Study Tour Programs
Students from around the world are welcomed in Western Australian primary, secondary schools and TAFE Colleges to participate in study and cultural visits. These study tour programs enable young people to develop greater appreciation and understanding of different cultures and beliefs.
Study Tours can consist of two half day visits in a week or can be for up to 2 school weeks. They involve a range of activities – educational and cultural. School Study Tour programs can be customised to suit the needs of the visiting students and of the hosting schools.
Sample Study Tour Programs
1. Half Day Study Tour (no ESL)
|Time||Half Day Program|
Students meet with Australian student buddy.
Tour of school facilities
Classroom lesson or sporting activity
2. One Week Study Tour (ESL included)
Official welcome and school tour
|Wednesday||ESL||One afternoon excursion||Homestay|
All study tours are arranged to coincide with the school term in Western Australia. Study tours are not encouraged during the first and last month of an academic year.
No study tours are conducted for Year 11 and 12 during Term 4.
Age of students
The minimum age for tour groups is 10 years old and there must be at least one native language speaker adult per 10 children, who will attend the school with the children.
The minimum size of a study tour group is 10 students. Study groups usually consist of 10-20 students with two or three accompanying adults. The maximum size is largely dependent on whether the study group will be staying in homestay or in other accommodation.
School study tours are usually accommodated in homestays. Homestay accommodation can be organised through a private homestay provider or through a tour agency/organisation. Homestays are usually parents of children from the schools involved or from the wider school community.
ETI costs study tours to ensure sufficient funds for:
- school fee which includes ESL lessons and integration classes with Australian buddies
- one afternoon excursion (either the Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park or Scitech)
- airport pickup and drop off
- an afternoon tea / farewell party, etc.
Guiding Principles for Study Tours
- Study Tours must contain educational as well as cultural elements;
- The study tour must not impose and burden, financial or otherwise, on the host school or the host families;
- Study tours should be mutually beneficial to host school and study group; and
- Where possible, study tour programs should complement the existing programs at the host school.
Study Tour Conditions
- No study tour will be accepted to government schools at the start of the academic year in February, or at the end of the academic year in December;
- No tours to government schools will be accepted during the West Australian school holidays;
- An interpreter must accompany the group. There will an addition fee if ETI is required to secure the interpreter's services;
- At minimum, there must be at least one native speaking adult for every ten students;
- Adults traveling with the study tour must be on duty 24 hours per day;
- As Homestay may not always be available, other provisions for accommodation must be considered;
- If the study tour is intending to undertake any water activities, advice regarding each student's swimming ability must be forwarded to ETI prior to arrival in Australia;
- The group organiser should request a study tour from ETI a minimum of three months not including school holidays before the expected travel dates; and
- A profile of the organisation conducting the tour must be provided in all cases, regardless whether the organisation is commercial, not-for-profit or a school institution.
Study Tour Group Responsibilities
- Flights to, from and within Western Australia;
- Travel and Health insurance;
- Public liability insurance;
- Visas for entry into Australia;
- Providing information about student special needs- dietary, health, physical, etc;
- Communicating with study tour participants' parents;
- Provision of interpreter unless specified otherwise; andAccommodation for study tour group unless specified otherwise.
Cancellations occurring more than 4 weeks prior to the scheduled commencement of a study tour will result in the loss of 50% of your deposit. Cancellations less than 4 weeks from the scheduled commencement of your tour will result in the loss of the entire deposit. If ETI is unable to find a host school, the deposit will be returned in full.
Costs will be advised when the full details and requirements of the study tour are provided.
Major Program Areas for School Students.
- Primary and Secondary full fee paying international students.
- Short Term Study Programs.
- Study Tours.
- Secondary Students Exchange Program.
- Temporary, Dependant and Bridging Visa Holders.