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1 & a stay in our Sister City – Nittenau, Bavaria Summer 2016 LZHS, MSN, MSS Austria, Germany, Switzerland

2 EF Tours We’ve traveled with this company for the past 7 trips EF Tours will also assist us in our planning of our tour to Nittenau – transportation & change of flights They have a great reputation and reasonable prices Hundreds of EF offices in over 50 countries 24-hour emergency on-call service Bilingual professionally trained EF Tour Director accompanies your group 24 hours a day EF’s Peace of Mind program allows you to change your tour and/or departure date should your school board not allow you to travel for safety reasons

3 EF’s lifetime of experience. Our experience of a lifetime. Worldwide presence 6-to-1 student-to-chaperone ratio Trained and licensed local guides 24-hour emergency on-call service Insurance Coverage Plan 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

4 Where are we going? Tentatively Leave June 13, 2016 Arrive in Vienna on June 14 Depart Munich on June 25, 2016

5 What will we see and do?

6 Sister City - Nittenau Located about 20 miles from Regensburg, Germany, Nittenau is a small, rural town in the state of Bavaria.

7 Why visit Nittenau? Lake Zurich has a 14-year International Sister Cities relationship with Nittenau. A dozen Nittenau exchange students have studied at LZHS, and several LZHS students have studied and lived in Nittenau. Lake Zurich students have visited twice and have thoroughly enjoyed the stay there. The students will have an opportunity to stay with a host family and see what daily life is like for a German family. Lake Zurich families have hosted groups from Nittenau twice as well. When trips have been within a year or 2 often times we paired families back up again. The actual home stay will not cost anything extra, though we will have work with EF Tours to travel to Nittenau. This may include a train ticket from Frankfurt to Regensburg and renting a bus from Regensburg to Nittenau and Nittenau to Munich Airport.

8 Things we may see or do while in Nittenau Visit the Nittenau’s Gymnasium (middle/high school) Local businesses – fish hatchery, bottling machinery plant etc. Excursions to local sites Castles, tour Regensburg or Nuremberg, go canoeing on the Regen River, etc. Enjoy family meals, daily life, group activities

9 Typical Day on Tour Wake up around 7:00 am for 8:00 breakfast at hotel Board bus around 8:30-9:00 for daily planned activities Busy all day visiting cities, museums, climbing mountains, touring palaces, etc. Dinner around 6:00pm. Lasts around 2 hours because of the size of group Back at hotel for free time around 7:30-8:00 Bedtime 10:00, lights out 10:30

10 Educational Value of Travel Speaking German or French Ordering Food Shopping Listening to tour guides Sightseeing Historical Sights Sights important to the German & French speaking population Experience Culture Eat foods See clothing styles Shopping See daily life Learn about… Music Art History

11 What’s Included in the Cost? $3,510 ($3,875 for adults) Price will go up on May 1, 2015, enroll by the end of April to lock in the lower price Flights Ground transportation (bus, subway, etc.) Hotels Breakfasts & Dinners Tour Director Most sightseeing & entrance fees

12 What’s Not Included in the Cost? Inclusive Travel Insurance - $155 (tour cancellation, baggage, illness/accident, flight delay) Can pick and choose between all above Spending Money (between $300-500) Lunches Souvenirs Other – snacks Tips (for bus driver, tour director, guides, etc.) Slush fund (boat rides, salt mine, etc.) ca. $100 for train and bus expenses to/from Nittenau Passports

13 Apply for one ASAP Check list and information at Minors will need to apply in person Pictures (Walgreen’s, Costco, CVS, etc.) Submit forms at Post Office or Ela Library Cost - $80 (passport book) or $95 (passport book & card)

14 When & How to Sign-up Let’s shoot for April 30 th as a deadline. The prices can go up each month. Once you sign-up you are locked in at that price. Tour number 1617980EW (MSN) 1741824EF (LZHS) Use this tour number on the ETF website to register. 1741824EF Use the packet of information Can go online to EF Tours – Call 1-800-665-5364 Mail it in to Cambridge, MA Cost upfront $95 non-refundable deposit Can sign-up for the payment plan ($263/month over 13 months)

15 Paying for the Tour The EF Price Guarantee Your guaranteed lowest price will never change once you enroll. Monthly Payment Plan - Just $95 to enroll - Choose your monthly withdrawal date - No late fees

16 What did we miss?! What questions do you have? Feel free to contact us 847.719.3757 847.540.4674

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