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Update: [MARCH, 2021] *NEW* Updated COVID-19 Travel Guidance Document:

– COVID travel readiness and response during Spring 2021 tours, click here: AE Health and Safety Travel Guidance Doc

(All Tours) – Our planning for tour programs in domestic locations continue to move forward with cautious optimism. Neither the Center for Disease Control nor the Department of Health and Human Services have advised against travel to destinations where we conduct travel programs. There is no general guidance against travel. The safety and security of our travelers and participants is, and always will be, our highest priority. We will not facilitate travel for students and adult chaperones if guidance directs that it is not safe to do so. We have prepared the document (above link) to provide helpful information for our travelers and families.

Update: [Thursday, Jan 21, 2021] *NEW* Updated COVID-19 DC Indoor Dining Guidance:

– From the office of Mayor Muriel Bowser of the District of Columbia: Washington USA Today news page

(Washington, DC) – Indoor dining in DC set to reopen at 25% capacity on January 22, 2021. It was rescheduled after the extension of the indoor dining ban. Museums and libraries were also ordered to close for indoor visitors under the same December 23 order, and the D.C. Circulator route around the National Mall was also temporarily shuttered. Those closures are also set to expire on Friday. Some museums may not reopen immediately, however: The Smithsonian closed the National Zoo and its museums a month before the December order, and has not set a reopening date.

Update: [Wednesday, Aug 11, 2020] *NEW* Updated COVID-19 Group Travel Guidance:

– From Government of the District of Columbia: Washington, D.C. Coronavirus news page

(Washington, DC) – The District’s reported data for Tuesday, August 11, 2020 includes 63 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 12,959. The District has the ability to contact trace 99.7% of new cases within one day of report.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths. Fourteen day quarantine order is still in place. Next expected update Aug 24th.

Update: [Friday, July 24, 2020] Washington, D.C. Quarantine Order:

Mayor’s Order 2020-081: Requirement to Self-Quarantine After Non-Essential Travel During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Reference page D.C. Quarantine Order

Travelers who adhere to a fourteen (14) day quarantine when entering the District from high-risk areas will mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the District and protect the health, safety, and welfare of District residents, and will help return us to a downward trajectory of new cases. Reducing travel and abiding by this self-quarantine requirement will help to prevent a projected surge on our hospital capacity in the coming weeks.

Update: [Monday, Mar 20, 2020] California Issues ‘Stay At Home’ Order – Coronavirus:

Governor’s Order 20Mar2020: ref California issues indefinite stay at home order

Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered California’s 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely in the widest-ranging directive so far of any state as it grapples with a growing novel coronavirus epidemic that has killed 150 people nationwide. According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of cases in the U.S. has surpassed 10,000. However, officials believe that due to the small number of tests for the virus so far due to a lack of test kits, the number of infections is thought to be significantly higher.

Update: [Saturday, May 4, 2019] Capital ELA: Why One Language Arts Teacher Chose Washington, D.C.:

ACIS Blog. When you think about Middle School class trips to Washington D.C., you generally think of them being led by history or social studies teachers. Rebekah E., an English teacher from Texas leading a group of 35 students to D.C. in June, is here to dispel that myth. Rebekah shares with us through why she integrated this travel experience into her curriculum, how it supports her English Language education goals and how she’s been preparing her students for this trip in the classroom. Ref: … bringing lessons to life for all students …

What part of the itinerary are you most excited for your students to experience?
My students are very excited to stand before the commanding new Martin Luther King, Jr. statue. They have read his writing, listened to his speeches and written about him themselves. They are also extremely fascinated with WWII and the plight of the Jewish people in Nazi Germany, so they are anxious to see what they can further learn from visiting the Holocaust Museum.

Update: [Thursday, Sep 21, 2017] Cultivating a Biblical Worldview:

A Biblical worldview, also called a Christian worldview, is built upon the framework of ideas and beliefs through which a Christian individual or group interprets the world and interacts with the world. Our worldview shapes the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual dimensions of our lives. The most important worldview element is how it answers questions about God.

The Biblical worldview says there is a God—One who is personal, powerful and caring—who created the world and everything in it. It states unequivocally that man is created in God’s image, living in essence as God’s co-regent over creation. Mankind—born and unborn, rich and poor, able and disabled—has intrinsic worth … Education is never worldview neutral. To help students grow spiritually, parents and educators have to partner to nurture a biblical worldview in students that help them answer for themselves the five major question all worldview answers:

Update: [Thursday, Feb 4, 2011] ONLINE E-COMMERCE system is fully available:

– We have completed a transition to a new ONLINE PAYMENT STORE that has many increased benefits for our customers! Tour participants have many more options for making secure payments AND without leaving the American Edventures web server. The new system is open source (OS Commerce) and features the reliable and trusted Paypal payment engine. Payments can be made using most major credit cards OR their PayPal account. From the home page Welcome Box simply click on ‘Make A Payment’ or click the red text here to log directly in “AE Online Store.” Users will login using the same username as their American Edventures trip account. Make trip deposits and payments in this secure commerce site with 128-bit data encryption (Rapid SSL certified secure).

Update: [Wednesday, July 14, 2010] Improved ONLINE REGISTRATION is up and running:

– Our participant registration system just got better! New tour group members can not only register online via an enhanced screen forms wizard, but they can now sign their registration forms electronically. This saves time, cost and paper. PDF versions of the registration form are also easy to download and/or print. Goto the MYTOUR section of this site and select “Registration Wizard.” Users will need to know the number of their tour before beginning the online registration form. After completion, the registrant will receive an e-mail with login instructions. After login, participants can sign their form as well as perform other online functions. 🙂

Update: [Tuesday, Mar. 02, 2010] Tour group BLOGs are up and running:

– Participants, family, and friends can now goto the MYTOUR section and select “Tour Blogs.”  Users will need to know the number and password for their tour.  A few weeks prior to their tour, this will be sent out to trip leaders, participants, emergency contacts, and guardians who have supplied an e-mail address during registration. We encourage sharing this information with family and friends so they can see pictures, read happenings, and post comments in real time during the tour.  If somehow you didn’t receive the codes, just drop an e-mail to with a group and participant name and we’ll send it to you right away. 🙂


Update: [Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010] Website TEACHER Login Functions are now available:

– The first login functionalities in the MYTOUR section are AVAILABLE for teachers and tour group leaders. Current functions include full participants listings and access to view and download their specific tour forms and documents.  Participant login functionality is in process and the anticipated completion should be during this upcoming week. Thank you for your continued patience.