We offer exceptional value in the pre-college and study abroad fields, with 85% of tuition going to fund program expenses (2014 figures).
Travel is expensive. There’s no getting around that fact, and we certainly don’t cut any corners. You’ll find that our accommodations, transportation, activities, staff, and other details are of commensurate or higher quality than other educational travel programs for high school students operating in our host countries. How do we do it? We spend more of your tuition dollars on programming and less on marketing and administrative costs. Here are three ways we deliver value to our families:
First, we primarily work directly with our in-country partners rather than going through tour aggregators that drive up the cost of services.
Second, we’re a non-profit, so we manage our expenses to a break-even budget, instead of generating owner profit.
Third, we invest in technology and operational efficiency that keep our overhead costs down while working hard to run a top quality program so that most of your tuition dollars are spent where they matter most: on your summer experience!