At The Asiana Flight School (AFC), we’re here to guide you through every step toward your exciting, new travel career. From enrolling in class, to studying, to finding your new job, we have the resources you need to succeed.

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STUDENT RESOURCES

Future Students

FUTURE STUDENTS

Next Class Starts January 7- Apply Now!

If you’re interested in becoming a student at The Asiana Flight School (AFC), please check out these excellent resources.

Preparing for Class

PREPARING FOR CLASS

CREW QUARTERS
  • All utilities included in weekly rent.
  • Washer/dryer in unit.
  • Fully furnished two bedroom apartments including all dishes, bed spread, pillows, furniture, full size appliances, complimentary cable tv, wireless access in apartment, etc.
  • Sheets, pillow cases, food, laundry, and cleaning supplies are not provided.
  • Crew Quarters are located very close to the school.
  • Students will also be transported to and from school on a daily basis, accompanied to a grocery store once per week (typically on Wednesdays after class). Any additional transportation will be at the students expense via bus or taxi. Time for transportation is pre-determined by The Travel Academy.
  • Crew Quarters are located at  Lemay Lake Apartments in Eagan- surrounded by a lot of shopping!
  • All students staying in Crew Quarters are subject to a background check through the apartment complex of Royal Oaks. Individuals with felonies are not eligible to stay in Crew Quarters or The Travel Academy.
  • View Crew Quarters policies.
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
  • You may check/move in to your apartment during THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BETWEEN 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM ONLY (the week before class starts).
  • If you are unable to check/move in during the listed times, you will need to make hotel arrangements and schedule a meeting time with the Crew Quarters manager.
  • If flying: Bag fees apply for most airlines. For baggage fees, visit the airlines website you purchased your ticket from, the Crew Quarters Manager will meet you at the apartments during your scheduled arrival time. You will access SuperShuttle, at the airport, for transportation to the student apartments.
  • If driving: The Crew Quarters Manager will meet you at the apartment building where you will be staying. Please call when you are 15-20 minutes away to receive the building number.
    • Royal Oaks Leasing Office
      3515 Federal Dr.
      Eagan, MN 55122
    • Lemay Lake Leasing Office
      3005 Eagandale Pl.
      Eagan, MN 55121

    Apartment staff will not be able to assist you with move/check in.

  • Transportation to the airport after graduation is not provided and is the students’ responsibility.
  • You will be contacted by phone approximately two weeks prior to the start of class. A Crew Quarters survey will be sent via email to you. You must complete the survey to confirm travel arrangements and housing preferences. We will make every effort to accommodate house preferences, however, we cannot make guarantees. All preferences are given on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to complete the survey as soon as you receive it. The Crew Quarters Manager will respond to the survey to confirm travel arrangements.
  • While staying at Crew Quarters, all mail must be sent to the school’s location:

Att: Name of Receiver
The Asiana Flight School (AFC)

499 N.Canon Dr.Suite 308, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

PREPARING FOR CLASS
  • If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it. Wireless access is available in Crew Quarters as well as the school. Students are welcome to stay after class until 5:00 PM to work on assignments.
  • Professional dress attire is required for professional appearance checks, mock open house interviews, guest speakers, interviews, and more. It is very important to know how to dress to impress. Suits, dress shirts, make up, dress shoes, and hoisery are required.
  • All tattoos must be covered when wearing professional dress attire. Many airlines require tattoos not be visible during the interview and during your employment. Many airlines vary in their requirements for covering or having tattoos.
  • On days not requiring professional attire, business casual attire (no jeans, dress pants recommended) is required. Casual days are granted by your instructors (dressy jeans are acceptable).
  • Study the study guide and know the US airport codes and know the location of the states.
  • When applying for jobs it is essential to have your information accessible, especially when you get an interview. Bring your passport, drivers license, birth certificate, and social security card with you. These items are not required to attend The Travel Academy however, will assist you when applying for positions. If you do not currently have a passport, you can start the process by clicking here.
Study Guide

STUDY GUIDE & NEEDED DOCUMENTS

Please call your Admissions Representative to download the study guide and study prior to attending. You should also print and bring it to class on the first day of school.

Please bring the following ORIGINAL documents to class, or have them mailed once you arrive.

  1. Certified birth certificate
  2. Social security card
  3. Driver’s license or state ID
  4. Passport
  5. Green card (if applicable)
  6. High school diploma
  7. High school transcripts
  8. Other diplomas, certificates, or degrees after high school
  9. Photo copies of the above items
  10. Military discharge papers (if applicable)
  11. Total credit hours completed for each high school and college
OTHER HELPFUL DOCUMENTS
  1. Lifetime criminal history. Airlines will conduct a thorough FBI background check once employed. If you have any questions of any incidents that occurred in the past 10 years regarding moving violations or a criminal history, it may be necessary for you as an individual to conduct your own FBI background check to provide accurate information when completing applications for airline positions. IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD ANY OCCURRENCES, IT WOULD NOT BE NECESSARY TO CONDUCT A BACKGROUND CHECK ON YOURSELF. 
  2. 10 years of address history
  3. 10 years of employment history
  4. 10 years of education history
  5. Letters of recommendations from previous teachers and employers
  6. List of references including: email addresses for employers, schools, and professional references
Planning Your Arrival

PLANNING YOUR ARRIVAL

Crew Quarters & Transportation Manager Richard shows you through MSP Airport to get you to the SuperShuttle!

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM MINNEAPOLIS

All students should plan to travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota if attending class in person. There are many ways to get here by bus, train, plane and car. Please discuss your travel plans with The Travel Academy before confirming those plans to prevent arrival conflicts. The Travel Academy will do our best to accommodate your arrival, including picking you up from the airport. People who are driving will be met by a staff member at Royal Oaks/ Lemay Lake Apartments and checked into Crew Quarters.

BY PLANE- MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MSP)

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is divided into two terminals and is serviced by multiple air carriers including Delta, United, Air Canada, Frontier, American, Alaska Airlines, Spririt Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines, and Air France at Terminal 1. Southwest, Sun Country, Condor Airlines, and Iceland Air operate from Terminal 2.

BY TRAIN- AMTRAK

The St. Paul Midway Amtrak Station is directly serviced by the Amtrak Route Empire Builder from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. Many other routes connect to the Empire Builder in Chicago, allowing you to travel from the West, the South and the East. View ALL of the routes offered by Amtrak and find your nearest station. The Amtrak code to arrive in St. Paul/ Minneapolis is MSP.

BY BUS- GREYHOUND

Greyhound offers an extensive route making it very easy to travel to Minneapolis from almost anywhere in the country. Learn more about traveling by bus. Greyhound even has a stop at The Mall of America, just minutes away from our school and Crew Quarters.

School and Central Office 
RUBIO AVIATION Training Center
499 N.Canon Dr.Suite 308, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
+1 626 695-1723
+84 90 7722911
phuvn56@gmail.com

How to Dress for Class

HOW TO DRESS FOR CLASS

CLOTHING FOR CLASS

The Asiana Flight School (AFC) expects all students to dress and act professionally. We expect our students to dress “business-casual” for class. More emphasis should be on the business versus casual. Here are some guidelines:

  • We do not permit jeans, denim pants or jackets of any type, sweatpants, yoga pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, (hoodies), tennis shoes, flip-flop sandals, over the knee boots, leggings, jeggings, or any pants that are tight to your body.
  • There will be days when casual clothing will be allowed.
  • All students need to bring an interviewing suit with them to class or purchase one upon arrival.
  • Mock interviews will take place in week five prior to recruiters arriving, and a suit is essential for these functions.

Piercings 
Be aware that generally speaking this industry does not allow facial piercings. If you have gaged your earlobes or have nose, eyebrow, lip or any other pierced area that is visible with your clothing on, you will need to remove them for class. Ear piercings are allowed in class.

Tattoos 
Airlines vary their guidelines for tattoos. Please speak with an Admissions Representative for more information.

WOMEN’S ATTIRE FOR CLASS

Pants/skirts
Women can wear casual pants or skirts. Neither should be tight. Dress pants such as boot cut, or tapered leg are allowed. Skinny leg pants, straight cut, leggings, and jeggings are not allowed. Kohl’s, JC Penney’s, The Limited or Express are good stores to find these types of pants.

Appropriate Pants for Class

Dress/Skirt length and slits
The length of your dress or skirt should not be any higher than 3 inches above the middle of your knee. Anything shorter is not appropriate and not professional. The airlines will not allow your uniform to be any higher than 2.5 inches above your knee, so we are giving you an extra ½ inch.  Skirts you wear to class should not have front slits.  A side slit is fine as long as it measures one inch only. Anything higher is inappropriate. A very long skirt should not be slit to above the knee. Generally slits in the center back of a skirt to facilitate walking or stair climbing are acceptable. Slits to facilitate a view of your legs are not appropriate for business purposes.

Appropriate Skirts for Class

Shirts/Blouses/Sweaters
In addition to tailored shirts or blouses, tailored knit sweaters and sweater sets are appropriate business casual choices for women. Cotton, silk, and blends are appropriate. Velvets and shimmery fabrics suitable for parties are not appropriate. Fit should not be tight. Cleavage is not appropriate for business wear.

Shoes
Appropriate shoes for class include heels, flats, fashion boots (below the knee), sandals, and other business types of dress shoes (shown below). Not appropriate: Flip-flops, stilettos, tennis shoes, thigh high boots, or any outdoor types of boots.

Shoes Not Permitted In Class
MEN’S ATTIRE FOR CLASS

Slacks/Pants
Dress slacks or khakis, are appropriate for men to wear to class. No denim pants or jackets.

Shirts 
Long sleeved button up shirts are appropriate. You may also wear a short sleeved shirt, vest, sweaters, or polo shirts tucked in. You could also choose to wear a sports jacket.

Appropriate Shirts for Men

Shoes
Nice dress shoes should be worn. No tennis shoes, hiking boots, or sandals.

Ties
Ties are optional except on interview days.

Socks
Wear socks that go up to mid-calf so when you sit down, your skin does not show. Socks should match the color of your pants.

Facial Hair
Facial hair if worn should be well groomed.

How to Dress for Interviews

HOW TO DRESS FOR INTERVIEWS

Review the pictures to visualize how you should be dressed in an interview. As the saying goes, “Dress for the position you want- not the position you have.”

It is very important you chose clothes that look similar to these pictures. When interviewing, there are numerous basic requirements that need to be followed. Employers are looking for professional, clean and well-groomed employees with a smile on their face portraying confidence. Dress conservatively with clothes that fit and shoes that match.

These pictures are taken with professional models. If you are applying with the airlines for a flight attendant position they only ask that your height and weight be proportionate.

WOMEN
  • Wear a suit
  • A blouse with jacket and skirt or slacks is best.
  • If you wear a skirt it should not be too tight or too short.
  • The colors of choice are blue, black, gray, or brown.
  • Blouses should be of cotton or silk in a neutral color with long sleeves. They should fit comfortably (not too tight), not be wrinkled or too distracting due to loud colors.
  • A classic 34-inch square scarf that compliments the suit in color or pattern is good. Less color and less pattern is better – keep it simple.
  • If you wear a light colored suit, wear light colored stockings.
  • Do not wear contrasting colors.
  • Avoid opaque and printed stockings.

Hair

  • Your hair should be short, pulled back or up.

Nails

  • You should have clean and polished nails- not too long.
  • The polish should be clear or neutral in color.
  • Do not have long nails with a wild color or design.

Shoes

  • Pumps with 1 ½ inch heel are standard.
  • Choose a color that compliments your suit and handbag – black, brown, burgundy or navy.
  • Avoid open toe shoes, high boots, stiletto heels and white shoes.
  • Be sure to have your shoes polished and shinned (rubbing-buffing with a clean cotton towel or soft bristled brush will put a quick shine on them) and your heels are in tact.
  • Wear leather shoes, avoid suede and light fabrics.

Jewelry and Perfume

  • Do not wear large hoop or dangling earrings.
  • Wear small studs or avoid wearing earrings.
  • Do not wear more than one pair of earrings and two finger rings, one watch or bracelet.
  • Remove all non-traditional jewelry e.g. nose rings, eyebrow rings and be sure to cover all tattoos.
MEN
  • Wear a suit or sport coat and tie or at least a shirt and tie.
  • Wear dark colors: blue, brown, gray or black.

Shirts

  • Should be simple; no bright colors, French cuffs or monograms.
  • White, off white, pale blue in cotton are preferred.

Ties

  • Traditional silk- no loud colors or patterns
  • Your tie should coordinate with your attire and pulled snug to your neck.
  • Avoid ties with images or designer logos.

Socks

  • Choose a color that coordinates with your suit usually black, dark gray, dark brown, or dark blue.
  • Make sure they are long enough as to not expose your skin when you sit down.

Shoes

  • Make sure they are polished and shined (rubbing-buffing with a clean cotton towel or soft bristled brush will put a quick shine on them).
  • Avoid wearing boots- stick to dress shoes that coordinates with your attire.

Jewelry and Cologne

  • Less is better.
  • Do not wear more than one ring and multiple chains.
  • Make sure to remove earrings and cover tattoos.

Hair

  • Preferred short with no facial hair (keep sideburns trimmed)
Where is The Travel Academy?

WHERE IS THE ASIANA FLIGHT SCHOOL (AFC)?

  • RUBIO AVIATION Training Center
  • 499 N.Canon Dr.Suite 308, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • +1 626 695-1723
  • +84 90 7722911
  • phuvn56@gmail.com or tintrung@gmail.com

We are a short distance from the downtowns of both Minneapolis and St. Paul- and just minutes from MSP International Airport. The school and apartments are a few blocks away from great shopping and restaurants- plus the Mall of America is only ten minutes away!

Need A Passport?

NEED A PASSPORT?

If you plan on working in the travel industry it is highly recommended that you have a passport.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • A certified birth certificate with a registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored seal; registrar’s signature; and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Please note, some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.
  • 2 identical passport photos approximately 2×2 inches can be taken at your local drugstores, post offices, DMVs, and other locations. You must have your pictures before you can submit the passport application.
  • Print and fill out the DS-11 form in BLACK INK ONLY, but DO NOT sign it until you are told by the acceptance facility or the passport agency.
  • You must be able to present a source of primary identification that contains a photo, such as: previously issued passport, Naturalization certificate, valid driver’s license, Current government ID, or a current military ID
  • You must have a photo copy of both the front and back of your primary identification to submit with your application
  • Pay passport fees: NOT ALL Acceptance Facilities will accept credit or debit cards. Be sure to investigate what form of payment is accepted at your local facility. You can find the closest facilities to you below.

Passport Agency

Passport Acceptance Facility

* Always call to verify that your preferred form of payment is accepted.

Check out www.travel.state.gov for more information.

FBI Background Check

10 YEAR BACKGROUND CHECK

Airlines, most cruise lines, and other safety sensitive positions in the travel industry require you submit to an in-depth 10 year background check. This includes verification of all of the information below as well as fingerprinting.

Applicants will need to provide the following information on ALL applications:

DRIVING VIOLATIONS (MOVING VIOLATIONS)

If you were fined, ticketed, convicted or plead guilty you must list them.

  • Legal wording of offense – Speeding, failure to yield, etc.
  • Date – month/year it took place
  • City/state/country where it took place
  • Disposition (outcome) – Fine, probation, traffic school, suspended license, etc.

Some examples are: speeding, turning on red, running a red light, failing to yield, driving with a suspended license, careless driving, reckless driving, DUI/DWI, impaired driving, seat belt, etc. (Parking tickets and expired tabs do not apply.)

If you do not have this information, your driving record can be obtained from your local DMV – Department of Motor Vehicles. Make sure you request a 10 year history. Some states don’t have records going back that far. You can also contact your car insurance company. The DMV process can take up to several weeks, depending upon the state, so submit the request as far in advance as possible. Bring to class information on any violations you are aware of.

CRIMINAL HISTORY

If you were arrested, charged, convicted, fined, placed on probation, found guilty or plead no contest (felony, misdemeanor or otherwise) you must list it.

  • Legal wording of offense
  • Date – month/year it took place
  • City/state/country where it took place
  • Disposition (outcome) – Dismissed, fine, probation, community service, charge lowered, etc.

Some examples are: underage drinking, theft, assault, burglary, drug possession, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, trespassing, etc. Include charges or convictions that have been sealed, erased, or expunged including juvenile records.

NOTE: An arrest, charge or conviction will not necessarily prevent you from obtaining a position of employment.

If you do not have the required information to complete the criminal history, take the following steps:

  1. Contact the country court that would have the records.
  2. Contact the attorney who represented you, if applicable.
  3. Obtain a copy of your FBI background report, if neither of those above is successful. (DO NOT order a copy from the FBI website, the  current processing time is 14-16 weeks). Find a channeler in your area that is approved by the FBI. They can assist you in getting your report much quicker. There are costs involved, and you will be required to get fingerprints.

If you have NO criminal history, or you have the required information, you DO NOT NEED to order an FBI report

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES

You must provide 10 years of permanent residence history. Permanent means a place you physically lived and received mail at. You do not need to include college dorms as they are considered a temporary residence.

  • Street address, city, state, zip code
  • Dates – Month/year
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
  • Name/address/phone number of current and past employer’s
  • Dates of employment
  • Names of supervisors
  • Job duties
  • Starting and ending salaries
  • Names/phone contacts for people who can verify your whereabouts if you were self-employed, not working or on a summer break.
EDUCATION HISTORY
  • Name/address/phone number of school
  • Dates of attendance
  • Name while attending
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT DUI AND MINOR CONSUMPTION

There are general hiring rules due to Canadian law for people who have a minor consumption (underage drinking of alcohol) or DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol) offense on their record. To be a flight attendant for any airline, people must have the ability to travel freely in and out of Canada regardless of the airline’s route, as it may be necessary to divert to Canada as a result of an emergency.

Generally speaking, getting hired with a minor consumption on one’s record is much less difficult than having a DUI. However, both scenarios are subjective and evaluated individually.

  • For a minor consumption, the outcome may vary depending on the time the offense.
  • For a DUI, people may apply for a Deemed Rehabilitation (Canadian Waiver) five (5) years after they have completed their sentence and/or probation. All airlines will administer a 10-year FBI background check. These cases are evaluated individually.

Please click here for more complete information.


Current Students

CURRENT STUDENTS

Local Transportation

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

There are many great attractions in the Twin Cities- including Mall of America, Valley Fair, Minnehaha Falls, and many others. You can enjoy them using the excellent public transit system called Metro Transit.

Metro_Transit_Logo

Eagan also has a great system called the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.

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You can also use Gold & Green Taxi and Limo.

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Work While Attending

WORK WHILE ATTENDING

The Travel Academy and Royal Oaks Apartments are located approximately 15 minutes from the Mall of America. The Mall of America has over 500 retail stores, a 13-acre amusement park, and an aquarium. There are usually jobs available at the mall or one of the many restaurants in or around the mall. It is very easy to obtain a job while attending class and for students who don’t have much work experience it is a great way to build up your resumes in preparation for applying to airlines, airports, travel agencies and more. In fact, many students continue living in our student apartments after graduating to continuously work directly with our Placement staff until they have secured the job of their choice.

Find thousands of jobs available in Mall of America and the Eagan area.

Student Housing Policies

CREW QUARTERS (BY STUDENT HOUSING SERVICES)

Student housing (Crew Quarters) is owned and operated wholly by Student Housing Services LLC (SHS). Obtaining housing from SHS is not required to attend TTA. Click here for more information on housing.

International students- Speak with an Admissions Recruiter to learn about international student housing details and cost. 

  Cost (USD)
Housing (if paid before the 30-day deadline) $1,650-2,150
Refundable Security Deposit (if housing is in "move-in ready" condition upon checkout $250
 
Need a Passport?

NEED A PASSPORT?

If you plan on working in the travel industry it is highly recommended that you have a passport.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • A certified birth certificate with a registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored seal; registrar’s signature; and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Please note, some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.
  • 2 identical passport photos approximately 2×2 inches can be taken at your local drugstores, post offices, DMVs, and other locations. You must have your pictures before you can submit the passport application.
  • Print and fill out the DS-11 form in BLACK INK ONLY, but DO NOT sign it until you are told by the acceptance facility or the passport agency.
  • You must be able to present a source of primary identification that contains a photo, such as: previously issued passport, Naturalization certificate, valid driver’s license, Current government ID, or a current military ID
  • You must have a photo copy of both the front and back of your primary identification to submit with your application
  • Pay passport fees: NOT ALL Acceptance Facilities will accept credit or debit cards. Be sure to investigate what form of payment is accepted at your local facility. You can find the closest facilities to you below.

Passport Agency

Passport Acceptance Facility

* Always call to verify that your preferred form of payment is accepted.

Check out www.travel.state.gov for more information.


Graduates

GRADUATES

Graduates- take a look at these awesome links with a lot of helpful information.

Graduate Career Services

CAREER SERVICES

Our Career Services Department brings the classroom and the “real world” together. More than simply “job placement”, our Career Services Department will take the time to get to know you and your goals in order to come up with a career plan that fits you.

On-Site Recruitment Events

Our on-site recruitment events are wonderful opportunities to interview with travel agencies, airlines, cruise lines, tour companies, car rental companies, hotels & resorts, and many more. Airlines, cruise lines, and travel agencies fly recruiters to The Travel Academy to interview and hire our students even before they graduate. You don’t need to look for employers- they come right to you! Not only that, our Career Services Department will:

• Help you identify your strengths to leverage in your job search and negotiations

• Develop a personalized career plan- complete with well-defined goals, clear action items, and alternative career options

• Frequently “check-in” to keep specific action items on track

• Prepare you for applications and interviews- including résumés and cover letters, professional dress & etiquette, interviewing techniques, and much more

• Assist in selecting the job offer that best suits your personality and long term career goals

• Train you on salary and job acceptance negotiations

• Provide ongoing support as your career moves forward*

* Graduates must meet minimum requirements to receive ongoing career services. Ask an Admissions Recruiter for more details.

How to Dress for Interviews

HOW TO DRESS FOR INTERVIEWS

Review the pictures to visualize how you should be dressed in an interview. As the saying goes, “Dress for the position you want- not the position you have.”

It is very important you chose clothes that look similar to these pictures. When interviewing, there are numerous basic requirements that need to be followed. Employers are looking for professional, clean and well-groomed employees with a smile on their face portraying confidence. Dress conservatively with clothes that fit and shoes that match.

These pictures are taken with professional models. If you are applying with the airlines for a flight attendant position they only ask that your height and weight be proportionate.

WOMEN
  • Wear a suit
  • A blouse with jacket and skirt or slacks is best.
  • If you wear a skirt it should not be too tight or too short.
  • The colors of choice are blue, black, gray, or brown.
  • Blouses should be of cotton or silk in a neutral color with long sleeves. They should fit comfortably (not too tight), not be wrinkled or too distracting due to loud colors.
  • A classic 34-inch square scarf that compliments the suit in color or pattern is good. Less color and less pattern is better – keep it simple.
  • If you wear a light colored suit, wear light colored stockings.
  • Do not wear contrasting colors.
  • Avoid opaque and printed stockings.

Hair

  • Your hair should be short, pulled back or up.

Nails

  • You should have clean and polished nails- not too long.
  • The polish should be clear or neutral in color.
  • Do not have long nails with a wild color or design.

Shoes

  • Pumps with 1 ½ inch heel are standard.
  • Choose a color that compliments your suit and handbag – black, brown, burgundy or navy.
  • Avoid open toe shoes, high boots, stiletto heels and white shoes.
  • Be sure to have your shoes polished and shinned (rubbing-buffing with a clean cotton towel or soft bristled brush will put a quick shine on them) and your heels are in tact.
  • Wear leather shoes, avoid suede and light fabrics.

Jewelry and Perfume

  • Do not wear large hoop or dangling earrings.
  • Wear small studs or avoid wearing earrings.
  • Do not wear more than one pair of earrings and two finger rings, one watch or bracelet.
  • Remove all non-traditional jewelry e.g. nose rings, eyebrow rings and be sure to cover all tattoos.
MEN
  • Wear a suit or sport coat and tie or at least a shirt and tie.
  • Wear dark colors: blue, brown, gray or black.

Shirts

  • Should be simple; no bright colors, French cuffs or monograms.
  • White, off white, pale blue in cotton are preferred.

Ties

  • Traditional silk- no loud colors or patterns
  • Your tie should coordinate with your attire and pulled snug to your neck.
  • Avoid ties with images or designer logos.

Socks

  • Choose a color that coordinates with your suit usually black, dark gray, dark brown, or dark blue.
  • Make sure they are long enough as to not expose your skin when you sit down.

Shoes

  • Make sure they are polished and shined (rubbing-buffing with a clean cotton towel or soft bristled brush will put a quick shine on them).
  • Avoid wearing boots- stick to dress shoes that coordinates with your attire.

Jewelry and Cologne

  • Less is better.
  • Do not wear more than one ring and multiple chains.
  • Make sure to remove earrings and cover tattoos.

Hair

  • Preferred short with no facial hair (keep sideburns trimmed)
Retake Options

RETAKE OPTIONS

The Travel Academy welcomes past graduates who want to retake a course- as a refresher or just for fun! Please view the following retake policies.

  • If you graduated from our 120-Hour Overview, you would only need to pay the difference between the two programs to upgrade to the Travel and Customer Relations Program. If you graduated from the Travel and Customer Relations Program, you can retake the course free of charge.
  • All seats awarded to retake students are per space availability.

Hotel Accommodations

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Would you like to visit The Travel Academy before attending, or maybe have your parents or friends visit? For security reasons, The Travel Academy cannot allow anyone other than current students or past graduates to stay at our student housing facility. However, The Travel Academy has teamed up with a few hotels around the Eagan and Bloomington area to make sure you and your visitors are as comfortable as possible.

The TownPlace Suites and Spring Hill Suites are located in Eagan.

We also suggest the following hotels.

Courtyard by Marriott is located in Bloomington (near the airport) and is about a 15 minute drive from the school and student housing.

The Country Inns & Suites is located near the Mall of America.

Extended Stay located on 3015 Denmark Ave in Eagan, is close to The Travel Academy. The Extended Stay is a great option for family or friends visiting students or graduates of The Travel Academy. This is also a great option for a long term stay if students wish to forgo the student housing apartments.

 

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
3000 Denmark Ave Eagan, MN 55121-  Just two minutes from The Travel Academy and less than 10 minutes from student housing.
1.866.767.0285.

 

Holiday Inn Minneapolis Airport SE
2700 Pilot Knob Rd. Eagan, MN 55121- Less than 10 minutes from The Travel Academy and student housing
1.866.925.8656

 

Hampton Inn Minneapolis
3000 Eagandale Pl. Eagan, MN 55121- 5 minutes from The Travel Academy and student housing
1.866.925.2907

 

Country Inn & Suites
3035 Holiday Lane Eagan, MN 55121- less than 5 minutes from The Travel Academy and less than 10 minutes from student housing
1.866.538.1316

 

TownePlace Suites Marriott – Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport – Eagan
3615 Crestridge Dr Eagan, MN 55122.  866-538-6217, this property is located 3 blocks from student housing and less than 10 minutes from The Travel Academy.

 

SpringHill Suites Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
3635 Crestridge Dr. Eagan, MN 55122. Sister property to TownePlace Suites- also located 3 blocks from student housing and less than 10 minutes from The Travel Academy.
1.866.538.6292

 

Residence Inn by Marriott Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
3040 Eagandale Pl. Eagan, MN 55121- 5 minutes from The Travel Academy and student housing
1.866.925.7879

Local Transportation

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

There are many great attractions in the Twin Cities- including Mall of America, Valley Fair, Minnehaha Falls, and many others. You can enjoy them using the excellent public transit system called Metro Transit.

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Eagan also has a great system called the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.

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You can also use Gold & Green Taxi and Limo.

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Travel Industry Updates

Ashley Y.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT / TRANS STATES AIRLINES (US AIRWAYS/UNITED AIRLINES CARRIER)

The Asiana Flight School (AFC) was the best school for me. Since I came here, I learned a lot, especially flight attendant training and duties. The Travel Academy also provided the best instructors. They taught me like I was their own child. They answered all of my questions, and they were always there for me. Without The Travel Academy, I would not have gotten this far with this opportunity. Thank you so much!