Update From TFT Headquarters
Can you sense it? Spring is right around the corner! Although depending on where you live you may not be feeling it just yet. We’re excited to share another big update this month as we continue to prepare for the main event–just three months out from our first departures!!
You can watch our March Monthly Update Video Here.
The goal of our monthly updates is to share key information relevant to the time of the year and a centralized place for general information that will help you and your teen prepare for their program.
Here are the key items for our almost-spring update:
- Payment, Paperwork, Insurance, and Flight Deadlines
- Voluntary Program Changes
- Passport Validity
- Excursions are Live!
- Getting in Touch with the Office
A Few More Reminders
Voluntary Trip Switches
This is the last month that you can switch to a different program without any additional cost. After April 1, 2023, there will be a $200.00 Trip Change Fee in the event that your teen wants to participate in a different program from the one that they are currently on. To initiate a trip switch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the trip name and dates that you would like us to switch your teen to. Once the switch has been processed, our Operations Team will send you an email confirmation with the new flight path and any other important details you need to know.
We may sound like a broken record, but we cannot stress enough the importance of checking your teen’s passport expiration date if they are traveling internationally to ensure that there are at least six months of validity from the return date of the program. For example, if you are going to Costa Rica on June 29th and coming back on July 9th, the passport needs to be valid until January 9th, 2024 to be safe! Your teen could be denied boarding at the departure airport, and it would be completely out of our control. If the passport is expired or set to expire, now is the time to renew.
You can view our Passports, Visas, and Vaccinations page for information on applying for or renewing a passport.
Still Have Questions?
Our phones will be very busy these coming months! Review the options below on the ways to get ahold of us that are most convenient for you!