Study tour" how not "blind tour

Created on:2023-09-04 16:33

Summer is approaching, a new round of study tours in full swing. In recent years, the core of the popular overseas study tours should be the combination of "travel" and "learning". Some parents believe that study tours not only allow children to visit foreign scenery, but also experience famous overseas schools for a short time, killing two birds with one stone. However, there are also some overseas study summer camps that cost tens of thousands of yuan at every turn, but in fact they emphasize "traveling" rather than "learning", making students and parents shout "uneconomical".

7-year-old children are also studying.

low age is a new feature

parent-child family study tours has boosted the younger age of study tours. In July last year, XX from Beijing took her 7-year-old son to the Philippines. She said that taking her children out to play and learn spoken English would kill two birds with one stone.

, the author learned from the New Oriental International Travel and Study Consulting Office that the upsurge of studying abroad has given birth to the "travel and study fever". For example, 70% of the routes of major products such as the European and American study and life experience series were full in early June. "In the past few years, students in the third and Senior high school grades were the main force of study tours. Now their age has declined, and the first grade and even elementary school students are gradually rushing to the market."

study destinations are mainly in English-speaking countries. Take a two-week study tour as an example. Going to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries costs the most, mostly 30 thousands or 40 thousands yuan or even higher; the relatively low-cost Asian route costs about 10 thousands or 20 thousands yuan.

, from the perspective of the purpose of study tours, statistics show that nearly 40% of the study tours last year were preparing for studying abroad, 30% of consumers were experiencing overseas customs and customs, and a considerable number of people were just for a "walk-and-go trip".

, in the opinion of teacher Lin Shanshan from the Department of Tourism Management of Zhejiang University, students above middle school and adults are most suitable for study tours. Primary school students are best to participate in parent-child study tours or self-help tours with their parents.

Personal Custom Tour and Learning

choice diversity is the key

, under the diversified needs, "personal customization" is becoming more and more popular in study tours. Whether you can choose customized products that suit you is the key to the success or failure of study tours.

Maggie's study tour, said that the current customized study tour route can freely combine the proportion of study tour and study according to needs, and the study tour cycle and location choice are more flexible.

in the view of some parents, "study tour is a preparatory class for studying abroad". Parents hope that through study tours, children can feel whether they can adapt to the life of studying abroad and avoid going abroad blindly. Mr. XX hopes to sow the seeds of studying abroad for his daughter XX in the second year of junior high school through study tours. therefore, after discussion with study tours and according to the children's actual English level and demands, he chose a product of "class in the morning and play in the afternoon" and can choose some places to play independently. Wu Siyi was very happy to experience different study and life in Australia.

, however, XX, a sixth-grade student in Changsha, was not so lucky. Her parents did not carefully compare the specific items of the study tour. They thought that they were taking part in a two-week study tour in Canada, which was entertaining. As a result, the children who joined the tour alone just changed places to play games. There is also freshman Ma XX, who originally wanted to study in various famous schools in the United States, but eventually became a "visit here" to visit the campus ".

to the feedback on the different effects of study tours, Jin XX, head of XX International Study Tour Asia, believes that the rationality of the curriculum should be the primary concern. The focus of study tours is "learning". Only when students go deep into one or two cities to learn more life-oriented and practical courses can they really gain.

consumers also need to keep their eyes open on the contract. Chen Junxu said that attention should be paid to the implementation of personal customization of study tours, the responsible parties and the settlement of expenses.

, told this newspaper that non-governmental educational institutions and travel agencies are the main organizers of primary and secondary school students' study tours, and the introduction of their study tour products should be unified in standards and specific instructions, so as not to mislead consumers.

Lu XX believes that the real study tour can enable students to collide with different thinking concepts in a foreign country, make students extrovert their personality and improve their cultural perception ability, which is a useful supplement to traditional education.