Presentation on theme: "1557479PW. A little about myself and what we’ll cover at this meeting Why international experiences are important - To gain awareness of global perspectives."— Presentation transcript:
A little about myself and what we’ll cover at this meeting Why international experiences are important - To gain awareness of global perspectives and connections - To align with school curricula and bring subjects, places and events to life - To develop the interpersonal skills necessary to navigate new experiences with confidence, maturity and flexibility - To stand out on college applications and future resumes Global Classroom Video We’re gaining a new perspective on the world
EF’s lifetime of experience. Our experience of a lifetime. Safety and our worldwide presence 6-to-1 student-to-chaperone ratio Trained and licensed local guides 24-hour emergency on-call service Insurance Coverage Plan Safety and Peace of Mind Policy World Leader in International Education Fully accredited, just like our school Full-time bilingual Tour Director by our side Educational itineraries based on almost 50 years of experience Lowest prices. Best value. Fully immersive tours designed by academic specialists—for the guaranteed lowest prices
Meet our team—with us at every step Aaron Weissman Global Education Consultant Works with the teacher to build the travel program Kimberly Moore Regional Representative In our neighborhood to meet face to face Celia Laskowski Regional Account Manager Responsible for excellent customer service
Where we’re going
What we’ll do, try and explore
7 Traveling with EF What is group travel? Group travel keeps tours affordable, allowing more students to see the world - Combined groups get the best value - Tour choice and departure date flexibility to match with other groups - Meet other students from around the country - Our date flexibility: -Earliest possible departure: March 21, Latest possible return: April 1, Our tour and date will be confirmed by 70 days prior to departure Traveling with EF
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. SWMS Note: Your passport must be valid to September 1, 2015.
Insurance Coverage Plan Designed specifically with EF travelers in mind - Provides comprehensive protection for travelers should something unexpected happen before or during the tour 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
What’s included? Round trip airfare Hotels with private bathrooms Comfortable motorcoach Breakfast and dinner daily Full-time bilingual Tour Director Licensed local guides Entrance fees to local attractions and historically significant sites Experiential activities weShare What’s not included? Spending money for optional excursions and free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, lunches and snacks ($45-$65 per day) All-inclusive insurance coverage ($155 per person) Tips for your Tour Director, bus driver and local guides (around $10 per day) Passport and/or visa fees o Passports may take up to 14 weeks to process and need to be valid for at least six months after our scheduled return date. o If you are not a U.S. citizen, please review the visa requirements for our destinations Your experienceThe details
Recapping the tour highlights Customize this slide yourself to get everyone really excited to travel with you! - Use your own pictures - Highlight what you know your students will be most excited about - Become acquainted with the destinations you’ll be exploring
Paying for your tour $ 9 a day $ 273 a month The EF Price Guarantee Your guaranteed lowest price will never change once you enroll with your initial deposit. Monthly Payment Plan -Just $95 to enroll now -Automatic monthly payments start next month -Choose your monthly withdrawal date (7 th, 14 th, 21 st or 26 th ) -Helps you avoid late fees
The EF Price Guarantee Once you enroll your price will never change. Enroll today with your $95 deposit to get the most manageable, lowest monthly payment. SWMS Note: Your deposit will secure your place you on the waiting list. Limited space for each grade level. Don’t worry about further payment until next month! Automatic payments from your checking account or credit card. Our destination video
Online (Right here and now!): Phone: Tour Number: VF Enrollment deadline: Students ONLY! May 19 th thru September 30 th Parents and Students October 1 st thru December 1 st SWMS Note: Student and Staff travelers have priority over Parents who desire to travel. Limited Space is Available for Parents. How do I enroll? Why enroll now? To secure the current price! Why wait when you can lock in your rate right now? You’ll take advantage of the best total and monthly pricing possible. It’s a courtesy: Please let me know if you are traveling so I can properly plan for the group! Booking: The sooner we all enroll, the sooner EF can get to work booking our tour.
Every traveler age enrolled by the deadline in May will be entered into EF’s $60,000 Scholarship Giveaway! This year, three lucky students will each win $20,000 for college. You could be that lucky winner, but only if you are enrolled by the May 2014 deadline!