Whether it be taking courses with faculty members from top universities, interacting with local university students and host families, or taking online courses on business management, public speaking, or the sciences, BlueSky's online programmes prepare students to stand out from the crowd.
ABOUT ONLINE PROGRAMMES
ABOUT ONLINE PROGRAMMES
All of BlueSky’s programmes have been developed with our students in mind. Every programme we run gives students the opportunity to practice their spoken English, learn about new cultures, develop real life skills, and be exposed to new experiences. All of our programmes which involve external interactions (such as university taster lectures & student exchanges) can be run with people in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada & Singapore. So no matter what your students focus or interest, there is something for everybody.
Courses that teach skills for life and improve English speaking ability. Our carefully crafted programmes offer a fun, communicative and challenging educational experience.
Our online exchange sessions offer the opportunity for your students to have an international exchange session with students from the UK, USA, Canada, Singapore or Australia attending top universities in their countries. This can be as a one off experience or part of an ongoing series of sessions.
This is the perfect opportunity for High School students looking to see what a university lecture is like or who are interested in studying abroad for university. The lectures can be on a wide range of topics including the most important majors of each university.
Students are often intrigued by the idea of homestay but can be apprehensive about doing it in reality. This session is hosted by both a BlueSky staff member who explains the homestay process as well as with a real life homestay family who will give students an insight into daily life in that country, show them around their homes and generally give an unprecedented cultural insight into what they could expect if they travelled to that country.
These sessions give students different skills, insights and cultural experiences that would otherwise only be available if they attended a traditional camp abroad. Choose from a wide range of enrichment activities to suit your student, their interests and goals while expanding their horizons with new experiences.
Based on our traditional in person camps, these fun, interactive lessons, taught by experienced teachers, give students not only the experience of a traditional camp, but equip them with new knowledge and skills for the future.
We have a wide range of online programmes to offer our students. Whether they want to practice their English with native speakers, experience what a lecture would be like from a high ranking global university, talk with a homestay family or just keep on learning through our specialised class content then there is something for everyone.
DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS
Some of the skills students learn include presentation skills, teamwork, leadership, time management, confidence in communication, resourcefulness, creative problem solving skills, and critical thinking. In our supplemental enrichment activities students develop a range of life skills, like art, music, and yoga.
Being open and embracing new cultures is an important part of life, especially in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. In our online programmes, students can learn about local cultures, foods, schools and practices by talking directly with our local exchange students and uni faculty. Students can also participate in cultural workshops as part of our enrichment classes and talk with local homestay families to understand the daily life of people in different countries.
All teachers at BlueSky are qualified and experienced in the subject in which they are teaching, ensuring that students get the most out of their classes. Look at our individual course pages to find out more about our teachers for each programme.
“I get to meet people during this pandemic and I think the exchange sessions helped me to further improve my English and of course overall it was fun participating.”
What Our Students Are Saying
“I would recommend to anyone who wants to try and speak with a native speaker because it can be quite different to speaking with non-natives or speaking in a normal classroom environment.”
What Our Students Are Saying
"I wanted to take this progamme because I wanted to meet new people from around the world . I would definitely do this programme again because I really enjoyed it.”
What Our Students Are Saying
“I recommend this program to any student who wants to improve their skills in a friendly, relaxed and collaborative manner.”
What Our Students Are Saying
“It was a very informal, friendly conversation with the other students, especially in the breakout rooms. That was a really good chance to talk amongst ourselves and give everyone a bit of attention and space to talk about their experiences and ask any questions”
Local Exchange Student, UK
Where do I sign up?
If you are keen to sign up for a programme, you are encouraged to do so online at the course page. All courses are priced in USD.
What confirmation do I get once I sign up?
You will be issued a receipt upon signup, and we will contact you within 24 hours to verify your registration and answer any queries you may have. If you haven’t received any emails or calls from us, please let us know at email@example.com
I don’t have a credit card, can I pay in cash?
We regret that we are only able to accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or telegraphic transfers. Please contact us if you wish to make a telegraphic transfer.
Can I get a refund?
If you are withdrawing from a programme 90 days before its commencement, you can get a full refund minus the administrative fees charged by the credit card company/bank. You will be allowed a refund of 50% for cancellations within 90 days, and no refunds will be allowed within 2 weeks from commencement.
What is the minimum requirements to join the programme?
Participants should be able to communicate in basic English and are able to move around easily within the campus. Note that some campuses are not wheelchair friendly.
They should also have individual travel documents with at least 6 months validity, and possess the relevant visas for entry into the respective countries. Please see the country pages for more information.
What is the average age of the participants?
Our participants range from 7 to 18 years old, and we will pair them up by similar age and gender.
What safety measures does Bluesky practice?
At every camp we will have at least one trained first aider who will be present on site and during all activities and excursions. In the dormitories, our staff conduct regular checks throughout the day and night, with a roll count in the morning and before lights out.
Are the participants insured?
BlueSky is insured by public liability insurance but for individual students they should purchase their own travel and medical insurance.
A detailed policy schedule is available at https://www.bluesky-education.com/policy.html.
What is your safety track record?
In all our years of running programmes, we have never suffered a major incident. In the course of outdoor activities, our staff are trained in first aid and will always try to prevent accidents like knee scrapes and falls.
Are students allowed to talk to parents during the camp?
Yes, they are allowed to call parents during the evening before bed and if there is an emergency. We encourage both parents and students to not be in constant contact throughout the day as it is distracting from their lessons and activities.
What if my child gets homesick?
It's not unusual for children, especially younger ones away from home for the first time, to feel homesick the first few days. Most get over it quickly and go on to have a wonderful time. We provide structure and keep campers busy from the moment they arrive, which helps to shift their focus away from home to new friends and having fun. By the end of the first week, the routine is familiar and the homesickness has passed for the majority of campers.
Will I receive a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes, students will receive a certificate of completion if their attendance is at least 90% of classes. We require students to attend all classes, except due to health reasons.
Where do students come from?
Our students generally come from all over the world. Naturally, for Singapore and Australia camps, more students from the Asia Pacific region are expected due to their geographical locations.
What is the class size of Leadership & Public Speaking classes?
Maximum class-size is 25 students in Singapore and Sydney camps, and 20 students in London camps.
How many hours of lessons will there be?
All courses will offer a minimum of 12 hours of cultural workshop lessons or Leadership and Public Speaking classes per week.
Will Blue Sky Camp staff supervise students 24/7?
Yes, Blue Sky staff operate according to Child Safeguarding laws and best practice. Students will be supervised at all times with staff staying in the same accommodation as our students. Additionally, group leaders accompanying students will also stay in the same accommodation to ensure appropriate cover.
How does day at a camp typically look like?
Check out our photo galleries to see our participants in action, and see our detailed schedule for the full course details.
What are camp attractions and excursions?
We have a carefully selected list of attractions at destination cities to give students a chance to get to know the city, as well as to visit educational centres, historical monuments and museums. Visits to famous universities and college campuses have also inspired our students to strive for academic excellence.
What are typical camp team building activities?
Our Camp Facilitators are trained to run fun-filled team-building activities. Debriefing after the activities will help students to understand main leadership & team-building learning points.
Are classes and hostels in the same place?
Depending on the allocation of hostels and classrooms, classes and hostels may be at the same university or school, or otherwise.
Will boys and girls stay in the same or separate hostels?
Boys and girls will be placed in separate rooms. They could be on different floors or on the same floor. Typically escorting teachers/adults may stay on the same floor as students for easy group control, and on-site staff regularly check to make sure students are safe and in their rooms.
If students have special dietary needs, can it be accommodated?
Yes, all of our meal providers are able to meet any dietary needs. Please fill in the health information form attached in our student registration form.
How do we know students are safe?
Students will be attended at all time by your own escorting teachers/ adults, as well as our camp managers and facilitators.
Our hostels are typically equipped with surveillance system and guards. Students are not allowed to be out after 10:00pm.
What insurance does BlueSky have?
All students and their activities are covered under our public liability insurance. At the same time, all students attending BlueSky camp are required to buy comprehensive travel insurance which cover overseas medical expenses, personal content etc…
Is there 24/7 emergency number to call?
Yes, we will provide 24/7 emergency number to your camp escorting teachers/ adults and students.
How can parents monitor where the students are?
Our students have a full programme of classes and activities, and as such we know where they are. At night time, we will also have checking procedure to make sure all students are in their rooms.
What should students pack for the camp?
Students should pack clothes appropriate for the weather in the destination city during the holiday camps. Note that London could be chilly all year round, so always bring something warm, just in case. Students should also pack at least one set of formal wear/shoes for the Finale Night. Students are recommended to bring a hoodie or light jacket as classrooms are often air-conditioned and sometimes students may feel cold.
Students are also recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes as students will do a lot of walking in destination cities. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint we also ask students to bring refillable water bottles that they can carry with them on excursions.
Our destination countries may have differently shaped power outlets and voltages than your home country. Students should bring a power adapter along with whatever other chargers or electronic devices they may need.
We also recommend students to pack props which they may want to use in their Talent Show.
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