South Central High Mexico Trip


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If you will be in grades 11 or 12 in the 2010-2011 school year, consider travelling with the school to Mexico during the Easter holidays. The attached PowerPoint presentaion will give you full information on the trip and EF Tours. If you have questions or require further information, please contact the school.

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South Central High Mexico Trip

  1. 1. Travel Changes Lives EF Educational Tours Mexico’s Gulf of Campeche 2011
  2. 2. Why take an educational tour? <ul><li>Make a lasting impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel changes lives. It encourages independence and opens your eyes to new perspectives on life. Participants return home more curious about the world around them and more aware of themselves. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make a stronger connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore amazing new places and cultures – together. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experience the trip of a lifetime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow growth both academically and personally. Explore iconic sites, taste exotic foods and take part in different customs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prepare them for success </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students who travel abroad gain a new appreciation for education and everything the world has to offer them. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bring classroom lessons to life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach history where it happened, languages where they are spoken and cultures where they are lived. </li></ul></ul>EF Educational Tours
  3. 3. <ul><li>Best value </li></ul><ul><li>EF guarantees the lowest prices on every tour without sacrificing safety, quality or comfort. </li></ul><ul><li>Best support </li></ul><ul><li>EF has over 40 years of experience and supports you with our helpful Customer Service Department, full-time tour directors, around-the clock emergency assistance and offices around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting-edge innovations </li></ul><ul><li>EF keeps you connected to your destinations and other travelers with EF TourCasts™ through Apple’s iTunes, The Square and iStory projects. </li></ul><ul><li>EF means “Education First” </li></ul><ul><li>Education guides us, learn it by living it. </li></ul>Why travel with EF? EF Educational Tours
  4. 4. What participants have to say… EF Educational Tours The most memorable part of my high school for me was my EF tour. Going away with my peers to a foreign country opened my eyes to different cultures and societies and gave me an entirely different perspective on life back home. Jamie Ciardullo, Student Traveller Coquitlam, British Columbia I would love to travel with EF again! I felt that our group was very well cared for and I felt a great deal of reassurance knowing that I had so much support from the organization and from the knowledgeable people, It takes a lot of stress out of a trip having so much done for me and the group. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all that you and your crew have done for us. Sheryl Deimert, Teacher Grand Prarie Composite High School Grand Prarie, Alberta Travelling with EF was a life changing experience for our son. He loved seeing the way other people lived, the buildings and the scenery. So many wonderful firsts. We have sent all three of our children to Europe with EF, and it’s brought our family closer together. Albert Englewood, Parent Saint John, New Brunswick
  5. 5. Safety is EF’s top priority <ul><li>Hundreds of EF offices in over 50 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>24-hour emergency on-call service . </li></ul><ul><li>Bilingual professionally trained EF Tour Director accompanies your group 24 hours a day. </li></ul><ul><li>EF TourLink™ allows family and friends to follow along online with daily updates and photos. </li></ul><ul><li>EF’s Peace of Mind Program allows you to change your tour and/or departure date should your school board not allow you to travel for safety reasons. </li></ul>EF Educational Tours
  6. 6. Where are you going? <ul><li>Day 1 Fly to Mexico Day 2 Mexico City Day 3 Puebla Day 4 Palenque Day 5 Palenque • Campeche Day 6 Uxmal • Mérida Day 7 Chichén Itzá • Cancún Day 8 Xel-Ha • Tulum • Cancún Day 9 Depart for home </li></ul><ul><li>Map </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures or Areas, Attractions </li></ul>EF Educational Tours
  7. 7. Tour Fee Details <ul><li>Tour Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Program Fee: $1,970 </li></ul><ul><li>Departure Fees: $433 </li></ul><ul><li>Peace of Mind Program: Free </li></ul><ul><li>Total for Students: $2,403 </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Supplement: $360 </li></ul><ul><li>Total for Adults: $2,763 </li></ul><ul><li>Optional Inclusions </li></ul><ul><li>All Inclusive Insurance: (Xel-Ha) $89 </li></ul><ul><li>* departure fees and optional excursions subject to change </li></ul>EF Educational Tours
  8. 8. <ul><li>Round-trip airfare </li></ul><ul><li>Superior tourist-class hotel accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>All motor coach and flight transfers </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast and dinner daily </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 bilingual EF Tour Director </li></ul><ul><li>Sightseeing tours led by licensed local guides </li></ul><ul><li>Entrance fees to included special attractions </li></ul>What IS included? EF Educational Tours
  9. 9. What is NOT included? <ul><li>Beverages and lunches (unless specified) </li></ul><ul><li>Customary gratuities for your tour director and bus driver </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tour Director - $4-$5 per person/per day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coach Driver - $2-$3 per person/per day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal spending money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$25 per person/per day (in local currency) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexican Pesos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optional insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Passport/visa fees </li></ul>EF Educational Tours Please note – We will fund-raise tip money
  10. 10. What is the All-Inclusive insurance plan? <ul><li>All-Inclusive Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Plan includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical and Accident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baggage and Property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tour Cancellation and Interruption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24-hour access to an English speaking representative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information, call EF’s </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service Department </li></ul><ul><li>at 1-800-263-2806. </li></ul>EF Educational Tours
  11. 11. Passport and Visas <ul><li>Valid passports are required for all travelers </li></ul><ul><li>Passports may take up to eight weeks to process </li></ul><ul><li>Some destinations may require travel visas </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Canadian citizens may require special visas or other travel documents </li></ul><ul><li>Obtaining passports and visas are travelers responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Please ensure your passport is valid for 6 months after your scheduled return date. </li></ul>EF Educational Tours
  12. 12. <ul><li>$99 with application </li></ul><ul><li>$700 due 1 month after enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Final payment due 99 days prior to departure </li></ul>Payment Schedule Standard payment schedule AutoPay Program <ul><li>$99 with application </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient monthly payments charged to a bank account </li></ul><ul><li>No late fees </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Payments the last Wednesday of each month </li></ul><ul><li>2 extra months to pay </li></ul>EF Educational Tours <ul><li>I’ve been told this can wait until September </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Visit our student website to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn more about your destination. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get tips on preparing for your EF tour and much more! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch Life on Tour™, EF’s reality travel series. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download free EF TourCasts™ through Apple’s iTunes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Following the Equator, EF’s own travel blog. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Log into “My tours” to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take note of important dates and information about your tour. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make online payments or sign up for AutoPay. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalize your tour with optional excursions and Special Travel Requests. </li></ul></ul>EF Educational Tours
  14. 14. EF and Social Networks EF Educational Tours Become a fan of EF, share photos, videos and meet other EF travellers. Check out and share tour videos with other students and see a whole lot more!
  15. 15. Life on Tour ™ <ul><li>Life on Tour ™, EF’s reality web series, introduces students to international travel through the adventures of six high school students on a 10-day trip through Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Watch all 10 episodes at </li></ul>EF Educational Tours
  16. 16. The Square, TourLink, TourCast, Panraven <ul><li>Visit “The Square” for videos, photos, games and more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download free EF TourCasts™ through Apple’s iTunes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through EF’s TourLink , take a look at you’re your children's pictures while they are on tour in real time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have your online Panraven scrapbook of your tour days after your return. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download iTunes through our Alliance with Apple. </li></ul></ul>EF Educational Tours
  17. 17. How do I enrol? <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Phone </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-263-2806 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-556-6046 </li></ul><ul><li>Mail </li></ul><ul><li>60 Bloor Street West, suite 501 </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto, Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>M4W 3B8 </li></ul><ul><li>Tour Number : 499628 </li></ul>EF Educational Tours
  18. 18. If you are interested… <ul><li>If you are interested, please see Mrs. Kimber for an information package. </li></ul><ul><li>Please enroll by filling in the last sheet in your information booklet and returning it (with the 99$ fee) by MONDAY JUNE 21 st . </li></ul><ul><li>We need 18 participants to proceed. </li></ul><ul><li>You may also enroll online as indicated in your booklet. </li></ul><ul><li>Our current departure date is Wednesday April 20 th . </li></ul><ul><li>Please let Mrs. Kimber know if you are interested in the optional student exchange to Queretaro. She will forward this to Doug Nicholls. The approximate cost would be around $400 including the extra airfare. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not too early to get your passport!  </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul>
  19. 19. Here are a couple of video links. They should help you get a feel for what the trip will be like. EF Educational Tours <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>EF Mexico </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Palenque Mexico </li></ul>