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March 25th, 2021

This year our 9-Day Summer Program is in Costa Rica!

Interested students should attend one of our Online Information Meetings in April.

Our Summer Program trips are operated just like our school trips, but they are open to independent students from any high school, and they're staffed with teachers selected from our Program Director Team.

This year, we think the opportunity could be especially meaningful to graduating seniors who missed out on school trips, but the Summer Program is open to students of all ages.

Please share this information with anyone who might be interested or contact us yourself! Students, parents, and teachers are all welcome to attend.

Looking forward to traveling with you soon…

Robert & Peter

Something totally new: NICE Enrollment Season

November 17th, 2020

Fellow travelers,

We're super excited to announce something entirely new: NICE Enrollment Season.

What is NICE Enrollment Season?

It's the season of no immediate commitment early (n-i-c-e) enrollments, a season with discounts and no deposits or monthly payments.

This is our way of supporting optimistic teachers, students, and parents who are considering a 2022 trip but are (understandably) not quite ready to make a financial commitment. It allows teachers to get a sense of the interest level, it allows us to get a head start on making your bookings, it rewards optimistic students and parents with a generous discount and the group with better flights, hotels, and local guides.

When does NICE Enrollment Season commence/conclude?

NICE Enrollment Season commences January 1st, 2021 and ends March 31st, 2021.

What is the upside?

  • Students who enroll during NICE Enrollment Season receive a special discount as our way of appreciating their optimism and trust.
  • Students don't have to make any payments during NICE Enrollment Season, so there are no payments due until April 2021.
  • Payments are fully-refundable until 6 months before departure, so for a trip in March 2022 all payments are fully refundable until September 2021.
  • Groups that form during NICE Enrollment Season also have an early mover advantage on flights (the shorter ones with nice departure and arrival times), hotels (the convenient ones right in the heart of the city that regularly book up first) and local guides (they're not all the same, some have an inate ability to connect with young students).

What is the downside?

If you're hoping to take some students abroad in 2022 then we can't think of any reason not to take advantage of NICE Enrollment Season!

Can we help with the approval process?

Absolutely. We came through for all our groups over the past year, and are proud that our reputation for great experiences abroad has been complemented with a reputation for understanding and fairness when things go wrong. Our founders would be delighted to be personally involved in helping you with the approval process, and our regular customers would be delighted to tell you more about their experience with us.

I'm hoping to travel, what's my next step?

If you're hoping to travel in 2022 then let us know! We can chat after Thanksgiving and put everything in place so your students/parents can take advantage of NICE Enrollment Season.

CLICK HERE IF YOU HOPE TO TRAVEL IN 2022!

Thanks for your continued interest in taking students abroad,

Robert & Peter

Why learn French? Because Martinique.

March 27th, 2019
Our first trip was to France, almost 10 years ago.
Since then our French teachers have watched us take their colleagues to Spain, then Puerto Rico and Costa Rica, and most recently Cuba. Our Facebook and Instagram feeds are flooded with students developing their Spanish while enjoying the outdoors - hiking up mountains and through rainforests, climbing waterfalls, exploring sugar and cocoa plantations.
A few months ago a handful of our most loyal French teachers - unknown to each other - requested we take a serious look at Martinique. They'd had enough!
What we found took our breath away. Not only is it extraordinarily beautiful, it's very French. Less english is spoken in Martinique than in France itself, making it a fabulous place for students to hone their French skills. It's also an immensely engaging outdoor classroom for students with an interest in culture, history, nature, wildlife or students who simply enjoy being outside.
If you're a French teacher, we hope you love our itinerary. If you're not, we hope you're really good friends with a French teacher, because they may need a co-chaperone...
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Puerto Rico Rising

May 28th, 2018

Fellow travelers,

It has been eight months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and things are finally getting back to normal.

Recently we traveled to the island to meet with our local partners — hotel operators, transportation providers, and local guides that we’ve been working with for years. It was a great trip, and we feel very good about bringing students back to Puerto Rico.

Unfortunately, the economy of Puerto Rico was seriously impacted by the hurricane and its aftermath. Many business and families are struggling, and we have decided to help.

We are running our “Puerto Rico Rising” itinerary at cost during the 2018/2019 school year.

We believe this will encourage more school groups to visit Puerto Rico and help our local partners get back on their feet. The itinerary centers around Old San Juan and Luquillo Beach, visiting rain forests, mountain caves, blue beaches, and the bio-bay, and it includes an optional day of service for those who really want to give.

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Please email us for more information about visiting Puerto Rico, and thank you for your help.

Robert & Peter

Life on trip: China

January 8th, 2018
Follow a group of students around China on our classic 9-Day Beijing, Xi'an & Shanghai program!

Experience: Iceland

December 13th, 2017
This is how we spend a week in Iceland. Check it out!

Experience: Ireland

December 7th, 2017
This is how you spend a week in Ireland...

Off the beaten track: Rome

November 6th, 2017
What's beyond the Colosseum, Pantheon, Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish steps?

Our Story - Printed booklet now available

September 18th - 2017
We now have a beautiful printed booklet that shares our story.

Like to plan ahead? We've got good news!

September 10th, 2017
1. Early-bird fees for Fall 2018 through Summer 2019 are now online.
2. Monthly installments are much more affordable for your students/parents.
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