|Academic Field Trips|
“We learn 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see but 80% of what we experience…” – William Glasser.
African Insight has been providing academic field trips to South Africa since 1999 and many of our partner academic institutions report that these field trips have played a significant role in increasing recruitment onto courses as well as substantially improving student retention on courses.
Field trips are designed at any level to include experiences that meet specific learning outcomes of each individual group thereby reinforcing (or preparing for) lessons learned in the formal lecture situation. Depending on the aims and objectives of the institution field trips can form part of a formal academic module or of a supplementary experiential learning nature.
African Insight provides a complete service every step of the way, from assistance with itinerary planning, flights, administration of travel documentation, payment schedules, travel insurance, preparation for parent meetings …. and once in South Africa a ‘handheld’ service every step of the way until your return home. UK based institutions can Contact Us to arrange a consultant to visit you in your office or to attend one of our Overseas Trip Planning Workshops.
South Africa’s relatively undeveloped state yet modern and well maintained communication and travel infrastructure as well as first world medical facilities provide unique opportunities for field trips in a variety of disciplines such as: