Safety and Security

At GEC safety isn't just a rule-it's a promise that guides everything we do.

At GEC safety isn't just a rule-it's a promise that guides everything we do.

At Global Educational Concepts (GEC), we recognize that leading an educational tour comes with immense responsibility. That’s why we prioritize the safety and well-being of both students, teachers and our staff above all else. With our unwavering commitment to safety and comprehensive measures in place, we provide you with the peace of mind you need to focus on creating memorable educational experiences for your students. Let’s delve into the details of how we ensure safety at every step of the journey.

Safety leads our way.

Safety is not just a priority at GEC; it's ingrained in our DNA. GEC is a proud member of the Southwestern Family of Companies, with a rich history dating back to 1855. As a designated sponsor of the U.S. Department of State's cultural exchange programs for over 20 years, we have facilitated safe participation in global student travel programs for thousands of individuals worldwide. Our promise to you is a journey where safety and peace of mind are integral, allowing you to craft unforgettable learning moments.

Safety Protocols and Training:

Safety Protocols and Training:

Our goal is to make every trip a worry-free educational experience. Before embarking on any trip, our educators and guides undergo rigorous safety training covering first aid, emergency response, and crisis management. This preparation equips our team to create enriching learning environments while swiftly and effectively addressing any safety concerns that may arise.

Participant Protection Plan:

Participant Protection Plan:

We understand the importance of comprehensive insurance coverage. That's why all participants are automatically enrolled in our Standard Protection Plan, which includes essential coverage such as medical services and emergency evacuation. For added peace of mind, we offer an Advanced Protection Plan with additional coverage and the flexibility to cancel for any reason.

General Liability Coverage:

General Liability Coverage:

To further safeguard our partners, GEC provides $50 million in General Liability Coverage for group leaders, schools, and districts. This policy offers protection in case of covered incidents during tours, including third-party personal injury or property damage, along with legal defense and associated fees.

24/7 Global Support Network:

24/7 Global Support Network:

GEC offers a 24/7 Global Support Network, ensuring you always have assistance on your travels. Our emergency number means help is always a call away, no matter where you are in the world. Day or night, our team is ready to assist with any need, giving you the freedom to explore with peace of mind.

Comprehensive Risk Management:

Comprehensive Risk Management:

Our partnership with Cornerstone Safety Group strengthens our existing safety protocols. Through risk assessment, site visits, and meticulous vetting, we ensure thorough preparation for every aspect of your trip. Access to medical and psychological experts allows us to provide immediate assistance in unforeseen situations, prioritizing the well-being of all participants.