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4.6 Excellent
This operator is an Active Member in good standing in the United States Tour Operator Association and part of the $1 million traveler insurance program
Type Global Operator
Service Level Standard
Trip prices $ 0 - $ 0
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4.6 Excellent
Eric Vandeberg
Our school has traveled with ACIS for over 20 years
Our school has traveled with ACIS for over 20 years. We continue to use them because they understand the unique idea of "Educational Travel". They help our students understand the context where history happens and the culture that these places provide. They are professional, they love working with kids and they take care of the details so we can just enjoy and learn. I wouldn't travel with anyone else.

Eric Vande Berg
Eastview High School
Apple Valley, MN
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Alicia Maturen
ACIS is miles above the rest :)
I have been teaching for 31 years and traveling with ACIS for 17. I did try other travel companies but none can even come close to ACIS. From start to finish, they are there to listen and support you. Preplanning is at YOUR leisure and they are prepared to customize trips and make suggestions based on what your participants want. I cannot say enough about the Tour Managers- professional, helpful, knowledgeable, kind and masters of managing. I have been to 8 countries with them and ignited travel fever in 176 participants. Some of them have returned as chaperones after graduating! ACIS treats their teachers well. They keep their programs fresh, cultural and are expanding more and more into sustainable tourism, service learning and leadership tours. I give ACIS an A+.
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Basil Pizzuto
We had the most fantastic trip to Greece
We had the most fantastic trip to Greece! Traveling in February to Athens, we met our tour manager and dove right into the itinerary. Our group consisted of 47 students and 5 chaperones. The ancient sites were breathtaking. All of our tour guides were knowledgeable and knew how to engage high school learners. Jeff, our tour manager, kept us moving but magically knew when it was time to take it a little easy. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and the food was unforgettable!! Jessica, our state side ACIS contact was extremely helpful throughout the entire organization process. Her enthusiasm always keeps me going. I cannot think that any aspect of the trip could have been better! Even the February Greek weather was great! It was warm and we had snow capped mountains in the background of our pictures.
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ACIS continues to shine
I have been traveling with ACIS for years, and their reaction to traveling during the pandemic underlines the reason why. They have been extremely communicative, there was never a question of what the policies were, and what the deadlines were. In fact, they were extremely generous in their refund policies. In a time where they could have easily stuck to their written policies, they went above and beyond and led the industry in terms of balancing business and fairness. I continue to choose to travel with them because of these reasons and look forward to our Italia 2020 trip in 2022!
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Basil Pizzuto
As we close the pandemic
As we close the pandemic, I can't help but reflect on the trip that almost opened it! We traveled to Greece in late February with 47 students. We experienced the trip of a lifetime!! Powerful moments at historic sites mixed with wonderful moments along the way, this was a fantastic trip for our students as well as our staff! Safety was priority one and we soon learned upon our return why ACIS was talking so much about safety!

The sites were magnificent. The food and accommodations were excellent! Our tour manager took care of us from security gate to security gate and made sure we had a fantastic trip! On the States side, Jessica was such a great support. Her knowledge and care made sure we pulled this off!! Wow! We can't wait to return!!
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Laurie Brown
I loved my Europe travel experience…
I loved my Europe travel experience with ACIS and highly recommend them!
We took a middle school group to Italy for the first time and it was awesome! Our guide was so knowledgeable, organized and fun, the kids loved him!
Our program manger was helpful, encouraging, and flexible when some changes had to be made. She made arrangements to accommodate us, and get the best deal! We loved her too!
A great experience for the students, parents and us! I look forward to more ACIS adventures! Thank you!
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Since 1978 ACIS, the American Council for International Studies, has been a leader in quality educational travel for middle and high school students and their teachers. We believe in the power of travel to open students' eyes and change their lives—and every detail of our educational tours is carefully crafted to help make it happen. We are also committed to being partners in education with the teachers who take our trips, and work hard to help them select and customize trips that fulfill their curriculum objectives. While we offer a range of trip types to fit different budgets and goals, every trip features authentic meals, centrally-located hotels, and our signature Cultural Connections—experiential learning that brings students closer to the people, places and culture. We're also known for the quality of our tour managers: smart, well-traveled individuals hired for their knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to bring history and culture to life.

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