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2 2 Why take an educational tour? Newfound confidence and independence Improve your grades and enhance college applications Enhanced career prospects Experience new cultures and explore famous sights Have fun with your friends and make new ones

3 3 EF is #1 in educational travel o EF has the lowest price guaranteed. More teachers choose EF than any other educational travel organization and 97% of students recommend the tours. o The itineraries are educational, featuring experiential learning and visits to the best sites. EF is also accredited, so students can earn high school credit. o A 24-hour EF Tour Director stays with our group around the clock on tour, providing insight about our destination as well as great tips. o With 45 years of experience and a worldwide presence, we are traveling with the safest and most reputable travel organization.

4 4 EF is committed to your safety o EF has hundreds of offices in more than 50 countries. o 24-hour emergency on-call service so you can reach EF day or night while your child is on tour. o Bilingual professionally trained EF Tour Director accompanies our group 24 hours a day. o EF s Peace of Mind program, allows us to change our tour and/or departure date up to 35 days prior to departure.

5 5 How does group travel work? What is group travel? >Groups with similar tour preferences and departure dates are combined to share a motorcoach Why does EF combine groups? >Makes tours equally affordable for groups of 6 or 40 >Low prices means more students can see the world >Allows students to meet other travelers from around the country How does EF combine groups? >Flexible date range (April 10 th -14 th, 2013) >Similar tour options

6 6 Where are we going? Itinerary Day 1 Fly overnight to Spain Day 2 Madrid Day 3 Madrid Day 4 Toledo Consuegra Granada Day 5 Granada Costa del Sol Day 6 Costa del Sol Day 7 Seville Day 8 Córdoba Madrid Day 9 Madrid Day 10 Depart for home

7 7 How much does it cost? Price Quote Enrollment Fee $95 Program Fee * $2,225 Early Enrollment Discountˆ -$200 Current Departure Fees** $596 Weekend Supplement $70 Morocco $160 Peace of Mind Program Free MonthlyTotal For Students $185 $2,946 Adult Supplement $365 For Adults $207 $3,311 Tour items not included El Escorial and Segovia $105 Flamenco Show Seville $55 Extension Program Fee $515 All Inclusive Insurance $145

8 8 What does the Program Fee include? Airfare Hotel accommodations Transportation Breakfast and dinner daily Full-time EF Tour Director Guided sightseeing tours Entrance fees to select attractions

9 9 EFs monthly payment plan Automatic deduction from your checking account (or charged to your credit/debit card) each month No late fees Final payment deadline up to 25 days prior to departure For example: Its July and Emily is going on an EF tour to London and Paris the following August. After paying the enrollment fee and insurance, the tour balance is $2,376. Therefore, Emilys monthly payments are only $216 TOUR BALANCE ÷ NO. OF MONTHS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– = MONTHLY PAYMENTS TO BE DEDUCTED $2,376 ÷ 11 = $216

10 10 What does the Program Fee NOT include? Beverages and lunches (unless specified) Optional excursions Departure fees Tips for your tour director, bus driver and local guides Spending money Insurance Passport/visa fees

11 11 Passports and Visas Valid passports are required for all travelers Passports may take up to fourteen weeks to process Some destinations may require travel visas Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents All travelers are responsible for securing necessary documentation

12 12 All-inclusive Insurance $145 All-Inclusive Insurance Plan includes: >Tour Cancellation and Interruption >Medical and Accident >Baggage and Property >Flight Delay Insurance >24-hour access to an English speaking representative For more information visit or call EFs Customer Service Department at 1-800-665-5364

13 13 How do I enroll? Online: Phone: 1-800-665-5364 Fax: 1-800-318-3732 Mail: EF Educational Tours One Education Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Tour number: 1176876 Enrollment Deadline: Friday, December 9th

14 14 Visit EFs student website to: Watch videos that highlight what youll do and see on tour. Learn about where youll travel with Lonely Planet Destination Guides. Join TourLink, EFs interactive travel journal. Get tips on everything from packing to obtaining a passport. Connect with other travelers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and more

15 15 Visit EFs parent website to: Learn more about how EF will make your childs tour educational and safe. Get important travel tips on what you need to know before the tour. Find information about how to fundraise for the tour. Get answers to parents most commonly asked questions. Connect with EF on Facebook, Twitter and more.

16 16 Personalized website for travelers Log-in to: Make online payments Purchase insurance and phone cards Enroll on optional excursions See messages and alerts from EF and your group leader View flight and hotel information

17 17 Destination videos and photos Watch videos that highlight where you will go on tour: Discover the World with EF

18 18 Online reviews from travelers Read what other parents, students and teachers say about their EF tour experience. Visit Copy and paste a link to your tour page.

19 19 TourLink Travel Journal TourLink is EFs interactive travel journal, allowing travelers to connect with their friends and family back home. Students: Connect with fellow travelers before, during and after your tour. Invite family and friends to follow your tour. Post and comment on photos, videos, and updates. Turn your groups photos into a professionally bound keepsake book. Parents: Stay connected to your childs tour through their personal travel journal or through the group feed. Never miss a moment of the experience!

20 20 Social Networks Faollow EF Educational Tours on the premiere social networks on the internet, including: Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr

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