Testimonials from Educational Study Groups

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  • “This course turned out to be amazing. All the guides, excursions, transportation and hotels were great. All of our arrangements were on time and well planned. The students loved the excursions which coincided so well with the course material. The guides and drivers responded so well with the additional excursions that I included in the course. I am extremely pleased with everyone that helped me with planning this extraordinary adventure.”

    Sam Ogdie, Augustana College, Chile: Land of Contrasts



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  • "I have worked with Seminars International on ten courses I have taken abroad and they have always been a tremendous resource and support system. They know how to work with local service providers, have suggested places for my students to visit, and even had one of their owners spend time with us on a course in South Africa to better understand our needs. A first rate organization!"

    Kevin Sauter, University of St. Thomas, Culture & Communication in South Africa



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  • “As the coordinator of the Global Pathways Spring programs/Spring Break in Mission at the Culver Academies, I have had the pleasure of working with Seminars International for over 10 years. During this time Seminars International has designed programs with a significant service component in which our students are able to practice servant leadership. These programs have opened the world to our students and our students have been able to provide service to others while learning about a new culture and country. Some of the service-based programs that Seminars International developed for us include tours to Vietnam, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, Central Europe (Austria, Hungry, and Czech Republic), Belgium, Greece, and Portugal. The staff at Seminars International delivers extraordinary customer service and works very closely with their clients to create an international experience that surpasses expectations. Seminars International’s attention to detail, the staff’s willingness to go the extra mile, and their flexibility to create a trip of a lifetime make it a pleasure to work with this company. I am looking forward to our next program!”

    M. Lynn Rasch, Coordinator of the Global Pathways Spring Programs, Culver Academies, Culver, IN



  • “I have worked with Seminars International for the past five years on a variety of faculty-led programs serving graduate and undergraduate students in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia and have always been very impressed with their quality, responsiveness, and flexibility. Seminars International staff always take the time to answer my questions and are willing to spend time brainstorming with me to come up with unique solutions to our program challenges. They are mindful of cost considerations, but also alert to safety and security considerations, and they help me strike a balance that will be in the best interests of my students and program. “

    Deirdre Opp, Program Director, Carlson Global Institute, University of Minnesota



  • “Our experience working with the staff at Seminars International has always been positive. They are attentive to the many detailed aspects involved in developing and planning programs abroad; they are collaborative, and they respect the academics needs of our faculty as well as the administrative needs of the study abroad office. Each time we work with them, I'm impressed with the high quality of their services.”

    “Seminars International is the ideal partner for faculty-led programs, providing high quality service and expert logistical support to achieve academic course objectives.” - Raine de Campeau, Director, Office of Global Studies, St. Catherine University




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