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2 WHY TRAVEL? Benefits to your child Global Citizenship Why this tour? Video: The Global Classroom

3 EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES Align with school curricula to bring subjects, people, places and events to life. Promote understanding, cultural respect, language learning and global citizenship. Sharpen key 21st century skills, including communication and global competence. Navigate new experiences and adapt to change with confidence.

4 WHY EF? Safety first Global Presence (local schools/offices in Berlin, Prague, & Vienna) 6-to-1 student-to-chaperone ratio Trained and licensed local guides All-Inclusive Coverage Plan 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 Trustworthy DSA has used EF since 2001 EF has been offering these opportunities for 50 years Local EF has an office in Denver - full customer service support 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.

5 WHEREVER WE LEARN, EF IS THERE EF has 37,000 staff and teachers in more than 500 offices in over 50 countries

6 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Prague! – Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Dancing House. We will get to see a performance by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and visit the National Theatre in Prague. Vienna! We will visit the Vienna State Opera House and Haus der Musik, while also touring the elegant Schönbrunn Palace. Budapest! Exploring Hungarian culture through a Folklore Evening with a traditional dinner, horseshow, and musical performance. Enjoying a Danube cruise

7 SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY Prague Castle - Prague Schönbrunn Palace - Vienna

8 SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY Fisherman’s Bastion - Budapest Hero’s Square - Budapest

9 Traveling with EF As a private group… We are guaranteed our tour itinerary Our cost is fixed at 35+ paying travelers We have a flexible departure date so EF can find best possible flights for our group Our requested tour dates are March 26 – April 4, 2016 OUR PRIVATE TOUR

10 A MORE ENGAGING LEARNING EXPERIENCE Demo: 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

11 ALL-INCLUSIVE COVERAGE PLAN The plan covers your child for Tour cancellation and interruption Illness and accident Baggage and property Flight delay 24hr access to an English-speaking representative For more information, call EF’s Customer Service Department at 800-665-5364, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday.

12 OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY The same rules and behavioral expectations that apply to school will apply on our tour. If a traveler violates the rules, We have the right to send them home from the tour at the parents’ expense.

13 WHAT ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR? Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, lunches, and snacks ($30- $65 per day) Tips for our Tour Director, bus driver and local guides (around $10 per day) Passport and/or (for non-US citizens) visa fees These are all necessities each traveler will be responsible for on this tour.

14 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

15 EVERYTHING YOU GET 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 European breakfast and dinner daily Comfortable motorcoach Program price includes

16 PAYING FOR YOUR TOUR EF Price Guarantee - your guaranteed lowest price will never change once you enroll $ 10 a day $ 294 a month Program Price (valid thru 3/31): $3390 Early Enrollment Discount (expires 4/1): -$100 Private Group (35+ paying): Free Weekend Supplement (Saturday Departure): $35 EF Peace of Mind Policy: Free Total for Students (under age 20): $3325 11 monthly payments: $294/mo. Adult Supplement: $365 Total for Adults: $3690 11 monthly payments: $327/mo. Items not included in above cost: EF All-Inclusive Coverage: $155 Second bus for luggage/instruments: $70 Performance venue cost: TBD Musical instrument rental: TBD

17 FLEXIBLE 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. $500 due at 30 days after enrollment $500 due at 90 days after enrollment Payment in full at 110 days prior to departure

18 For more information, call EF’s Customer Service Department at 800-665-5364, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday. HOW DO I RESERVE MY SPOT? Online Phone 1-800-665-5364 Tour Number 1734150NZ Application deadline March 31, 2015 (for current program price and $100 discount)

19 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

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