HOW DID EF HELP YOU PLAN YOUR FIRST TOUR?
Quinn: I was expecting a lot more work on my end in terms of planning an itinerary and getting more information. I have 9 billion things to do in my day. I probably wouldn’t want to plan a trip out as my 9 billion and one thing that I need to do in one day. It’s really nice to have [EF’s] support team say, “We’re going to handle this. Just make sure that you can hold a meeting. We’ll get to give you the material. These are some things that you want to say.”
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR FIRST TIME GROUP LEADERS?
Nicole: Take the opportunities. EF Tours came to Winnipeg and we had a meet and greet, which was really useful to me, to talk with other teachers who had taken kids. I got quite a few tips from them. Just take advantage of everything that [EF] provides, because it’s great.
WHAT WAS HOLDING YOU BACK?
Nicole: The reservations I initially had were mostly around how I was going to deal with all the logistics of a tour. I was impressed with how EF took care of all the details. Everything was laid out clearly.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO ON TOUR?
Quinn: The “wow” factor when [the students] finally experience a completely new environment. This trip will allow them to experience a new culture, a new environment, and an entirely new timeline for their lifestyles that will be unforgettable for them. I get to go along and see them experience it all!
Topics: Tour Planning, Teacher Story