L&F provides extensive preparation materials for you as a teacher, to help you plan your program and prepare your students and their parents for what to expect, how to be a good traveler and how to make the most of their unique opportunity.
Our Leader Workshop, held the last weekend of January, allows teachers to share their experience, suggestions and ideas.
L&F provides a suggested preparation meeting plan to help teachers cover the many topics essential to a successful experience abroad. By spreading the preparation over several months it allows for better reinforcement of language skills, expectations and group dynamics.
L&F provides extensive preparation resources for Teachers, including the Leader Guidebook, a 100+ page jam-packed with meeting ideas and checklists, recommended handouts, group management and group dynamics tips, preparation help, itinerary ideas, and more – all to assist leaders both in preparation of students, as well as in leading them during their program abroad. Read more…
Passports & Visas
Every successful program abroad starts with a passport and other important documentation. L&F works with each teacher and traveler to make sure they have what they need (and don’t lose it!). Read more…
Budgeting & Spending Money
L&F provides suggestions for everything from savings plans for students, budgeting money for entrance fees and spending money during the program, based on years of feedback from past teachers and their travelers. Read more…
Luggage & Packing
Traveling with a group is different than family or solo travel so L&F gives specific suggestions to both teachers and travelers about what to pack, what to leave home and more! Read more…
So much of the success of a family stay depends on an open attitude and willingness to dive in, but there is still plenty of preparation that can help get every student ready themselves to make the most of their time with their host families. Read more…
There is no better way to prepare for a family stay abroad than by participating in the L&F hosting program. Teachers who help find host families understand the importance of managing expectations and clear communication during the stay, while students and parents experience how the foreign family will be feeling, too. Read more….
The people at L&F are fabulous to work with – they are very thorough, well organized and always willing to help/answer your questions. They have great materials available for teachers to use. We are so pleased!
Language & Friendship has a major advantage over other companies: incredible experience, 24/7 contact, attention to details never imagined by even the most seasoned traveler, and expert guidance provided for teachers, students, and parents.
We are truly carrying out the mission of intercultural and language learning together! I simply would not travel with any organization but Language & Friendship!