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 we were getting into, little did we know this would be the best experience of our lives so far” – Student, Lumen Christi College, Italy tour
When your students return home from being on an educational tour, you will notice a positive shift in them personally.
Independence is developed
Finding your bearings and learning how to navigate new places can be a daunting yet exhilarating task. When students are on tour, they use problem-solving skills to find their way and learn how to deal with language barriers, while also managing their own time and money. This helps boost confidence and allows students to think for themselves, returning home with a newfound understanding of who they are as individuals.
Students become more accepting and are more appreciative
When students interact with people from other cultures, this causes a change in perception. It makes them more curious and accepting, and more likely to consider cultural contexts. Travel also increases empathy for others, and students become more aware of how they live and learn in comparison to others.
Students learn to love learning
On an educational tour, students are inspired to think differently about a subject area when they can see, touch or smell the very things they have learnt about in the classroom. They return with a deeper connection and greater motivation for their studies.
As students are taken out of their comfort zone, and into unfamiliar territory, they explore new places and are immersed in new cultures, questioning their preconceived ideas. This enriching experience challenges students to open their minds regarding food, friends and basic needs.
New friendship bonds
Cultural immersion through travels can also help break down language barriers and open new channels of lifelong communication. Exploring a new place opens doors to establish new friendships and relationships that never would have been acquired without travelling.
Your students will carry these experiences with them forever, and they’ll always remember you as the teacher who made it possible. If you’d like to get started now, our program consultants are available to help you plan the perfect educational program – contact us on 1800 655 661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org