Succesful Business Case
Educational trips through Spain for L&C College
Lewis & Clark
L&C is an internationally-oriented campus that proudly values overseas study.
An internationally-oriented campus that proudly values overseas study
L&C is an internationally-oriented campus that proudly values overseas study. The college’s commitment to international education is deeply rooted and widespread.The Lewis & Clark study abroad program is listed by The US State Department in its ‘Top 10 for undergraduates’. Students have many opportunities to pursue research opportunities abroad, mentoring by program Faculty Leaders since 1962.
Social and cultural immersion
Managing L&C programs requires a high level of precision, as they are extensive and highly customized programs that demand a high level of detail and planning. Alandis meets L&C’s program requirements by offering a unique, first-hand vision of local culture and society which deepens understanding of syllabus materials. We help the students of L&C College to learn Spanish through culture – the most fun and creative way to acquire language skills.
To ensure authentic cultural immersion experiences, we hold orientations between students and the resident directors in each location. These meetings provide the students with useful information based on the resident directors’ experience and knowledge.
To achieve L&C academic expectations Alandis also makes sure to find local lecturers and teachers with regional knowledge, who are experts in the specific university syllabus. This allows them to get a unique, first-hand vision of local culture and society which deepens understanding of syllabus materials and provides unforgettable experiences.
Living authentic immersive experiences
L&C requires each student to integrate into local life as part of their language immersion experience. Alandis has to ensure the right activities to achieve this, and for the student to gain a greater understanding of local culture in a responsible and sustainable way.
After reviewing the specific academic content required, Alandis makes sure to promote an authentic culture of travel as a means of study, particularly with regards to society, culture and language.
We help to promote social awareness with experiences like conversation exchange programs with locals, to practice English and Spanish and get a first-hand understanding of local culture. Also upon request, L&C students are able to tutor and teach English to the children of local families. We feel these authentic local experiences and exchanges are what help students to internalize local customs, traditions, behaviours, and of course, language.
Safety & Communication as a priority
Safety and welfare of the students and faculty is Alandis Travel’s top priority, upholding the highest standards of safety and communication in the context of COVID-19. We have the support of the on-site personnel who attend to L&C students’ needs or requirements from pre-departure to the end of each program. To maintain these safety standards, Alandis Travel follows these protocols:
- Pre-departure health & safety meetings with both the university and students along with the resident director to respond to country-specific questions and provide emergency contact details; several online meetings are held prior to the arrival of the group to resolve doubts (visas, luggage and prohibited items at the destination, required medication, medical coverage thanks to health insurance, practical information upon student arrival, among others).
- 24/7 comprehensive support for both the university in the United States and for the group of students and teachers in Spain. We manage and control the whole process before, during and after the trip, informing the families of the situation at all times.
- We also prepare pre-departure special requirements to cover the students’ specific needs, medical requirements, late arrivals due to unforeseen circumstances, ensuring quality communication between Alandis and L&C College.
- We understand well that each university is different, and because of this we advise and manage our services in a personalized manner, saving time and costs, and making the travel process more efficient, always putting the needs and satisfaction of our customers first.