Virtual Study Tours

Our Virtual Study Tours connect groups of overseas students and adults with NSW government schools through technology, allowing participants to experience our school system online.

Student Study Tours

Adult Study Tours

Why choose NSW Government Schools Virtual Study Tours?

  • Interaction with local students, teachers and senior staff from the NSW Department of Education
  • Largest network of schools in Australia
  • Tailor-made programs
  • Minimal time difference
  • Flexible schedule - no set booking dates/times
  • Competitive pricing including discounts for multiple sessions
  • DE International staff assist and monitor the session

Program details

Student groups

Age: 10 to 18 years. Most suitable for junior and senior high school students.

Group size: 5 to 30 participants per group. Large groups may be hosted in multiple sessions. An English speaking supervising adult is required per 15 students.

Duration: Mini sessions (45 minutes) or extended half day sessions (1.5 hours with a break).

Activities: Our Virtual Study Tours are flexible and can be tailor-made from the following options:

  • integration with local students in live classes (e.g. language and cultural sharing, discussions and interactive activities)
  • virtual live school tours
  • Environmental Education Centre programs
  • closed-class English or specialised lessons conducted by a qualified teacher (e.g. debating skills, discussion skills, leadership, sustainability) to support other sessions
  • participation certificates upon request
  • optional virtual excursion add-ons.

Adult groups

Age: Minimum 18 years. Suitable for educators, university students, school leaders and government officials. Please arrange an interpreter where required.

Group size: 5 to 30 participants per group. Large groups may be hosted in multiple sessions.

Duration: Mini sessions (1 hour) or extended half day sessions (2 hours with a break).

Activities: Our Virtual Study Tours are flexible and can be tailor-made from the following options:

  • meet & greet with school leaders and staff
  • lesson observation
  • virtual live school tours
  • Environmental Education Centre programs
  • pre-recorded presentations (up to 1 hour) on set topics (e.g. general overview of the NSW education system)
  • options for joint delivery with tertiary providers.
  • live virtual presentations (up to 2 hours including Q&A) with senior staff from the NSW Department of Education. Topics upon request, including:
    • online education, including distance education
    • multicultural education
    • STEM
    • early childhood education
    • disability education
    • VET (vocational education and training) in schools
    • English language support and language teaching in schools
    • curriculum development
    • IT and education innovation
    • health and safety in schools
    • educational leadership.

Fees

Registered tour operators should contact DE International for a price list and quote.

Discounts are offered for multiple sessions or booking with a future in-person study tour.

Applications

The DE International Study Tours team coordinates study tour groups for NSW government schools. Bookings must be made through a tour operator that is registered with DE International.

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

Please allow a minimum of 4 weeks' notice, excluding school holidays.

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