School Trips to the United States

The vast and varied USA is a destination that lends itself perfectly to a number of curriculum areas, making it ideal for a cross-curricular tour. History, Business & Commerce classes are in their element on the East coast with endless museums, monuments and hands-on workshops throughout New York, Boston and Washington D.C. - imagine experiencing Wall Street trading from the inside, or bumping into the president as you take a tour of the White House.

Sports groups are sure to find a thrilling adventure - from Basketball to Rugby, challenge your American counterparts to matches, take part in intensive coaching workshops and experience the electric atmosphere at a professional Baseball or American Football game.

Home of NASA and Kennedy Space Center, The USA is the perfect destination to spark imaginations, and bring core STEM subjects to life. International camps at the US Space & Rocket Center, specific educational programs at Disney theme parks, and full-day experiences at Kennedy Space Center tick all the boxes for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths trip of a lifetime!

The USA is also a mecca for any budding performing artist, with the vibrant music and drama scene impossible to avoid. Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood legends in LA, get a behind-the-scenes look at historical theatres such as Radio City Music Hall and attend world-class Broadway performances in New York, or discover the magic of Disney and how these characters are brought to life on both stage and screen. Performance opportunities are endless, and combined with practical workshops and unique insights into the rich history of performing arts, there is no doubt students will explore and develop their creative talents.

The ‘Aloha State’ Hawaiʻi sits at the crossroads of East and West, both geographically and culturally: Hawaiʻi combines the best of both worlds. It’s cultural diversity has created vibrant, safe environments where students can learn about themselves and others. The unique North Pacific location, geology, and environment, provides research and exploration opportunities in abundance - Hawaiʻi is home to the greatest number of endangered botanical species in the world, dormant and active volcanoes, 11 of the world’s 13 ecosystems, and the world’s largest marine reserve. The people, cultures, food and tradition found in this melting pot promote a love of learning, and offer endless hands on educational opportunities.

SAMPLE ITINERARIES

Air & Space Camp

Air and Space Camp will give you the chance to learn about Earth's atmosphere, gain a better understanding of climate change, and witness astronomers at work.

Land & Sea Camp

At Land and Sea Camp the focus will be on geology and oceanography. Students will visit Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, view flora and fauna on land and by sea, as well as visiting the Punalu’u Black Sand Beach to see sea turtles in their natural environment

Robotics Academy USA

Robotics Academy is an experience that will put the next generation of engineers, designers and gear heads to the ultimate test! Learn and compete as a team to design and build robotics on land, in the air, and underwater.

Space Camp USA

Are you up for the highest level of astronaut initiation? Stand up to the test of simulated space missions, rocket launches and realistic astronaut simulators as a Space Camp trainee at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Volcanic Wonderland

Hawaii's diverse scenery, tropical climate, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular spot for biologists, and volcanologists. Explore Oahu and Big Island, witness volcanic cones, lush marine life and cultural sites bringing learning to life.

Earth Science

Hawaii is the perfect place to combine classroom learning and real-world context, with 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones. The itinerary is designed to include the studies of Geography and/or Earth Sciences, to give students a broad understanding on these fields.

Darwin High School - STEM Tour USA 2017

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is everywhere and shapes our everyday experiences meaning STEM education is vital and we need to encourage students to understand and embrace these subject areas.