Peruse the Q & A section below for answers to questions that are frequently asked.
Q & A from the January '22 Update Meeting
I am waiting on responses from our consultant to the questions I did not have answers for, or needed clarification. I'll post them here sometime during the week of Jan. 31.
Answers to questions from enrollment meetings. . .
Q: When does the $200 discount end? A: One week following the Info/Enrollment meeting, @ 10pm MST.
Q: Is their a maximum cap on the group size? A:We have a bit of wiggle room on additional spots, and will likely open additional spots once we confirm additional chaperone support, but for now, it's just the 15.
Q:What is the tour number for enrollment? A:2428986ZX (Adventures in Spain) | 2467281FE (France & Spain a.k.a. Sprance)
Q:How soon do we have to sign up? A: While the enrollment window runs one week from the Info/Enrollment meeting date, and closes at 10pm Mountain, we can only guarantee a certain number of spots on a first come, first served basis. That said, once initial enrollment is met, a waitlist begins, so please enroll by our deadline to secure your spot on the waitlist, along with the price we presented. We will move people up from the waitlist as space becomes available.
Q: Can family meet child on tour at the end of the trip to continue travel together? If so, does the price change seeing that the child will not be returning on the group flight? A: Yes! You may arrange "Special Travel" for your child directly through EF. EF can book separate flights for your student after the group returns home, so you can meet your student at our hotel at the end of our group's tour, then continue on with your own travel. There is a $150 Special Travel Service fee, and, may be a small change-of-gateway and/or weekend supplement fee as well; (those costs will be known to you up front before your submit your Special Travel Request to EF). You can submit your Special Travel Request online through your student's EF account or by calling EF Traveler Support, who can answer any additional questions you have. Traveler Support may be reached M-F, 9-5 MST at 800-665-5364.
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Q:Are you able to request specific people to go with? If they don't get a spot, can we back out? A:EF's Risk-Free Enrollment allows you to enroll by our deadline, start making monthly payments, then cancel for any reason with a full refund through August 1, 2021. We will have our full group together well before then, so you will know who is in the group and can make a decision later.
Q: Can travelers request to room with their friends? A: Yes, we will talk about this at future pre-tour meetings
Q:What is the link for the Global citizen scholarship? How do I create a donation page? A: Go towww.eftours.com/global-citizen. The Tour Donation Page is already created for you, but it is customizable as well! Each student has their own unique link on their EF account under the "Your Donation Page" link on the left side of their online EF account when they log in.
Q:Has Northfield offered this trip in the past, and if so how many students traveled? A: Northfield has offered and executed at least 1 trip similar to this; approximately 20 students went on this trip.
Q:Are parents allowed to chaperone? A: Currently, chaperones are reserved for Northfield/Hamilton Teachers and Staff. This ensures that most, if not all student travelers have an established relationship with at least one of our chaperones.
Q:Is it easy to coordinate changing the return flight if we want to meet our kids in Spain after the tour? A: See response above regarding meeting child in Spain at the end of the tour. Q: Can we have a full itinerary to understand the travel time and tour time? A: While we will have flexible departure dates in June/July 2022 until they are officially confirmed 3-5 months from departure, a detailed day-by-day itinerary can be found on our tour enrollment page, which was shared at the end of the meeting. Your student can also pick up a brochure with the itinerary from any of the Travel Team members. Q:What precautions do you take for kids with food allergies? A: EF will help us accommodate any dietary restrictions on tour. We'll collect that info from everyone before we go, then pass them along so that can make arrangements with all suppliers (hotels, restaurants, etc.) on tour. We expect individual travelers with allergies to be responsible for any medication they need, to have prescription information with them on tour to go along with that medication, and to be able to self-administer any medication they require, should that be necessary on tour. Dietary requests for individuals on our flights will need to be arranged directly with the airlines within 72 hours of departure. Our airlines will be confirmed within 50-70 prior to departure.
Q:How and when can we apply for the scholarship? A: The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Nov. 15, 2021. Please read the details carefully to ensure you've completed all components of the application process. Details and application can be found here: www.eftours.com/global-citizen