WorldStrides Excel Programs is dedicated to delivering the best international sports tour experience possible. If you would like to learn more about how WorldStrides Excel Programs can help you plan an international sports tour, please feel free to contact us at any time by filling out the form below or contacting us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (410-489-2287).
THIS INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
Without limitation, WorldStrides is not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage to person or property, death, delay, or inconvenience in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether occasioned by or resulting from, but not limited to, acts of force majeure, war, civil unrest, insurrection, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, lost or stolen belongings, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation or for any failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely, dangers associated with animals, sanitation problems, food poisoning, lack of or quality of medical care, illness or disease, difficulty in evacuation in case of a medical or other emergency, actual, perceived or threatened epidemics, or for any other cause beyond the direct control of WorldStrides.
For further information regarding travel to your specific destination(s), please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Travelers’ Health website as well as the State Department’s International Travel website. I hereby acknowledge and understand the risks associated while traveling and voluntarily assume these risks in order to participate in the event sponsored by WorldStrides.
WorldStrides reserves the right to adjust the number of games played with no financial compensation to the group, if an arranged friendly opponent cancels.
Changes or substitutions in hotels, itinerary, inclusions, or airports may be made depending on your travel dates, arrival and departure times, national holidays, and events beyond WorldStrides’ control at the discretion of WorldStrides as it deems necessary or desirable. On certain dates some attractions or activities may be closed. WorldStrides at its sole discretion may cancel a program due to insufficient enrollment, unforeseen operational difficulties, lack of projected availability, or any other reasons at any time. If a trip is cancelled by WorldStrides, the sole obligation of WorldStrides is to refund all funds collected from any registrant minus merchandise fees.
WorldStrides reserves the right to make audio and visual records of any of its trips and participant agrees that WorldStrides may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes, as well as approves of such uses by third parties whom WorldStrides may engage without any remuneration to participant. Participant assigns to WorldStrides all rights, titles, and interest in or to any and all media related to a WorldStrides trip without any remuneration to participant, including photographs provided directly to WorldStrides or through websites in which his or her name or likeness may or may not appear.
WorldStrides reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of any trip. In the event a member is expelled from a trip, no refund of any kind will be made. These terms and conditions can be changed only by a writing signed by an officer of WorldStrides.
Participants understand that they are solely responsible for their pre-program, program, and post-program medical care in all respects, including, but not limited to, obtaining and taking necessary medication(s), vaccinations and any other medical care and treatment.
Schools, colleges, and universities hold varying policies regarding a student’s eligibility to earn or redeem course credit from other accredited institutions. Students should consult their school guidance counselors and/or school policy handbooks to determine their eligibility.
PRICE AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
Note: If your tour is departing within 120 days of registration, there will be a total of two payments: the initial deposit (non-refundable, non-transferable) will be $1,500 and final payment will be due no later than 75 days prior to departure.
Reservations are not transferable at any time. Frequent flyer miles are not available to participants. All programs must be paid in full by the final payment deadline as stated on your registration letter or your account will be subject to cancellation. Your program space is not guaranteed if you do not adhere to the terms of the required payment plan(s).
WorldStrides has no responsibility for those participants when they are on their own, and it is the sole responsibility of those participants to take whatever actions are necessary rejoin the group, if that is their intent, at their own cost. You also acknowledge that if you are late in appearing for a scheduled departure, WorldStrides has no duty to delay the Program to wait for you. Damage or injury caused deliberately or by carelessness to WorldStrides property, or to any property or individual without limitation must be paid for by the person responsible for such damage.
All program participants are responsible for their own food intake while overseas and understand that language differences may impede their understanding of certain ingredients contained in various recipes and that neither my WorldStrides Tour Director nor other staff can provide reliable translation, or make any special arrangements for me. I understand that neither WorldStrides nor my Institution will be liable for any incident that arises as a result of my allergy. I also understand that I will not be compensated for any uneaten meals.
I agree that I am fully responsible for any costs arising from the damage, loss or theft of any of my personal property during the Program, including my airline ticket. I understand that each airline has its own procedures for dealing with lost tickets and that if I lose my airline ticket, I may be required to purchase from the airline a full fare replacement ticket. I accept that in these circumstances it is entirely my own responsibility to pursue any refund directly from the airline.
WorldStrides provides online and customer service means for keeping the program participant’s information current and it is the participant’s sole responsibility to assure that this information is fully up to date no later than 110 days prior to the group’s departure date. If changes occur after that date, the participant must contact customer service and additional change fees might apply. Visit the Transportation Security Administration website for more information.
In the case of international travel, including Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico programs, the participant is additionally and solely responsible for obtaining a passport or visa in order to travel. Passports must be valid for at least six months after your return date. It is the responsibility of the participant to check and fully comply with the requirements for travel between the United States and the countries that you will be traveling to or through. Visit the Department of State websitefor more information.
WorldStrides Excel Programs is not responsible for any fees incurred if your passport or documentation does not meet TSA requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, expedited passport services, increases in airfare, or any other fees associated with documentation.
If a participant is unable to travel due to the lack of a proper identification, passport or visa, or necessary inoculations, the standard cancellation policy will apply.
Omission, alteration, and/or substitution of services may be necessary due to scheduled or unscheduled closures, holidays, strikes, disease, civil unrest, war (declared or otherwise), government order or advice, or for any reason whatsoever beyond WorldStrides’ control. Whenever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided.
Program Leader cancel:
181 days prior to the departure, $300 penalty
111 to 180 days prior to departure, $500 penalty
91 to 110 days prior to departure, 50% of the base price penalty
61 to 90 days prior to departure, 75% of the base price penalty
60 or less days prior to departure, 100% of the base price penalty
The standard cancellation policy is based on the originally scheduled trip dates. This policy does not apply in the event of WorldStrides’ bankruptcy, insolvency, or cessation of business.
Roster Size: Trips will not be canceled due to roster size. There will be no refund to participants who cancel due to roster size. WorldStrides reserves the right to include, at our discretion, guest players to fill out a group roster.
The travel insurance premium, handling charges, merchandise fees, fees for returned checks, fees for declined credit cards or electronic drafts, or late payments are not refundable (collectively, “Non-refundable Fees”).
You are not eligible to file a claim against that Fund in the event of WorldStrides’ default. (For Washington State residents only) If transportation or other services are canceled by WorldStrides, all sums paid to WorldStrides for services not performed in accordance with the contract between WorldStrides and the consumer will be refunded within 30 days of receiving funds from the supplier with whom the services were arranged, or if the funds were not sent to the supplier, the funds shall be returned within 14 days after cancellation by WorldStrides to the consumer unless the consumer requests WorldStrides apply the money to another travel product and/or date.
USTOA Membership Means You’re Protected: WorldStrides as an Active Member of USTOA, is required to post $1 million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of WorldStrides’ customers in the unlikely event of WorldStrides’ bankruptcy, insolvency, or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 million posted by WorldStrides may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by WorldStrides. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by e-mail to information@ ustoa.com or by visiting their website.
Liability Waiver and Parental Consent: By agreeing to this document, I hereby give my approval for my son’s/daughter’s participation in any activities of WorldStrides Excel Programs during the organized tour. I acknowledge that participation in sports competitions carries with it a potential hazard. I understand and assume all risks and hazards incidental to the conduct of activities and to the transportation to and from any and all activities. I do further hereby release, absolve, indemnify and hold harmless WorldStrides Excel Programs and its organizers, suppliers, officials, and sponsors, any and all of them. In case of injury to my son/daughter either during any activity or transportation to or from such activity, I hereby waive all claims against WorldStrides Excel Programs and its organizers, suppliers, officials, sponsors, or any of the supervisors appointed by them. I likewise release from responsibility any person transporting my son/daughter to or from WorldStrides Excel Programs activities. I also release WorldStrides Excel Programs and its organizers, suppliers, employee, officials, sponsors and contractors from any liability in the case of injury or death during the tour for myself, and/or my spouse/partner/significant other and/or my son and/or daughter. I also certify the address on page three is the legal and permanent address of my son/daughter.
Seller of Travel Numbers:
California Seller of Travel Registration No: 2041618-20
Lakeland Tours, LLC DBA: WorldStrides is registered with the state of Florida as a Seller of Travel – Registration No: ST24541
Hawaii TARS-5388; IA 568; and WA 601 887 646, 602 011 744