EPA tours

EDUCATION PROGRAMS ABROAD
“ LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM”

 

EPA tours

EDUCATION PROGRAMS ABROAD
“ LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM”

 

EPA tours

EDUCATION PROGRAMS ABROAD
“ LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM”

 

EPA tours

EDUCATION PROGRAMS ABROAD
“ LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM”

 

EPA tours

EDUCATION PROGRAMS ABROAD
“ LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM”

 

EPA tours

EDUCATION PROGRAMS ABROAD
“ LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM”

 

EPA tours

EDUCATION PROGRAMS ABROAD
“ LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM”

 

EPA tours

EDUCATION PROGRAMS ABROAD
“ LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM”

 

EPA tours

EDUCATION PROGRAMS ABROAD
“ LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM”

 

EPA tours

EDUCATION PROGRAMS ABROAD
“ LEARNING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM”

Welcome To EPA tours

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.

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

SPORTS EXCHANGE TOURS

SERVICE LEARNING TOURS

CUSTOM-DESIGNED TOURS

LANGUAGE IMMERSION TOURS

Inside EPA

Our Company

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.

Our Staff

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.

Our Promise

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!

Our Responsibility

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:

  • Minimizes negative economic, environmental and social impacts
  • Generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well- being of host communities
  • Improves working conditions and access to the industry
  • Involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life chances
  • Makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage embracing diversity
  • Provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues
  • Provides access for physically challenged people
  • Is culturally sensitive by encouraging respect between tourists and hosts, through building local pride and confidence

Why EPA?

Safety First

The Safety of your organization is of utmost importance for EPA TOURS. We strive to make our tours as safe as possible, beginning with the early stages of planning. All suppliers utilized by EPA TOURS such as airlines, hotels, bus companies, restaurants and sightseeing attractions must meet our high standards of quality and safety. We know from years of experience where to find the safest, most reliable means of transportation for you. With EPA TOURS arrangements, you never worry about taking unnecessary chances and can totally trust our professional staff.

Customized Tour Itineraries

We will custom design an itinerary to meet both your educational goals and financial parameters. No matter what education or cultural discipline you represent, EPA TOURS will create a rewarding, fun-filled, and educationally focused program to meet your tour abroad objectives.

Professional Staff

Our staff includes professional educators and travel specialists throughout the world, focusing on the details of specialized group travel. Whether you are new to travelling abroad or are a veteran, you will find our staff helpful, knowledgeable, courteous and professional. We will take you step by step through the entire process and offer advice in every phase of planning.

Tour Consultant & Tour Manager

A friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated member of our staff will join you while on tour. He/she will assist you in providing a safe, successful and enjoyable tour. Sit back, relax and leave all the details to your Tour Manager… commentary, directions, bill paying, etc. In addition, every organization’s designated Director is assigned their own personal Tour Consultant from our NJ Headquarters. He/she will work with you directly on all aspects of your tour.

Insurance

For your protection and the protection of every member in your touring organization, EPA TOURS provides FREE basic medical insurance coverage that includes: Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Trip Delay (6 hours), Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation and Non-Insurance Worldwide Emergency Assistance Services.

GROUP DIRECTOR OR TEACHER BENEFITS

Free Tour Cost

One (1) designated Group Director or Teacher who travels in an EPA contracted tour program abroad, is entitled to his/her tour costs for FREE, and based upon a ratio of enrolled participants, your group’s Assistant(s) or Chaperone(s) can travel FREE, too. EPA appreciates and recognizes the work and dedication Group Directors give in organizing their organizations’ tour abroad. This is why ADI honors them with FREE tour costs, including a private single room throughout the tour and a full insurance package.

Cash Referral Bonus

Once a Group Director and Teachers has toured abroad with EPA, any referral made by that Group Director or Teacher to a colleague or other organization of 25 or more participants, and resulting in that group/organization contracting with EPA, the Group Director or Teacher is automatically rewarded with a $2,500 Cash Bonus payment for personal or group/organization use.

Why Choose Us

The Safety of your organization is of utmost importance for EPA TOURS. We strive to make our tours as safe as possible, beginning with the early stages of planning.

  • Safety First
  • Customized Tour Programs & Itineraries
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time Tour Consultant & Tour Manager
  • Insurance
  • Special Teacher/Director Benefits

EPA Programs

EPA EDUCATION & CULTURAL PROGRAMS ABROAD TOURS

Alumni Abroad

Custom-designed programs, open to all ages, created to keep your graduates & alumni “in the fold” to support your institution, by experiencing the global community through travel.

Architecture Abroad

Visit, explore and experience the world’s greatest architectural structures – from Antiquity to Modern times.

Arts & Humanities Abroad

Art History, Music, Theater, and Media Arts programs in leading centers & cities.

Business & Finance Abroad

Corporations, Finance,& Accounting. Visit and exchange ideas with industry leaders in financial centers world-wide.

Environment Abroad

Hands-on Immersion and Experience in Unique Environment Settings from the Tropics to the Arctic.

History Abroad

Specialized Historical & Contemporary programs encompassing the Ancient World to Modern Times.

Language Abroad

Combining daily language classes with cultural sightseeing – a complete immersion for the best foreign experience.

Political Science & International Studies Abroad

Programs that highlight experiencing different government systems used throughout the world.

Religion Tours Abroad

Follow in the footsteps and immerse yourself in the religion denomination of your choice, through a spiritual journey abroad.

Science Abroad

Visit students and institutions in countries with similar science interests & specialties from Traditional to Cutting-Edge Topics & Ideas, discussed through symposiums and group meetings..

Sports Abroad

Experience Soccer (“Futbol” to non-Americans), Lacrosse, Basketball, and Baseball programs that emphasize peer matches & combine sightseeing & cultural exchanges with host families.

Summer Camps Abroad

Summer Camp Programs in the Princeton, NJ area for young students from countries outside of the USA.

Testimonials

  • Patrick Chmel Adjunct Professor Emeritus Rider University

    My colleague and I use EPA for our student Arts Abroad tours and we were thrilled with the extensive, more-than-required hands-on support we received. Let me make it clear: We have toured students abroad for 29 years AND WE ARE FUSSY! What impressed us the most is that EPA has developed personal relationships with major venues and contacts abroad. They often know the people personally - a huge advantage over other agencies. EPA was always efficient, always givng the best prices, and always in touch. Something that is very important to us, is that EPA is run by people who are highly cultured and educated in many different academic areas, from the arts to history to architecture to business. We speak the same language! We recommend EPA Tours without the slightest hesitation.

  • Dr. Jerry E. Rife, Chair of Fine Arts Department Leader of The Arts Abroad Program, 1986-2016 Rider University

    As a director of an academic short-term college study abroad program for 30 years, our students study the arts in European capitals over a two-week January intercession - usually enrolling about 40 college students.You cannot find a better professional consulting and management travel team comparable to EPA Tours .They came through for us every time, met every requirement, and delivered many unexpected additions that made our tours unique. Significantly, EPA prices routinely are lower than their competitors. In my mind EPA Tours is the premiere travel expert in the business. They are the people who will ensure a successful, safe and memorable trip for your students. I can't recommend them enough!

DESTINATIONS

The following list represents countries in which EPA TOURS has ongoing programs. A broad array of specialized education & cultural tour programs is possible by combining two or more countries.

  • AUSTRIA
  • BULGARIA
  • COSTA RICA
  • ENGLAND
  • GREECE
  • IRELAND
  • KOREA
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • PUERTO RICO
  • SLOVAKIA
  • TURKEY
  • ARGENTINA
  • CANADA
  • CROATIA
  • ESTONIA
  • HOLLAND
  • ISRAEL
  • LATVIA
  • NORWAY
  • ROMANIA
  • SPAIN
  • UKRAINE
  • AUSTRALIA
  • CARIBBEAN ISLANDS
  • CUBA
  • FINLAND
  • HUNGARY
  • ITALY
  • LITHUANIA
  • PHILLIPINES
  • RUSSIA
  • SWEDEN
  • VIETNAM
  • BELGIUM
  • CIS – Commonwealth of Ind. States
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • FRANCE
  • INDIA
  • ISTRIA
  • MEXICO
  • PERU
  • SCOTLAND
  • SWITZERLAND
  • WALES
  • BRAZIL
  • CHINA
  • DENMARK
  • GERMANY
  • ICELAND
  • JAPAN
  • MOROCCO
  • POLAND
  • SICILY
  • TAIWAN
  • (FORMER) YUGOSLAVIA

Contact Us

Address

EPA Tours
P.O.Box 6524
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-0524

Toll Free Tel: 888-844-0026
In New Jersey: 609-844-0026
Email: info@epatours.com
Visit us on the web: www.epatours.com

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