About Us

Tzell Youth Exchange, is a division of Tzell Park Ave Travel. In 2006 we acquired Bokoff Kaplan Travel and combined we have over 60 years’ experience in the travel industry. Throughout those years our agency has been working with Youth Exchange travel for more than 40 years.

Our agents specialize in and are fully dedicated to the Youth Exchange Program. These agents have been assisting students, parents and Rotarians in the complicated process of obtaining the proper student visas and providing the best possible airfares that meet the requirements of the Rotary Exchange Program.

Our team offers support, guidance and encouragement throughout the exchange process. We strive to be the leading travel and visa provider in the Youth Exchange programs.

“I have never felt more comfortable
with anyone concerning the welfare
of my child. Since my daughter was
only 16 at the time (of travel),
your reassurance made it
so much easier.”
-Parent, Australia Exchanges

Thomas J Carlsen

Tom Carlsen has been working in the travel industry for over 35 years. In 1985 he opened a storefront travel agency in New York City. That agency would eventually evolve via merges and acquisitions into Envision Travel Holdings, Inc., with 11 branches located across the country. One of those acquisitions was Bokoff Kaplan Travel in 2006. Our agency is affiliated with Tzell Travel Group and the Travel Leaders Franchise Network which provides access to an array of airline contracts. Tom has an Accounting/Business Management background. He is a veteran after serving in the US Army for three years.

Sabrina Burgett: Youth Exchange Travel Expert

Sabrina graduated from the International Air Academy in 1993, where her main focus of study was international travel. She continued her career in Travel as a reservations agent with America West Airlines, in 1994 and then continued onto a travel agency in Oregon until 1999. She then enlisted into the Navy where she was relocated and stationed to Groton, CT’s US Naval Base. In 2004 she was honorably discharged but decided to stay in Connecticut which led her to Bokoff Kaplan Travel. In 2005 she began her career as one of our top agents in our Youth Exchange department. With her experience in travel and great organizational skills she has continued to be a major asset to our team providing new ideas and ways to making the student exchange process as successful as possible.