Our belief: the more students we help educate through travel, the more positive our future will be.
This is more than an overseas stint. We empower students to take ownership, learn vital life skills and develop a better understanding of themselves, the world and their place in it.
Unlike anything found in a travel guide, standard student trip or in a classroom, our experiences help students uncover their own unique abilities. They become better versions of themselves through:
Our Programs engage students in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making in contexts difficult to simulate in school. The consolidation of ideas and skills through feedback, reflection and application, in a new environment, makes our journeys one of the most powerful learning experiences a young person can partake in.
Unlike a package tour our programs encourage students to make decisions, from planning the itinerary, to managing the team’s travel budget, through to organising transport, accommodation and food. Primarily student-led, our journeys give teams the opportunity to flourish and discover their own unique leadership styles and abilities.
Travelling in the developing world is challenging. Our students are eased out of their comfort zones and encouraged to think for themselves. They adapt, learn how to collaborate and above all, how to bounce back from adversity.
The opportunity to slow down, disconnect from social media and focus on the present moment is rare at home. Through reflection and exposure to new cultures, our travellers learn to appreciate the smaller, quieter moments. This newfound perspective fosters awareness and a sense of gratitude for the opportunities they’ve otherwise taken for granted.
Exposing students to global issues helps their development into socially-aware citizens. Through rewarding community service projects, local immersion and outdoor adventure, we expand their perspective on other cultures and the environment, bringing to light their own unique impact on this earth.
We believe the first step to a student being a socially aware citizen is to see and respect the world as it is. Rather than pay lip service to the term “responsible travel” we actually put people before profit. A local’s livelihood, her landscape and culture comes first. Through responsible travel we can change the world—everything revolves around not only striving to, but also teaching how, to be responsible travellers.
“We sent away our children and in return received young adults who have a better outlook and appreciation of humanity. It was well worth the investment. Thank you to all involved.”
Creating experiences you can’t get anywhere else starts with conducting trips like no one else. Every program is aligned with our vision, a code of conduct and UN sustainability goals—including the universal sustainability principles of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
We are the first school based expedition travel company in the world to be accepted as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact.
We are the first high school expedition company in the world to be accepted as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact.
UN Sustainable Development Goals are the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Our programs are aligned with these, including the universal sustainability principles of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
As a result, Antipodeans’ students, schools and parents are part of a worldwide movement with real and lasting purpose. By participating in our programs you are contributing towards a more sustainable and prosperous future.
The specific goals we are working towards are:
For more information, see the goals in full on the UN website.
We’re passionate about shaping the next generation.
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