Cultural Immersion

There’s a lot on offer for Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths tours. We’re seeing lots of popularity for a range of exciting ideas, from USA Space Camp, Technology & Innovation in Japan, Singapore or West Coast USA, Science in Switzerland or Biology in NZ, Hawaii or – yes, the bottom of the world – Antarctica.

Space & Astronomy,

South USA

10+ days from AUD 6,000+ per student

  • Flight, rocket launch and zero-gravity simulators, train like (and have lunch with!) astronauts, all-inclusive programs that include model rocket launches and simulated missions into space in either Alabama or Florida NASA Space Camp installations.
  • Orlando Disneyland or Universal Studios theme parks or a day at the Everglades National Park for marine biology (+1 day, each)
  • Stop by the nation’s capital for the Smithsonian Air & Space Museums, Washington DC (+3 days)

Technology & innovation,

West & East Coast USA

10-12 days, AUD 5,000+ per student

  • Meet and interact with real Harvard University and MIT students and listen to inspiration at its coalface.
  • Design the future in some of the best science and technology research facilities at specialised robotics/engineering, computer coding, innovation, special effects and technology workshops and design challenges in Boston, LA and SF.
  • Tour the centre of tech, Silicon Valley to visit Tesla, Googleplex, Apple, Intel, Facebook and Stanford University – lunch at Symantec, the world’s leading cyber security company!

Science & Innovation,

Singapore or Japan

10 – 12 days, AUD 3,500+ per student

  • Learn about emerging technologies and how to generate ideas, visit the best and brightest in high-tech research institutions and  immerse in workshops at start-ups, observe disaster management, model transport city design and environmental management, and see how this is helping transform economies and landscapes
  • Explore the world of automotive, aerospace and transport engineering’s past, present and future at Mazda, Mitsubishi and Toyota’s high-tech development and manufacturing facilities or the famous high-speed train (Shinkansen) park.
  • Observe how earth-quakes or flooding are dealt-with at world-class simulation and research facilities or create your own plastic food at a Yamato food sample centre, Tokyo.

Biology

10 – 20 days, AUD 3,500 – 10,000 per student (depending on destination)

  • Tour islands in search of glaciers, volcanoes and other geothermal activity, unique taxonomy and marine life
  • New Zealand
  • Hawaii
  • Antarctica
  • Galapagos Islands

Home away from home

There is no better way to learn a language than experiencing the everyday language immersion that comes from living with a host family.

Home stay is the perfect opportunity for students to develop their language skills as well as immerse themselves in the compelling culture and customs of the country they are visiting. Students have the exciting yet challenging opportunity to get involved in a country’s culture and local customs in a practical environment designed to provide an authentic life experience.

Food, glorious food

On our tours, students will get the opportunity to see, touch, smell and, most importantly, taste the culture in the country they will visit!

Food is at the heart of every cultural experience. Travelbound offers school groups exceptional culinary experiences in a range of countries around the world. Combine cooking classes with language lessons, sample produce at a local market or visit a traditional artisan baker – a range of activities can be incorporated into your tour to create a truly immersive experience.

People matters

The people of a particular country, their personal experiences, stories and culture will be one of the most impacting experiences that students will remember.

Picture discussing the difficulties of starting a new business in China with an Australian expat, being taught how to weave grass baskets in Hawaii or learning to play Pétanque in the gardens in Paris. Engaging with people who live in the country you will be visiting is what makes our tours so authentic and immersive.

Walk the talk

In terms of experience, passion and in-depth understanding of a city, historic event or cultural traditions you cannot beat a walking tour with a local guide.

Picture yourself exploring the battlefields of WWI being led by a historian, strolling the banks of the Seine with a Parisian or learning how to cook a traditional Tuscan meal. Travelbound always seeks to work with qualified and engaging tour leaders to make your tour an adventure students will never forget.