How Educational Tours Today Create the Global Citizens of Tomorrow
In today’s educational system, a lot of emphasis is put on students hitting key learning objectives set out by the government or exam board. But aside from qualifications, so much more is needed to develop a young person and get them ready for the world beyond school.
In an increasingly global world, it’s important to encourage your students to be global citizens: people who are aware of their place in the wider world and work to improve the planet. With pressing issues like climate change, gender equality and the global wealth gap, there’s never been a better time to take your students abroad to experience these issues first-hand and help them to understand how they can be part of the solution.
Experience a new culture
A school trip abroad is sometimes the first opportunity that students get to experience other cultures and hugely different ways of living. These early experiences can provide students with direction and drive to make the world a better place. It’s important to have a school trip that doesn’t just skim the surface with tourist hotspots but also shows students what everyday life is like. Homestays and school exchanges can give your students the chance to learn what it is like to grow up in countries with cultures and values vastly different to their own. Through these authentic experiences, students can become more tolerant and open-minded global citizens, trying new foods, absorbing unfamiliar family dynamics and adopting new methods of learning.