• What do you do to ensure the safety of all those traveling?
    • Travel insurance
    • Liability insurance
    • Chaperones who have undergone background checks and are experienced in working with youth
    • Prescreening of all activities
    • Making sure students and parents are informed about:
      • What to do in dangerous situations
      • Locations of hospitals and police stations
    • Contacting the State Department and the local consulate
  • Will I be able to contact my child during this trip?
    • Yes, accommodations will have Wi-Fi and a community laptop.
    • Chaperones will have a cell phone with a local number for emergencies.
  • Are there any out-of-pocket expenses?
    • Passport, vaccinations (if needed), spending money. We can subsidize the cost of these items for low-income families.
  • Are parents allowed to come on the trip?
    • We do not allow parents to accompany youth on the trip because we think it’s important to foster independence.
  • Where will the other kids on the trip come from?
    • They will be students of a similar age from New York City. Furthermore, students will take the prep course with their peers that they’ll be traveling with.
  • How many participants will be on the trip?
    • There will be 4 youth and 3 chaperones.  
  • What is the age range?
    • For trips for high school students, 16 to 18
    • For trips for college age students, 18 to 23
  • My child doesn’t have luggage. Can you assist?
    • Yes, contact us and we will do everything we can to assist.
  • How will I know the kids are prepared for the trip?
    • Every kid is unique, but we believe the mandatory prep course will do an excellent job in educating youth about the country they will be traveling to, which will minimize culture shock and prepare them to face the challenges of international travel.  Furthermore, we educate them on the logistics of trip planning which gives them a better understanding of what is happening.  All chaperones have experience with international travel and working with youth, and are themselves given preparation for this trip as well.  
  • Where do the trips depart from?  
    • New York City
  • What does the trip include?
    • A roundtrip flight, accommodations in a shared house, 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), transportation, qualified tour guides, activities, and a translator
  • Do I need a passport?
    • Yes! It takes 4 to 6 weeks to get a passport. It is possible to expedite this process for a fee. CLICK HERE for more information on obtaining a passport.  
  • I have more questions. Who should I contact?