EF's Christmas Gift: Win a Weekend Trip and Meet Shakira

By Ef Education First Ltd., PRNE
Thursday, December 9, 2010

ZURICH, December 10, 2010 - "We wanted to do something special for Christmas and the winter holidays
this year," says Mats Ulenius, Marketing Director at EF Education First. "As
the world's largest study abroad organization, we will offer young people the
chance to win an unforgettable trip abroad. The best thing of all is they'll
get to meet Shakira. She is a fantastic role model for our students; she grew
up in Colombia and has become a truly global superstar, singing in Spanish
and English, and is also a leading advocate for Universal Access to
Education," he adds.

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Grammy award winner Shakira, who has sold close to 50 million albums over
the course of her career, just launched her ninth album "Sale el sol", which
comes on the heels of her worldwide smash "Waka Waka" and her latest single,

The five competition winners will fly to meet Shakira as a part of an EF
weekend trip. The exact destination will be decided early 2011. And when the
winners get back home, EF is offering each of them a DJ party for all of
their friends to share their experiences from the trip.

The competition also includes a Christmas calendar with daily prizes
related to Shakira. Participants should sign up at www.ef.com/shakira
- with a bit of luck, they will soon have the opportunity to meet their idol

About EF Education First:

EF, the world leader in international education, was
established in 1965 with the mission to break down the barriers in language,
culture, and geography. With 400 schools and over 15 million students, EF
specializes in language schools, academic degrees, educational travel abroad,
and cultural exchange. Originally conceived in collaboration with Apple, EF's
Efekta(TM) System is the world's most advanced English learning method and is
used to power EF's language schools and online English courses at
Englishtown.com. In addition to helping 1,200 corporations with English
training, EF was the Official Language Training Supplier to the Beijing
Olympics and is helping Brazil prepare for the 2014 World Cup.



Media Contact: Anita Hauser, EF Zurich, anita.hauser at ef.com, Tel: +41(0)43-430-40-20

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