Regional and remote students can get $5k to help them move for uni

If your child moves away from an outer regional or remote area, they may get the Tertiary Access Payment. This is a one-off payment of $5,000 in 2 instalments to students moving away for tertiary study. You need to be moving from an outer regional or remote area and starting university straight after finishing school. You …

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Be a Conservation Volunteer with Projects Abroad

Do you want to do more to protect the environment and endangered animals? Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Are you interested in a career in conservation someday? Volunteering with Projects Abroad could be the perfect experience for you. You’ll learn directly from conservation experts, and do work that has a tangible impact on local …

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Top End Bike Tour

Top End Bike Tour

Not sure we can go overseas in 2021 but still looking for some adventure? How about a 9-day tour of Australia’s top end, on a bicycle. You’ll get to ride through world heritage-listed national parks like Kakadu and Litchfield, swim in century-old watering holes and immerse yourself in historic indigenous cultures. What’s included: Hotel accommodation …

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Lattitude Global Volunteering – Apply for 2021

Looking for something different to do in your gap year? Lattitude Global Volunteering gives you the opportunity to experience life in a different country, all while helping in the community. They are still taking applications for their programs in Australia, Canada, Ghana, Greece, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, and the UK. You can volunteer in the …

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Visit Ancient Egypt in 3D

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has made virtual 3D tours of some famous ancient sites available to anyone to visit online. You can visit ancient burial tombs and intricate monasteries and learn more about what lies within. Here are links to the tours currently available: Tomb of Menna Tomb of Queen Meresankh III Red …

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Feeling the Urge to Travel?

Even though you might not be able to travel far at the moment (or even leave the house), there are still plenty of ways you can experience the world from the couch. Check out some of the great places you can explore: Historical Sites Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China: https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china View Live …

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The 7 Best Beaches in the World for Snorkelling

Fancy spending your holidays or gap year in some of the most beautiful beaches in the world? You could experience pristine coral reefs, or even spot some elusive wildlife. Check out Lonely Planet’s list of the best beaches in the world for snorkelling for some ideas for your next trip: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/best-places-world-to-snorkel

STEM Japan Global Student Program

High performing Year 10 state high school students will experience a 15-day program, enjoying school life and visiting cultural and historical sites in Hiroshima and Kyoto, Japan. Students will improve their language proficiency and engage in industry visits where they will see real life examples of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) applications. The program …

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Japanese Immersion #Tokyo Global Student Program

High-performing Year 10 state high school students will travel and experience a 10-day immersion study tour to Tokyo Japan, visiting cultural and historical places and engage in school visits. This program is targeting students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience another culture in an international environment. The program is open to 15 …

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Want to Travel to Antarctica?

Intrepid Travel and the World Wildlife Fund have partnered up to offer an amazing trip to the Antarctic Peninsula. You can spend the 11-day journey spotting whales, penguins and other wildlife while exploring the icy lands of Antarctica. If you have a passion for wildlife, science, or just adventure, this could be an awesome trip. …

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Overseas Study Opportunities

Thinking of going on student exchange or travelling for your gap year, but aren’t sure where to start? Cluey Learning has put together a blog with heaps of useful information about travel providers and programs. Check it out here: https://clueylearning.com.au/blog/guide-to-overseas-exchange-opportunities/

Rural Youth Study Tours

Ever wanted to travel the world? A Rural Youth Study Tour may be for you. The Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania offers study tours to international destinations or subject to approval, a self-nominated activity such as a Jillaroo/Jackaroo Course or trip to an interstate Field Days. If you are interested in being selected for a …

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Volunteer Overseas with Projects Abroad

Looking for something to make your holidays a bit more special? Travelling overseas is great, but you can really enhance your experience by volunteering while you travel as well. Projects Abroad offer specialised travel packages for high school aged students, helping you get the most out of your holiday. They have a variety of countries …

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Kickstart your career with a global internship

If you’re interested in a travel experience that’s not all about tourism, there are companies out there who can organise trips where you can combine adventure with meaningful and real-world work experience. You can access international internships, TEFL courses and volunteer placements, across a wide range of professional fields and helping out with a variety …

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50 Spooktacular places to travel

Planning on travelling to celebrate the end of Year 12, or looking for some gap year destinations that’ll give you a thrill? If you have nerves of steel and aren’t planning on travelling solo, Thrillophilia have put together the ultimate location guide for you. From ghost towns and ossuaries (rooms or building housing human bones), …

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Worldaway Learning Tours

Want to combine learning and amazing travel experiences? You can with the holidays offered by Worldaway Learning Tours. Their trips are a great way to learn all about other cultures, customs, environments and more. They offer a variety of holidays across almost every continent, and with several focuses. You can travel and learn about: Animals …

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Calling Future Doctors: Youth Medical and Health Sciences Tour to the US and Haiti

Are you an aspiring medical school student? Apply to join the January 2020 Youth Medical and Health Sciences Tour to volunteer in Haiti and then visit top US medical schools including Harvard and Stanford! Applications close August 18. Must be 15+ at time of tour to apply. Find out more – https://pages.crimsoneducation.org/youthmedical

Muskathlon Indonesia

Looking for a challenge that’ll help you see the world, look great on your resume, and raise money for a good cause? Choose whether you run a half-, full- or ultra-marathon (21km, 42km or 63km), trek 42km through the mountainous terrain of Sumba, or cycle 120km over rugged terrain. You’ll get to take in amazing …

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Schoolies Unearthed

Looking for a unique and exciting way to spend schoolies? Schoolies Unearthed offer amazing experiences to Vanuatu, Vietnam, Borneo and Nepal. Go island hopping and spend your days relaxing at the beach, become involved in the local community, or challenge yourself to a trek through the Himalayas; these are all things you can experience through …

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Gap Year with Totally Travel

Totally Travel offers overseas holidays and volunteering experiences, including wildlife care, teaching English, and helping children in countries around the world. You can experience local culture in a variety of countries across Asia, South America and Africa. The trips can vary in length from anywhere between 2 weeks and an entire year. Take a look …

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Camp America 2020

Applications for the 2020 Camp America program are now open. As part of Camp America, you will head to the United States for 9-12 weeks and become a counsellor for youth participating in Summer Camp programs. Summer camp in America is a massive tradition. It’s estimated there are 12,000 camps spread all over the country …

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Galapagos on a budget

If you’re a natural history fanatic and you enjoy watching wildlife documentaries, then it’s likely that one destination on your bucket list will be the Galapagos Islands. If it isn’t already on your list, you might like to add it when you’ve read some more about it. A remote chain of Islands just off the …

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Visit somewhere not even on a map

Thinking of heading off the beaten track in your gap year, or simply want to have some adventure on your next holiday? Then the largely unknown tropical, jungle covered, Islands of Sao Tome and Principe off the West African coast could be exactly what you’re looking for. South African billionaire Mark Shuttleworth has dedicated himself …

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The Tuscany Trekking Challenge

Join the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) on their Tuscany Trekking Challenge and walk 100 kilometres while raising money for breast cancer research. You’ll get to travel, enjoy the scenery around Tuscany, eat the delicious food, learn lots about the area and the culture, and you’ll definitely get lots of exercise. All while helping out …

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Bringing your travel mindset home with you

Travel is part and parcel of life for most of us, one way or another. Whether it’s through family holidays, road trips, camping weekends, gap years, volunteering, or the annual leave you hang out for when you’re working. The good news is there’s to more to travelling than just the photos and memories. Leaving behind …

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Larapinta Challenge 2019

Have an adventure and raise money to support the Starlight Foundation’s Healthier Futures Initiative, for the health and well-being of kids in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. Between the 23-29 September 2019, you could trek 60kms of the iconic Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory. Find out more about what’s involved and how to …

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StuditaliA Prize – Italy

The Queensland Department of Education and the Consulate of Italy in Brisbane have worked together to develop this initiative. Designed to promote excellence in Italian language studies in Queensland schools and reward the high achievement of Year 12 students of Italian. 6 Queensland students will win a 4-week immersion experience in Italy between Jan and …

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Rural Youth Study Tours

Rural Youth offer a range of study tours to members each year and selections are held in July. Any financial member interested in going for an exchange can apply. Exchanges on offer include a variety of international destinations, one interstate, a berth on the Young Endeavour Training Vessel, a week at the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp …

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WorldStrides provide Australian students a world of travel experiences that immerse them in knowledge, culture, and inspiration. Helping them grow by bringing learning to life—new ideas, new friends, and the memories of a lifetime. WorldStrides Secondary School Programs put students at the very heart of new cultures, encouraging them to cultivate their areas of interest …

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Outward Bound

We are all better than we know. If only we can be brought to realise this, we may never again be prepared to settle for anything else. – Kurt Hahn, co-founder of Outward Bound   Outward Bound programs aim to help students learn: more about themselves how to interact better with others how to become …

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Pharmacy students on placement in Africa and South Asia

At Uni you’ll get opportunities you’ve probably never even thought of. If you’re considering studying Pharmacy, read this article sharing five pharmacy students experiences abroad as part of the Work the World program. Read the full article here.

Gap Year Help

Are you considering a gap year but don’t know what you’d like to do and need some help narrowing down your options, or giving you ideas? Then a database of resources could be a very handy tool. Have a look at Go Overseas, they have 1,352 listings and over 7,200 reviews for you to explore.   …

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Considering a gap year?

A gap year is anything but a year off! In fact, gap programs are formative experiences for high school juniors and seniors. They encourage personal growth and also can help students determine how best to pursue their college education. Research has shown that deferring college to travel, work, and volunteer overseas can be among the most important choices a high school student makes. And best of all, …

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