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 your own cell phone, check with your carrier to confirm your coverage in your planned destinations. For some of our international programs, we have arranged a discounted phone rental option. When traveling abroad, renting a phone can reduce the data and roaming charges. Renting a phone is easy and must be arranged prior to departure. We cannot help you purchase or rent phones once you are abroad. Phone rental information will be updated in this space online in March.