Custom College Visits was founded by Janice Caine in 2009. Janice is a mom of a recent college graduate and a college junior.
For Janice, college visit planning began when she was researching colleges with her daughter Brittany. An international meeting and travel planner by trade, Janice found that the world of college searches wasn’t very different. She took to it like a duck to water.
The idea for starting a company that offered customized college tour itineraries came into focus when friends sought out Janice’s expertise. It just seemed so much easier to delegate to someone who understood the complete process backward and forward and who they could depend on to make each college tour a success.
Word got around and in 2009 Janice started focusing on Custom College Visits full-time. Since then, she has had the privilege of assisting families from the U.S. and overseas (including the UK, China, Hong Kong, Africa and India) pave a successful road to college.
Having spent many years putting together travel itineraries, and knowing from personal experience how stressful planning a multi-day college trip can be, Janice focuses on the specific needs of each family. Whether Skyping with a teen about on-campus arrangements, emailing a parent about the itinerary, or checking in during a trip, Janice is there to provide on-on-one guidance and support.
Janice loves working directly with parents and teens from the initial consultations to the on-campus logistics and arrangements, travel research, and itinerary planning. She also handles college relations.
What have been some of Janice’s most challenging and rewarding moments?