International Cell Phones

Cell phones are permitted on our programs. Most trip members bring them to stay in touch with family and friends back home.

While cell phones enable convenient communication and provide peace of mind, if overused they can be disruptive and harmful to a successful group experience. In order to promote a positive social experience, we have some reasonable limitations on cell phone use during group activities.

On international programs, the majority of travelers have their regular phone from home with an international plan or they use it only when Wi-Fi is available. Another option to keep in touch is to rent a device.

Renting International Phones

If you are planning on bringing a cell phone, your local phone may not work in some countries overseas. Check with your local carrier to confirm compatibility with your destinations. For a number of our international programs, we have arranged a discounted phone rental option. When traveling abroad, renting a phone can greatly reduce the cost of data overages and roaming charges. Renting a phone is easy and should be arranged prior to departure. We cannot help you purchase or rent phones once the trip begins. Phone rental information will be in your pre-trip information package.