An amazing race, and more…
To society, enticing young people to travel and see the world should be a priority. These are our future leaders, after all. Youth are resilient, resourceful, and looking to leave home in order to build relationships with others like them.
The traditional approach to travelling abroad is muddling along on bus tours, admiring the scenery, appreciating the architecture – a great experience if you are older. Youth, however, have a desire to interact with the culture and experience the social aspects of the new territory.
They thrive on experiencing and debating the social controls and problems within a society, having different politics and a different history. They look into the guts of an unfamiliar culture and acquire a true and rounded education by becoming fully informed through their social interactions. Our School Tours capture exactly that!
We have spent many hours consulting with educational psychologists, teachers and educational experts to gather insight into how we can get deep into the psyche of a teenager, and create tours that bring the right level of education into a life-changing adventure.
It’s all about Education in Travel – an amazing race, and more…
The education factor in overseas travel for teenagers is already huge, but it is not always focused. Travel agents tend to think of one thing only when designing trips such as these – the travel stuff! Not us. We are no ordinary Travel Agents!
The instinct is to automatically include a visit to a museum, or to a popular tourist destination. We acknowledge the importance of museum visits, historical site visits, seeing beautiful landscapes…
But the standard ‘travel agent’ approach lacks in an experience that creates an engagement and social interaction with the different worlds.
Our ’un-ordinary’ approach is quite simple really:
- We find the right route and create a good itinerary (just like any other travel agent would do), one that incorporates efficient modes of transport and eliminates time wasted in airports, stations and on buses.
- Then we dissect the itinerary into various elements, considering a few very important factors: what kind of education can this experience bring? ‘Overseas’ is not just historical or cultural – it is sport, it is tradition, it is geography, it is language, it is scientific, it is mathematical, it’s music – it is life.
We do what we do best – we turn it all into an adventure, a challenge, an experience…
- Social Media
- Random Acts of Kindness
- Social interactions with new cultures
- An education no classroom could ever provide