Designing and Running Overseas Study Tours

  • Effie Lagos
  • Andrew Dolphin
  • Fran Kerlin
Part of the Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management book series (THEM)


It is globally recognised that study tours abroad offer benefits to students and teachers. Numerous professional development opportunities exist for teachers with even more personal development opportunities identified as beneficial for students. However, designing a study tour does not come without its own difficulties. Linking leisure type experiences with student intended learning outcomes require considerable amount of planning and energy. Additionally, teachers may not be experts in developing effective itineraries. This paper takes a reflective approach and concludes with recommendations relating to the strategic design of study tours.


Study tours International study trips Mobility Transformative learning International education Short study tours abroad 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.William Angliss InstituteMelbourneAustralia

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