Monday 16 Oct, 2017

The Pursuit of Learning in Unlikely Places, Introducing the EF Journal

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”  —Albert Einstein.

At EF, we truly believe in the power of learning through experiences. We’ve seen how much the world has to teach us and we’re always on the lookout for new learning opportunities. That’s what sparked the idea for our latest endeavor, the EF Journal.

EF Journal Lifestyle Publication Issue 1 Cover

The EF Journal is a lifestyle publication for curious explorers, by curious explorers. With every issue, we’ll bring you inspiration for your classroom, interviews with thought leaders, unexpected learning opportunities, and unique perspectives on travel.

Our first issue features accidental advocate and food enthusiast, Anthony Bourdain. We had a chance to speak with the chef-turned-TV-personality after his keynote speech at our “Future of Food” Global Leadership Summit in Milan. Bourdain advises on pushing your comfort zone, and the lessons you can learn through food and travel. And while he may claim not to be an activist, his advice is sound.

We created the EF Journal as a tribute to the pursuit of learning in unlikely places. After all, we’re lifelong learners too! Our goal is to create a community of like-minded explorers and share what we’ve learned during our travels.

We ask a lot of our travelers—to step outside their comfort zones and embrace the unknown. To me, the Journal symbolizes how all of us at EF want to push ourselves, too. Because we shouldn’t ask you to do things that challenge you if we aren’t willing to do the same.
–Kim Hart, EF Curious Explorer

It was amazing to watch the unique perspectives and experiences of the EF community come together to create our first issue—whether it was borrowing a team member’s beautifully-illustrated travel journal for a photo shoot or listening to a colleague nerd out over her newfound obsession with crossword puzzles. Total cliché, but it truly felt like a labor of love.
–Heather McHugh, EF Curious Explorer

It’s been so much fun researching and creating content for people who, like me, can’t get enough of learning new stuff. I can’t wait to hear what else our audience wants to learn so I can go learn it, too.
 –Deb McDermott, EF Curious Explorer

People are so interesting (understatement of the year) and I love that the EF Journal gave me the excuse to ask complete strangers for mini-interviews. We had some really awesome conversations and talked about everything from local history to video games. But more than that, it was a great reminder of how friendly and helpful most people are.
–Sarah Bennett, EF Curious Explorer

So take a deep breath, learn about the Grandma Rule, or discover how talking to strangers might not be such a bad thing. The EF Journal is all about learning where you least expect it— knowledge is everywhere! Subscribe for your free copy or check out our site for a sneak peek.