NO RISK PRE-REGISTRATION FAQ’s

EduTravel is not accepting deposits during the pre-registration period. Until there is more clarity around the safety of student group travel and the Government of Canada removes its “avoid non-essential travel” advisory.

No Risk Pre-Registration and Insurance FAQ’S

  1. Why should I pre-register for a 2022 program?

Pre-registration is meant for those students who want to commit to traveling with EduTravel in 2022. By pre-registering, you are claiming one of the limited spots on the program. The enrolment process for pre-registration is done online and is the same process as our regular program enrolment.

  1. What is my financial risk if I pre-register for a 2022 program?

EduTravel is not accepting deposits during the pre-registration period. Until there is more clarity around the safety of student group travel and the Government of Canada removes its “avoid non-essential travel” advisory, EduTravel will not accept deposits. At this time, we are not requesting deposits for a program that may be jeopardized as a result of the current pandemic. 

  1. What is the Program Decision Date?

The Program Decision Date for 2022 programs is scheduled to be September 1, 2021. The Program Decision Date is the specific date that EduTravel will require families to make a financial commitment to a travel program. On this date, deposits will be required to register your student and to secure their spot in the program. 

Important Note: Program Decision Dates may be bumped up to an earlier date in the year if the pandemic situation stabilizes, and the Government of Canada removes the “avoid non-essential travel” advisory to the destination of the program.  

  1. What decision do I have to make on the Program Decision Date?

On the Program Decision Date, you will have to decide if you want to secure your spot by making a non-refundable deposit or forfeit your spot in the program.

  1. What is my financial risk after the Decision Date?

At the time of the first deposit on the Decision Date, EduTravel will enroll all students into a mandatory cancellation/medical insurance policy.  Trip deposits made to EduTravel on or after the Program Decision Date are non-refundable by EduTravel.  Any cancellations after the Program Decision Date will require a claim to be submitted to the insurance company for a full or partial refund of trip fees (cost of the insurance premium is non-refundable).

  1. Why is this cancellation insurance policy mandatory?

2020 was an extremely challenging year, resulting in changes to the travel and insurance industries. It is of the greatest importance to EduTravel that its customers are protected from all unforeseen developments and that the decisions around student safety are never compromised by financial implications. 

For this reason, EduTravel requires all participating 2022 students to be enrolled in a combined Cancellation/Medical insurance policy. While EduTravel is mindful of the extra cost of this insurance policy, we feel it is the only way to comprehensively protect the deposits made by families and still provide families with peace of mind around safety concerns. 

  1. Can I still register for a program after the Program Decision Date?

Yes. Registration for EduTravel programs will continue to have rolling admission. This means that as long as spots remain available in a program, students can register up until the Program Registration Deadline.  Once a program’s capacity is reached, registration for that program will be closed. 

For any additional questions or about program status, insurance coverage, Pre-Registration or Program Decision Dates, please don’t hesitate to email: info@edutravel.com.