Founded by Janice and Alan Caine, the idea for Custom College Visits grew out of their daughter’s college visit experiences. She had made the decision to head east from California to attend Smith College in Massachusetts. As they looked back over her college search journey and discussed with her the main factors that helped her make her final choice, they discovered that the customized campus visits Janice had designed were a key factor in her decision. Not the week-long bus tours up and down the east coast visiting colleges she had no interest in, not the expensive marketing pieces that filled the mailbox every day nor the virtual tours online, but actually being on campus – meeting faculty, coaches and students with real experiences and enthusiasm for the institutions.
Realizing the importance of these in-depth campus visits and seeing a need for assistance among college-bound teens and their families, the couple decided to share Janice’s unique planning process.
Founder of Custom College Visits, Janice Caine brings to the company over twenty years of travel industry and meeting-planning experience. She has an extensive background creating individual and group travel itineraries — many requiring complex logistics and extensive research about domestic and international destinations. Janice’s expertise includes creating, operating and marketing customized special interest and VIP tours for large, international tour operators; deluxe incentive tours, meetings and conferences for corporate clients; and familiarization trips for the travel trade.
As the parent of a college senior and a high school senior, she has hands-on experience with the time-consuming details related to planning multiple college campus visits.
Janice’s primary responsibility is to work directly with clients handling initial consultations, on-campus logistics, and travel research and itinerary planning. She is also responsible for college relations.
Janice holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College.
Alan handles business and partner development as well as operations details and IT needs for the company.
Alan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University .