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course overview

Visiting public schools in another country is a great way to gain a perspective on that culture and with BlueSky there is a wide variety of ways students can have this experience. Visits can be run as half day, full day, or multi – day excursions as part of one of BlueSky’s own programs, or dive right into Australian life and do a full, immersion only, program for anywhere from 1 to 10 weeks. Whatever you choose it’s sure to be an enriching experience for students.

For full immersion programs students will attend closed ESL classes in the morning and attend lessons or other activities with Australian students in the afternoon. Like all of our programs, ESL classes can be tailored to suit particular topics and interests, like the environment, science and technology. Excursions will be arranged and run by BlueSky and it’s staff, so you know students are having the best educational and fun experiences in Australia.

Visiting public schools in another country is a great way to gain a perspective on that culture and with BlueSky there is a wide variety of ways students can have...

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Visits to government schools - as either part of a shorter 1 day excursion or longer 1 week+ programme - will give students a broader life perspective, improved social skills and new friendships. Students will have the opportunity to study both closed English classes and interact with local students in their school lessons.
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ESL LESSONS
When doing multi-day or full immersion programmes students will study with ESL teachers in the mornings. Classes can focus on a range of topics and take advantage of all the school’s resources to offer specialized education.
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NEW FRIENDSHIPS
On arrival, every student is assigned an Australian “buddy” of the same age. These buddies will escort students around the school and attend classes, activities and meals with them. Australians are some of the friendliest people in the world. Your students are sure to make new friendships that will last a lifetime.
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UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES
Through BlueSky’s immersion programme students will have access to unique opportunities like visits to NSW Environmental Education Centers - which can only be arranged through the Department of Education - as well as exciting immersion activities, lessons, and so much more.
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ACTIVITIES
Join your buddies for a bit of Aussie sport, program a robot, play some music or explore the Australian wilderness together. Every day of our school visit programme comes with a fun activity with Australian buddies and their classmates.

course date

June 30 - July 4
Duration

Mon - Sat

Age range

10 - 17 years old

Class size

25 students max

Price

Ask for quote

Duration Age range Class size Price

June 30 - July 4

Mon - Sat

10 - 17 years old
25 students max

Ask for quote

Sample 1-Week Schedule

Morning lessons Afternoon activity Evening activity

DAY 1 | Arrival At Host School & English Lesson 1

Class participation (Visual Arts)

Homestay

DAY 2 | English lesson 2

Class participation (Performing Arts)

Homestay

DAY 3 | English lesson 3

Class participation (Sport)

Homestay

DAY 4 | English lesson 4

Class participation (Hospitality)

Homestay

DAY 5 | English lesson 5

Farewell party with buddies

Homestay

DAY 6 | Leisure time with homestay family & departure

What Our Students Are Saying

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What Our Students Are Saying

I really liked visiting an Australian school, their classes were so different from ours but a lot of fun. I made a lot of new friends, everyone was so nice.

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What Our Students Are Saying

I made a lot of new friends at school. I still email my Australian buddy Brandon every week. I hope he can visit me in Vietnam soon.

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What Our Students Are Saying

Even though my classes were very hard because of my English I had a really good time. My teacher Ms Lee always tried to help me, and my classmates always listened to me. In the afternoon we did a lot of fun activities like playing Aus tag, playing music, and science experiments.

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What Our Students Are Saying

My morning classes focused on the environment. We got to go to the Blue Mountains Environmental Education Centre. It was a beautiful area and I learned many new things about the Australian ecosystem.

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What Our Students Are Saying

Australian classes are so much more relaxed then in my country. It made me happy. Even though classes were easy, many of my new Australian friends were very smart and many spoke English, I think I learned a lot from them.

    FAQs

    Yes, it is compulsory. Our terms and conditions require you/ students buy comprehensive travel insurance covering overseas medical expenses and contents. We will ask for proof of such insurance policies from you for all students prior to accepting them to our 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.

    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.

    Yes, we will provide 24/7 emergency number to your camp escorting teachers/ adults and students.

    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…

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Depending on the allocation of hostels and classrooms, classes and hostels may be at the same university or school, or otherwise.

    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.

    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.

    Check out our photo galleries to see our participants in action, and see our detailed schedule for the full course details.

    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.

    All courses will offer a minimum of 12 hours of cultural workshop lessons or Leadership and Public Speaking classes per week.

    Maximum class-size is 25 students in Singapore and Sydney camps, and 20 students in London camps.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Our participants range from 7 to 18 years old, and we will pair them up by similar age and gender.

    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.

    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.

    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 support@blueskyeducation.com

    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.

    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.

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