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Client Travels: Summer 2017

Gulfoss Waterfall in Iceland
It's no secret that our clients inspire us. From May - August 2017, we helped plan trips for a variety of non-profit organizations who traveled to 6 different continents. In total, they sent more than 17,000 volunteers & students abroad this summer! This week, we're highlighting five of our clients who spent a portion of their summer studying, serving & experiencing...

FTI Team’s Summer Trips

Learning to paddle board in Antigua
Our team lives and breathes travel. This passion for travel is what drives us to help others see & experience the world for themselves. During the summer, our team members caught up with old friends, took in the sights, & relaxed by the beach, in destinations around the globe. Here are a couple things they saw along the way: Jeremy &...

How to Plan Group Travel

Student group travelling through India.
Advantages of Booking Group Travel Group travel offers benefits individual travelers don't have. If you plan to take 10+ people on your trip, you can: Lock in airfare up to 11 months in advance for the best rates. Defer final payment until after recruiting. Submit passenger names only a couple months before departure. Change a passenger's name if someone drops out. ...

Client Spotlight: Dr. Heilman, Chancellor of UR

Early Years Earl Bruce Heilman was born July 16, 1926.  He was raised on a farm in Kentucky where he learned a lot about hard work. After high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Although he was one of the youngest & smallest, his sharp vision made him an excellent gunner. He shipped out for Okinawa, Japan, and later,...

Employee Spotlight: Jeremy Lawhorn, Vice President

Each month, we choose a member of our team to brag about, so you can learn about who we are here at FTI. This month, we're shining the spotlight on our Vice President, Jeremy Lawhorn, known for his kind heart & passion for people. We are grateful for his many years of service & look forward to what’s in...

Cuba: 5 Topics for Students to Study

Professor in Havana, Cuba teaching in front of a blackboard.
Cuba is education focused. As a result, its people are exceptionally receptive to educational groups. People-to-people trips allow you to engage in open discussion with the Cuban people, while studying an array of academic foci. In addition to Cuba’s vibrant culture & complex history, students can study a variety of subjects ranging from Political Science to the Arts. 1. Healthcare...

5 Reasons to Plan a Faculty-led Trip to Cuba

Introduce your students to a destination that feels frozen in time, where retro cars still claim the streets, and colorful, colonial-era homes create a tapestry of historical charm. Faculty-led study abroad programs are one of the few ways that Americans can legally visit this fascinating country. Seize the opportunity to create a custom-made, Cuba itinerary for your next study...

FTI Now Offers Custom Faculty-led Programs to Cuba!

Student interviewing two Cuban woman in traditional Cuban dresses.
The long-awaited day has arrived! We're now one of a small number of U.S. travel providers able to work directly with providers in Cuba. What does that mean to you? There’s no middle man. Working directly with our ground partners, we can ensure that our clients receive quality service at the best value. So, our unique, experiential itineraries meet both...

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Welcome to FTI's new blog! In the coming weeks, we'll be migrating content from our old blog. In the meantime, please enjoy our new posts as they come along.