For Parents



Who is GradWeek?

Booking your son or daughter's high school graduation trip with GradWeek means booking with a company that fully staffs the trip, is present at all trip sponsored events, and is accessible on-site 24/7. No online travel company provides this level of support, professionalism, and piece of mind.


GradWeek is a division of International Student Tours, Inc. ("ISTours"). ISTours is a nationally recognized tour operator and travel company. Since 1976 we have specialized in student travel to some of the World's most popular destinations. We have been in business for over 30 years and over 500,000 young adults have traveled with us.


Credentials & Affiliations

We are a fully bonded and licensed travel company and a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, the National Tour Association, the American Society of Travel Agents, the International Air Transportation Association, the International Airline Travel Agents Network, and are a registered seller of travel with the California Attorney General's Office.





Financial Protection

ISTours is proud to participate in the California Restitution Fund, is covered by $1 million in professional liability insurance, $1 million in general liability insurance, and $1 million in errors and omissions insurance. All travel funds received by GradWeek are protected in a trust account with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. For a complete listing of all our credentials, affiliations, financial protections, and insurances, please call one of our customer service agents at (916) 850-1976. We also invite you to visit the BBB website as a reference.

Parents are welcome to travel with us on any of our trips! Through our Parent Travel Program, parents are able to travel with their son or daughter to enjoy some sun and fun of their own while their son or daughter celebrates his or her graduation. In recent years we have seen significant growth in the numbers of parents accompanying their son or daughter on their graduation trip. Our Parent Travel Program provides parents with the ability to be with their son or daughter abroad, but also provides both parents and students with enough freedom to fully enjoy all that our great destinations have to offer!


For GradWeek Parents We Offer:

  • Optional Discounted Double Occupancy Hotel Accommodations
  • Optional Luxury Hotel Accommodations (Separate from Students)
  • Meet & Greet Mixers and Cocktail Parties for all GradWeek Parents
  • Discounted Fine Dining
  • Discounted Excursion Tours (Golfing, Fishing, Diving, Sightseeing, etc.)
  • Discounted Night Events (Dinner Shows, Comedy Acts, Party Cruises, etc.)
  • Adult Travel Concierge
We also invite you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ") page for additional information. Of course our customer service agents are always happy to speak with you as well. At GradWeek we want you to feel confident and comfortable that you have selected the right tour company for your son or daughter's trip. When you travel with GradWeek, you're traveling with the best.




Communication:

We encourage our travelers to maintain contact with their family while abroad. This is why we select hotels with reliable Wi-Fi in well-developed resort areas. We encourage the use a variety of technology options in international destinations to allow our travelers to keep in contact with you. If students are traveling to a domestic location like Hawaii or Panama City Beach then staying in touch is even easier.


Our staff is:

  • Easily identifiable with Gradweek Staff shirts and ID badges
  • Housed in every hotel in which we have students
  • Available 24 hours a day
  • At every Gradweek sponsored event
  • Will assist with any problems that might arise during your son or daughter's trip