Saving Time and Reducing Stress
I wish there were someone who could do this planning for me!”
So exclaimed a friend of founder Janice Caine in the midst of trying to coordinate the plans for an East Coast college trip — all the while trying to hold down a full-time job, figuring out what to make for dinner, wondering when she’d get to the store for groceries and who would pick up the kids from their various activities — never mind that she still needed to figure out arrangements for college test prep and visits to the local high school college fairs.
So many parents of college-bound teens face this same dizzying schedule and frenzy of responsibilities. Add the time needed to manage the logistics for multiple college visits and it’s enough to put anyone over the edge…
In a perfect world, we’d like our college-bound teens to take on the responsibility of handling these arrangements. But how do we expect them to add one more time-consuming task to a day that’s already overcommitted?
Arranging for your own customized campus visit itinerary allows you flexibility not offered by pre-scheduled, student-only college tours. You choose the dates that are most convenient for your family – you’re not tied to a fixed departure date. And more importantly, you have the opportunity to select the specific schools that you want to visit.
Most college tours adhere to a pre-scheduled itinerary and participants cannot deviate from that route. For instance, on a given day, some teens might be interested in visiting both schools on an itinerary – but on a pre-scheduled group tour, they may have to choose either one or the other. Or, there might be a morning or afternoon when they are not interested in visiting either of the two colleges on the itinerary – but they are locked into the pre-arranged tour choices.
At Custom College Visits, we work with your family to ensure that you make the most of your time on the road – visiting the schools that are of specific interest to you and your teen, at your convenience.
Bonding Time With Your Teen
Time seems to pass faster and faster as our kids grow older – and the high school years seem to fly by. The frenzied life of a teenager offers little in the way of quality family time, especially during the junior and senior years of high school. Combine that with parents’ day-to-day responsibilities, and it’s understandable why there are few opportunities for bonding. So while the college road trip is not what most of us think of as a typical vacation, it’s a chance for you and your teen to do things together, either one-on-one or with the whole family. Getting away from the everyday routine and experiencing something out of the ordinary will undoubtedly bring about great conversations and wonderful memories. Custom College Visits’ planning process encourages you and your teen to work together to decide on the arrangements for your particular college visit itinerary – and we’re with you every step of the way to handle all the details.