August Update From TFT Headquarters

Thank you to all of the families and teens who made 2021 the summer we all dreamed of and needed. Summer 2021 may almost be over but summer 2022 is already on the horizon.

We encourage all families to either read the updates on this page and/or watch this short three-minute video regarding all of the important end-of-summer items and how to prepare for summer 2022!

Trip Photos

You can find all of the free watermarked 2021 trip photos here with the join code TRAVELFORTEENS21. Select view photos if you do not wish to get unlimited downloads and matches of your traveler sent to your phone. If you enrolled in Waldo Photos to get unlimited high-resolution downloads, make sure you’re logged in and start downloading! Or join now by texting TRAVELFORTEENS21 to 735-343 to get started. If you pre-paid directly to Travel For Teens and haven’t finished setting up your waldo account, please email for assistance.

Downloading on mobile:

In the Waldo app open the album from your teen’s trip. You’ll see a download icon in the upper right, next to the title. You can select either matches or all, then select individual photos or tap “select all”, then tap “save” and they will download to your device. If you are in the app, you have access to download all of the images in high-resolution at no cost.

Downloading on your computer:
Go to and click Login in the upper right. Enter the phone number that you used to register for Waldo and click Send SMS. Enter the code that was texted to you in the prompt.

If you need assistance with Waldo you can also reach out to their support team at

If you purchased photos on a USB ($75), all USBs should be delivered by August 30th. If you haven’t gotten your USB yet, feel free to send an email to and we’ll check on the status for you.

Community Service & Language Immersion Certificates

If your teen completed a community service program or a language immersion program, you can download their certificate of completion from this dropbox link!

If you cannot find the certificate in the folder or if there is an error on the certificate, send an email to and we can help locate it for you right away.

If you/your teen needs TFT to complete a verification form for the hours for their school, please send the form and instructions to

TFT Gear + Missing TFT T-Shirts

If you/your teen never received their airport t-shirt before they left, fear not! We have printed extras and are prepared to mail them to you.

Follow these easy instructions: send an email with you/your teen’s name, size and mailing address to and we’ll mail one to you in September as soon as we get the extras back from the printer.

If you want to pick up some great TFT Gear – visit our custom gear store here.

For suggestions on bags, gear, brands, and more check out our TFT Amazon store with top picks from our staff!


We strive to be the best teen travel program in the world. We welcome praise and feedback. Parents & Travelers, if you have not already done so, you can complete the feedback forms here. Please complete these by Sunday, August 29th.

Teen Feedback Survey

Parent Feedback Survey

We would also like to give a BIG THANK YOU to all the parents who have written to us expressing the positive experiences their teen had this summer on our programs!

Discounts For Alums!

We love our alums and alumni families so you get the best discounts. If you want to register for 2022 by August 31st, 2021 you will lock in 10% super early bird discount on top of your 5% alum discount for a total of 15% plus 2021 program pricing. Use Code ALUMAUG15 and register here as undecided 2022. You will have until January 15, 2022, to pick your program(s). Your $800 deposit is fully refundable until February 1, 2022.

Alumni Families who register between September 1st-30th, 2021 will lock in a 10% super early bird discount on TOP of their 5% alum discount for a total of 15% –but not 2021 pricing. Use Code ALUMSEPT15 and register undecided 2022. You will have until January 15, 2022 to pick your program(s). Your $800 deposit is fully refundable until February 1, 2022.

2022 Program Dates & Details

Almost all programs will be offered in 2022. All existing programs with confirmed 2022 dates are now live on the website.

We will confirm that all 2022 program offerings will be live by September 15, 2022.

CIT & TFT Crew Applications

Travelers – we would love for you to join the ranks of our staff. There are two ways for alum travelers to gain valuable experience towards one day becoming a counselor.

Learn More about our Counselor In Training Program (CIT) and our TFT Ambassador Program (TFT Crew)

CIT application

TFT Crew application


Now that we have your attention, you/your teen can indeed win a free trip for 2022. Please visit our MyTFT Contest page for details.

TFT Headquarters Hours of Operations – Reduced August Hours 

August 15th-29th, 2021 the office will be closed

Please send all questions regarding 2021 programs via Please note during this period, the operations/finance department take a much-needed vacation and will not be able to answer the phone.

Please send all 2022 Summer Program inquiries and questions to or call us toll-free at 888-457-4534, option 1.

The office will reopen fully Monday, August 30th, 2021, and resume regular office hours.