WorldStrides’ educational travel programs offer students a smorgasbord of cross-curriculum academic and personal development opportunities to ignite personal growth and enrich learning at every stage of development. No matter the destination or year level of your students – an educational tour is remembered for a lifetime.
We’ve hand-picked 7 of our top cross-curriculum destinations around the globe for you to consider when planning your next tour!
Learning areas: Language, History, Arts, Food Technology
Explore unforgettable ancient sites, sample culinary delights, discover magnificent masterpieces and of course, hone your language skills on tour in Italy. Our Italian educational travel programs are packed with immersive gallery visits, guided tours of historical hotspots and authentic interactive learning experiences, including a regional farm stay.
Learn more about our ‘La Bellissima’ Italian tour here.
Learning areas: Maths, STEM, History, Geography, Arts
Discover WorldStrides’ diverse educational tours across the USA, where students can participate in performing arts workshops in NYC, walk the halls of power in Washington D.C. or experience life as an astronaut in Alabama, uncovering the logistics of space suit theory and design, space physiology, scuba space-walk training, aeronautic design, aircraft simulations and orbital mechanics.
Learn more about our tours to the USA here.
Learning areas: History, Geography, Language
Introduce students to the fascinating paradox that is modern Japan, where ancient rituals and reverence meet cutting-edge everything. Make your way through the neon lights of Tokyo, experience an overnight stay in a ‘Ryokan’ (a traditional Japanese Inn), explore ancient temples and shrines, and even try your hand at sushi-making.
Learn more about our ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ tour here.
Learning areas: STEM, Maths, History, Civics & Citizenship
WorldStrides’ Canberra tours have much to offer students of all disciplines. Learn about the planets of our solar system and the magic of space travel at the Deep Space Communication Complex. Discover first-hand how our electoral system operates during a 90-minute educational program at the Electoral Education Centre, and participate in a historic debate re-enactment to understand the way voices are heard in a democracy, in the ‘our voices, our choices’ program at the Museum of Democracy at Old Parliament House.
Learn more about our Canberra tour here.
Learning areas: STEM, History, Sustainability, Geography
Central Australia earns top marks as an education destination. Teeming with natural wonders, unique cultural experiences and places of significance. No trip to Central Australia is complete without experiencing the rush of a flight simulator and exploring the central control room at the Royal Flying Doctors base in Alice Springs. While in Alice Springs, students will tour the MacDonnell Ranges and feast their eyes on Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm, John Flynn’s Grave, Ormiston Gorge and Anzac Hill lookout.
Other educational activities in Central Australia include The Lilla Indigenous Cultural Experience in Watarrka National Park, discover the local Anangu culture and explore the base of Uluru, and tour the town famous for its opals and underground community, Coober Pedy.
Learn more about our Central Australia tour here.
Learning areas: Health and Physical Education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Home to some of Australia’s deepest snow, Mount Hotham’s altitude makes for stunning scenery and an authentic alpine experience. The mountain features easy slopes for first timers and more advanced terrain for seasoned snow-goers. Super-wide runs provide beginners with space to learn and steep gullies invite the adventurous intermediates.
There are plenty of fun activities off the slopes including snow-shoeing the ancient Brabralung trail and learning about the indigenous peoples of the Alps.
Learn more about our Mount Hotham tour here.
Learning areas: Health & Physical Education, STEM, History, Outdoor Education
Nestled beneath spectacular mountains, Lake Tekapo located in the South Island of New Zealand, is the ideal base for students to learn to ski or improve their technique at Roundhill Ski Area and Mt Dobson. By night, the area is an internationally renowned location for stargazing – part of the UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve and students will explore the Mt St John Observatory on a guided tour.
Other activities include a visit to Tekapo Hot Springs, a hike through Hooker Valley and learn about mountain and alpine climbing at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre.
Learn more about our Lake Tekapo tour here.
Let’s get started
If you are interested in organising a trip to one of these awe-inspiring education destinations, our program consultants are available to help you plan the perfect educational program for your students. Contact us on 1800 655 661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org