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2 2 Why take an educational tour? Newfound confidence and independence Improve your grades and enhance college applications Enhanced career prospects Experience new cultures and explore famous sights Have fun with your friends and make new ones

3 3 EF is #1 in educational travel o EF has the lowest prices guaranteed. More teachers choose EF than any other educational travel organization and 97% of students recommend the tours. o The itineraries are educational, featuring experiential learning and visits to the best sites. EF is also accredited, so students can earn high school credit. o A 24-hour EF Tour Director stays with our group around the clock on tour, providing insight about our destination as well as great tips. o With 45 years of experience and a worldwide presence, we are traveling with the safest and most reputable travel organization.

4 4 EF is committed to your safety o EF has hundreds of offices in more than 50 countries. o 24-hour emergency on-call service so you can reach EF day or night while your child is on tour. o Bilingual professionally trained EF Tour Director accompanies our group 24 hours a day. o EF ’ s Peace of Mind program, allows us to change our tour and/or departure date up to 35 days prior to departure.

5 5 How does group travel work? What is group travel? >Groups with similar tour preferences and departure dates are combined to share a motorcoach Why does EF combine groups? >Makes tours equally affordable for groups of 6 or 40 >Low prices means more students can see the world >Allows students to meet other travelers from around the country How does EF combine groups? >Flexible date range >Similar tour options

6 6 Where are we going?

7 7 How much does it cost? * Program fee valid for all who enroll through Thursday, March 31, 2011. All other fees subject to change. ^Discount applicable to travelers enrolled December 16, 2010 through February 28, 2011. This discount cannot be used or combined with any other offer. ** These are the current departure fees as of today. They include taxes and surcharges levied by governments and airlines and are subject to change. These fees do not include any applicable baggage-handling fees imposed by the airline. Your departure fees are finalized 30-50 days prior to departure. † Estimated monthly payment if a participant enrolls on Saturday, Jan 29, 2011

8 8 What does the Program Fee include? Airfare Hotel accommodations Transportation Breakfast, lunch dinner daily (on Day 2-8) Full-time EF Tour Director Guided sightseeing tours Entrance fees to select attractions

9 9 What does the Program Fee NOT include? Beverages Optional excursions Departure fees Tips for your tour director, bus driver and local guides Spending money Insurance ($145) Passport/visa fees

10 10 EF’s monthly payment plan Automatic deduction from your checking account (or charged to your credit/debit card) each month No late fees Final payment deadline up to 25 days prior to departure For example:  It’s February, and John is going on an EF tour to Italy and Greece the following July.  The total tour cost is $2,864.  Therefore, John’s monthly payments are only $179. TOTAL COST ÷ NO. OF MONTHS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– = MONTHLY PAYMENTS TO BE DEDUCTED $2,864 ÷ 16 = $179

11 11 All-Inclusive Insurance $145 All-Inclusive Insurance Plan includes: >Tour Cancellation and Interruption >Medical and Accident >Baggage and Property >Flight Delay Insurance >24-hour access to an English speaking representative For more information visit or call EF’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-665-5364

12 12 Passports and Visas Valid passports are required for all travelers Passports may take up to fourteen weeks to process Some destinations may require travel visas Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents All travelers are responsible for securing necessary documentation

13 13 How do I enroll? Online: Phone: 1-800-665-5364 Fax: 1-800-318-3732 Mail: EF Educational Tours One Education Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Tour number: 1061372

14 14 Visit EF’s student website to: Watch videos that highlight what you’ll do and see on tour. Learn about where you’ll travel with Lonely Planet Destination Guides. Read Following the Equator, EF’s travel blog Get tips on everything from packing to obtaining a passport. Connect with other travelers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and more

15 15 Visit EF’s parent website to: Learn more about how EF will make your child’s tour educational and safe. Get important travel tips on what you need to know before the tour. Find information about how to fundraise for the tour. Get answers to parent’s most commonly asked questions. Connect with EF on Facebook, Twitter and more.

16 16 Personalized website for travelers Log-in to: Make online payments Purchase insurance and phone cards Enroll on optional excursions See messages and alerts from EF and your group leader View flight and hotel information

17 17 Destination videos and photos Watch videos that highlight where you will go on tour: Costa Rica!

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