Safety and Security
Our first priority is always the safety of our program participants. As teachers, mothers, and fathers, we understand that students’ safety is the primary concern, and that’s why we treat each student as if they were our own.
Travel with Confidence
WorldStrides, AHSTF's parent company, has built a 50-year-old reputation for industry-leading commitment to health and safety. Our experienced team is leading the way now in innovating and evolving to make sure your next travel experience is safe, and full of all the fun we are missing right now. We’re committed to your health, safety, and flexibility—for you, for your group, and for these unprecedented times. Learn more about how you can travel with confidence here.
AHSTF to Resume in 2022
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we were not able hold the American High School Theatre Festival in 2020, and supported the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s decision not to move forward as well. During the summer of 2021, we plan to hold a familiarization tour for our accepted directors, who will bring their students to perform in 2022.
Although we are incredibly disappointed not to be holding student performances for a second year, these decisions have been made out of an abundance of caution for the health of our participants and the integrity of the program. The safety of our directors, students, and families is of the utmost importance. We look forward to providing a top-notch experience in 2022 that our participants have come to expect since our founding in 1994.
AHSTF is Backed by WorldStrides
WorldStrides is a member of the $1 Million USTOA travelers assistance program, and carries the most comprehensive insurance policy in the student travel industry.
We have been the leader in student educational travel for over 50 years. Our comprehensive security network ensures each student, chaperone, and teacher will be safe every step of the way. AHSTF provides nighttime security at the group’s residences, 24-hour stateside support, and on-site offices in the U.K. All travelers are provided accident, illness, and dental insurance. We also offer an optional student travel protection plan. Our established network of contacts throughout the world means that we can handle any situation we face, from a sick child to a cancelled flight. Our internal risk and operations teams are staffed by executives with decades of experience in contingency planning. Additionally, our partnership with the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine allows travelers access to expert medical care while on tour.
Lastly, our team works closely with the U.S. State Department, International SOS, and WorldAware to evaluate global conditions and advise clients when substantive issues arise.