It’s generally well understood that school trips abroad offer students an opportunity to learn outside of the four walls of a classroom. But why is this important? By taking students out of the classroom and into real life situations, students are forced to actively think for themselves. Real world experience is said to be the most successful learning mechanism for all learning types. A school trip abroad can provide students with endless opportunities to improve their personal development, such as confidence, self-esteem, leadership and independent thinking. Furthermore, not only can field trip excursions create stronger bonds between students and teachers, but they can also help to re-engage demotivated students. Field trips can help students understand the bigger picture, showing them how what they learn in the classroom relates to real life and why it is important.
Through school trips abroad, students are exposed to cultures and experiences that they wouldn’t usually have access to. By opening up a student’s mind to different cultures, they will gain a wider understanding of the world and appreciation for other peoples’ ways of life. What’s more, with overseas school trips, students are given an opportunity to visit the countries, cities and historic landmarks that are key locations in the curriculum taught in their classrooms. The history, art, culture, and music come to life right in front of them, allowing them to gain a level of understanding that just isn’t possible through a book.
School trips overseas are a brilliant way for students of language to push their skills to the limit, by allowing them to test their foreign language skills with native speakers, in real-time, real-life scenarios. However, that’s not to say overseas excursions are restricted to language students. Even if you’re an art teacher, science teacher, or even a PE teacher, learning even the most basic phrases of a language while travelling overseas can boost students engagement and enjoyment. Our school trips can be tailored to suit your students’ learning requirements, so if you’re looking for a subject-focused itinerary with a hint of culture and language, you’ve come to the right place! Steer clear of school trip providers who don’t customise!
School trips don’t just benefit the students, though. They also improve teachers’ CVs and resumes, are a way to develop teaching and leadership skills, and prove professional develop.
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