The news around coronavirus is changing quickly. As such, we have created a page on our website that answers the most frequently asked questions. This page will be updated regularly to show our latest policies.
In any situation regarding the health and safety of our travelers, we rely on the advice of the CDC and State Department to guide our approach.
Dear ACIS Community,
In our 40+ years of operating educational travel programs around the world, we’ve had to navigate around all kinds of safety concerns. We understand that travelers have concerns due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
ACIS is vigilant in monitoring the State Department’s and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Travel Guidelines to provide us fact-based counsel on local travel conditions. We also regularly consult with a third-party travel security specialist that advises us on the risks associated with travel to different areas in the world.
You can read the assessments for your upcoming travel destinations here:
Group leaders can always take advantage of our Peace of Mind Program which allows groups, up to 45 days before departure, to change their travel dates or itinerary while agreeing to cover any cost differential associated with these modifications. Our standard policies regarding travel security and cancellations can be found at https://acis.com/student-resources/.
If ACIS (in consultation with the experts outlined above) determines a specific destination to be unsafe while a group is overseas, we will make immediate revisions to the itinerary to avoid the location in question at no additional cost to our participants.
Our safety and support infrastructure is the cornerstone of our business—it’s a key reason why teachers choose to travel with us. We go above and beyond to not only provide once in a lifetime experiences for our participants, but to also ensure that they return home safely.
Laura Smart, ACIS Vice President of Customer Experience
& Peter Jones, ACIS President and CEO