FOR EVERY TOUR BOOKED WITH TRAVEL ITALIAN STYLE
WE'RE DONATING 2% TO FLYTE. IT'S THAT SIMPLE.
 

Travel Italian Style was created because our founder had the wonderful opportunity and the means to step on a plane to Italy for the very first time in 2006. It was an amazing experience that changed her life.

However, not everyone is this fortunate--but we knew there was a way to help.  This is what led us to become a proud partner of FLYTE (Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education).

Did you know?

  • Every year, only 1% of college students study abroad.
  • Less then 10% of students have studied abroad at some point in their academic career.
  • 65% of Americans do not have a passport.

We were as surprised as you, but that doesn't mean we can't HELP change theSE numbers!


What is FLYTE?

FLYTE is a nonprofit organization that helps with the logistical support and funding for teachers looking to provide cultural context for what they teach. The organization hopes to create young leaders by helping them experience other areas of the world and become global citizens.

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FLYTE was co-founded by Matthew Kepnes, also known in the travel world as Nomadic Matt, in 2015.

An intrepid globetrotter, blogger, and the New York Times Bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter.

 

Courtney Dalton is the co-founder and Executive Director of FLYTE.

While pursuing her degree at UW-Stevens Point, she fell in love with travel and spent a year studying abroad in the beautiful cities of Krakow, Poland, and in Szeged, Hungary.

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Why does Travel Italian Style support FLYTE?

Travel Italian Style Founder, Cassandra with the team at FLYTE during a NYC Travel Event.

Travel Italian Style Founder, Cassandra with the team at FLYTE during a NYC Travel Event.

Here at Travel Italian Style, we support the notion that travel changes lives. It promotes new outlooks, helps you build character and gives you incredible experiences that will remain with you forever.

We believe no one should be without the opportunity to travel  and we know together with the team at FLYTE we will inspire, motivate & make a dream come true for many students throughout the USA.

Travel Italian Style Founder, Cassandra with the team at FLYTE helping out at a local soup kitchen in NYC during the holidays.

Travel Italian Style Founder, Cassandra with the team at FLYTE helping out at a local soup kitchen in NYC during the holidays.

 

The money donated will go directly towards paying for a students’ airfare, meals, school books, ground transportation, and accommodations when they abroad.

Just think, not only will you, as a client of Travel Italian Style be enjoying an unforgettable vacation to Italy you will also be changing the lives of others just by purchasing a trip with us! This is what we call la vita e bella (life is beautiful).

This partnership not only offers the monetary support to pay for our programs. It is an example of the travel industry giving back, making travel a catalyst for social good.
— Matt Kepnes

If you can't make it on a trip this year but would still to love to join this cause, you can donate directly on the FLYTE website here. To read more on Matt Kepnes' story and mission behind FLYTE check out his interview on our blog.

The best way to find yourself,
is to lose yourself in the service of others.

-Ghandi