COLLEGE TOURS TO AFRICA FOR PARENTS AND THEIR TEEN STUDENTS

YOU ASKED

Are there college travel agencies that arrange packages for parents and teen students to travel together to Africa?


ANNE HUYSMAN REPLIES

When colleges or universities arrange tours to Africa they have a curriculum subject that they want covered in the itinerary. Subject range could be but not limited to ecology, culture, environment, sports all wrapped with visiting national parks for wildlife viewing.

While there no policy that completely outlaws parents to travel with their teen college students, the logistics mainly on pricing, accommodation and activity make many institution to restrict travel to only the students.

Bringing in the parents on a college tour to Africa creates a mix-up on the line of authority to the students, as they don't know if they should be under the school or under their parents / approved guardians.

It is also good to let the teen college student travel with his peers on a school chaperoned tour to Africa. This will give him space.

Anne Huysman
Ontdek Kenya Safaris