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How to become an ALTO Member
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Be a leader, join ALTO's Global Community of Industry professionals and get access to our top-level calendar of seminars, networking events and industry information. ALTO Membership is open to businesses, associations and the leaders of those organisations involved in language and/or educational travel.

1. Register online, follow the easy steps to submit your initial application. Once you have completed the online registration form, the Association Manager will contact you with with the entry criteria you need to meet and with further information on the full application process. 

2. Submit your answers to the entry criteria and ask for recommendation by two Full members of the association. 

Annual Membership Fees for ALTO are listed below (last updated Nov 2015):

  • Full Members 1,490 EUR
  • Associate Trading Members 1,490 EUR
  • Associate Non-Trading Members 350 EUR

For NEW members* joining the association there is a first year pro rata membership fee reduction as per the table below:

Membership registration date

Pro rata fee

Membership fee

01/01 – 31/03


1490 EUR

01/04 – 30/06


1117.50 EUR

01/07 – 30/09


745 EUR

01/10 – 31/12


372.50 EUR

*NEW member is an organisation that hasn't held ALTO membership in the past 2 years. The pro rata membership fee doesn’t apply to organisations whose membership has lapsed. New members will be invoiced for the full amount of the membership fee from the following January.

The pro rata membership fees are only available to Full and Associate Trading members. Associate Non-Trading members have a reduced annual 350 EUR membership fee available all year round.

How to pay your membership fee

Please see our bank information

Not sure which membership category you fit?

Here are the descriptions of the three membership categories within ALTO:

  • Full Membership is for language travel agencies and schools engaged in sending and/or receiving students for "in country" language courses. Each Full Member organisation has one vote at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Associate Trading Membership is for domestic language schools, language course providers, publishers, and other organisations that supply auxiliary services to language travel agencies, operators, and schools. This category is non-voting.
  • Associate Non-Trading Membership is for organisations such as language teachers' associations, trade associations, official recognition bodies, and accreditation agencies.

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