Preparing for your Summer Experience with BBYO Passport is exciting! Here’s how we’ll help you get ready for the journey ahead.
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PEERS
Prior to trip departure, we’ll invite you to join us for an orientation call to discuss program expectations, tips and tricks for packing, and answer any additional questions you may have. We’ll also invite teens to join a WhatsApp group for their program once they’re on the ground so that they can stay in touch with one another for the duration of the program and years to come once they arrive back home.
Travel insurance is valuable for situations such as cancellations due to personal or family illness, delays resulting from connecting flights, medical insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions, luggage protection, and much more. Please note that in some cases, certain benefits are available only if insurance is purchased before paying the program balance. Plan ahead and insure your experience in advance (available to USA residents only). Learn about travel insurance.
GETTING READY FOR SUMMER
Registered participants will receive emails with detailed pre-trip preparation information leading up to the summer program. We highly recommend adding [email protected] as an email contact so that important information doesn’t end up in your spam folder. These emails will include information such as your orientation manual, group and staff, travel day information, supervised group flight details—if applicable—and more. We want to remind families that if you unsubscribe from any of BBYO’s email lists, you will also be removed from receiving important trip emails.
In addition to the orientation call to help families get ready for the experience, teens can also expect a phone call from one of the madrichim (counselors) who will be staffing their program. You'll also receive a program t-shirt, emergency contact card, and luggage tags before heading off on your adventure.
As part of our trip orientation, you will receive an orientation manual that details everything you need to know about your program prior to departure. Families are highly encouraged to read through the entire manual to get a better understanding on how to best prepare for the trip. Families will also receive a copy of BBYO Passport’s Summer Expectations and Code of Conduct and are required to go through this with their teen(s) that will be traveling with us.
If you are connecting two Summer Experiences (e.g., Israel + Europe), please read through all appropriate guides for your program.
FRIENDS & FAMILY UPDATES
Get your family in on the experience! During the program, parents of participants automatically receive email notifications with important trip updates from abroad. These blog updates will recap the highlights of what teens are seeing each week and make you feel like you’re a part of the journey. Families can also find pictures of each experience in trip albums on BBYO Passport’s Facebook page.