Our school integration program is designed for the students and teachers who wish to visit Australian schools to establish international connection and friendships, widen their global vision, and have educational and academic experiences. The program aims to build a real-life connection between international visitors and local students, strengthening their international understanding and embracing cultural diversities which are crucial concepts in our contemporary and globalized world.
What do we offer?
Study Tours Gold Coast (STGC) is an agency accredited by Queensland and New South Wales education departments in organizing government school programs. For over 10 years of successful tour organizing experience and longstanding connections with private schools and colleges along the east coast of Australia. Our team of professionals is dedicated to provides tailored high-quality tour programs, based on different locations and school types, we are offering school integration for
- Queensland Government High/ primary Schools
- New South Wales government High/ Primary Schools
- Private Schools/ Colleges in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Northern Rivers NSW and Greater Sydney regions
We understand that each tour group is unique; our school program is customized to facilitate different needs and focuses. We offer flexible tour duration, from a half-day school visit, to most popular 1 – 2 weeks school immersion, or even up to 12 weeks Academic intensive study.
Our school integration program can also be tailored in different focuses, such as,
- Australian culture (the general program)
- STEM and science focus
- Environmental Sustainability
- Global leadership within 21st-century skills
- Sports/ arts excellencies
The school program can include a verity of activities, from the basic airport transfers, weekday excursion to weekend sightseeing day tours. However, our school program general including
Visiting students join buddies in school regular classes and share hands-on activities with local students. As ambassadors of their country, visiting students can share their culture and learn about Australian society. The integration program may be different for each host school and special requests could be discussed with STGC prior to the finalization of the program.
School Buddy System
Visiting students will be paired up with Australian students during their school visiting. The buddy system allows students to interact with each other on a personal level and form a foreign friendship. Australian student buddy assists international visitors to quickly settle into new school environment and enhance their English-speaking abilities.
Welcome/ farewell functions
Welcome and farewell functions are mandatory requirements for our program. During the welcome function, visiting students will be officially welcomed by the host school principal, teachers and be introduced to their school buddies. Generally, a school tour and orientation will also be given on the first school day. Farewell ceremony will be held on the last day by the host school, normally a catered lunch or afternoon tea will be provided. Visiting students will be farewelled by their new school friends and given a certificate of participation and souvenirs.
Each visiting group will be provided with a bilingual school coordinator to assure the program quality. School coordinator will accompany with the group the whole time during their school visiting. The school coordinator role is to assist with the communication between the group and the host school, to guide the students and to lead the after-school activities.
Due to the high demand of our school integration program, and to ensure the service quality, the program process generally will take up to 12 weeks. Please contact us as early as possible for further information and arrange the next school visit for your students.