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What to Expect Overseas

Your Role as a Group Leader

Our priority is to make your trip a success and to take care of every single detail. Your role is to supervise the conduct and oversee the well-being of the participants entrusted to you, and to set the tone for the group. That means giving your participants daily cues on how to react to their new environment and learn from it. When participants return home, their impression of the trip will be a mirror image of your own.

Your ACIS Tour Manager

One of the keys to success on the trip will be developing a good relationship with your ACIS Tour Manager. The tour manager is responsible for educational road commentary and for all operational needs and requirements, such as airport transfers, hotel check-ins, briefings, ferry tickets and flight confirmations. Many of our talented tour managers are energetic multilingual locals. Over the years, we’ve employed university professors, film directors, journalists, musicians, business professionals, and other creative achievers.


ACIS offers a large number of regional departures. This means that some groups must change planes either in the U.S. or overseas, particularly during the peak spring and summer seasons. Timing, therefore, is critical. Discuss your connection times with your International Program Consultant upon receipt of your flight itinerary, and keep your group moving between connections.


Group leaders are guaranteed the comfort and privacy of a single room when they lead at least six paying participants. You may, of course, choose to share a room with a companion. Group leaders on trips to the U.S. and Canada stay in double rooms. Participants stay in multiple-bedded rooms, usually with two or three beds.

You will enjoy fine quality meals en route, mixing both familiar and unfamiliar cuisines. Encourage your group to keep an open mind and be willing to sample everything.


Download the free ACIS Travel App before you go. The app organizes all of your flight information, hotel reservations, and daily itineraries in one central location and includes interactive maps that do not require WiFi overseas. Anyone participating in an ACIS trip is eligible, so encourage your group members to download and share with their families!

Student Behavior Guidelines

ACIS participants are sent "Student Behavior Guidelines" prior to departure. It is important that your participants adhere to these guidelines so they may have a safe time on tour. Read the full list.

Bon Voyage!

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