EPA TOURS (our initials stand for “Education Programs Abroad”) has been organizing international short-term education and cultural travel tours for universities, colleges, high schools, secondary schools, and churches for the past 40 years. Each year, our company sends hundreds of Americans abroad on specialized education travel tours. Today, EPA TOURS has established programs in over 50+ countries in Europe, Mexico, Central & South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, the Caribbean, and Africa.
EPA TOURS specializes in designing and arranging short-term education and cultural travel tours that incorporate the disciplines of the Arts & Humanities, Business, Finance, Economics, Environment, History, Language, Science, Political Science, International Studies, and Alumna Relations. EPA Tours maintains ongoing education, cultural, and business contacts with host institutions throughout the 50+ countries in which it operates. The shared student and teacher “peer-to-peer” exchange is an important ingredient in the company’s philosophy of true cultural exchange and “learning outside of the classroom” philosophy.
EPA TOURS’ International Headquarters are in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and the company maintains its own European offices in Prague and St. Petersburg (Russia), with affiliate offices and associates in all major capitals worldwide. As a division of ADI Tours, EPA Tours shares ADI’s in-house travel agency, AD Travel – a fully bonded, fully licensed member of IATAN, the International Travel Agency Network, and maintains more than $5 million in consumer protection insurance coverage.
EPA staff is comprised of trained educators and travel specialists who have an uncommonly refined knowledge and understanding of the needs of education and travel programs abroad. They possess a unique combination of skills and experience and have a highly specialized ability to plan and organize successful programs in many disciplines for varying ages and education levels. Touring group Director or Teacher work most closely with an EPA designated Tour Consultant, in advising, coordinating, and facilitating their custom-designed program and tour.
In short, organizations that travel with EPA TOURS can be assured that they will benefit from our programming and travel expertise on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. Because we do all of our travel arrangements in-house (including airline reservations, ticketing, hotels, sightseeing, transportation, etc.), all groups are assured excellent quality control over all aspects of their tour.
EPA will handle every aspect of your specialized program and tour, including the complex logistics of airline reservations & ticketing, hotel selection, land arrangements, sightseeing, guides, lecturers, and visa processing. You will always have full access to an EPA TOURS Manager during your stay in the host country, and the continuing support of our staff in both our New Jersey Headquarters Office and International Offices.
There are not any “middlemen” in the EPA Tours equation – everything is done personally by our staff – from the first evaluation planning meeting with your EPA Tour Consultant to an EPA Tour Manager accompanying the tour. This personal attention to each and every detail has built our sterling reputation. International Education & Cultural Tours are an experience – and EPA TOURS makes it a lifetime memory!
Responsible Touring is touring “that creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit”. EPA TOURS is a proud supporter of Responsible Touring and works as business partner with people and companies in over 50+ countries around the world who share the same philosophy and “modus operandi” in the tours, education, and travel industry. ADI TOURS advocates the following Principles: