Study Tours is a ‘boutique’ educational and cultural immersion program, designed for school groups that enjoy a strong reputation of excellence world-wide, with most groups re-booking return visits.

Short-term (1-8 weeks) group programs that include class integration and tailor-made timetabling.

The program duration is a short course of study generally ranging from one to eight weeks. Students participating in this program can engage in a range of classroom immersion, pastoral care, TESOL, extra-curricular, cultural programs and excursions. The program allows for international students to experience first-hand the culture, language and style of learning within an Australian school.

The program is designed for students to actively engage in a range of curriculum and pastoral care programs where the learning is dynamic, interactive and innovative.

"Our study tours offer international students a taste of what a first-class education in Australia would be like. Most visitors conclude their time lamenting that it is over and vowing to return again one day soon!"

Mrs Denita Bird - International Education Program Manager
Sheldon College customises tours for each visiting school group. Benefits of the Sheldon College Study Tours include:
  • First class Educational Programs based on the latest educational research delivered by highly skilled and specialist teachers through a range of digital tools and pedagogies.
  • Sheldon College Teacher of English as a Second Language Teacher (TESOL) to assist students achieve maximum participation in all classroom activities, as well as providing targeted English immersion programs.
  • Access to the LINQ Academy Technology and Robotics Program. Students are introduced to programming and coding using Robots and Drones to Mixed Reality including Augmented and Virtual Reality. Click here to find out more details on Programs available.
  • Pastoral Care Program to assist students in better understanding Australian culture and values to support immersion in a foreign culture.
  • Workbook and Stationery Packs provided to students with tailor-made literacy and numeracy workbooks. 
  • Sporting Program accessing our international standard tennis centre, tartan track and sports stadium with our specialist coaches and teachers. 
  • Learn to Swim Program in our purpose-built, fully enclosed, Learn to Swim facility with our professional Austswim Accredited Coach. Our pool is heated so students can enjoy swimming all year round.
  • Co-Curricular Arts Program tailored especially for International Study Tour Students. This program provides Master Classes in the areas of Visual Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Film and TV/Media delivered by Sheldon College teachers who are also industry specialists in these fields.
  • Weekly Excursions to Queensland’s iconic tourist attractions.
  • Camp Program located at Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre, one-hour south of the Gold Coast and located on one of Australia’s beautiful beaches and minutes from National Parks and rainforests. Students participate in a range of tailor- made activities including rock climbing, sailing and surfing conducted by accredited camp instructors.