Fred C. Church Insurance is an independent insurance broker founded in 1865. One of the nation’s leading providers of innovative risk management and insurance solutions for educational institutions, their education team works with more than 150 independent schools as well as many experiential education providers, charter schools, colleges and universities, and other education-related organizations. Visit Website
International SOS is the world’s leading medical, travel security, and risk mitigation services company. We care for clients across the globe from our more than 850 locations in 93 countries. More than 11,000 employees work night and day, led by 2,700 doctors and 350 security specialists. Visit Website
Immersive “community connections” developed since 1967 in 100 countries. Specialized itineraries customized for your school with only 10 students that include Curriculum-based itineraries for STEM, humanities and social sciences; Language immersion programs, with carefully vetted homestays/classes for 6 target languages; and Service-learning projects for 150 non-profit organizations around the globe. Visit Website
Envoys partners with schools to design global education programs that challenge, inspire, and empower students to become better citizens of the world. Through a collaborative program design process with our partner schools, we focus on student growth, joy, and connected learning through experiences that invite us to approach complexity with curiosity and inquiry. We are field-based educators collaborating with classroom-based educators to advance global education.
Tower Bridge International Group / New Oasis International Education
Tower Bridge International Group (TBIG, founded as New Oasis International Education) is dedicated to transforming international education through partnerships with premier private day and top-tier secondary U.S. public schools. TBIG builds global competency between students, host families, schools, and local communities, through short and long-term educational programming and services. The worldwide TBIG network transforms education, develops innovation, and contributes to a better future.
Peace Works Travel
A teacher-founded company, Peace Works Travel is a socially conscious educational travel program in destinations recovering from history. Our travelers engage in meaningful experiential adventures designed to foster critical thinking, empathy, and innovative solutions for a more peaceful world. Itineraries are supported with standards-aligned curriculum and optional digital storytelling instruction.
Rustic Pathways has been the leader in global teen adventure travel and community service programs since 1983. Through purposeful design, we create culturally-immersive travel programs for students ages 12 to 22, customizable teacher-led trips for school groups, and gap year semesters for recent high school grads.
CET Academic Programs
CET Academic Programs, a study abroad organization delivering innovative education abroad since 1982, offers pre-college summer programs and intensive language gap programs. While focusing on relevant themes in China, Cuba, Italy, or Vietnam, high school students take college courses and earn four credits. Gap programs in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese are available for the summer, semester, or academic year.
Global Routes pioneers innovative, immersive, experiential education programs. Over the course of 53 years, more than 10,000 students have experienced this leading approach to community-directed service and cross-cultural exchange programs. By immersing themselves into host communities, students develop global perspectives, social intelligence, critical thinking skills, and build confidence while solving complex problems. “One of the most respected organizations in the field.” -New York Times. Custom School Programs: USA, Caribbean, Latin America, Asia & Africa.
GMG Underwriters, LLC
GMG Underwriters is a specialist insurance intermediary for international insurances of foreign package, kidnap, accident and political risk. We act as wholesale brokers, underwriting consultants, reinsurance brokers, and program administrators. While our ultimate customer is the insured, we sell to retail brokers and insurance companies. We succeed by providing outstanding customer service.
Holbrook Global Expeditions
Holbrook offers engaging, inquiry-based educational travel across Latin America, Africa, and beyond. From teacher-led expeditions for students to professional development for educators, Holbrook incorporates rich academic content, service learning projects, sustainability, and authentic cultural exchange. Plus, ask about our 500-acre private reserve and teaching center in Costa Rica!
Lodestone Safety International
Lodestone Safety International specializes in health, safety, security, and risk management training, consulting, safety reviews, and program development for educational and service organizations operating overseas. The depth and breadth of experience represented on our team, along with our individualized attention to all our clients help make your programs as safe as they should be.
The Navigators Group, Inc.
Navigators is an international insurance company with a long-standing area of specialization in Marine Insurance. We also offer Property and Casualty insurance, which consists primarily of general liability coverage and umbrella & excess liability coverage to commercial enterprises. We have also developed niches in Professional Liability insurance, through our Directors & Officers and Errors & Omissions divisions, as well as assumed reinsurance products.
School Year Abroad
School Year Abroad is a nonprofit organization with yearlong, semester, and summer high school academic study abroad programs in China, France, Italy, and Spain. SYA was founded in 1964 and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
University Health Plans
University Health Plans is a leading benefit brokerage/consulting firm that specializes in the design, brokerage, and service of scholastic student health insurance programs. We assist our clients in securing affordable, quality coverage through highly rated insurance companies that cater to the needs of students. We also offer a number of ancillary programs, such as sports insurance and international travel insurance.
Walk Japan is the pioneering operator of walking tours of Japan. We specialise in only one country and, since 1992, have been providing the best planned, the best led and most fulfilling and enjoyable programs available in Japan. Our school trips are created for students who not only like to walk but also like to learn, understand and appreciate. We introduce Japan in contexts that are informative and make sense of sights and customs that otherwise too often remain elusive to many visitors.
Where There Be Dragons
Dragons is a global community representing 6 continents, over 30
countries, and countless languages, villages, NGOs, religions, host
families, perspectives, and stories. We are united by a mission of
nurturing empathy and understanding across borders through authentic
cultural exchange. Dragons offers summer semester and partnership
programs in 19 countries, each one custom‐crafted by instructor teams
who bring their unique vision and expertise to the course design. Our goal
is to help participants develop the self‐awareness and cross‐cultural
competencies to be active participants in the world.
CSIET (Council on Standard for International Educational Travel)
CSIET evaluates international student exchange organizations (F‐1, J‐1, and Outbound) based on our Standards for Excellence. Annually we publish our Advisory List of International Educational Exchange Programs, where schools can find and contact organizations that have met our criteria for acceptance and certification.
ISEEN is a learning laboratory and networking opportunity through which independent school experiential educators, administrators, and classroom teachers can share challenges and successes, learn of and from model programs, and explore the developing role of experiential practices within our educational communities. We offer two annual institutes and robust membership benefits.
National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools is the leading advocate for girls’ schools, connecting and collaborating globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to educating and empowering girls. NCGS serves 250+ national and international PK-12 member schools—independent, public, charter, and religiously affiliated—providing research, professional development, networking, and advocacy.