Australian School Exchange & Art Appreciation Program
(Suitable for students aged 14 to 18 year old accompanied by a parent)

(I) Program Objectives

Our program is designed to provide an insight into the Australian educational system and unique culture as well as an appreciation of music and arts. Students have the chance to discover and appreciate nature and to experience close encounters with the animals. Our well-designed art activities and tours to Australia’s local attractions enable students to experience Melbourne’s unique charm and art culture.

(II) Program Activities

Australian School Exchange & Art Appreciation program includes a 10-day program in Melbourne and an optional extended tour to Sydney and Gold Coast.

Through visits to National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Graffiti Alley, famous century-old Puffing Billy railway, Lunar Park, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour, students can experience the charm of the vibrant city as well as its local culture and history. They will have close encounters with different animals in Philip Island, Collingwood Children’s Farm, Aquarium and Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Parents and children will have a valuable chance to visit reputable schools and experience international educational program. Through student exchange and experience with Australian art culture, the program seeks to encourage the development of students’ artistic potential and promote their learning.

Program Highlights

★ Experienced lecturers
★ New state-of-art learning centre situated in Melbourne Central
★ Discover innovative educational systems – visit Melbourne’s reputable colleges and universities for an exchange with local students
★ Parent & Child Bonding Activities – Melbourne’s famous century-old Puffing Billy steam engine, St Kilda and Lunar Park, fruit picking, Phillip Island, chocolate factory
★ Art Discovery – Guided Art lessons, musical appreciation concert, Melbourne Museum & Melbourne’s Graffiti Alley
★ Close to Nature – Werribee Open Range Zoo, Aquarium, Collingwood Children’s Farm, Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade
★ Experience local attractions – Great Ocean Road and Australia’s famous Sovereign Hill
★ Support service and guidance – trained teacher providing guidance throughout the program
★ Comfortable Accommodation – apartments situated in Melbourne Central, Free tram zone, shopping district and Chinatown

(III) Fees

Adult: RMB 29,000, Child: RMB 23,000
Additional fee for 6-day trip to Sydney and Gold Coast – Adult: RMB 10, 000, Child: RMB 8,000
Fees are inclusive of course program and material fees, accommodation, return ticket, local transportation, visa application fees, dining expenses and insurance. The fees do not include personal expenses.

(IV) Registration Period
Registration period begins on September 1 2015 and will close on 30 November 2015.

(V) Study Tour Program

Program schedules can be tailored to your specific needs.

  • Day 1 Departure – Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou
    Arrival at Melbourne International Airport and check in Melbourne apartments
  • Day 2 Arts lesson – Under the skilful guidance of an art teacher, children’s appreciation and talent in Art could be nurtured. Parents could gain an insight to western teaching style. Melbourne Museum – tour one of Australia’s biggest galleries, Victorian Children’s Gallery. Melbourne’s Graffiti Alley – experience unique art.
  • Day 3 Tour to Melbourne’s reputable colleges and universities – experience live teaching and exchange with international students
  • Day 4 Ballet lesson by local teacher, theme ‘Cinderella’, Lunar Park Melbourne – thriller rides in famous amusement park, St. Kilda Beach – one of Melbourne’s most famous beaches
  • Day 5 Werribee Open Range Zoo – watch the actions of the zebras, giraffes and other African animals at a close distance. Werribee Park – Experience Victorian era living and explore the interiors of Werribee Mansion. Victoria State Rose Garden – admire more than 5000 roses
  • Day 6 Scienceworks – through hands-on participation and watching live demonstrations with their parents, children could satisfy their curiosity and learn more about Science and Technology. Phillip Island – Visit Chocolate Factory & watch Penguin Parade, a magnificent return of fairy penguins to their burrows along the beach in Phillip Island.
  • Day 7 SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium –Experience the wonders of the marine life and discover world’s aquatic special creatures such as dugongs, sharks, turtles, jellyfish, platypus, penguins, sea dragons and thousands of tropical fish. Collingwood Children’s Farm – Pony ride and themed barbecue
  • Day 8 Great Ocean Road – long winding stretches along the south-eastern coast of Australia with different scenic views and a breathtaking coastline
  • Day 9 Puffing Billy – Ride Melbourne’s famous century-old steam train, one of the most well-preserved steam railways in the world.Seasonal fruit picking – children could have fun picking strawberries, cherries or blueberries.
  • Day 10 Return to China or Departure to Sydney

Note: the above schedule is for reference only. Actual schedule may be slightly adjusted accordingly to fit the school arrangements.

Optional Tour – Sydney & Gold Coast
Program schedules can be tailored to your specific needs.
Sydney Itinerary

  • Day 10 Sydney Opera House – discover the stories and history of this iconic landmark by taking the Sydney Opera House tour.
    Sydney Harbour Bridge – Also known as the ‘Coathanger’, is a magnificent arc bridge which is a historical landmark of Sydney. Interested healthy participants can climb the bridge under the guidance of the Climb Leader (at own expense). Darling Harbour – Sydney’s large harbourside scenic recreational area, it is a perfect place to relax or visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium or Australian National Maritime Museum.
  • Day 11 Queen Victoria Building – built in the 19th century is Sydney’s beautiful shopping street is home to more than 180 fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Across the street is vibrant Sydney’s Chinatown and experience its distinctive flavour.
    Sydney Fish Market – provides seafood lovers the opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of a fish market. It is the largest seafood market in Southern Hemisphere where visitors can also enjoy their meals while overlooking the sea.
  • Day 12 Taronga Zoo – known as world’s most beautiful zoo’, Taronga zoo is home to over 4000 animals, including Australian native wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, platypus and Tasmanian devils.Head to Gold Coast in the afternoon.

Gold Coast Itinerary

  • Day 13 Dream World – one of Australia’s most popular theme park and children’s fun land. Filled with thriller rides, entertainment activities and animal experience, all children will treasure this unforgettable happy experience.
  • Day 14 Sea World- Australia’s largest marine animal theme park, offering fun and adventure to all. Children can venture into an adventure in the Cochrane Polar Bear Habit, Penguin icy wonderland, Seal Harbour, Dolphin lagoon and Ray Reef exhibit. They can watch the exciting Fish Detectives show and enjoy thrilling rides.
  • Day 15 Warner Bros. Movie World- Enjoy a day of photo shoots with your favourite cartoon characters and superheros, including Bugs Bunny, Batman and many more. Watch live action-packed performances and all-star parade. Immerse yourself among the stars and enjoy the fun of first-class rides.
  • Day 16 Home Sweet Home

Note: the above schedule is for reference only. Actual schedule may be slightly adjusted accordingly to fit the school arrangements.

(VI) Registration and General Enquiries
Contact person:Leslie Wechat:18801121277 Email:gl.gbca.au@gmail.com
Phone: (+61) 0466 268 122 or (+613) 9041 3050

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