Global Learning and Journeys edit Tee
Last Frontiers Team designs customized faculty led programs and study abroad programs to Nepal, India, and Bhutan. Our academic global learning field study trips focus on experiential education while immersing students in emerging and remote areas around the world. We pride ourselves on our ethical business practices, focus on providing a safe learning environment, full immersion, and emphasis on meaningful interactions with new communities.
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Advantages of using locally based tour operators
The most reliable first-hand information comes from the destination itself. When a school uses a third-party travel company at home that deals with a locally based company where information could get misrepresented, the benefit of using direct locally based tour company allows you to remove this misinformation.
When a higher education institution has the opportunity to work directly with the local operator, it should ensure that proper health and safety protocols are followed on-site.
Traveling to a foreign country can demand last-minute changes and adjustments to a tour program. Working directly with a local tour operator will allow for easier and faster decision-making.
Working directly with the faculty, you will gain a greater level of control and autonomy over your educational experience. You’ll also find it less expensive to arrange your program using the local operator, who can claim that 80 percent of their gross income directly goes back into local communities.
When using local tour operators, it is easier to book a program and cancel it at a later date. Travel agents usually require a deposit more than 90 days before the start of the program and have strict cancellation policies. Local tour operators can work directly with the university and are more flexible concerning cancellations.
By working with locally based tour operators, you can create a custom study abroad program on the ground. Unlike some larger agencies that re-sell study abroad programs designed by others, locally based tour operators design study abroad programs from scratch.
Downside of locally based tour operators
Local tour operators can only offer insurance for the local staffs during a program, while home-based travel agents can also offer general liability insurance to students while they are traveling.
As a locally-based tour operator, we are unable to recommend travel insurance for your trip, since we do not deal directly with international travel insurance carriers. Please see your school’s program for information about obtaining the proper travel insurance for your journey.
Some of the Universities we have hosted study programs
University of Wisconsin
School of Design and Communication