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Tour Manager Spotlight: Meet Peter Ede

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Get to know our tour managers, well-traveled and fascinating individuals who make your ACIS educational tours truly unique and unforgettable. Today we're happy to introduce you to Peter Ede. 

How to Host the Perfect Recruitment Meeting for your ACIS Trip

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This blogpost was inspired by our recent webinar How to Host Superior Recruitment Meetings. You can watch it online on our YouTube channel.

You’ve made the decision to organize a trip with ACIS and chosen your itinerary, so your next step is to get your group together. One of the key tools in creating buzz for your trip and getting parents on board is the recruitment meeting. It might seem a daunting prospect, but with a bit of forward planning and creative thinking, your meeting will be a success and make all the difference in growing enthusiasm for you trip.

Here are our top tips for running an inspiring and effective recruitment meeting.


The Taste of Turin: A Sneak Peek into an ACIS Global Conference

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This guest blog post was written by ACIS Tour Manager, Giacomo Gambone.

What a week. I have to admit, this trip was not the typical ACIS tour. When I was asked to be the Tour Manager of a Global Teacher Conference in Turin, Italy from July 22nd to the 27th, I thought it would be exciting for many reasons. First of all, it was a food and wine themed tour, then it was in Italy and, most importantly for me, it was all happening in the area I am from. Well, it goes without saying that this trip went above and beyond my expectations more than any others.

Webinar Alert: ACIS vs Budget Travel Companies

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Can you find a cheaper educational tour than one with ACIS? Yes. There, we said it. But there’s a reason for it: You really do get what you pay for.

Register for our webinar on Wednesday, August 27th from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET.

Our guest speakers leading the webinar are two teachers who have been there, done that, and won’t ever do it again. In other words, they traveled with a budget company, and have since made the switch to traveling with ACIS. 

Top 10 Travel Hacks & Apps

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Summer’s winding down, but that doesn’t mean travel plans aren’t heating up! We found the Top 10 Travel Hacks & Apps perfect for smooth travel sailing. Or flying. Or driving. However you're getting to your destination, use these hacks to take you from tourist to traveler.

Father and Daughter Teachers Team Up for Student Travel

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Mike Conn, a social studies teacher from Milton, PA, knows what to expect when traveling abroad with students.  A veteran teacher and group leader, Mike has been traveling abroad with ACIS for more than ten years – with trips ranging from the mid-east to across Europe. This year, however, things were a bit different. Mike’s own daughter, English teacher Paige Conn, joined the trip to London and Paris this June, bringing along her own group of students from The Young Women’s Leadership School in New York City.

Festivals, Symphonies, and Food: Northern Italy in the Summertime

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I had never been to Venice during the Festa del Redentore.  It is quite a spectacle. 

Student Traveler Spotlight: Tyler Dribbon

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Each month we spotlight an ACIS traveler who reminds us that travel does indeed change lives. This month, we're chatting with New Jersery student Tyler Dribbon and his experience traveling to Peru in June 2014. Not only was Tyler's experience remarkable, instead of just fundraising for his own travel expense, Tyler launched a campaign to donate funds to a charitable organization in Peru. 

Hi Tyler, thanks so much for chatting with us! Let's dive right in. Was your ACIS tour your first time traveling overseas? If not, what was your first travel experience like and how did your ACIS trip compare?

Tyler: My trip to Peru was the first time I have travelled overseas. I am used to smaller trips within the US, so leaving the country for the first time was an unforgettable experience.

Confessions of an Over Packer

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Hi I’m Cara, and I have an over packing problem.

It all started innocently enough: when visiting my parents I’d lug along a carry-on bag packed to the brim. New England weather; I’d tell myself, need to be prepared for anything! Or I'd bring three bags along for a wedding weekend, because extra pairs of nude colored high heels seemed logical in case of a broken heel.

It didn't stop there.

How to Build a World Language Program Through Travel

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This guest blog post was written by French Teacher, Nicolette Miller, who has traveled with ACIS since 1991. Nicolette is also an Academic Travel Advisor for ACIS. 

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