“That put a spark in me to say, ‘This is possible. You can do this,’” Ashley remembers. “It’s all her. Every soul I touch right now is because of her.” Even with that inspiration, he couldn’t have predicted where that one question would lead. Today, Ashley takes students all over Europe on tours intensely and intricately integrated into the curriculum, and ventures even further during the summer. As he explains how much his students get out of each trip, you hear the awe of those first-time travelers in Ashley’s voice.
With so many trips to juggle, you also sense his appreciation for the teamwork that goes into making each one possible. Ashley’s taken 21 trips (and counting) with EF, and the partnership is a well-oiled machine. His Tour Consultant knows exactly how to incorporate the school’s curriculum into the itinerary, implement EF’s personalized learning guide to enhance the experience, and even take care of special requests. On each tour, Ashley’s groups visit a foreign school to get a sense for what education is like abroad, and EF makes sure they have that worked into their itinerary.