ELITE
TRAVEL
PROGRAM

Elite Travel Program offers students the opportunity of a lifetime to visit destinations around the globe at little to no cost.

There is no better way to learn than through real experience.

Elite Academic Program has partnered with Education First Tours (EF Tours) to give students an authentic experience of 21st century learning through global travel.

Participation in Elite Travel Program will help prepare students for the future by expanding their knowledge of the world, understanding and gaining compassion for other cultures, discovering their own independence and becoming a confident global citizen.

Interested in traveling the globe and experiencing life-long dreams at little to no cost?

Elite Academic Academy offers students each year with a choice of trips for academic enrichment. Elite believes that there is no better way to learn than through experience and becoming a global citizen. This is why Elite Academic Academy has partnered with Education First Tours (EF Tours) to give students an authentic experience of 21st century learning through global traveling. Participation in Elite’s Travel Academy will help prepare students for the future by expanding their knowledge of the world, understanding and gaining compassion for other cultures, discovering their own independence, and becoming a confident global citizen. Students are able to earn .5 elective credit for their travel by completing EF Tours “WeShare” project that addresses the students’ travel experience through analysis, reflection, synthesis, communication, and cultural empathy.

Another unique aspect of Elite Travel Academy is the use of students’ enrichment funds to supplement the cost of the EF Tours trip. Since each of our Elite students’ curriculum is aligned to our EF Tours customized trip, students are able to use their educational funds toward the trip tuition for academic and extra-curricular enrichment.

Thinking about traveling? Below is a list and link to our 2019 Travel Academy trip!

Travel Academy DC

Washington DC Tour

Dates: February 18-21, 2019
Your out-of-pocket cost: $79.00 (if student uses all educational funds* toward trip)
Webinar: August 21, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. Click here to join webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Travel Academy London

London, United Kingdom Tour

Dates: March 8-14, 2019
You out-of-pocket cost: $1,690.00 (if student uses all educational funds* toward trip)
Webinar: August 21, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. Click here to join webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Travel Academy NY

NYC Broadway Tour

 

Dates: July 17-21, 2019 ($1,904)
Monthly Payments: $181.00 a month (10 monthly payments)
Your out-of-pocket cost: $199.00 if student uses all educational funds toward trip tuition!

*Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to use educational funds toward the cost of EF Tours tuition.

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Trip options coming soon!

Educational Funds

A unique aspect of Elite Travel Program is the use of students’ enrichment funds to supplement the cost of the EF Tours trip. Since each of our Elite students’ curriculum is aligned to our EF Tours customized trip, students are able to use their educational funds toward the trip tuition for academic and extra-curricular enrichment.

Learn More About Educational Funding

FAQs

Are there chaperones on the trip?

Of course! Our highly qualified teachers and administrators are always on the trip. The student to chaperone ratio is 1 chaperone to every 6-10 students. Along with the chaperone, there is always the EF Tour Guide that is with the group 24/7 and has expertise in the area of travel. For domestic stays in the United States, there will always be extra security throughout the hotel hallways each overnight stay. Parents/Guardians are always welcomed to chaperone a trip too. The chaperone trip cost is attached to the EF and Elite Travel page.

Can you make monthly payments?

Absolutely! EF Tours has created monthly payment options that are affordable for families.

How much of my educational funds can I use?

After the purchase of curriculum with the educational funds, students are allowed to use all of their educational funds toward the tuition of the EF Tours trip, as long as they maintain a 2.0 GPA and the support of their Elite Educator. We must ensure that your child is making academic progress in our program to use educational funds towards the travel cost.  Elite Academic Program will provide families with these options during the informational webinar.

What should I expect while on tour?

While on tour, students should expect to be busy! See here

What if my child gets sick on the trip?

You can be assured that Elite staff and administration treat our Elite students as if they are our own family. Should your child become ill on the trip, Elite staff and administration will ensure that they are given the proper medical treatment as needed and are always accompanied by an Elite staff member. Families can also purchase EF Tours Global Travel Protection plan at the cost of $165 which includes Tour cancellation and interruption coverage, illness and accident coverage, baggage and property coverage, and flight delay coverage. To read more, click here.

*For more about safety read  here.