Learning on the move: 8 exciting school trips abroad

Looking for ideas for your next school tour? Here are 8 exciting school trips abroad to help your students learn on the move:

School trips abroad have become a popular educational activity in recent years, particularly for second level students, as well as colleges. Travel is a powerful immersive learning tool like no other, helping students explore the world, get a taste for independence and experience cultures beyond their own communities and comfort zone.

Looking for ideas for your next school tour? Here are 8 exciting school trips abroad to help your students learn on the move:

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1-HISTORY IN BERLIN

The vibrant German capital Berlin is a great place to learn about some of the most important chapters in modern European history, as the city bears the scars of many dramatic episodes: the rise of Nazi Germany, Second World War, the Holocaust and the Cold War that emerged after that, symbolised by the infamous Berlin Wall that divided the city until 1989.

MORE DETAILS HERE: BEST OF BERLIN SCHOOL TRIP

2-VOYAGE TO THE HOME OF SCIENCE

In the outskirts of Geneva, in Switzerland, thousands of scientists work and research particle physics and computing everyday at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, trying to understand the mysteries of the universe. A trip to CERN is a unique opportunity to see Science in the making at what is considered to be ‘the home of Science’, where the first website went live in 1991 and the Large Hadron Collider was created.

MORE DETAILS HERE: GENEVA AND CERN SCIENCE SCHOOL TRIP

3-FUN ON THE SLOPES

A school ski trip is as much about having fun in the snow as it is about enjoying the outdoors and discovering a new sport. Both novices to the world of winter sports and keen skiers will enjoy a week of training by professional instructors in some of Europe’s beautiful ski resorts and apres-ski activities such as snow tubing and ice skating.

At JWT Schools we have great school ski trip packages in child friendly resorts in Andorra, France, Italy, Austria and Bulgaria.

MORE DETAILS HERE: SCHOOL SKI TRIP

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4-DRAMA IN SHAKESPEARE’S HOME TOWN

Attending a memorable play by the Shakespeare Royal Theatre Company will bring English Literature’s greatest works to life in the picturesque village of Stratford Upon Avon, in England, birthplace of William Shakespeare. It is one of the most memorable school trips abroad to inspire playwrights in the making.

MORE DETAILS HERE: LONDON AND STRATFORD SCHOOL TRIP

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page,” Saint Augustine

5-WALKING THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

Thousands of pilgrims of all ages have walked the trails to Santiago de Compostela cathedral, in Northern Spain, since the discovery of the tomb of Saint James in the 9th century. Walking the Camino de Santiago, students will follow in the footsteps of these medieval pilgrims and learn about the history and culture of this UNESCO-listed trail as they go along.

MORE DETAILS HERE: CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FOR SCHOOLS

6-SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH? HABLA ESPANOL?

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere,” according to a Chinese Proverb and we all know a lot of practice is required to master a new language. The best place to get the grasp of it is to travel to a country where you will be immersed in that language: whether it is German, Spanish or Chinese.

MORE DETAILS HERE: LANGUAGE SCHOOL TRIPS

7-NORTHERN LIGHTS IN ICELAND

A trip to the land of fire and ice, Iceland will reveal one magnificent country where students will be amazed by its geological gems like the Blue Lagoon and the mesmerising natural display that is the Northern Lights. Since darkness is required, the best time to travel to Iceland to experience the Northern Lights in the Autumn and Winter months, where there are less hours of light.

MORE DETAILS HERE: NORTHERN LIGHTS AND ICELAND SCHOOL TRIP

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8-BARCELONA FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE AT NOU CAMP

Imagine the excitement of taking your sports-mad students to Barcelona to train and get coaching lessons at Nou Camp Stadium, the home of football greats FC Barcelona. Who knows? You might even have the next Messi or Pep Guardiola in your class.

MORE DETAILS HERE: BARCELONA FOOTBALL TOUR EXPERIENCE

For more information about our college and school tours or assistance for upcoming school trips abroad contact our experienced travel experts at JWT Schools.

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