Singapore and Brisbane in the next few years.
EF is selected as one of the top 50 multinational corporations in China.
EF enters into a ground-breaking collaboration with the University of Cambridge.
EF Labs invents a Free English Learning app to provide 24 hours English learning environment for students.
The EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) is published. It is the first index which ranks the English proficiency of 44 countries in the world
The EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) ranks the English proficiency of 52 countries in the world is published.
EF collaborates Peking University to explore the best way to learn English more effectively.
EF is appointed as the "Official Supplier of Language Programs" of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
EF is appointed as the "Official Language Training Supplier" of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.