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Am I allowed to bring a phone on the program?


Yes, you can bring a cell phone on most Walking Tree programs; however, our travel philosophy values deep connection with your surroundings, cultures, languages, experiences, and with your group.  To achieve this, our programs are structured to build positive group dynamics from the first day on and we do our best not to allow technology to intrude on that process.  We find that being intentional about technology use enables our students to fully engage in the experience, build a stronger sense of community in their group, and strengthen skills in creating interpersonal relationships.

The easiest way for students to keep in touch with family and friends while traveling will be use messaging apps such as WhatsApp or Skype when within range of Wifi. Virtually all itineraries use hotels with WiFi but if your trip calls for extended time in a more remote area, feel free to reach out to us for clarification.

How will families be updated during travel?


During travel, we do our best to keep families informed with regular updates and photos posted to the Blog on your Post Enrollment Webpage.  Program leaders will send updates along as internet access allows so that you feel connected to your traveler's experience.  Families are also provided local contact numbers in case they need to reach out to their traveler in an emergency.  Finally, our phone is live 24 hours a day while trips are on the ground. Feel free to call any time!

The easiest way for students to keep in touch with family and friends while traveling will be use messaging apps such as WhatsApp or Skype when within range of Wifi. Virtually all itineraries use hotels with WiFi but if your trip calls for extended time in a more remote area, feel free to reach out to us for clarification.

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