Since 1999 Student Educational Adventures has been running educational-focused itineraries for high school students from all over the world to all parts of Southeast, Northeast and West Asia.
As a dedicated student travel company, our managers, operators and full time tour leaders are as highly experienced a group of professionals as you are ever likely to come across and will provide your students with involving service–learning opportunities and life experiences that are inaccessible with any other company.
Student Educational Adventures is committed to strengthening community development with a focus on local engagement designed to foster teamwork, cooperation and friendship with learning and practical outcomes designed to be of benefit to both students and local communities alike.
Moreover, our carefully crafted trips are specifically designed to encourage students to become more confident individuals as well as to instil in them a meaningful understanding of the region about them.
OUR PROGRAMS ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR REST
OUR PROGRAMS ARE COMPREHENSIVE & ACTIVITY-RICH
Whilst young people will undoubtedly travel when they have finished school, an educational trip done well, is different. Our trips are designed to give students insights and involvement they would not acquire on a holiday by themselves or with their parents.
A great school trip is not about rest and relaxation, but rather about immersion with their foreign contemporaries, making new connections and engaging in cultural experiences in a setting far removed from the classroom.
For students interested in cultural or service engagement once they have graduated, Student Educational Adventures can readily assist with introductions and access to NGOs, community, religious and non-religious based organisations for which to spend time volunteering or working with as a long term placement.
An overseas student travel program conducted well can make for a life changing experience that will awaken students to notions of global citizenship and help instigate the life long process of understanding the intricate issues of inequality, solidarity and compassion.
Having nearly two decades of designing and conducting educational tours to Asia and through constant research we are continually refining our programs creating the best possible experience for students.
Billy first travelled to Asia in his early 20’s and fell in love with the region. Shortly afterwards he began working as a tour leader for various travel companies, escorting groups throughout Vietnam and Cambodia since 1997. Not content with leading groups, Billy co-established Student Educational Adventures in 1999 with the intention of creating a travel company catering specially to student groups with a primary focus of educating young travellers about life, society and culture in Asia. His personal interests include discovering authentic destinations and a quest to gain insight into the real history of Asia to share it with his staff and student groups.
After studying and working in the field of criminology until he was 24, David moved to Vietnam in 1993 to work as a teacher where he found the clientele much more pleasant to say the least. He later worked for a leading travel company and after a short time in management, established with Billy Student Educational Adventures. David is a keen scuba diver having dived everywhere in the region. David is based in Ho Chi Minh City and routinely drops in on student groups travelling in Myanmar, India and Nepal as well as the wilds of Borneo and any of our other Asian destinations to see everything is on track and that your trip is living up to all your expectations.
Your tour leader is probably the person who most influences the success of your trip. Thus Student Educational Adventures chooses to employ professional, dedicated student trip tour leaders who have several years experience escorting young people throughout the region. Our tour leaders are the best available, recruited and trained by our in country staff and trained specifically to deal with the needs of young student travels in a region which can through up several sometimes confronting challenges.
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Loreto Mandeville Hall has worked with Student Educational Adventures since 2005. Each year we take a group of year 11 students and staff to Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam on a ‘student educational adventure’. Our students spend time volunteering at an orphanage for disabled children and visiting a range of community projects for which funds have been raised by our school as well as a number of cultural visits and activities.
Student Educational Adventures are an excellent group to work with. In the lead up to the trip their administrative processes are clear, timely and accurate. Their organisation of our itinerary and flexibility to meet our own school requirements is invaluable. At the pre-departure information night their advice to parents and students re medical issues and other pre departure issues is expert and reassuring.
On the ground in HCMC the expertise of Student Educational Adventures is outstanding. To have the continual presence of an overall tour leader who is an expert in guiding groups of students is invaluable. Interaction with other local guides has also been an excellent way for our students to engage with local residents and gain other insights into Vietnamese culture and daily life.
I have no hesitation in recommending Student Educational Adventures for any school considering an educational/community service trip to Vietnam or South East Asia.
Student Educational Adventures is a licensed travel agent that can arrange competitive international airfares and very competitive travel insurance for Australian nationals. For more information or to obtain a quote please contact us.