International Travel Stories

Engage students with STEM in the real world

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Advances in STEM are creating new industries and disrupting existing ones. Educators need to ensure students are engaged in these learning areas, as the demand for scientists, researchers, engineers and other STEM related professionals is growing faster than the supply can match. It’s important that students have the chance to cultivate an interest in STEM…

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Music festivals to mark in your calendar

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As registrations for Rhapsody Rotorua open, now is the perfect time to start planning your musical calendar. We offer premier festivals in Australia, New Zealand and New York. Whether you’re looking to travel as an ensemble or an individual performer, there is something to suit your performance interests and requirements. Get ready for these upcoming…

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Exciting new tour opportunities!

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Roman Philosopher Seneca once wrote… “Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind…” As the leaders in educational travel, we’re always looking for new and exciting destinations that will spark curiosity and inspire new learnings among your students. Educational tours of Hawaii, India and Russia each offer students opportunities to journey beyond…

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On tour of the Western Front with Clare Wood

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WorldStrides’ resident history buff and team member Clare Wood recently journeyed to Belgium to explore the Western Front Battlefields. Here she shares with us the impact this experience had on her personally and professionally as advocate for the benefits of educational travel for Australian students. Recently I travelled to Flanders Field to experience the Western…

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A curriculum guide to the USA

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When it comes to educational travel, students are spoiled for choice in the USA! Its vast array of attactions and educational programs that can be tailored to areas of the Australian Curriculum including Humanities and Social Sciences, STEM, Health and Physical Education and The Arts make it an ideal destination for your next educational tour….

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La Dolce Vita Italiana! A teacher’s tale of Italy

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With more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world, Italy is literally a country full of wonders. Combined with its storied history, colourful culture and delicious local cuisine – it’s no surprise Italy is one of our most popular destinations. Here, one our travelling teachers shares with us their amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience…

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Breaking down educational barriers with cross-curriculum tours

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Studies on cross-curriculum learning have shown it can lead to increased motivation, improvement of the learning process, encourage critical thinking, interaction and reflection and promotes teamwork between students. When combining curriculums, students make connections between subjects which in turn create richer learning opportunities as the material becomes more relevant and meaningful. Here are our favourite…

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New Zealand Adventures

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Where else will you find adventure sports, rich indigenous culture and history and spectacular natural wonders? Our experiential programs to New Zealand combine all of the above and are tailored to suit your specific curriculum focuses. Whether it’s learning about geography and Maori culture at Mt Cheeseman, discovering science and snowsports at Lake Tekapo or…

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On tour of New Caledonia: An insider perspective

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Known as the Paris of the Pacific, New Caledonia is fast becoming a go-to destination for students of language. But with its rich pioneer and colonial history and diverse blend of ethnicities that call New Caledonia home, this island nation has an abundance of cultural opportunities waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Earlier this year, Katarina…

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The benefits of an immersive language tour

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Many studies have been conducted into the benefits of learning a second language, with research linking bilingualism to literacy development and improved cognitive skills such as memory and perception, as well as the ability to multi-task, problem solve, make decisions and communicate. It’s also been found that learning a second language can help you to…

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