American Council for International Studies (ACIS) has been around for about 25 years and has been considered a leader in educational travel. ACIS annually organizes high quality educational travel programs and tours to Europe and the world - committed to helping students broaden their horizons by exploring new countries and experiencing different cultures.
ACIS educational travel has led tours that have let over 400,000 people experience foreign travel. ACIS provide quality tours and their services include adult travel and an interesting sports travel programs as well as international exchange programs for high school students and more.
For most participants, ACIS educational travel programs provide their initial exposure to a foreign country. Students and teachers stay in quality hotels, are led by experienced couriers to places of historic and cultural interest and return home with a fresh, exciting perspective of learning possibilities throughout the world. ACIS helps make the most of the tour time by booking hotels in city centers, and near public transportation and major attractions. Custom-designed educational travel programs for students and special interest groups generally include a period of educational sightseeing and lectures on politics, foreign culture and other subjects. This, along with some of the other aspects of their programs, has positioned ACIS educational travel as one of the leaders in student educational travel. Students and teachers from many countries travel in groups on one to four-week educational trips in Europe, China, Mexico, Africa, Australia and to the Americas.
ACIS is the educational travel division of AIFS, Inc. and is also an affiliate of the American Institute for Foreign Study. They have offices in Boston, Chicago, Sacramento, London, Paris, Rome and other cities. As with all of the other major student travel associations, ACIS maintains insurance to assure travelers that they can expect what is advertised. ACIS educational travel has a $25 million Specialized Insurance Policy with an A-Rated insurance company. ACIS is good for budget educational travel - it has a number of scholarships: high school grand prize: $1,000 ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate; high school runner-up prize: $500 ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate; one middle school grand prize: $400 ACIS Travel Scholarship Certificate.
ACIS provides an easy way to register and choose your tours online; with a few clicks you can register in minutes, browse a library's worth of information and find answers to numerous questions. Truly, the happiest travelers are those who prepare for the journey, let ACIS prepare your journey for you.