The Black College Tour gave me the chance to experience what Black College life is like first hand. When I walked on the campus of Howard, I knew this is where I belonged.
- Tina Peterson
Educational Student Tours is a proven leader in the field of student travel to our historically Black colleges and universities. Our tours have been featured on television and radio, in newspapers and magazines. We have received numerous awards on the city, county, state and national level. This recognition has come about as a result of our complete dedication to the future of our youth. We consistently work very hard to make sure that every aspect of each tour is developed with the highest quality and organization as top priorities. Our Black College Tour is a powerful, inspirational, fun-filled experience. While on tour you will discover a warm accepting atmosphere in which you can thrive and reach your full potential.
Through the EST Black College Tour experience you will have a solid foundation upon which to make the very best college choice. Join EST and other students from across the nation as we once again, embark on a journey to a brighter future. Discover the path that will take you to the fulfillment of your career choice. Feel the power and pride of our historically Black colleges and universities!
Experience first hand an educational environment that is based on your success. All of this and so much more awaits you. Call us today, to find out more about this outstanding educational opportunity and what it can mean to your future!
Download the Black College Tour 2015 flyer (includes initial deposit form) [PDF]
What the Tour Includes
- Round-trip airfare from LAX
- 5 night hotel accommodations
- Bus transportation
- Round-the-click tour director
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Visits to special attractions
Tour A: Departs Sunday, March 27, 2016
Tour B: Departs Sunday, April 3, 2016
Day 1 – Sunday
Arrive in Atlanta, Georgia
Visit Dr. Martin Luther King Center including:
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Boyhood home, and Burial site
Day 2 – Monday
Visit Clark-Atlanta in Atlanta, GA
Visit Spelman or/Morehouse in Atlanta, GA
Visit Tuskegee University in Atlanta, GA
Evening hotel stay in Tuskegee, AL
Day 3 – Tuesday
Depart to Tucaloosa, AL
Visit Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL with lunch on campus
Depart to Talledega
Visit Talledega University in Talledega, AL with dinner on campus
Day 4 – Wednesday
Early morning departure to Nashville, TN
Visit Fisk University in Nashville, TN with lunch on campus
Depart for St. Louis, MO for evening hotel stay with dinner en route
Day 5 – Thursday
Depart St. Louis, MO for Jefferson City, MO
Visit Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO with lunch on campus
Depart for Springfield, MO for evening hotel stay with dinner en route
Day 6 – Friday
Depart Springfield, MO for Little Rock, AK
Visit Philander Smith in Little Rock, AK with lunch on campus
Visit Central High School in Little Rock, AK
Depart for LAX
What the Tour Includes
- Round-trip airfare from LAX*
- Five days and hotel accommodations
- Land transportation
- Campus tours
- Meetings with college admissions officials
- Daily breakfast and dinner
- Professional night-time hotel security guards
- Pre-departure orientation meeting in Los Angeles
- Visits to important historical sites
* air transportation can be arranged from other cities
Clark Atlanta, Dillard, Jackson State, Morehouse,
Spelman, Tuskegee, and Xavier
Bennett, Clark Atlanta, Hampton, Howard, Morehouse,
Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, and Spelman.
Price The total price of each tour is $1,499 for students and $1,690 for adults. This amount is payable in one payment or installments. EST now accepts all major credit cards.
Deposit A $300 deposit ($200 of which is non-refundable) is required to reserve a space on the tour. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be established when each tour sells out.
After the $300 deposit ($200 of which is non-refundable) has been made, the balance of the tour cost can be paid in three equal payments of $399.67 each for students and $463 for adults. These payments are due on the following dates:
(Tour A) November 15, 2015, January 15, 2016 and February 15, 2016.
(Tour B) January 1, 2016, March 1, 2016 and April 1, 2016.
(Tour C) TBD
(Tour D) TBD
* All payments must be received on or before the due dates for your scheduled tour. Please keep this this web page as a reminder of the due dates. You will not be billed.
A $50 late fee will be automatically added to your account if your payments are not received by the due dates listed above.
If a tour participant has to cancel, the following cancellation policy will apply:
|60 days prior to departure||1st installment payment plus non-refundable deposit|
|30 days prior to departure||No refund|
Frequently Asked Questions
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