A valid passport is required for all international travel. We are happy to provide guidance regarding travel documents and vaccinations; however, it is the responsibility of the traveler to verify that all travel documents, visas, and vaccinations are in order before departure.
All TFT travelers require a valid passport for international travel. Please make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date that your program finishes. U.S. residents can click here for information from the U.S. State Department about obtaining passports, fees, processing times, and where to apply for a passport. If you do not currently have a valid passport, please apply for one as soon as possible to ensure that you will be able to join us. If it comes down to the wire, passports can often be obtained quickly (for a rush fee). Click here for current processing times and information about expedited U.S. passport applications.
Several of our destinations require visas for entry. This will vary by country and according to your citizenship. Please note that knowing what is required for each destination, obtaining proper applications, submitting all required paperwork, and all application fees are the responsibility of the traveler. If you are a United States citizen, click here for information about which specific countries require a visa for entry.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with your local government to find out if you will require a visa for any country you plan to visit. It is not unusual for a country which does not require a visa of a U.S. citizen to require one for a citizen of another country. If you have any questions about visas, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel For Teens is not an expert in vaccinations; however, we may be able to point you in the right direction. Most of our destinations do not require shots/injections or vaccines, however, we strongly encourage all participants to be up to date with their tetanus shots. Parents are encouraged to speak with their family doctors or a travel medicine clinic about recommended and required vaccines for all of our destinations, particularly any programs in Africa, Asia, and Central America. Malaria prevention for specific destinations should also be discussed with your family physician.
In addition to your family physician, a helpful resource for vaccines is the CDC website.