Stories by Steph Delaporte

Where an educational tour can take students

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Brett Sampson, WorldStrides International Destination Specialist, reflects on his Year 10 class tour to Italy and delves into the personal and academic benefits it delivered – from developing confidence and discovering his passion, to speaking the language with locals. Brett, what were the highlights of your tour? One of my favourite memories was visiting the…

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Tips to help you build excitement for your tour

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Now that your tour details are locked in, it’s time to get students excited and parents on board! This should be your number one priority in getting your tour off the ground. The more time you put into creating excitement and anticipation amongst your students, the more successful your tour will be. We’ve put together…

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5 TED talks to inspire students

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Inspire and motivate your students in the classroom by sharing these powerful talks from some of the greatest young minds in the world. We have selected 5 TED talks that will spark meaningful conversations and empower students in all aspects of their life! A 12 year old app developer Thomas Suarez taught himself how to…

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Help end youth homelessness in Melbourne

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Melbourne City Mission (MCM) is a charity organisation that (among many other initiatives) work to reduce youth homelessness in Victoria. On Thursday 16 May, 8 of our very own team members joined 1900 others to brave the cold, uncomfortable conditions for Sleep at the ‘G, a mass sleepover at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to raise…

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Travel tips for students

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Are you planning a school tour or about to take your students on an educational adventure? We’ve collated a list of the non-negotiables, the tips and tricks that even the most seasoned traveller should implement into their pre-departure routine. Share with your students, friends of fellow colleagues! The really important stuff first Register on smart…

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Best of Asia

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If you had all the free time in the world, where would you spend your time abroad? With Asia in our backyard, it’s hard to overlook this astonishing continent with its diverse landscapes, fascinating history, authentic cultural experiences and endless learning opportunities – Asia is the perfect place to take students on an educational adventure!…

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Destination Spotlight: Northern Territory

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Renowned for its spellbinding national parks, abundant wildlife, stunning gorges, and ancient Aboriginal culture, it’s no surprise the Red Centre scored a spot in the top 5 best regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 guide. A visit to the Red Centre can be incorporated into a fun-educational-packed program through the Northern Territory, providing…

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Take a journey with us to Japan

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Known for its abundance of dry snow and excellent terrain for learning, Myoko Kogen is the perfect place to take your students on a snowsports adventure. With 16 metres of snowfall this season, Myoko Kogen saw double the snowfall of popular resorts in the nearby Hakuba Valley and Nozawa Onsen. Boasting nine different ski resorts…

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The impact of educational travel

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Cultural immersion, foreign languages and historical landmarks are just a few experiences students encounter on an educational tour. Besides the obvious benefits, educational travel changes students’ lives for the better, with a lasting impact on their worldview and the way they interact with others. “We boarded the plane with most of us not knowing what…

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