The industrial age cemented our beliefs around the way we learn. And while classrooms are still the main way we teach children and youth, it’s certainly not the only way anymore. The internet has disrupted this structure, as well as our assumptions around learning approaches.
Not all education occurs within the four walls of a classroom. Sometimes, it’s the opposite… on the other side of the world. As children, we learn through observation and our five senses. This is true for young adults, too – and cultural educational travel experiences are one of the best forms of education.
Travel isn’t just about letting our hair down…
Not with school itineraries that support your curriculum.
From breaking out of personal comfort zones to seeing foreign cultures first-hand, students can expand as young adults in many ways through travel.
- Travel builds character
New experiences can help your students grow intellectually, emotionally and socially. It builds their confidence, maturity and independence. These students start to learn through observation, rather than simply from the perspectives of those around them. Self-awareness is a tool that travel teaches us. The earlier students can master this, the more equipped they are for life.
- Connect with historical events
Not all teenagers connect with information through textbooks. For many, it takes personal experiences. If you’re teaching your students about the history of Rome, imagine being able to take them into the Colosseum. Educational tours take words and images off the pages and into their reality for deeper connections.
- Diversity develops compassion
With greater compassion and empathy, students can better connect with diversity back home – whether it’s in the classroom or a future job. Travel helps to build their social skills, often putting them face-to-face with different races, languages and religions.
- Improve grades
Going back to that Colosseum analogy. If your students can physically connect and engage with the subject, they’re much more likely to comprehend the information, leading to better grades. This interactive learning is more enjoyable, too. You might just find your ‘troublesome’ students surprise you on the educational trip.
- It’s a CV value-add
Cultural trips and student tours get noticed on university applications, particularly for students enrolling in humanities and business degrees. Extracurricular activities are always an advantage and travel is a fun way to go about this.
For more information about tailored educational world travel tours, get in touch with us. No two tours are the same and we can design itineraries based on your curriculum requirements.
Travel creates bonds for life, through memories. Give your students this experience, and be part of it, too, as educators.