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What liability protection is in place for our school?

WorldStrides’ liability insurance is the largest in the industry at US $50 million. This insurance coverage extends to cover certain individuals acting on behalf of WorldStrides as tour directors, program leaders, chaperones, and volunteer speakers. Your school can be named as additionally insured, if desired.

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Who does WorldStrides work with to ensure safety?

Our internal risk and operations teams are staffed by executives with decades of experience in contingency planning. We have local on ground operators in all international locations who are available 24/7. Additionally, our team works closely monitor Smart Traveller and work with International SOS, and iJET to evaluate global conditions and advise clients when substantive…

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What if a student has a medical emergency while the group is travelling?

The safety of our travellers is our top priority. In the event of an emergency, WorldStrides Tour Central office is available 24 hours a day. This office is the gateway to our Doctors on Call Program. Doctors on Call is an exclusive partnership we have with the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine. Through…

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What is the best way to carry money?

Students carrying money should be advised to keep cash in a safe place such as a money belt or wallet in a secure pocket. Where possible, it is best for travellers to carry only what they may need for the day, and secure the rest of their cash in their luggage. For international travel, you…

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What happens in the event of thunderstorms and lightning during a snow sports tour?

If lightning storms occur in the vicinity of the mountain, chairlifts and T-bars will be closed as necessary for the safety of guests and staff. Mountain staff will direct guests and you are encouraged to return to buildings and shelters during the storm. Lift and resort facilities will be reopened once the storm has passed.

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What sun protection is required for the snow?

The strength of UV rays at altitude is far stronger than at sea level, and the reflective effects of snow can magnify this further. To avoid severe sunburn and snow blindness, please ensure you are always wearing a high SPF (minimum of 30+) broad spectrum sunscreen and sunglasses or goggles meeting Australian standards for UV…

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