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Lucy in Budapest Hi, I'm Lucy! I'm a Marketing Associate here at FTI. A lot of my job is behind-the-scenes, but I want to share an incredible travel experience I had – all thanks to FTI, UNESCO and National Geographic! I had the opportunity to visit three amazing World Heritage Sites...
If you haven't had a chance to get to know Tyler, we'd like to introduce you! While he has only been a member of the FTI team since 2017, he's quickly learned the ropes and earned himself a spot as a Tour Coordinator. His experience working in international education, as well as his passion for travel, are...
During the fall of 2001, Steve James and his wife received the most crushing phone call a parent could fathom. Their 19-year-old daughter, Brittney, was found unresponsive in her college apartment. Though devastated, the couple focused their grief on a way to give her death purpose, to keep her memory alive. At the time, she had been sponsoring a child in...
Augusta University students learning about genetics in Iceland
Over the years, we've had the pleasure of working with Augusta University on a variety of international programs. The University's mission is to inspire and build world citizens who are international leaders in service, research, and teaching. They encourage and support study abroad, and we're thankful for the opportunity to help create these memorable travel experiences. Last year, we partnered...
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...
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...
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,...
Man lounging in an airport
These days, it seems nearly impossible to fly without spending a good amount of time at the airport. Whether you're early to the gate or experiencing a long layover, you may find yourself trying to kill time. Luckily, some airports are adding unique amenities to keep you entertained. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport Minneapolis was the first U.S. city to build a...
Women washing clothes in Guatemala
My name is Jenny Burkholder. As a Tour Coordinator, I work with pastors to design spiritual tours and connect them with our partner mission organizations around the world. FTI tries to plan a vision trip once a year to introduce group leaders to ministries in need of incoming teams. I love leading these trips, being able to put boots on the...
Halloween 2013
We hope 2014 has gotten off to a great start. We are grateful for all that 2013 has brought us & will continue to look for ways we can serve you better in the coming year. By adding new team members & enhancing our service offerings, we strive to be the best possible resource for you. New FTI Team Members In...