BEHAVIOR CONTRACT: STUDENT RULES AND REGULATIONS
The WorldStrides program you have elected to attend offers many unique opportunities and experiences. Beyond the educational benefits, the trip
offers opportunities to form new friendships and to meet the challenges of independence.
We at WorldStrides promote a program atmosphere where chaperones and students support one another with genuine respect. As a student
participant, it is your responsibility to help make the trip a positive and enjoyable experience for yourself, fellow students, and chaperones. All
participants are expected to demonstrate high standards of conduct and to accept personal responsibility and consequences for their actions. You are
expected to exhibit honesty, courteousness, and consideration toward others. This includes those in your group, as well as anyone else with whom
you may come in contact, such as motorcoach drivers, Course Leaders, guides, and restaurant and hotel staff.
Our goal at WorldStrides is to make this program an educational, safe, and enjoyable experience for everyone. We require your cooperation and
commitment to the following behavior standards to help us meet this goal.
We expect the student/participant to obey the following rules of behavior:
The student is to follow the directions and the rules and regulations established by the chaperones both prior to and during the trip.
The student shall not be involved in any way with smoking, alcohol, illegal drugs, vandalism, theft, or any other type of behavior that is judged
by the chaperones to be detrimental to the health, well-being, safety, or reputation of him/herself or anyone else in the group including the
chaperones or WorldStrides.
Drugs –International laws and penalties with regard to the possession and usage of narcotics are more severe than those in the United States.
Whether a juvenile or adult, you are out of the U.S. government jurisdiction. All drug use is strictly prohibited.
Arrests – WorldStrides participants arrested by foreign authorities are not the responsibility of WorldStrides. If arrested, the student may be
subject to prosecution by local law enforcement authorities and must understand that WorldStrides has no obligation to defend him/her in such
proceedings. Parents and guardians will be informed of the phone number and address of the appropriate law enforcement agency to contact.
The student shall comply with all rules and regulations of the various governmental and vendor agencies (such as airlines, hotels, bus
The student shall respect and follow the directions of the chaperones, Program Leader, and WorldStrides staff.
The use of hotel facilities carries with it the responsibility of leaving them in the same conditions in which they were found. The student is
responsible for any damage.
Quiet hours at the hotel will be observed from 10:00PM until 6:00AM. At 10:30 PM students must be in their own rooms. Students must
remain in their rooms until awakened by the chaperones.
Students may not leave the group at any time unless specifically authorized to do so by the chaperones.
The student must sleep in his/her assigned hotel room each night.
Good common sense, respect, and consideration for others and their property should be practiced daily.
If the student should violate any of these rules, he/she may be sent home at the sole discretion of the chaperones. In such cases, the parent/guardian
will be contacted and the student sent home at the parent’s expense.
I have read, and I understand the behavior rules and regulations of the WorldStrides tour. I agree to comply with all of these rules and regulations.
Student signature _________________________________________________________ Date _____________________________
I have read, and I understand and support the rules and regulations of the WorldStrides tour. I represent that my child or ward has read the
rules and regulations and has agreed to comply with all of them. It is understood that the signature on this behavior contract of one parent or
guardian implies the consent of the other.
Parent signature _________________________________________________________ Date ______________________________
PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO WORLDSTRIDES. RETURN TO YOUR PROGRAM LEADER.