August Update From TFT Headquarters

Thank you to all of the families and teens who made 2022 the summer we all dreamed of and needed. Summer 2022 may almost be over but summer 2023 is already on the horizon.

We encourage all families to read the updates on this page and/or watch our end-of-summer video regarding all of the important end-of-summer items and how to prepare for summer 2023!

Trip Photos

You can find all of the free watermarked 2022 trip photos here with the join code TFT22. 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 TFT221 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

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



Flights & Insurance

For any flight refund or flight credit questions that have yet to be answered please reach out to

For any questions about making an insurance claim or an existing claim please reach out to  (Please note that insurance claims typically take 30-60 days to be processed)

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 Monday September 5th.

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 register for 2023 by September 30th, 2022 you will lock in a 10% super early bird discount on top of your 5% alum discount for a total of 15%. Use Code ALUMSEPT15 and register as Undecided 2023. You will have until February 1st, 2023, to pick your program(s) and your $800 deposit is refundable until February 1, 2023 for our 2023 summer programs or until November 1, 2022 for our winter break trips. Our 2023 trip dates will be released on September 12th. If you already know what trip you want to go on next summer, you can pay in full to get another 5% discount, for a total of 20%. Note: the pay in full discount does not apply to winter break trips.

2023 Program Dates & Details

Almost all programs will be offered in 2023. We will confirm that all 2023 program offerings will be live by September 12, 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 2023. Please visit our MyTFT Contest page for details.

TFT Headquarters Hours of Operations 

Our regular office hours are 9am-6pm EDT Monday-Friday.

Our office will be closed for a 4-day weekend Friday September 2nd through Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.