ACIS USA & Canada

Make lessons come to life

Setting off to explore the historical sites and cultural heritage of North America is the start of a lifetime of discovery. When students make connections between what they learn in the classroom and the real world, they become more engaged, independent and motivated thinkers. Our mission is to empower educators to introduce their students to the world beyond their classroom and inspire the next generation of global citizens.

Travel Changes Lives

2019 – 2020 Brochure

ACIS partners with educators to provide exceptional educational journeys. Together we will select or design a program that meets your educational goals and exceeds your expectations. Check out our 25+ curated experiences by downloading your copy of our digital brochure.

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Why Travel with ACIS?

With over 40 years of experience operating trips, ACIS gives you the confidence that you’re providing your students with the highest quality travel experience possible.

Intimate Destination Knowledge

We have over 40 years of experience operating trips!

Intelligent Trip Design

Our trips are planned around the interests of middle and high school students and the needs of their teachers. Each of our trips make the most of your time in your destination, without being over-booked.

Language and Cultural Immersion

Our innovative Language On Location programs give students linguistic and cultural immersion and a chance to practice their French in Québec or Montréal and Spanish in Miami, New York or Chicago.

Small Group Tour Experiences

Our minimum group size is among the smallest around—15 participants for groups flying and 20 for groups traveling by coach bus. Having your own private tour is our way of ensuring you can have the unique tour you really want.

Comfortable & Convenient Hotels

Our groups stay in 3-and 4-star quality hotels in good locations and convenient areas.

Passionate Tour Managers

Our Tour Managers thrive on sharing their passion for showing you a new city and giving you and your students the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of those who live and work there. They know how to make the destinations come alive—they are your partners in education.

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Our Service Guarantee

Top-Rated Group Travel Services

98% of ACIS Group Leaders rate their overall experience good to excellent. We’re so confident you’ll agree that we’re going to guarantee it! The ACIS Service Guarantee is our written pledge that your entire trip experience—from your first contact with us all the way through to your post-trip review—will be first-rate.

If, upon your return, you feel that your overall experience does not deserve a good or excellent rating, we will invite you to be our guest at our next domestic Teacher Conference and provide a $500 scholarship to be used as you see fit on your next ACIS tour.

  • Private Tours Customized to Your Group Private Tours Customized to Your Group Our minimum group size 15 participants for groups flying and 20 for groups traveling by buss—among the smallest around. At that group size you'll receive your own bus and tour manager, meaning you can truly make your trip your own.
  • 3- and 4-star Hotels in Comfortable & Convenient Locations 3- and 4-star Hotels in Comfortable & Convenient Locations With ACIS, you'll travel in style. We promise you'll stay in comfortable hotels in good, safe locations.
  • Service of Top-Trained Tour Managers Service of Top-Trained Tour Managers ACIS Tour Managers are travel gurus. They thrive on sharing their passion for different cultures and giving you and your participants the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of those who live and work there. They speak the language, know the sights to see and best ways to get there—they are your partners in education.
  • Confirmed Flights at Least 45 Days Prior to Departure Confirmed Flights at Least 45 Days Prior to Departure With information early, you'll be able to plan well in advance for getting your group together at your departure airport.
  • Air-Conditioned Motor Coaches Air-Conditioned Motor Coaches ACIS only uses modern, well-maintained motor coaches with fully-functioning air conditioning systems—our participants deserve comfort.
  • Our Renowned “RED CARD” System Our Renowned “RED CARD” System Our Red Card system enables you to activate a 24/7 worldwide network to solve any problem that arises on tour. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that if something arises on tour, you hand your Red Card to your tour manager and they will work with our duty officer to immediately jump into action to resolve the problem.

Teacher Benefits

We love teachers! Below are some of the ways we say thank you for leading an ACIS tour to the USA and Canada.

  1. Teachers Travel Free

    Book an ACIS trip, register 10 or more students and you’ll travel absolutely free. Each additional 10 participants earns you another free spot to bring along assistants.

  2. World Traveler Rewards

    Earn Global Conferences, travel scholarships, cash rewards and tour upgrades with our loyalty club.

  3. Training Weekends

    First-time Group Leaders are invited to be our guest for our free training weekend over Presidents’ Day weekend in Washington, D.C. We want you to feel confident leading your tour and know once you experience an ACIS program, you will.

  4. Comprehensive Protection Coverage

    From start to finish, leading a trip with ACIS should be stress-free. That is why ACIS automatically provides group leaders and assistants with Comprehensive Protection Plan coverage.

  5. Graduate Professional Credit

    Lead an ACIS tour, and you have the option of earning three graduate-level professional development units.

  6. Referral Bonus

    Help us spread the word on the high quality tours, generous group leader benefits and transformative experiences ACIS provides and we will thank you…with cash or travel!

World Traveler Rewards

We’re proud of our loyalty program, the most generous in the industry. And, first-time teachers get scholarships, a spot on our Washington D.C. training weekend and loyalty status transfers.

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