International Families

Adventure Treks is thrilled to welcome teenagers from all over the United States and even the world. In a typical year, our students hail from about 40 states and 20 countries. We believe that having this global community strongly benefits our students, who truly enjoy and appreciate making friends with others from different cultures and backgrounds. Through our welcoming communities and exciting outdoor activities, students can easily find common ground and quickly make lasting bonds.

We have welcomed students from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Honduras, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Venezuela, and more!

Below is some helpful information for our international student applicants:

Language interview

While we welcome non-native-English-speaking students, we do require they be able to speak English proficiently for both community-building and safety reasons. All non-native-English speakers will interview with one of our directors to ensure their English is sufficient to join a trip. This happens at the beginning of the application process.

Payment options

International families have several options for deposit and tuition payments. They may pay via credit card* (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express); an e-check using a checking or savings account (must be a U.S. account); or wire transfer.

*Please note that there is an additional $25 fee when using a credit card for the $800 deposit, and an additional $75 fee for the final tuition payment. There are no fees for U.S. e-checks or wire transfers (except those from your bank). 

Arriving to your adventure

We ask that our international students flying from Europe, Asia, or any other location more than five time zones away arrive the evening before their adventure starts. This way, they’ll get extra rest and time to acclimate to the time difference.

Please contact us before booking an international flight that arrives the evening before, as we do need to approve all early arrival flights. Additionally, we charge a $200 hotel fee to cover airport pick-up, meals, and a hotel room.

If you would like to learn more about our application process for new international students, please do not hesitate to call us at 001-828-698-0399 or email us. We are always happy to answer questions and welcome the opportunity to get to know another student from a different country!