WorldStrides Sports is dedicated to delivering the best international sports tour experience possible. If you would like to learn more about how WorldStrides Sports 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).
provided by Lakeland Tours, LLC d/b/a WorldStrides (hereinafter referred to as “WorldStrides”),
hereby agree to the following:
WorldStrides, its owners, directors, officers, employees and affiliates, your sponsoring school,
teachers, chaperones and Program Leaders, (collectively “WorldStrides”) does not own or
operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip including, for
example, ownership or control over hotels or other lodging facilities, airline, vessel, bus, van or
other transportation companies, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional
excursions or equipment used thereon, food service or entertainment providers, etc. All such
persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, WorldStrides is not liable for any
negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity, or of any other third party.
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 occasioned by or resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of government,
government-imposed travel restrictions, force majeure, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or
revolt, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, or the threat
thereof, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, structural or other defective
conditions in hotels or other lodging facilities, the closure or shut-down of any building, facility or
attraction, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation or for any
failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely or safely, dangers associated
with or bites from animals, pests or insects, marine life or vegetation of any sort, dangers
incident to recreational activities such as scuba diving, zip lining, snorkeling, paddle boarding,
surfing, swimming, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, rafting, hiking, bicycling, organized sport, rock
climbing, etc., sanitation problems, food poisoning, lack of access to or quality of medical care,
government-imposed quarantine, difficulty in evacuation in case of a medical or other
emergency, illness, disease, epidemics or pandemics or the threat thereof or for any other
cause beyond the direct control of WorldStrides. (For further information regarding travel to
your specific destination(s), you are encouraged to visit the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s Travelers’ Health website at www.cdc.gov/travel, as well as, if applicable, the
State Department’s International Travel website (http://travel.state.gov/travel/)).
I hereby acknowledge and understand the risks associated with traveling and voluntarily
assume these risks in order to participate in the tour provided by WorldStrides. In
addition, I release WorldStrides from all liability related to these risks.
My WorldStrides tour begins with the departure of the WorldStrides bus or take-off of the flight
from my departure city and ends upon completion of the return flight or WorldStrides bus trip to
the United States.
Without diminishing Paragraph 1 of this Agreement, I understand that WorldStrides is not
responsible for me when I am apart from WorldStrides-organized activities, such as visits to
friends or relatives, during free time, or during stay-ahead/stay-behind optional periods if the
optional period does not include the services of a WorldStrides Tour Director.
If I become ill or incapacitated, WorldStrides, or my Program Leader, may take any action they
deem necessary for my safety and well-being, including attempting to secure medical treatment
and/or transporting me home.
I agree to abide by WorldStrides’ regulations and the directions of my Program Leader or
WorldStrides’ personnel during my tour. Failure to do so may result in WorldStrides terminating
me from the tour immediately. I understand that disobeying such rules or directions is cause for
me to be sent home, at my own expense, with no right of refund.
I agree to abide by all local laws including those concerning drugs and alcohol. I understand that
to abuse or disobey such laws is cause for me to be sent home, at my own expense, with no
right of refund. I understand that I will be subject to the laws of the country I am visiting.
I understand that I will be required to pay for any phone calls or incidental personal expenses
that I incur at hotels, as well as for any damage I cause to hotel rooms or facilities, buses,
ferries, trains, or cruise ships. I will indemnify WorldStrides and hold it harmless for any financial
liability or obligation which I incur, or injury or damage to the person or property of others which I
cause or contribute to, while participating on a WorldStrides tour.
I understand that both WorldStrides and my Program Leader reserve the right to refuse or
cancel my enrollment for conduct which in either’s sole discretion could impact the participant’s
ability to comply with trip regulations or which could impact the group’s enjoyment of the trip and
that in any such case standard cancellation fees will apply.
WorldStrides has the right to make changes in tour itineraries and departure dates and to modify
transportation or lodging arrangements. In the event of changes being made, refunds will be
given only in accordance with the provisions of the “WorldStrides Terms and Conditions”
I understand that it is my responsibility to secure all necessary travel documents, including
passport, visas, transit visa and any required travel insurance unless specifically arranged for
the group by WorldStrides. Failure to do so does not constitute grounds for a refund except
according to the normal cancellation guidelines as outlined in the “WorldStrides Terms and
I acknowledge my choice to travel with the teacher or Program Leader organizing my group, and
I understand that this choice is not the responsibility of WorldStrides. I understand that
WorldStrides reserves the right to reassign my group to a replacement teacher or Program
Leader should my original Program Leader be unable to, or determine not to, participate in the
tour and that the standard cancellation policy will apply if I choose not to travel with the new
Any film or video likeness taken of me while participating in a WorldStrides program and any
comments or statements made by me while participating in a WorldStrides program may be
used in future promotional or other materials published by WorldStrides without payment of any
This agreement, and the Terms & Conditions supplied herewith (collectively, “Agreement”)
constitute the entire agreement between WorldStrides and me. I understand that no warranty or
representation not herein, including but not limited to any oral statements made to me by agents
of WorldStrides or by my school or Program Leader, applies to any WorldStrides tour. This
agreement may be amended or modified only in writing, signed by a WorldStrides officer.
BINDING ARBITRATION. I agree that any dispute concerning, relating, or referring to this
Agreement, the brochure, or any other literature concerning the tour, or the tour itself shall be
resolved exclusively by binding arbitration in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to the then
existing commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. Such proceedings will be
governed by substantive (but not procedural) Virginia law. The arbitrator and not any federal,
state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to
the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this Agreement,
including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this Agreement is void or voidable.
WorldStrides believes that learning best takes place in a safe environment. Beyond the educational benefits,
the program offers opportunities to form new friendships and to meet the challenges of independence. All
athletes are expected to demonstrate high standards of conduct, exhibit responsible judgement, and treat
others with dignity and respect. As an athlete participant, it is your responsibility to be engaged and help make
the program a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
Additionally, while participating on the program, the athlete is responsible for adhering to the following rules of
1. Athletes are expected to follow all directions given by and all rules and regulations established by the Program
Leader and Chaperones.
2. Athletes are expected to follow all COVID-19 specific rules established by WorldStrides and the Program
Leader and Chaperones, and any rules established by attractions, sites, and service providers (e.g., airlines,
motorcoaches, hotels, restaurants, etc.).
3. Athletes are expected to remain with the group at all times, unless the Program Leader specifically allows free
time in small groups. The athlete may never leave the hotel unless accompanied by a Program Leader or
4. Physical, verbal, or virtual violence, bullying, cyberbullying, inappropriate language, or inappropriate
interactions with others will not be tolerated. Harassment based on real or perceived race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or other protected characteristic
5. Athletes should refrain from taking photographs, creating video or audio recordings of other athletes, staff
members, or other individuals without their consent.
6. Athletes are expected to refrain from smoking, vaping of any kind, illegal drug use, vandalism, theft, gambling
or any other type of behavior that is judged by the Program Leader and/or Chaperones to be detrimental to the
health, well-being, safety, or reputation of oneself or others.
7. Athletes are not permitted to consume alcohol unless they are of legal age and have approval from their
parent/guardian and Program Leader.
8. Athletes are expected to comply with all rules and regulations established by governmental agencies and
service providers including but not limited to airlines, hotels, motorcoach companies, national parks, and
9. Athletes should leave all services (hotels, restaurants, motorcoaches) utilized and sites visited during the
programming in the same condition in which they were found. Any property damage, theft, vandalism,
unauthorized use, and copywrite violations are the sole responsibility of the athlete and parent/guardian. If an
incident occurs, the athlete and parent/guardian will be required to work directly with the provider to remedy the
10. Any behavior resulting in engagement with local authorities will be the responsibility and expense of the athlete
and their parent/guardian.
11. The athlete is solely responsible for keeping safe possession of all their belongings throughout the program.
WorldStrides is not responsible for the replacement of any lost, stolen or damaged items while in transit or on
12. The athlete is responsible for keeping safe possession of their travel documentation and government issued
identification (passport, visa, green card).
13. Athletes are expected to observe quiet hours at the hotel each evening (typically from 10pm until 6am).
14. Athletes must sleep in their assigned hotel room each night.
15. Good common sense, respect and consideration for others and their property should be practiced daily.
If the athlete violates any of these rules, they may be dismissed from the program at the sole discretion of the Program
Leader and Chaperones. In the case of dismissal, the parent/guardian will be contacted, and the athlete sent
home at the expense of the parent/guardian without a refund.