A little about myself Why I’m doing this Benefits to your child Why travel
Educational objectives To promote international understanding and a respect for a variety of cultures To clarify and deepen our understanding of the American identity and its values and beliefs through intercultural experience To expand our knowledge about culture and history and the basis for different values and beliefs To develop the interpersonal skills necessary to navigate a new environment with confidence, maturity and flexibility
Our meeting agenda EF Education First –Who are they? –Why did we choose them? Safety on tour Our tour package –What’s included? –What isn’t? Passports and visas Our tour itinerary Pricing, Monthly Payment Plan How to enroll Questions and answers
Why EF Education First? EF is the World Leader in International Education. For nearly half a century, EF has broken down barriers of geography, language and culture. EF has over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries. EF is different. In addition to educational tours, EF provides worldwide language learning, student exchange, cultural immersion and service tours, au pair services and college study programs, as well as a top-ranked international business school. Explore the Global Classroom
Why EF? Most educational Fully accredited, just like our school Full-time personal, bilingual Tour Director Educational itineraries based on almost 50 years of experience Best value Highest quality tours at the guaranteed lowest prices Planning and organizing all tour logistics by travel experts
Why EF? Safety first All-Inclusive Coverage Plan 6-to-1 student-to-chaperone ratio Trained & licensed local guides 24-hour emergency on-call service EF’s Peace of Mind Program 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 EF has 34,000 staff and teachers in more than 400 offices in over 50 countries
Meet our team. With us every step. Name Global Education Consultant Works with the teacher to plan itinerary Name Regional Account Manager Responsible for excellent customer service Name Regional Representative In our neighborhood to meet face to face and help plan logistics
Why 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 departure date window is (insert dates) Traveling with EF
What’s included? Full-time Tour Director Licensed local guides Entrance fees to select attractions All-Inclusive Coverage Plan Educational Itinerary Round-trip flights on major carriers Hotels with private bathrooms Comfortable motorcoach Breakfast and dinner daily
All-Inclusive Coverage Plan The 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.
My approach to safety If a traveler (student or adult) violates my rules, I have the right to send them home from tour at the parents’ expense. My 6-to-1 chaperone ratio (for every six students there is one adult chaperone) My rules
What are you responsible for? These are all necessities each traveler will be responsible for on this tour. Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, lunches and snacks ($30-$65 per day) Tips for your Tour Director, bus driver and local guides (around $10 per day) Passport and/or visa fees
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