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Student Exchange Program to the United Kingdom

The world's first virtual school trip to the U.K combining the best highlights, training workshops and one-on-one collaboration with local students.

Duration : 2400 mins     Max Size : 20     Destination : United Kingdom  

Category : School Events & Workshops     Recommended For : Schools

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Overview

This is an exclusive virtual Student-Exchange tour of the United Kingdom which can be experienced virtually over 5 full days (over five Saturdays) from the comforts of children’s schools/ home.

This unique program is designed to foster global awareness and provides participating students with an orientation of Great Britain, its local culture, etiquettes and way of life. More importantly, the tour fosters international collaboration as visiting students will interact with students in the UK on a one-on-one basis over dedicated sessions designed to facilitate an exchange of information and ideas.

On this impactful tour, children will visit some of the most fascinating destinations around the UK including world famous monuments and attractions while also getting acquainted with British culture and history. Besides touring the main highlights around the UK, children will undergo theatre workshops, etiquette training, voice & elocution training and dance workshops leading to a showcase on the final day and an arts award from the Trinity College in association with arts council, London. Each day also includes a session involving joint activities with similarly aged local students providing practical insights about local life in the UK.

The trip is monitored closely by our team and student interaction sessions are overseen by a qualified and vetted teacher from the UK.


HIGHLIGHTS:

  •    Walking tours of key highlights of London
  •    Oxford & Cambridge University tours
  •    Trinity College tour & key highlights of Dublin in Ireland
  •     Harry Potter walk, Edinburgh Castle tour in Scotland
  •     Theatre, voice & elocution and dance workshops by the International Drama Academy 
  •     Dinner etiquettes training from the executive chef of a leading restaurant.
  •     Joint activities with children in the UK focussing on local traditions, etiquettes and other aspects.
  •     Joint activity to solve a tangible problem based on UNDP goals.
  •     Art showcase and farewell party attended by visiting and host students and parents.
  •     Arts award from Trinity College, in association with arts council, London. 


ITINERARY


Week 1 ( 1st Saturday): Tour of London

8.30 – 9.30 am GMT:
Walking Tour of Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Southbank, & London Eye.

9.30 am – 10 am GMT: Break

10.00 am – 11.00 am GMT:
Walking Tour of Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square & Piccadilly Circus.

11.00 am  – 11.30 am GMT : Break

11.30 am – 12.30 pm GMT:
Theatre workshop by the International Drama Academy, UK 

12.30 pm – 1.00 pm: Break

1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
Joint session
with children in the UK  ( Session 1:  Introductions-  One to one introduction of students. Students are encouraged to share about their schools, activities and study culture)

Week 2 ( 2nd Saturday): Oxford & Cambridge Tour

8.30 – 9.30 am GMT:
Oxford University Tour

9.30 am – 10 am GMT: Break

10.00 am – 11.00 am GMT:
Take a boat ride tour in Cambridge through the university

11.00 am  – 11.30 am GMT : Break

11.30 am – 12.30 pm GMT:
Voice, Speech & Elocution training by International Drama Academy

12.30 pm – 1.00 pm: Break 

1.00 pm – 2.0 pm:
Joint session with children in the UK  ( Session 2: Traditions-  Dress up day: Students from both sides dress up in costumes representing different local traditions and have an exchange to understand about each other’s culture).


Week 3 ( 3rd Saturday): Ireland Tour


8.30 – 9.30 am GMT:
Visit the historical Trinity College in Dublin

9.30 am – 10 am GMT: Break

10.00 am – 11.00 am GMT:
Tour of the Christchurch cathedral, Dublin Castle & the historical General Post Office

11.00 am  – 11.30 am GMT : Break

11.30 am – 12.30 pm GMT:
Dining Etiquette Training from an executive chef at a restaurant in London

12.30    pm – 1.00 pm: Break

1 pm to 2.00 pm:
Joint session with children in the UK ( Session 3: Cuisine - Students in the UK teach visiting children how to prepare local dishes in the first part of this session. In the second part all children have a meal together).


Week 4 ( 4th Saturday): Scotland

8.30 – 9.30 am GMT:
Harry Potter themed walking tour

9.30 am – 10 am GMT: Break

10.00 am – 11.00 am GMT:
Visit Edinburgh Castle

11.00 am  – 11.30 am GMT : Break

11.30 am – 12.30 pm GMT:
Dance workshop by International Drama Academy

12.30 pm – 1.00 pm: Break 

1.00 pm – 2.0 pm:
Joint session with children in the UK ( Session 4: Joint problem solving session – This is a session where students from both countries come together to solve a tangible problem in the host country. Based around the UNDP goals, problems range from solving hunger – an example is how to set up a food bank for a small community to environmental problems. Students are notified of the problem statement at the beginning of the tour and are given enough time to come up with a tangible debate in this session).


Week 5 ( 5th Saturday): Showcase / Farewell party

10 am to 12 pm:

This session sees a culmination of what the visiting students learnt over the course of the previous 4 weeks. Visiting students put up a showcase which is a mix of acts, dance and music. Parents of students are invited for the showcase  along with students in the UK and their parents. This cultural meet up ends with a farewell session. Students from both countries form a joint committee for long term collaboration.

PRICE :£100 per visiting student

Maximum group size: 20 in a batch.

Your Presenter

  Charly Jacob

Charly is one of the Executive Producers at Globe from Home and brings more than two decades of experience in Tourism management into creating special travel experiences.

Charly has been involved in campaigns involving the conservation of environment and is an active team member in our Responsible Tourism projects. His other interests include listening to music and driving.

How it works

This is a completely virtual tour that spans five weekends (five saturdays). A minimum of 10 students are required for this tour, and each batch accommodates up to 20 students (subject to conditions). Once you book the tour, we will send you a Zoom link which can be used by every student. Please note that you do not have to download Zoom to access the session, and only need to follow the link on the date and time confirmed. You can access the session from your mobile, laptop or desktop.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

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