Student Frequently Asked Questions
What type of transportation is used on Students on Tour programs?
While on tour with Students on Tour, you and your friends will travel in style in a modern motor coach. This is not a yellow schoolbus! Your seats will be cushioned and upholstered. They usually recline, have headrests, and footrests too! There are large windows for great viewing. Each motorcoach is air conditioned and restroom equipped. Motorcoaches usually have video monitors and if time permits you will be able to watch movies while traveling. Our friendly motorcoach drivers will drop us off as close as possible to where we need to go. Sometimes we may walk a couple of blocks because it just makes better sense.
What type of hotels does Students on Tour stay at?
Students on Tour has several levels of hotel properties that we stay at. We use high quality brand hotels in downtown locations in Washington, D.C. Common brands we use would include Hyatt, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, etc. Sometimes if your group is hoping to save some money, we also use nice suburban properties that would have brands of Hyatt Place, Holiday Inn Express, Country Inn and Suites, etc. We look for properties that are in safe locations, are clean with up to date modeling, and are well laid out. Each room has its own bathroom.
How many students are housed in each room?
Usually your Students on Tour package is priced base on four students being accommodated in each room. Every room will have two large beds. There is a possibility that a fifth person might be placed into a student room, using a rollaway bed, if numbers of participants do not divide evenly by twos or fours. Your tour organizer makes rooming assignments.
It can be a little cozy - but remember we spend very little time in our rooms. Usually our itineraries are so busy we just have time to get a good nights sleep before we head out the next day.
Can I select my roommates?
Students on Tour does not assign roomates. That is left up to the organizer of your trip. That is usually your teacher. Your tour organizer most likely will have some sort of plan in place where you will be able to input the people you would like to room with.
What type of meals are included on a Students on Tour program?
Students on Tour looks for restaurants and eating options that provide you with variety and choices. Sometimes the meals are set up in a buffet style other times they are plated, but they always allow for a number of options. Breakfasts are normally set up at our hotels. Lunches are normally not included in our package price but we plan to go to places were there are many choices. Dinners are complete hot meals.
Registration and Payments
Can I register online?
No, you must be an adult, 18 years of age and older to register online. Get your parent or guardian to do it for you!
My grandma wants to pay money towards my account online - can she?
Yes. Your parent or guardian will set up and account and make a reservation for you to be on your program. They will have a user name and password. If your parents want to share that username and password with your grandma they can. People can make numerous payments on your account at any time with different credit cards.
Do I have to do "homework" on the program?
Your trip organizer/teacher will determine any assignments you might have. Students on Tour does provide a student workbook/journal for you to bring along on the program. It helps orientate you to the different sites you might visit on tour.
Can I use my cellphone, pads, or other electronics on the program?
Your trip organizer/teacher will determine what electronics you can use and what guidelines are in place for cellphone use. However, at a minimum, Students on Tour will ask that during tours and presentations your phones be silenced or turned off.
Is there a dress code on the program?
Your program organizer/teacher will let you know any specific guidelines. Typically if you follow your school dress code you will be OK.
Students on Tour does have a rule that clothing that shows, refers to, states or implies anything related to alcohol, drugs, profanity, or sex will not be allowed.