Navigating Success: Six Simple Steps to Your Perfect School Trip with eduSTAR!
6 Steps for Success
If this is your first school trip, have no worries. eduSTAR Student Tours has been in this business for over 35 years and has been owned by former school teachers and travel professionals. Take a look at our suggestions, and you will find the process fairly easy.
GET A FREE TOUR QUOTE.
Request a Quote so we can immediately send you the Tour Quote and Sample Itinerary you are looking for. If you have questions before you get started, you can always call us at 800-426-0157.
There’s no time like the present. Even if your student tour is several months away, now is the time to start the process. This approach gets your dates on the school calendar, avoids conflicts with the athletics department and gives everyone plenty of time to prepare for this important educational tour. Groups that start early almost always succeed and get very high attendance.
Each school and/or school board has different styles of requiring and obtaining your approval. Meet with your principal or administration to discuss your travel plans and educational objectives. Be prepared to answer any questions regarding destination, hotel, transportation, eduSTAR’s experience and much more. Once the principal gives the “OK,” the principal will tell you if you need to present your tour to the school board. Feel free to call us as we have many outlines and PowerPoints to present.
CONTACT OTHER TEACHERS IN SCHOOL OR DISTRICT.
Other teachers in your school or district are often a perfect choice to add more participants. For example, if you are planning your FBLA group to tour NYC, you should ask other FBLA groups in your county. If your drama group wants to go to Chicago, simply ask the art group in your school to come along. eduSTAR can customize the itinerary for both groups. This approach gets you a higher number of attendees and a lower package price.
SCHEDULE A STUDENT/PARENT MEETING.
As I am sure you know, all of the students will raise their hands confirming they want to travel. It is important to hold a student/parent meeting. Many schools require meetings to occur after regular school hours. You should announce the meeting with fliers, letters and/or emails. At the meeting, it is important to talk about details of the tour and a fundraising approach. If you prefer, an eduSTAR representative can be connected to the meeting via Skype or any other means.
YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY.
If enough students and parents are on board, simply let us know and we will get started on reservations and all of the details. eduSTAR will also keep reminding the participants about the deposits and stay in contact with the group leaders. Time goes fast, and next you know you will be at your destination.
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