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    1. 1. Discover the world with EF
    2. 2. Why take an educational tour? <ul><li>Experience new cultures and explore famous sights firsthand </li></ul><ul><li>Bring classroom lessons to life </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your grades and enhance college applications and resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Gain independence and confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun with your friends and make new ones </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Best value: EF guarantees the lowest prices on every tour without sacrificing safety, quality or comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Best support: EF has over 40 years of experience and supports you with our helpful Customer Service Department </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting-edge innovations: EF keeps you connected to your destinations and other travelers with EF TourCasts™ through Apple’s iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation: EF offers the opportunity to earn school credit </li></ul>Why travel with EF?
    4. 4. Safety is EF’s top priority <ul><li>Hundreds of EF offices in more than 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’s North American Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts
    5. 5. How does group travel work? <ul><li>What is group travel? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups with similar tour preferences and departure dates are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>combined to share a motorcoach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why does EF combine groups? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes tours equally affordable for groups of 6 or 40 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low prices means more students can see the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students to meet other travelers from around the country </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How does EF combine groups? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible date range (June 14 - June 23) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar tour options (Versailles, Pisa) </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Where are we going? <ul><li>Day 1 Fly overnight to England </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2 London </li></ul><ul><li>Day 3 London </li></ul><ul><li>Day 4 London • Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Day 5 Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Day 6 Paris • Night train </li></ul><ul><li>Day 7 Florence </li></ul><ul><li>Day 8 Assisi • Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Day 9 Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Day 10 Depart for home </li></ul>
    7. 7. How much does it cost? <ul><li>  </li></ul>  Price quote Enrollment Fee $95 Program Fee * $2,475 Current Departure Fees** $425 Peace of Mind Program Free AutoPay† Total For Students ($273 pre-pay plan) $2,995 Adult Supplement text $365 For Adults ($306 month) $3,360 Tour items not included All-Inclusive Insurance Plan $125 Pisa $45 Versailles $70 * Program fee valid for all who enroll through Monday, August 31, 2009. All other fees subject to change. ** These are the current departure fees as of today. They include taxes and surcharges levied by governments and airlines and are subject to change. These fees do not include any applicable baggage-handling fees imposed by the airline. Your departure fees are finalized by 50 days prior to departure. † Estimated monthly payment if a participant enrolls on Sunday, May 31, 2009.
    8. 8. What does the Program Fee Include? <ul><li>Round-trip airfare </li></ul><ul><li>Superior tourist-class hotel accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>All motorcoach and flight transfers </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast and dinner daily </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time 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>
    9. 9. What does the Program Fee NOT include? <ul><li>Beverages and lunches (unless specified) </li></ul><ul><li>Optional excursions </li></ul><ul><li>Departure fees </li></ul><ul><li>Customary gratuities for your tour director, local guides and bus driver </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$6 per person/per day- Tour Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$3 per person/per day-Bus driver </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal spending money </li></ul><ul><li>Optional insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Passport/visa fees </li></ul>
    10. 10. Passport and Visas <ul><li>Valid passports are required for all travelers </li></ul><ul><li>Check with the State Department for current processing time, visit the website: </li></ul><ul><li>Some destinations may require travel visas </li></ul><ul><li>Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents </li></ul><ul><li>Passport name changes must be submitted to EF no later than 110 days prior to departure </li></ul>
    11. 11. All-Inclusive Insurance <ul><li>$125 All-Inclusive Insurance 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 Customer Service Department at 1-800-665-5364 </li></ul>
    12. 12. How do I enroll? <ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-665-5364 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-318-3732 </li></ul><ul><li>Mail: </li></ul><ul><li>EF Educational Tours </li></ul><ul><li>One Education Street </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge, MA 02141 </li></ul><ul><li>Tour number: </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment deadline: </li></ul><ul><li>(Final: 110 days prior to departure) </li></ul>
    13. 13. Payment Schedule <ul><li>$95 Enrollment Fee </li></ul><ul><li>All travelers automatically enrolled in AutoPay, EF’s monthly payment plan </li></ul><ul><li>Free to enroll </li></ul><ul><li>No late fees, No hassle </li></ul><ul><li>24-hour access to account and payment information online </li></ul><ul><li>Tour balance deadline up to 35 days prior to departure </li></ul><ul><li>Manageable payments – the sooner you enroll, the smaller your payments! </li></ul>AutoPay Standard Plan Alternative Payment Plan <ul><li>$95 Enrollment Fee </li></ul><ul><li>$150 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due 30 days after enrollment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plus any unpaid insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$35 Non-refundable Late Fee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$300 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due August 30, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plus any unpaid insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$40 Non-refundable Late Fee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tour Balance (all charges excluding Departure Fees) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due 110 days prior to departure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$95 Non-refundable Late Fee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remaining Balance (including Departure Fees) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due 50 days prior to departure </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Visit our student website to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn more about your destination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch Life on Tour ™, EF’s reality travel series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Following the Equator , EF’s own travel blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test your Traveler IQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download free EF TourCasts™ through Apple’s iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get tips on preparing for your EF tour and much more! </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, insurance and phone cards </li></ul></ul>
    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 to Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Generate excitement amongst your students through a medium designed for them </li></ul><ul><li>Watch all 10 episodes at </li></ul><ul><li>Visit to learn how you could be cast for season 2 ! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Social Networks
    17. 17. Travel Tips <ul><li>Get ready for takeoff! </li></ul><ul><li>Visit for </li></ul><ul><li>information about: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Money abroad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Packing list </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone Cards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flights </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rooming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Passports and Visas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Safety tips </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And much more! </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Discover the Global Classroom