How Teachers Can Travel Free... and even Earn Cash Stipends... by Leading a Group of Students on an Educational Trip.
Group Leaders Travel
ACIS Group Leaders travel for free with six full-paying participants. First time group leaders travel free with only five full-paying participants.
Global Conferences have earned the reputation as the highlight of the year for group leaders. We'll whisk you away for fun and adventure as only ACIS can. You qualify for the free conferences based on when you register and the size of your group. Conference destinations span the world, from Thailand to Paris to Hawaii. Each conference includes airfare, accommodations, breakfasts and more. Learn more about this year's Global Conferences.
If you're too busy to spend another weekend away, we'd still like to reward you for getting a group together.
Once you've signed up more than six full-paying participants, you are eligible to receive a cash stipend—pocket money for your trip. Your stipend is calculated using the number of participants who travel with you and is based on the full price program fee, regardless of your registration date. You may choose to use stipend points toward bringing assistants, for example with 12 participants you and an assistant may travel for free or just you will get a free trip plus a cash bonus. CLICK HERE for details
Passports recognizes the valuable contributions of its
group organizers not only with careful and
congenial support, not only with free
travel, but with generous professional
stipends and benefits payable as a
function of group size.
Free travel The basic benefit: travel free anywhere in
the world with six (6) full-paying
generous cash stipends or extra free spots for
co-counselors for more than six (6)
participants. It's possible for one group
organizer to earn over $10,000 in addition to
the free trip!
International cell phone Just because you're out of the country, doesn't mean you have to be out of touch with those back home. passports is pleased to provide an international cell phone with $20 call credit to all our group organizers. All cell phones come equipped with a camera and the ability to upload your mobile photos directly to your tour page. Great for friends and family back home!
with five. Didn't quite get the six (6)
students? Not to worry, passports first-timers
can travel free with five (5). Certain
faculty discount Spouses, children and faculty
members travel at a 20% discount.
Referral rewards Refer a new group organizer and earn up to $1,250! Click here for details. Certain "ground rules" apply.
Veteran teacher credit Like frequent flyer miles: group organizers who've traveled with passports five times or more will receive a yearly financial credit applicable to group travel services, or to individual travel service upgrades while overseas.
"Faculty, teachers, professors,
instructors, group organizes and accompanying persons!
EduToursToCuba.com is very interested in providing a
complimentary trip to Cuba for each of those people who do all
the work in order to build a tour with our collaboration and
recruit the group to make the trip a success. We therefore
make every effort to assure that the person(s) who is
responsible for the group is on-the-spot in Cuba free of
charge and works closely with our Cuban partners to make sure
that everything goes smoothly, even though it is the
responsibility of EduToursToCuba.com".
"In Cuba, all escorts will be in daily contact throughout the
trip with the most professional bilingual Cuban guides and
"We therefore have a very flexible complimentary trip policy.
It depends on each group, and it is on request according to
the needs of the person or persons doing the work to build the
group and the tour. We can work the complimentary trip into
any type of group trip, and irrespective of the size. Our
minimum group requests allow for fifteen people. There is no
Encore Tours™ is the
performance division of ACIS Educational
quality leader in educational travel since 1978. Encore Tours customizes each performance tour, creating the perfect
balance between rehearsals, performances and sightseeing. Let
Encore Tours bring your choral, instrumental, dance or theater
group to the world stage today!
Whether you're a
choir or band, dance troupe or orchestra, Encore Tours™ can
design a customized performance tour that meets all
your performing objectives. On an Encore tour, your ensemble
enjoys dynamic performance venues and guaranteed
audiences. So come explore and experience firsthand the
birthplace of the world's most inspiring music, art, dance and
Group Leaders Travel FREE. Encore accommodates each group's individual need for
chaperones. FREE trips are rewarded to group leaders based on
a specially created free-trip ratio; for a certain number of
registered passengers, free trips are offered to your
chaperones. We are happy to discuss your many options and help
you commit to a ratio that works for you and your group.
Earn A Cash Stipend In addition to FREE travel, you can
earn cash stipends. These stipends are calculated according to
the number of people who travel with you and the cost of the
trip you choose. Call your Encore Tours Representative at
1.877.460.3801 to discuss the details!
Referral Bonus If you refer a group leader in your
department or community to Encore Tours and a travel group
forms - enjoy a Referral Bonus!
Every trip booked with Explorica includes our Basic Rewards package to make sure you get the most out of your tour.
- Get a Free Tour. Group Leaders always travel free with Explorica.
- Choose your Chaperones. Customize your chaperone ratio and bring as many adults as you need. We recommend one chaperone for every six students, but we let you adjust your Tour Fee so you can bring along as many free chaperones as you like.
- Choose a Cash Reward. If you decide you don’t need many chaperones, you can choose cash rewards instead. Use your cash stipend to treat your students to a special night out during the tour, to refund part of their Tour Fees or as compensation for your extra workload.
- Take Family & Colleagues with You. Get a 15% discount on the Tour Fee of any family members or colleagues who accompany you on the trip.
- Attend Explorica Group Leader Training in London, Paris or Rome. Get a free trip to London, Paris or Rome to learn all about how to lead your first educational tour, meet other teachers who love to travel and get insider tips from experienced Explorica staff and veteran Group Leaders.
Organizing your group
"We can help you to easily provide your students
and their parents with information about the trip. We
will provide you with a customized flyer outlining the
itinerary and trip details. You can handle sign-ups
however you wish, but we can customize a website
specifically for your group departure that will allow
students to sign up and pay for their trip on-line!
You may access the information on-line at any time. We
also offer payment plan options for people who want to
make a series of payments rather than a deposit and
then one large balance."
Chaperones travel free!
"One free place is offered for every ten paying
Enjoy a worry and
"A tour escort will be with you throughout the entire
tour and will take care of any and all included
sightseeing admissions, hotel accommodations or
pre-arranged meals. This allows the chaperones to
focus on the students and enables them to enjoy the
tour without worrying about any of the arrangements."
VISIT CANADA is a New
England-based organization that specializes in the
planning of highly structured, educational and
cultural tours. They also operate Winged Victory USA (see below).
"VISIT CANADA is North America's leading operator of
domestic educational tours for students of foreign
languages. We are also America's leading operator of
educational tours to Canada."
"VISIT CANADA has operated
educational tours for more than 50,000 students,
including field trips to Montréal and Québec City for
students and teachers of French, band and choral
performance tours to Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa and
Toronto, general educational and theatre trips to
Toronto and Niagara Falls, and beginning in the fall
of 2004, VISIT CANADA will offer three- and four-day
general educational and class trips to Vancouver,
"VISIT CANADA also specializes in large group trips
(of as many as 250 students and teachers), as well as
safe and sensible eighth grade trips and senior class
"... our prices will
include the cost of one complimentary chaperone for
each 10 paying students...."
"If you do decide to make
a group reservation with our Company, a confirmation
kit, including tour documents, a Group Leaders'
Manual, a Parent Meeting Agenda and our copyrighted
Safety Manual will be mailed to you within a few days.
(Our School Fund raising Manual is also available upon
"A VISIT CANADA representative will then call you a
day or two after it should have arrived to confirm
that you have received it, and to explain anything
among its contents that you might not understand. "
Smithsonian Student Travel
"... Like the Smithsonian, it is our mission to make knowledge accessible to as many Americans as possible. We want every student to be able to experience the best of our country’s history and heritage. That’s why we offer all-inclusive class trips for $200 to $400 less than our competitors. Plus, teachers travel for free!..."