Background checks on adult travelers

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As part of our continued effort to keep the safety of our travelers a top priority, we conduct background checks on all adults traveling on our student tours. This is meant to help provide a safer tour experience for all travelers, and is a similar process to what many school districts implement for adults who volunteer in schools or chaperone school activities. Background checks take place through a secure process that is meant to specifically identify individuals who could present a risk to student travelers while on tour.

Background checks are required for all travelers (including Group Leaders) who will be 20 years of age or older at the time of the tour and are conducted approximately three months before the tour departure. This process only takes a few minutes and participants only hear from us if there is a specific concern about their results. What’s more, there is no cost to tour participants for these background checks.

Adult travelers should receive an email from a company called First Advantage within three months of their tour departure date.

If you have not received an email from them, please live chat with our Traveler Support Team here.

If you received an email from First Advantage but the link has expired, please live chat with our Traveler Support Team here.

Have other questions? Check out FAQs here.