(I) Program Objectives

In order to create opportunities for youth to experience international education and to understand western culture and political systems, GBCA College has designed an innovative study tour to Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city. In this 10-days of international experience, students have the opportunity to enhance their English language skills while experiencing the beauty and culture of Melbourne. The study tour program provides students with a unique opportunity to enrich their mindset in a globalised context and provides a foundation to become successful global citizens.

(II) Program Features

Study tour groups will experience the following activities:

• Wide array of specialised lessons
• Tours to reputable school and student exchange
• Immerse in Australia’s culture and learn arts, history and sports
• Experience local culture, local delicacies and Indigenous culture

(III) The GBCA Study Tour Advantage

• Small groups taught by experienced local Australian teacher and assisted by a teacher from China. Learn a variety of topics which include Australia’s political systems, culture, sports and other enriching lessons.
• GBCA College provides new state-of-art learning facilities and are supported by friendly student support staff. Situated in central Melbourne, well-serviced by convenient public transport and surrounded by shopping malls, you can even walk to Chinatown, parks or cafes.

• Dedicated support services – our designated professional staff will accompany and provide support to the students throughout their stay.
• Local authentic experience tour at value-for-money price.
• Excursion to University of Melbourne, the world’s famous and Australia’s number 1 university. Immerse in cultural and language exchange with local students and gain a new perspective.
• Explore Melbourne’s local attractions and discover the true charm of the world’s most liveable city.

(IV) Fees

30,000 RMB per person. Fees are inclusive of program fees and materials, accommodation, return ticket, local transportation, visa application fees, dining expenses and insurance. The fees does not include personal expenses. Accommodation: modern apartments located in the heart of Melbourne.

(V) Registration Period

This program is open to all students. Registration period begins on September 7 2015 and will close on 30 November 2015.

(VI) Study Tour Program

Program schedules can be tailored to your specific needs.

  • Day 1 Departure – Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou
  • Day 2 Arrival at Melbourne International Airport. Airport reception and coach transfer to Melbourne student apartments. Welcome ceremony and program orientation. Tour to RMIT to view its facilities such as laboratories, library and classrooms and have local international student exchange. City Tour – Flinders Street Train, Federation square, Yarra River
  • Day 3 Lesson: Background of Australia’s political systems and culture Melbourne museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Town Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Day 4 Lesson: Australian education system, Tour to University of Melbourne – Australia’s number one university and have local international student exchange. Visit and enjoy a stroll in Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • Day 5 Lesson: Australia’s unique dining and entertainment, Visit Queen Victoria Market and enjoy a conversation with local vendors. Sample local delicacies such as Kangaroo meet and crocodile meat.
  • Day 6 Watch Australian Open and feel the local passion for the sports Golf lesson at a park where beginners can acquire skill and knowledge in a relaxed environment
  • Day 7 Admire Melbourne’s graffiti street alley, street arts and performance Tour Melbourne zoo and experience close encounter with kangaroos, koalas and other Australian wildlife
  • Day 8 Explore Australia’s Aboriginal culture – watch indigenous ceremonial performance and sample their food
  • Day 9 Tour to Melbourne’s famous wineries – witness the refinery process and have a unique tasting experience in the beautiful wineries
  • Day 10 Home sweet home

Note: the above schedule is for reference only. Actual schedule may be slightly adjusted accordingly to the arrangements with the university and schools.

(VII) University Tour

The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne, established in 1853, is Australia’s second oldest university and a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. It is also one of the Asia-Pacific International Trade Education and Research Alliance member universities.

Being an academic hub in the Southern Hemisphere, the University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world. It is ranked 1st in Australia in Academic Ranking of World Universities (2015) and 33rd in Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2014-2015). Since its establishment, it has nurtured six Nobel Laureates which has well proven its academic performance.

RMIT University
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is one of Australia’s oldest university which is renowned for its graduate employability. RMIT is ranked 32nd worldwide in QS World University Rankings (2014) among the universities less than 50 years old. It is among the top 15 universities in Australia and is ranked as a 5-Star University in QS Stars international evaluation system.

RMIT provides innovative and industry-relevant curriculum to its students and its qualifications are internationally recognized. It constantly redesigns its curriculum in accordance to the industry needs to prepare the students with up-to-date skills and knowledge. Its practical in application learning model has attracted many students who can apply their knowledge into practice and quickly adapt to different work environments.

(VIII) 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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