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Washington, D.C. and New York City Led by Lynn Layman
Overview Meet EF Smithsonian Student Travel Our itinerary What is included on our tour Coverage plan Your payment options Your online account How to enroll on our tour
The educational benefits of travel In a study of students who traveled with EF before the age of 18*: –Nearly every student had earned a BA or higher –80% maintained a college GPA above a 3.0 and nearly half had GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0 –More than 80% said they were better communicators and collaborators as a result of their travel experience –Nearly 90% considered themselves to be better at problem solving and critical thinking Our tours are accredited, just like your school –EF was the first tour provider to have its tours accredited, so our tours meet the same rigorous standards as schools and colleges across the country * Survey by AdvancedEd, commissioned by EF Educational Tours
Meet the EF Smithsonian Student Travel team Tour consultants work with teachers to plan your tour For travelers and parents, you’ll have a dedicated Traveler Support Specialist to help with your account and handle any questions about the tour Your group’s Tour Director is an expert local guide, helps handle tour logistics and is with the group 24 hours a day
Keeping students safe Full-time Tour Director –With groups 24-hours a day, from arrival to departure –Trained to handle on-tour emergencies Professional overnight security –Additional security dedicated exclusively to our group Local offices –Tour groups have the support of a network of local offices across America 24/7 Emergency Service –Additional emergency support is always just a phone call away Travel ID Badges and backpacks –EF Smithsonian Student Travel ID Badge provides helpful emergency contact information –EF Smithsonian Student Travel backpacks are easily identifiable
Tour itinerary: Washington, D.C. and New York City Day 1: Visit the Smithsonian museums of your choice, which may include: National Air and Space Museum – Udvar- Hazy Center National Museum of Natural History National Museum of American History Take a night tour of Washington: Lincoln Memorial WWII Memorial Korean War Veterans Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Tour itinerary: Washington, D.C. and New York City Day 2: Visit Arlington National Cemetery and witness the changing of the guard Participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Take a guided tour of Washington: Washington Monument FDR Memorial Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Jefferson Memorial Visit the National Cathedral Make a photo stop at the White House Visit Mount Vernon
Tour itinerary: Washington, D.C. and New York City Day 3: Visit Capitol Hill U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center U.S. Supreme Court Library of Congress Visit the National Archives Explore the National Air and Space Museum See a show at the Einstein Planetarium
Tour itinerary: Washington, D.C. and New York City Day 4: Visit Ford’s Theatre and Peterson House Drive to New York City! Take a guided tour of New York: Little Italy Chinatown Enjoy dinner in Chinatown Visit the Empire State Building by night
Tour itinerary: Washington, D.C. and New York City Day 5: Take a guided tour of New York: Greenwich Village SoHo World Trade Center Site Take a tour of Yankee Stadium Enjoy a Broadway show
Tour itinerary: Washington, D.C.: The Capital Tour Day 6: Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Take a walking tour of Midtown: Fifth Avenue Rockefeller Center St. Patrick’s Cathedral Trump Tower Enjoy a free afternoon in Times Square Take in a second Broadway show
Tour itinerary: Washington, D.C. and New York City Day 7: Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge Depart for Austin!
What does the Program Fee include? Round-trip airfare Clean and safe hotel rooms Breakfast and dinner daily (as itinerary specifies) Full-time Tour Director Sightseeing tours led by licensed guides Air-conditioned motorcoach Professional overnight security On-tour backpack, luggage tag and travel ID badge Illness and accident coverage $1 million consumer protection plan All gratuities Smithsonian membership "I am amazed at the amount of experiences my students had. Our tour director was knowledgeable and fun. This was such a great value at this given time. Affordable. Educational. A trip of a lifetime." - Paula Teacher, Texas
What is not included? Lunches Personal spending money Optional coverage plan Checked baggage fees
What does the coverage plan include? Included in Program Fee –Illness and accident coverage –24-hour Emergency Assistance All-Inclusive Travel Coverage Plan (+ $99) –Tour cancellation and interruption coverage –Program Fee protection –Baggage and property coverage –Personal delay coverage See booking conditions or call the Traveler Support Team ( ) for complete details on this highly recommended coverage plan.
How much does it cost? Student Program Fee $2,249 $173/Month Adult Program Fee $2,559 $197/Month Departure city: Austin Requested departure date: June 9, 2014 Possible Dates: 6/9-6/13*
Student Price $2,249 - $50 _________________ __ Adult Price $2,559 - $50 Additional $50 off until the end of April For your group only: Sign up by March 31 to enter a raffle to win one of three additional $50 scholarships Pricing Specials
Payment breakdown EF’s Monthly Payment Plan Manual Payment Plan Student Cost$2,249 Enrollment Deposit$99 1 st Monthly Payment Plan Date 4/28/2013 Last Monthly Payment Plan Date 4/28/2014 # of Payments13 Average Payment$173 Final Payment$173 Student Cost$2,249 Enrollment Deposit$99 30 days after enrollment$251 Balance Due 2/19/14$1,899 If you sign up tonight your monthly payments will only be $173 and your final payment is due 4/28/2014.
How are payments made? Monthly Payment Plan Program Fee divided into manageable monthly payments Convenient monthly payments charged to a debit or credit card Free and no late fees Final due date extended up to 35 days before departure Works great with fundraising Highly recommended! Manual payment schedule Upon enrollment: $99 Enrollment deposit (non- refundable) 30 days after enrollment: Account must have $350 total paid 110 days prior to departure (2/19/14): Account must be paid in full Please note that non- refundable late fees ranging from $40-85 will apply if payment is not received on the dates they are due
Keeping track of your account Log in to your personal account at SmithsonianStudentTravel.com to: –Learn more about your destination –Make online payments –Enroll in our monthly payment plan –Track important dates and information –Purchase the All-Inclusive Travel Coverage Plan –Connect to your contribution page
Fundraising A Giving Page for every traveler Easy, secure -Enrolled travelers receive an with a link to a secure contribution page to share with family and friends -You can also access the page from your personal website -Works easily with automatic payment plan
$30,000 awarded annually Students selected based on response to essay question and financial aid application
How do you enroll? Online –SmithsonianStudentTravel.com Phone – Mail –EF Smithsonian Student Travel EF Center One Education Street Cambridge, MA Tour number: Enrollment deadline: April 30, 2013 You can find this box on our homepage.