Go Beyond The Classroom
We tailor make school tours in any curriculum area, helping students to utilise the knowledge they have previously gained in the classroom.
Show Your Students The World
Inspire your students on a journey where they will learn important 21st century skills, such as overcoming language barriers, improved communication skills and a new outlook on the world.
Your Tour - Your Way
No matter what curriculum area you would like to focus on, our experienced team will assist you creating the perfect itinerary.
EDUCATIONAL TOURS TO THE WORLD
1. CHOOSE OR CREATE AN EDUCATIONAL TOUR
Do you have a destination or educational focus in mind? Your tour consultant will put together a customised itinerary that suits your student group’s interest and budget.
2. ENROLL STUDENTS
Start spreading the news: you’re going to travel! Get your students excited about your educational trip by explaining what you’ll see and do. Enroll at least 10 students to secure your group.
3. LET US HANDLE THE REST!
It’s as easy as that! Our experienced team will be at your disposal to ensure that all aspects of the planning and preparation run smoothly and hassle-free.
BROWSE BY DESTINATION
Educational tour samples include
- Italian Language & Culture
- French Language & Culture
- German Language & Culture
- English Literature & History
- Ancient History – Italy & Greece
- WWI History – France & Belgium
- WWI History – Gallipoli
- WWII History – Germany & Poland
- Live & Study in Oxford
Educational tour samples include
- China Classics
- Japanese Language & Culture
- The Arts of Japan
- History – Vietnam War
- Indonesian Language in Bali
- French Language in New Caledonia
Educational tour samples include
- Hawaiian Islands Geography & Culture
- USA West Coast & National Parks – Geography
- New York Business & Economics
- New York Arts & Culture
- Americana Music Triangle
- San Francisco & Silicon Valley – STEM
Our trip took student learning beyond the classroom, linguistically, culturally and spiritually. We were able to first-hand experience of the many characteristics of Italian society. Such as, school life, the importance of the piazza, how religion and culture are intrinsic, how everything revolves around food, the coffee culture, and visits to many historic and religious sacred shrines and tourist attractions. Special thanks to Laura from Exchange Me and our tour manager Fausto for their expert organization and advice.
Michael Timpano, Language Coordinator at St Joseph’s Albion Park
To Laura Kostouros and the Exchange Me team, sincere thanks for all your hard work and attention to detail in putting our trip together. Your choice of accommodation for our group was superb. Your flexible approach and patience with our countless requests and questions was very much appreciated. You ensured that our trip was an experience of a lifetime.
Anthony Burke, Teacher at Marcellin College Randwick
In November last year, I was given the great privilege to travel to Rome, Italy to participate in a six-week long exchange program. Not only did this program give me the opportunity to extend my language skills but also to learn about my Italian heritage and develop international relationships. This cultural and lingual experience has left me with memories that I will forever treasure and relish upon and a sister who will always be in my heart no matter how distant we may be. I owe this all to Laura and Fausto from Exchange Me, as without their hard work my dream would not have been made a reality. Can’t wait to return!
Emma, Student at PLC Croydon
WHY TRAVEL WITH EXCHANGE ME
FULLY FLEXIBLE ITINERARIES
All our school tours are customised and non-combined to fit your group’s budget. Your tour – your way.
We work closely with you to create an unforgettable educational travel experience for you and your students
Our aim is to offer high quality experiences at low prices. We will find a tour that fits your group’s budget.
Our great relationships with leading airlines enable us to offer competitive prices for the flights that are most convenient for you.
We are an Australian owned and operated fully licensed travel agency.
We go above and beyond to make your preparation process as easy as it can be.
INDUSTRY LEADING INSURANCE
Exchange Me can include fully comprehensive travel insurance on all educational trips for your piece of mind.
The success of your tour is important to us. Our team and local partners overseas assist you 24/7 during your educational trip.
FAQ – EDUCATIONAL TOURS
You have decided you want to take your students on an educational tour to show them the world and take student learning beyond the classroom. Great! To make things easier for you, we have answered the the most common questions asked by teachers about our educational tours. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please contact us for more information.
HOW DO I GET STARTED ON AN EDUCATIONAL TOUR?
If you are thinking of taking your students on an educational tour, the preparation process might seem a bit overwhelming. Where do I start? When is the best time to go? What can I show my students within a limited timeframe? Have a look at our Step By Step Guide To Planning An Educational Tour
HOW DO I ENROLL STUDENTS FOR MY TOUR?
Many teachers take advantage of the captive audience in their classrooms. With your school’s approval, distribute your brochures and set an enrolment deadline. If you organise events, we are more than happy to join you to present the itinerary and answer any questions your students and their parents may have. Contact us if you are having trouble recruiting participants and we’ll help you with creative strategies.
DO I NEED TO HOLD MEETINGS FOR MY STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS?
We recommend that all tour leaders hold at least two meetings prior to travel. The first meeting serves as an opportunity to hand out brochures and application cards and generate buzz about your tour. Teaming up with other teachers will make promoting your tour even easier. Once your group has formed, you may hold a second pre-trip meeting to discuss the details of the tour, and answer questions such as “What should I pack?” and “How much spending money should I bring?” Let us know if you need any assistance in preparing for the types of questions parents and travellers often ask.
HOW DO TOUR FINANCES WORK WITH EXCHANGE ME?
If you wish to take on the task of collecting the payments for your student tour, you can – however we are more than happy to do this for you. We usually handle the payments with the parents directly to make the trip preparation as easy as possible for you.
A STUDENT NEEDS TO CANCEL. WHAT DO I TELL THEM?
If a registered participant must cancel, please encourage them or their parents to contact us as soon as possible. Cancellation notice must be received by our office in writing, either by email or standard mail. Refunds are subject to many factors and must be assessed individually. Once we make deposits with airlines, hotels and other partners abroad, it can be difficult to make changes and receive refunds. Time is of the essence, so please have them contact us immediately.
WHEN WILL I KNOW MY FLIGHT DETAILS, HOTEL NAMES AND DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY?
We’ll send you a Day-to-Day itinerary about four to five months prior to departure. This is a calendar format schedule of all daily activities that we are arranging for you. We’re not just sending you this document to dictate how your tour will run – we actually want your approval! When you have looked over your Day-to-Day schedule, please reply with the green light, or tell us what you want to rearrange and we’ll do our best to grant your wishes. We book your airfare up to 11 months in advance (providing the deposit has been received), so we can tell you your flight information at any time. However, airlines have been known to adjust their schedules frequently over the course of a year. Unless a major change occurs, we will hold off on sending your final flight details until closer to departure in order to avoid confusion.
CAN YOU ASSIST WITH RISK ASSESSMENT?
The Exchange Me team has been organising educational tours to destinations all over the world for many years, and is familiar with the safety requirements. We are here should you need any assistance with your risk assessment.
WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE?
All students going on a student tour with us have to have travel insurance. We usually include it in our package so you don’t have to worry about it.
HOW LONG DOES A PASSPORT NEED TO BE VALID FOR AT TIME OF TRAVEL?
Some foreign governments require visitors to carry passports with at least six months validity beyond their planned stay, and you may be refused entry if you do not comply. For more information, contact us.
CAN I STAY IN A SINGLE ROOM?
Yes. We offer one teacher per 10 students to travel free of charge. You will be accommodated in a single room unless you wish to share a room with your colleague / tour leader.
WHAT AIRLINE WILL WE FLY?
We work with premium airlines including Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qantas, Qatar and Cathay Pacific. If you prefer a specific airline, we can take this into account, however we always try to offer your group competitive prices for the flights that are most convenient for you.
DO YOU OFFER REWARDS FOR TEACHERS?
If you know someone who would enjoy traveling with us as much as you do, contact us about our referral program. Earn a reward and help a friend – and their students – discover the thrill of overseas educational travel.