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Gift Ideas For Humanitarian Travelers

Zim volunteer crop
Everyone knows that one friend or family member who spends their vacations volunteering around the world. They can be the hardest to shop for. After all, what gift do you get for someone who has dedicated their lives to giving? Lucky for you, we've put together the ultimate gift guide for the humanitarian traveler in your life! 1. A Way to...

The University of Scranton’s Dedication to Service Trips

University of Scranton students participating in a service trip to Nicaragua.
We recently spoke with Barbara King, the International Service Programs (ISP) Coordinator at the University of Scranton. FTI has worked with Ms. King to plan a variety of ISP trips. Her passion for what she does inspired us to learn more about her experiences and perspectives on service learning. ISP trips are 7-10 day service projects that address the needs of the marginalized in developing...

FTI Employee Spotlight: Anna-Lisa Todd, Group Support Team Lead

Anna-Lisa with dolphins in Cancun
The FTI family welcomed Anna-Lisa to the Group Support department in 2012. She came to us from Christopher Newport University where she not only studied abroad at Oxford University in England, she also served with a mission organization in Sierra Leone for 4 months. She is always up for a new adventure and has traveled to more than 18...

Things I Wish I Knew Before My 1st Mission Trip

Big Creek Mission Trip
I’ll never forget the first time I witnessed real life poverty. Our group was driving through an old trailer park, deep in the mountains of Kentucky, during a mission trip. The ground was barren with nothing but dirt and garbage covering the road. Our group leader, Katie, dodged a stack of old tires as she pulled up to one...

Educators Explore Program Possibilities in Iceland

Professors trekked through the inside of a glacier during an exploratory trip.
My name is Jenny Burkholder and I’m a Tour Coordinator at Fellowship Travel International (FTI). This January, I had the honor of hosting an amazing group of faculty and staff on an exploratory trip to Iceland. The group represented 13 colleges and universities across the country that were interested in developing a short-term program in Iceland. Together, we toured Reykjavik,...

Employee Spotlight: Jenny Burkholder, Lead Tour Coordinator

Jenny in Iceland
This month, we're shining the spotlight on Jenny, whose quick smile & brilliant sense of humor brighten our lives. Jenny’s passion for travel took hold at the age of 12 when she went on a school trip to the German-speaking countries in Europe. Since then, she has traveled to 41 countries (& counting)! What brought you to Fellowship Travel & how...

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...

Fellowship Travel at the PCA Global Missions Conference

Dallas, Texas
Fellowship Travel will be exhibiting at the PCA Global Missions Conference on November 10-12 in Dallas, Texas. This event is a time for us to connect with our clients & speak with attendees about the travel benefits we can offer for their mission trips. Meet Our Team Want to learn more? Stop by our booth! Valerie Wermuth, & Annie Evans will be...

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. ...