2022 Professional Learning Tour: October 6th - 10th in Panama
Join us for a 5-day professional learning experience focused on building and enhancing Global Competency in your district. As a part of this professional learning experience, you will build your knowledge of global competence, gain a deeper understanding of the skills that today's students will need to be successful in tomorrow's world (and why), as well as expand your professional network. You’ll join administrators from around the United States, Panamanian industry experts as well as Dana Mortenson, CEO and Co-Founder of World Savvy, and staff from EF Education First to get a taste of hands-on learning and immersive cultural experiences.

Who should attend: Superintendents and/or Assistant/Deputy Superintendents interested in building Global Competency in their district

Participants can expect to:
1. Expand your network of globally-minded administrators from around the country (including Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, Colorado, Georgia, Florida and more)
2. Increase your own global competence and understanding of necessary skills for future readiness
3. Bring your learnings back to your district in order to support and/or implement a plan to build/enhance global competency, including providing travel-based learning opportunities for your students

Learning opportunities will include:
- Visit the Smithsonian Research Station and take part in hands-on learning activities
- Explore Casco Viejo to learn about the history and cultural impact (historic district of Panama City)
- Participate in a workshop led by EF partner, WorldSavvy, focused on developing global competence
- Discover Lake Gatun with a biologist
- Learn about the history of the Panama Canal and experience the Miraflores Locks first-hand
- Participate in small group activities with educational leaders from the United States
- Visit a woman-owned and operated pineapple plantation and understand the economic impact this crop has on the country

What's Included: Full-time Tour Director, collaborative workshops with leaders in education, sightseeing tours, comfortable motor coaches, transfers to & from the Panama Airport, round-trip flights, 4 overnight stays in hotels, daily breakfasts, 3 dinners. 

Participants are responsible for: any activities during free time; customary gratuities for your Tour Director and bus driver; meals not listed above as included. 

Limited spots are available. All travelers must be full vaccinated to travel and be willing to adhere to COVID-19 protocols. 

Questions? Contact Michele Ahouse <michele.ahouse@ef.com>

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* 1. First Name (exactly as appears on your government issued ID)

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* 2. Middle Name (exactly as appears on your government issued ID, if any)

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* 3. Last Name (exactly as appears on your government issued ID)

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* 4. Email address

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* 5. Cell Phone Number

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* 6. Title/Position

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* 7. School/District

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* 8. City/State

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* 12. Year of Birth (19XX)

Emergency Contact Information
Please provide contact details of someone not traveling with you

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* 13. Emergency Contact First & Last Name

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* 14. Emergency Contact Phone Number

Travel Preferences
In this section, we'll ask for your airport preferences and the type of room (single or double). For airlines, once you have your ticketing information (EF will provide ~60 days prior to departure) if you are interested in upgrading your set, you can call the airline directly. We are not able to handle any upgrades.

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* 15. EF Will arrange round-trip airfare to and from your home gateway. Please note that you must depart and return to the same city. Please indicate your airport of choice (Home Gateway)

Hotel Information

EF will provide hotel accommodation in double occupancy (roommates assigned based on sex or as requested ). Single room upgrades are available for $160USD (total for 4 nights).

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* 16. What type of room would you like?

COSTS NOT INCLUDED: The following costs are not included in the tour price and are the sole responsibility of the participant: 1. Applicable visa and passport fees 2. Lunches and beverages 3. Customary gratuities for your tour director ($6/person/day), bus driver ($3/person/day), and local guides ($2/person/guide) 4. Public transportation and/or taxis to/from free time activities 5. Incidental costs incurred at hotels 6. Optional supplemental fees such as rooming upgrades 7. Other discretionary on-tour expenses.

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* 17. By checking this box, you indicate that you have read and fully understand the costs not included

Global Travel Protection Plan:
Optional: $165
Can be added up to 75 days prior to departure.

Designed specifically with EF travelers in mind, this plan provides both pre-departure and post-departure benefits, including medical expense coverage that may apply on tour and tour cancellation for the stated reasons below.

Trip Cancellation coverage
This plan includes Trip Cancellation coverage. If a traveler needs to cancel a trip due to reasons specified in the plan, this reimburses non-refundable pre-paid payments.

Illness and accident coverage
Provides benefits related to hospital bills, doctors' fees, and medical transportation associated with on-tour illnesses or injuries, as well as travel and accommodation expenses for a family member to be with your child while hospitalized in the event of a life-threatening illness.

Trip Interruption coverage
This plan includes Trip Interruption coverage. If a traveler needs to interrupt a tour due to serious injury or illness, this provides a benefit.

Protection for your belongings
Coverage for baggage in cases of theft or delay.

Trip delay coverage
Coverage for expenses due to trip delays (lodging, food and other reasonable expenses plus limited reimbursement of unused, forfeited, prepaid non-refundable payments for travel arrangements).

Emergency evacuation coverages
This plan includes coverages that can provide a benefit in the unlikely event a traveler should need to return home unexpectedly due to a natural disaster or unrest.
Nonrefundable fees are outlined in EF's Booking Conditions here: https://www.eftours.com/help-center/policies/booking-conditions

The Global Travel Protection plan includes insured components that are underwritten by US Fire Insurance Company and cancellation fee waivers provided by EF Educational Tours. You can find further details of the policy, coverage limits, and exclusions here: https://www.sis-inc.biz/tours/efeducationaltours/

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* 18. Would you like to purchase the Global Travel Protection Plan

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* 19. Do you have any allergies we should be aware of? If so, please list below. (If none - write none)

1. Administrators who are active members of their state administrators organization and their district teams are eligible to attend.
2. Obtaining all necessary travel documents, including passports and visas, is the sole responsibility of the participant. For a list of current fees and processing times, visit travel.state.gov.
3. Cancellations: All cancellations must be made by June 1st to receive a full refund. Cancellation after that day will be subject to standard Professional Learning Cancellation terms.
4. You must return your signed Enrollment Form/Release & Agreement/Booking Conditions within 14 days of receiving them in order to travel. 
5.  EF will have the right to photograph the participants and use their names, pictures, likenesses, schools' names and cities and states of residence in advertising for no compensation.

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* 20. I Understand the Eligibility Terms & Conditions

Release & Agreement
I understand and agree that the 2022 EF Professional Learning tour is marketed by EF Institute for Cultural Exchange, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation, and is operated by EF Cultural Travel Ltd. Switzerland (together referred to as “EF”). I am over the age of 21 and agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless EF and its affiliates (which term shall include parents, subsidiaries, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and employees of EF as well as EF itself), my school, my school board and my university system (the “Released Parties”) from, and agree not to sue the Released Parties for, any and all claims, demands, actions, lawsuits, settlements, judgments, damages, losses, costs and expenses of any nature whatsoever (including attorney(s’) fees) on account of or arising out of any and all personal injury, death, bodily injury, mental anguish, emotional distress, physical, property or other damage that I may suffer from any cause whatsoever related in any way to my participation in any EF-sponsored trip. I further agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all acts of God, war (whether declared or undeclared), terrorist activities, instability in a destination country, incidents of violence, public health issues or quarantine, substantial currency fluctuations, strikes, government restrictions, fire or severe weather conditions which make it impossible or commercially unreasonable in the opinion of EF to conduct the event, or the acts of omission or any other agents over which the Released Parties have no direct or indirect control, including without limitation, airlines, railways, bus companies, hotels, shipping companies or sub-contracted agents.

This release includes all claims for personal injury, death, pain and suffering, property damage or any other claim under any applicable statute.

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* 21. Release & Agreement - Agree

Thank you for completing this enrollment form. We will process your enrollment and then contact for payment. Please contact Michele Ahouse (michele.ahouse@ef.com) with any questions.