WHY TRAVEL? Benefits to your child Global Citizenship Why this tour/destination/non-core tour?
Educational Objectives Why EF? Wherever We Learn, EF is There Where are we going? Tour Highlights Itinerary Why Group Travel? weShare All-Inclusive Coverage Plan My Approach to Safety What’s Included? What’s Not? Passports and Visas EF Price Guarantee Payment Options EF Fundraising Opportunity Paying for Your Tour How do I Reserve my Spot MEETING AGENDA
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES To promote international awareness, discover new perspectives and ideas, and gain a respect for a variety of cultures and beliefs To clarify and deepen our understanding of the American identity and its values and beliefs through intercultural experience To expand our knowledge to align with school curricula and bring subjects, places and events to life To develop the interpersonal skills necessary to navigate a new environment with confidence, maturity and flexibility To stand out on college applications and future resumes
WHY EF? Safety first All-Inclusive Coverage Plan 6-to-1 student-to-chaperone ratio Trained and licensed local guides 24-hour emergency on-call service Most educational Fully accredited, just like our school Full-time personal, bilingual Tour Director Best Value Highest quality at the guaranteed lowest prices Planning and organizing all tour logistics by travel experts Peace of Mind Should social unrest or natural events make traveling to our destination unsafe, EF will work with our group to make alternative arrangements.
WHEREVER WE LEARN, EF IS THERE 37,000 EF Staff, Educators & Tour Directors | 500+ EF schools & offices | 50+ Countries with EF operations 1 Global Mission
Group travel keeps tours affordable, allowing more students to see the world Combined groups get the best value Meet other students from around the country Tour choice and departure date flexibility to match with other groups: 2 ND Choice TourOur 2 ND Choice Tour is TBA 3 RD Choice TourOur 3 RD Choice Tour is TBA requested departure date 6/13/2016Our requested departure date is 6/13/2016 departure date rangeOur departure date range is 06/9 – 06/17 – must be 4 days before & after requested departure date WHY GROUP TRAVEL? right click, “open hyperlink”
A MORE ENGAGING LEARNING EXPERIENCE weShare Students learn on a deeper level when their lessons connect to their own lives. EF’s weShare platform makes sure that happens on tour. Taps into each student’s strengths and passions Helps put a more personal lens on their experience Gives students a chance to reflect on and share what they’ve learned through post- tour presentations and videos Provides opportunity to earn high school or college credit
ALL-INCLUSIVE COVERAGE PLAN Should something unexpected happen before or during your tour, this 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 800-665-5364.
The same rules and behavioral expectations that apply to school will apply on my tour. If a traveler violates my rules, I have the right to send them home from tour at the parents’ expense. MY APPROACH TO SAFETY
THE EF PRICE GUARANTEE A 10 day trip booked without EF could cost up to $3,733 in flights and hotels alone. Add on a guide for even half a day and it starts to add up. EF is dedicated to making travel accessible to as many students as possible. EF’s unmatched global presence and longstanding relationships with airlines and hotels ensure that EF will always give you the best experience at the lowest price, guaranteed. Typical price of airfare and hotels when booked individually:
WHAT’S INCLUDED? WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED? Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, lunches and snacks ($25-$60 per day) Tips for your Tour Director, bus driver and local guides (around $10 per day) Passport and/or visa fees Passports and visas Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after our return date Passports may take up to 14 weeks to process Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents. Please visit www.visacentral.com and contact your consulate for all requirements to travel outside of the US.www.visacentral.com Visit www.visacentral.com to find out more information regarding passports/visaswww.visacentral.com Full-time, bilingual Tour Director Educational itinerary Sightseeing led by licensed local guides Entrance fees to select attractions weShare, EF’s online platform for a deeper learning experience Round-trip flights on major carriers Hotels with private bathrooms Breakfast and dinner daily Comfortable motorcoach All-Inclusive Coverage Plan
PAYMENT OPTIONS 23 1 Pay in Full at Enrollment Pay your entire balance at the time you enroll Payment methods accepted: Visa or MasterCard, ATM/debit card or personal checks. Automatic Payment Plan – Free Payments automatically deducted from your bank account – choose monthly or bi-weekly Payment methods accepted: ATM/debit card or checking account only. Manual Payment Plan - $50 plan fee Receive invoices and make your payments in up to three installments Payment methods accepted: Visa or MasterCard, ATM/debit cards or personal checks. For more information, visit www.eftours.com/bc
EF FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY As soon as you enroll, a personal fundraising website is created. Send it out to your friends and family and ask them to consider donating in lieu of Holiday presents, birthday, graduation, or just as a generous gift! EF travelers have raised over $75,000 just by sending an email!
PAYING FOR YOUR TOUR The EF Price Guarantee Your guaranteed lowest price will never change once you enroll. Only $95 to reserve a spot! All pricing is evaluated each month & subject to possible increase on the 1 st of the month Price details ¹ ¹ Program Price ²$3,390² Early Enrollment Discount ˆ-$100 ˆ All-Inclusive Coverage Plan $155 EF's Peace of Mind ProgramFree Total price $3,445 for Students$240 per month $3,810 for Adults$266 per month Monthly Total For Students (under 20)$240$3,445 Adult Supplement $365 For Adults$266$3,810
HOW DO I RESERVE MY SPOT? Online: www.eftours.com/1675266PD Call In: (800) 665-5364 Snail Mail: Send your completed enrollment form and check to: EF Educational Tours 8 Education Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Tour Number: 1675266PD Enrollment deadline: Tuesday, March 31 st by 9 PM PST For more information, call EF’s Customer Service Department at 800-665-5364, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday.
eftours.com/1675266PD The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT