We know what you’re thinking. Do I really have the time to organise a trip abroad for my students and do I really want to take on that kind of responsibility!
Here at YTA we know exactly how much work teachers and lecturers have as many of our team either have been or still are involved in education. This is where we have the expertise and professionalism to help take away any concerns you have and let us deal with them! We have been running group trips for 6 years and know exactly what it takes to run such a huge trip for students.
“New College Swindon have been visiting Kenya for the last 5 years. This trip is not only giving our students a life affirming experience and skills for life, but as we have built up such solid links with the schools we visit we have also seen the impact we are making to them which is so important for us. The YTA team are great and really do go above and beyond to ensure our groups are looked after.”
Pre 16 Coordinator
New College, Swindon
The biggest thing we hear from teachers is the amount of responsibility you face when taking students overseas. This is why we ensure we work alongside you the whole way, making sure that every detail concerning the organisational needs of your school or college is taken care of.
We will work with you from the very first meeting all the way until the end of the trip its self. You will have a member of the YTA team available to meet with your students and parents beforehand and we will send a YTA coordinator on the trip with you.
Our Younique partnerships in both Kenya and India allow us to build strong links both in the projects we support and also the communities we visit. Using the same partners and projects from the very beginning means we can be confident in the knowledge that our safety measures are impeccable and we have systems in place to deal with any eventualities.
We advise schools and colleges bringing under 18 students to have at least one teacher to every 10 students and to help with this we offer one FREE teacher place for every 10 students. We will also ensure that you are always accompanied by a member of the YTA team at all times. Our in country coordinators look after you every step of the way, so that you will always have someone from the country and community you visit there to assist with anything you need. YOU are never left at any point in your trip without a YTA representative.
Here are some of the all-important documents we can provide on request:
Fully enhanced Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Emergency Contact Details
Health Declaration and Consent Form
TTA Membership details (The Travel Trust Association exists in order to protect you, the customer, with 100% financial protection and has been doing so for over 20 years. This means that every penny that you pay to our members is protected by the Travel Trust Association.)
ATOL Certificate (All flights are 100% protected via our ATOL membership via TTA)
Whilst all of the above is extremely important the IMPACT these experiences have on YOUR students is life changing. The skills they gain are endless from confidence, financial awareness, cultural awareness, knowledge of how other countries work from the environment to politics. They challenge themselves and step outside of their comfort zone. YTA was founded by teachers who could see how travel, visiting new communities and helping those less fortunate, not only makes a difference to the projects we support abroad, but can also be an enriching experience for our students.
The worries you had over paper work and the responsibility for your students comes in 2nd place when YOU see the change in your students. And not forgetting YOU the teacher. Trust us when we say that this will also be an experience of a life time for you, being able to embrace all of this and see your students grow into young adults is the best experience ever.
We are here to help YOU and YOUR students! Step outside of the classroom and see the world around YOU. Give it a go you might just surprise yourself!
To book a meeting to discuss further please contact us.