Overview of the Study Tours program

Our study tours program offers groups of overseas students and adults a unique educational experience that includes visiting schools, participating in classes, school activities and special events conducted in the school or local community.

There are two different types of study tours – Student Groups and Adult Groups and each tour can be tailored to the interests and needs of each group.

Student Groups

Our student study tours involve 10 or more students visiting a school, from a half-day to 10 weeks.  Students must be at least 10 years of age and large groups may be hosted by two or more schools.

Student Group, Study Tours

Adult Groups

Our study tours for adult groups are arranged for international educators, principals, teachers, government officers and other people interested in the NSW system of public education.

Adult Groups, Study Tours

NSW schools in Sydney and regional centres

You can choose from schools located throughout NSW including:

  • Sydney
  • Wollongong
  • Newcastle
  • Bathurst
  • Orange
  • Dubbo
  • Tamworth
  • Lismore
  • and other regional centres.

For more information about the regions of NSW, please visit the Tourism NSW website.

Sydney aerial

Aerial photo of Sydney.

Activities and sightseeing

Sydney highlights include:

Visit Destination NSW for more information on things to do in Sydney.

Accommodation Options

Students can stay in homestay accommodation with an Australian family, in single or double placements. This allows students to experience daily life in Australia, and helps them practise their English with their homestay family.

Note: all meals and school transfers are included for homestay. Single or double placement is not guaranteed.

A range of other accommodation options are available through a tour operator registered with DE International Study Tours.

How to apply

The DE International study tours team coordinates study tour groups into NSW government schools. Bookings must be made through a tour operator that is registered with DE International (see below).

Note: Tour operators or study tour groups must not contact schools directly to book or discuss study tours programs.

Study tours are very popular so it is essential to plan ahead. Please allow a minimum of 12 weeks' notice excluding school holidays, especially for homestay programs.

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