August Update From TFT Headquarters
Thank you to all of the families and teens who made 2019 the best summer ever! Summer 2019 may almost be over but summer 2020 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 2020 regarding discounts and new destinations!
You can find all of the free 2019 trip photos here. If you purchased the high-resolution photos, without the watermark, as a digital download ($50), you should have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the dropbox link to download them.
If you purchased them on a USB ($75), all USB’s should be delivered by August 30th. If you haven’t gotten your USB yet, feel free to send an email to email@example.com and we’ll check on the status for you.
If you have not gotten the email with the link yet, we’re here to fix that! Here’s what to do: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will happily resend the link!
If you suspect that the digital download or USB is missing photos, please also reach out so we can fix that!
Lastly – If you would like to buy copies of the trip photos, send an email to email@example.com specifying if you would like the digital download ($50) or USB ($75) and we will take care of that 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 the same dropbox where all the photos from the trip live. Go to the photo page here. Click on the link to your teen’s trip photo link. Look for a folder that has the word “Certificates” in it.
If you cannot find the certificate in the folder or if there is an error on the certificate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
TFT Gear Sale + 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Friday, August 16th.
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 2020 by August 31st, 2019 you will lock in 10% super early bird discount on top of your 5% alum discount for a total of 15% plus 2019 program pricing. Use Code ALUMAUG15 and register here as undecided 2020. You will have until January 15, 2020, to pick your program(s). The full $900 deposit/application fee is fully refundable until January 15, 2020 for all registrations received between August 1, 2019-September 30, 2019.
If Alums/Alum Families register between September 1-31, 2019 you will lock in 10% super early bird discount on TOP of your 5% alum discount for a total of 15% but not 2019 pricing. Use Code ALUMSEPT15 and register undecided 2020. You will have until January 15, 2020 to pick your program(s). The full $900 deposit/application fee is fully refundable until January 15, 2020 for all registrations received between August 1, 2019-September 30, 2019.
2020 Program Dates & Details
All 2019 Programs will be offered in 2020. All existing programs will be updated with 2020 dates by September 3rd, 2019 and at that time you can register for any specific program you like.
We will have several new programs for summer 2020 which will be announced by September 13th. Stay tuned for details!
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.
WIN A FREE TRIP!
Now that we have your attention, you/your teen can indeed win a free trip for 2020. Please visit our MyTFT Contest page for details.
TFT Headquarters Hours of Operations – Reduced August Hours
August 14-25, 2019
Please send all questions regarding 2019 programs via email@example.com. 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 2020 Summer Program inquiries and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll-free at 888-457-4534, option 1.
The office will reopen fully Monday, August 26th, 2019 and resume regular office hours.