It has been an extraordinary year, one full of challenge and uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of our lives. The nature of our work, our play, our forms of communication, and the shapes of our communities have changed, and we're changing with it.  


EPI continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and adapt its policies and procedures so that–when it is time to travel again--you can do so with the safety and flexibility you need.

COVID-19 - We're in this together

No-Risk Enrollment

The No-Risk Enrollment program is available to participants who have enrolled in a 2021 or 2022 program after August 15, 2020. 

  •  If you cancel your participation in an EPI program prior to January 1st 2021, you will receive a 100% cash refund.  This offer is available for any program and any reason.  It's that easy.

Worry Free, COVID-19 Cancellation

In light of the uncertainties around COVID-19, EPI has adapted its cancellation policies to provide travelers with needed security and flexibility. Worry-Free Cancellation is available to travelers who have enrolled in a 2021 or 2022 program after August 15th, 2020.​

Read our full COVID-19 Cancellation Policy.

Enhanced Risk Management

The safety of EPI's participants is its top priority, and we have adapted additional procedures to assess and minimize the risks associated with COVID-19. These practices address risk management in three critical phases.EPI minimizes the risk of COVID-19 before the course begins by:

  • Establishing clear criteria for program cancellation due to elevated COVID outbreaks

  • Requesting all participants abide by precautionary measures such as physical distancing and use of face coverings during the 14 days prior to course

  • Prohibiting participants with COVID-19 symptoms, or those with close to contact with those experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, from participating in the program.

​EPI reduces the risk during the program by:

  • Conducting daily health screenings

  • Requiring physical distancing and the use of face coverings

  • Conducting the majority of the program in outdoor settings

  • Limiting group sizes and taking numerous, other precautionary measures.

EPI will respond to any COVID 19 related on-course incident by:

  • Following strict Personal Protection protocols during first aid and care

  • Isolating the participant from the rest of the group

  • Activating its Emergency Response System and securing testing following the directions of local health services.

  • Create quarantine conditions as necessary.

For more a more detailed review of EPI's Risk Management protocols for COVID-19, please see our Policies & Logistics.


Do you have additional questions or concerns?



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