CELL PHONE AND ELECTRONICS POLICY
Summer Service Adventures: Cell phones and internet capable electronics (such as laptops, iPads, iPhones, iTouches, Kindles, etc) are not permitted during Summer Service Adventure programs. Participants may have cell phones for the opening and closing travel days. Cell phones are not to be used while in-country on the program. If a student brings a cell phone or internet capable device, the Global Works staff, upon arrival, will collect the phone and hold it for the duration of the program. We do this for the purpose of maintaining group cohesion and focusing on the goals of our program. Parents/guardians may always get in touch with their children via the Home Office.
Participants will have the opportunity to call home once within the first 5 days of the program, and once per week following. Families will receive a schedule of the days and timeframes in which they might expect a phone call home prior to trip departure. Please note that, while we provide the opportunity to call home, students are not required to do so unless otherwise deemed necessary. We recommend discussing your expectations with your student before the trip.
Custom Group Travel: The use of cell phones on a school/group trip is dependent on your group’s policy. Your group chaperone will address the policy prior to the trip.