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1485263XS. As a student, I did not have many opportunities to travel, so I am very passionate about providing those opportunities to my students! After.

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2 As a student, I did not have many opportunities to travel, so I am very passionate about providing those opportunities to my students! After traveling to Uganda upon my college graduation, I felt a new thirst for learning that I never had before. I also felt that I could relate much easier to all types of people, especially those from cultures different than mine. International travel opens students eyes far beyond their home and school environment and provides countless connections for them to make with what they are learning in the classroom. The benefits I experienced from my own international travel have positively impacted my life in so many ways, and I can’t wait for my students to experience these benefits. Why travel?

3 Educational objectives To promote international understanding and a respect for a variety of cultures To clarify and deepen our understanding of the American identity and its values and beliefs through intercultural experience To expand our knowledge about culture and history and the basis for different values and beliefs To develop the interpersonal skills necessary to navigate a new environment with confidence, maturity and flexibility

4 Our meeting agenda EF Education First –Who are they? –Why did we choose them? Safety on tour Our tour package –What’s included? –What isn’t? Passports and visas Our tour itinerary Pricing, Monthly Payment Plan How to enroll Questions and answers

5 Why EF - Education First? EF is the World Leader in International Education. For nearly half a century, EF has broken down barriers of geography, language and culture. EF has over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries. EF is different. In addition to educational tours, EF provides worldwide language learning, student exchange, cultural immersion and service tours, au pair services and college study programs, as well as a top-ranked international business school. Explore the Global Classroom

6 Who is EF? Most educational Fully accredited, just like our school Full-time personal, bilingual Tour Director Educational itineraries based on almost 50 years of experience weShare online learning platform for pre-, on-, and post-tour project work Best value Highest quality tours at the guaranteed lowest prices Planning and organizing of all tour logistics by travel experts

7 Who is EF? Safety first All-Inclusive Coverage Plan 6-to-1 student-to-chaperone ratio Trained & licensed local guides 24-hour emergency on-call service EF’s Peace of Mind Program Should social unrest or natural events make traveling to our destination unsafe, EF will work with our group to make alternative arrangements.

8 Why group travel? Group travel keeps tours affordable, allowing more students to see the world. Combining groups means you get the same low price regardless of number of travelers. Meet other students from around the country. What we need from you: Tour choice and departure date flexibility to match with other groups Our departure date window is 4/10/14- 4/14/14. Our other two favorite tours are: London and Paris (LAP) and Across the English Channel (AEC) which still include all the big highlights.

9 What’s included? Full-time Tour Director Licensed local guides Entrance fees to select attractions All-Inclusive Coverage Plan Educational Itinerary / weShare Round-trip flights on major carriers Hotels with private bathrooms Comfortable motor coach Breakfast and dinner daily

10 All-Inclusive Coverage Plan The plan covers your child for: Tour cancellation and interruption Illness and accident Baggage and property Flight delay 24-hour access to an English-speaking representative For more information visit eftours.com/coverage or call EF’s Customer Service Department at

11 What are you responsible for? Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, lunches and snacks ($45-$65 per day) Tips for your Tour Director, bus driver and local guides (around $10 per day) Passport and/or visa fees

12 Passports and visas All travelers are responsible for securing necessary documentation Valid passports are required for all travelers Passports may take up to 14 weeks to process Some destinations may require travel visas Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents Important note: Passports must be valid for at least six months after our scheduled return date window

13 Our itinerary: Our destination video

14 Paying for your tour $ 594 a month

15 Monthly Payment Plan Non-refundable deposit: $95 Total cost divided by the number of months remaining (minus $95) You choose from the 7 th, 14 th, 21 st or 26 th for your payments Automatic deduction each month starting the month after you enroll No late fees ** If you would like to request an alternative payment plan, please call EF Customer Service at Monthly Payment Plan Plans EF Price Guarantee: Once you enroll, your price will never change.

16 Here at the meeting using the Enrollment Handbook. Online: Phone: Tour Number: XS Enrollment deadline: October 24 th How do I enroll? Why enroll now? To guarantee your spot on tour To lock in the current price

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