“The opportunities, the forged friendships, the professionalism of the AQ team. Parents are kept informed of any medical problems and treatment is sought quickly. Magnificent experiences in amazing parts of the world and learning life-skills at the same time.”
“This is why I chose Go Beyond instead of other service programs that were similar. I am a huge fan of ActionQuest and knew every detail would be taken care of and any questions or concerns I had would be addressed. Truly the most professional program around.”
“Since the first trip - 3 years ago- I have never worried for one second about Parker on these trips. This year we had the added complication of a celiac diagnosis and he has reported that he was never exposed and was able to eat well.”
“The portal is easy to use and informative as to what paperwork, etc is needed. The travel booked through Leah is fantastic!”
“ActionQuest gave Emma confidence and supported her desire to become a marine biologist.”
“It was all really easy! There are a lot of arrangements to make and ActionQuest has a process that works perfectly.”
“I was very impressed with the program after initially talking to Jake on the phone. He spent a lot of time answering my questions and making me feel that the program was a good fit for Aiden. The staff was always helpful when I called with questions before the trip. Leah was also very easy to work with for travel plans. Aiden's travel days went seamlessly. It was great that there were a few kids flying together from Boston, as he did not know anyone. These kids were very friendly right away, which was great. The blog was wonderful - bravo on that!!”
“Michael came home so much more mature than he was before the trip. That maturity, and more importantly self-confidence, is evident still, 3-4 weeks later. He has come up with concrete goals, clear thoughts about college and the ability to make French Toast. What great achievements while having a great time with leaders that he admired, respected and liked.”
“Professional, responsible, constructive, adventurous, life-changing, wonderful organization. This program is an investment and worth every penny. The return on your investment is your child with increased confidence, life skills, sense of adventure in the most positive sense, great stories and memories.”
“For parents, the administrative staff instilled real confidence in the care and attention our child was receiving. We could tell from Ian's experience and his reports that his counselors were as responsible as they were enthusiastic. Obviously what they are doing - diving, sailing - is exciting and interesting, but the experience, the personal growth, the real value, is personal. Ian told us he felt like his crew was family - and that includes the difficulties too. I am sure Jess, Fritz, and Pip are the reason for that. For our son, ActionQuest was unquestionably a positive life experience.”
“The best with ActionQuest was that you succeed to be an eye-opener for Lina in many different perspectives/areas and that's quite impressive! For instance, we thought that you will concentrate mainly on water activities of any kind but Lina came back home with much wider impressions then so, wow!”
“The customer service was extremely knowledgeable and professional. We were looking at other programs but this group sounded like they knew what they were doing. Also, I got the information thru the USA Gap year program which gave it even more credibility. I am extremely happy with this choice of program.”
“Porter said the program was amazing. Perfect pace - mix of busy days and slower paced days. Instructors were good role models. Boat had a great mix of people from different countries. Porter came back passionate about sailing and scuba diving. He got exposed to something he really wants to work at and continue to develop - this was perhaps the best part! He LOVED the food - coming from my child, that is a huge compliment. We also loved the phone calls and check ins.”
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