ISTA presents...

Atlanta HS festival

March 14 - March 17, 2019


The price of freedom


Starting Point

At this festival we will explore modern slavery, the rise of human trafficking in the 21st Century, and how we can take action to stop it.


Out & About

A visit to the National Civil and Human Rights Museum.



Social, ethical, issues.


ISTA Event Coordinator



Atlanta International School
2890 N Fulton Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Tel: +1 404 841 3840

Host school website

Important Information

The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 14th March 2019 and finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 17th March 2019.

Information for visiting schools
Registration opens 10th January 2019.
Registration closes 24th January 2019.
Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 10th January 2019.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
All schools will need to be at Atlanta International School in time for a 4:00pm start on Thursday 14th March 2019 and may leave the school after the close at 12:30pm on Sunday 17th March 2019. Please arrange international travel accordingly.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 13th March 2019 in time for an evening meal and may leave the school on Sunday after 1:00pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Atlanta by Tuesday evening 12th March 2019 to spend Wednesday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by the 24th January 2019.


Registration fees
GBP £206 per student – member schools.
GBP £157.50 per student – host school (first 25 students).
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

GBP £10 airport transfers.
GBP £10 out and about.

Total per student
GBP £226 members, GBP £167.50 host.

GBP £50 – visiting member schools, towards catering etc.
GBP £97 – visiting non-member schools registration fee (includes meals at school).
GBP £10 airport transfers.
GBP £10 out and about.
GBP £12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
GBP £82 members.
GBP £129 non-members.

Please note:
1. A GBP £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A GBP £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A GBP £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Travel & Visas

All participants will fly into Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.
ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and will use our travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter the United States.


ISTA will book a hotel for visiting teachers and ISTA artists, close to the school.

Visiting schools
Single rooms will be booked for visiting teachers and chaperones for 3 nights from the 14th March 2019.
We work on a price range of approximately GBP£95 per person per night, including breakfast.
Visiting schools will be responsible for paying for rooms upon arrival. We can make provision for schools to pay hotel bills ahead of time.

Students will stay with host families.
There will be no charge for accommodation.
Housing will be offered for three nights from the 14th March 2019.

ISTA artists
Single rooms will be booked for ISTA artists for 4 nights from the 13rd March 2019.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 12th March 2019.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Breakfast – for visiting teachers at the hotel, for visiting students with host families.
Lunches daily provided by the host school (does not include Sunday).
Dinner – 2 evening meals provided; 3rd evening meal is the social meal for visiting teachers/chaperones and will be taken with host families for students.

ISTA artists
All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 14 March at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 17 March at 12:30 .


Atlanta International School
2890 North Fulton Drive
Atlanta, Georgia
United States of America

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• Atlanta International School