Dear Parents and Students,
We are planning a fantastic tour to Springfield, St. Louis this coming June. This unforgettable learning experience of a lifetime is being coordinated by World Strides Travel. This will be a trip that your child will be talking about for years to come!
We have chosen to travel with WorldStrides DiscoverNow! programs because of their exceptional service, their nearly 50 years of experience, their safety record, and their preventive measures that ensure learning occurs in a safe and fun environment. We have led this program for many years now and look forward to leading it again. We will chaperone the program with other teachers as needed, and throughout the program, our group will be guided by a WorldStrides-certified Course Leader. This tour is not school sponsored by Indian Prairie School District No 204. They are not connected with this tour nor do they assume any liability concerning this tour. The tour is sponsored by 204trips and operated by WorldStrides Inc. Since this tour is not school sponsored, the right to refuse a participant’s application in the best interest of the tour is reserved. Since this is not a school-sponsored trip, we will not be attending as representatives or employees of the school. All reservations are considered applications until final approval by the trip sponsors.
2023 TRIP INFORMATION
- Departing: Saturday, June 10, 2023
- Returning: Sunday, June 11, 2023
- Final Signup Date – April 23rd (full payment due)
- Round-trip transportation
- All Meals
- All admission Fees
- Guided Sightseeing
- 24 hour emergency hotline
- Help Me Travel online fundraising tool
- INFORMATIONAL MEETING – JANUARY 19TH, 7:30 PM @ Fischer Middle School
Student: Your price is $576 quad occupancy
Spread out payments through our easy installment plan* or pay in full within 30 days of signing up!
Application registration for the 2023 Springfield/St. Louis Trip has begun. If you are unable to attend one of the informational meetings, you can still register online or via phone Registration forms for mail registration and additional trip info can be obtained from your building’s lead chaperone found on the Springfield/St. Louis Trip page.
Take advantage of our EZPay program to have payments automatically deducted from your bank account and avoid handling fees!
Full Refund Program: An additional $54 protects your investment if you need to cancel for any reason. It is recommended that you enroll in this valuable program by electing the Full Refund Program when you sign up. See below for more information.
*Installment amounts may vary in price based on when you sign up and optional inclusions. Your last payment must be made by the final payment deadline and may be larger than your previous installment payments.
Step 1: Navigate to spark.worldstrides.com
Step 2: Enter your Trip ID Number: T68NMWW
Step 3: Choose your School from the drop down list (IMPORTANT)
Step 4: Enter your student’s registration information
Protect your investment with our Full Refund Program
At WorldStrides, we believe educational travel is an investment in your child’s future. Our optional Full Refund Program helps protect that investment should you have to cancel your child’s program before departure for any reason. The program refunds all money paid to WorldStrides (less non-refundable deposit, fees, and the Full Refund Program cost), and includes special Job Loss Protection. Full Terms and Conditions are available at worldstridesdiscovernow.org/TripTerms. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of this excellent program by electing our Full Refund Program at the time of application for registration.
Take advantage of FLAG financial assistance
Through the FLAG Financial Assistance program, WorldStrides has made it possible for thousands of families to experience the many benefits of educational travel. Over $10 million in financial assistance and scholarships has been given out through this incredible program. The application process is simple and confidential, and families with annual adjusted gross incomes up to $85,000 may qualify. Call 800-468-5899 to apply.
Use our Gift of Education tools to raise money for your trip
The Gift of Education is our easy and highly successful fundraising program that students can use to receive donations from family, friends, and local organizations to help pay for their trip. Thousands of students have received millions of dollars through this program, with 100% of the donations going directly towards offsetting their trip price! Learn more about raising funds through e-cards, letters, and Facebook links at worldstridesfundraising.com.