Tips to Help You While on a Study Tour

When studying, there are often a myriad of challenges especially when you are on a foreign land. These are some tips to help you out:


Having a topic or theme for the study tour is important. Outline activities within the tour that will help expose participant(s) to observations and interactions that will help develop the theme or topic of the tour. Keep educational outcomes for the tour and highlight the importance of the tour and application of the skills acquired after the tour.


Knowing your budget is very important. You should be aware of how much you are ready and willing to spend as you go for your tour. Keep the costs of the study tour minimum as most of them may be self-sponsored. Make the budget a little high as you can develop a reserve that can absorb risks of unexpected expenditures. Miscellaneous costs occur all the time and this is something that you need to be ready for.


Prepare print materials that will help you answer major questions about travel experience and lead participant(s) to resources about sites and topics that are to be observed.

Group meetings

Set aside formal time to review on what has been learnt. Reflect upon experiences and discuss situations that might arise during the study tour. If there is a project you are working on this is may be the right time to review it.

Balancing Educational vs. Tourist activities

While the main focus is educational, it is a vacation at the same time. Create time for site watching, photography, shopping, etc. This can be done on weekends, afternoon or free time. It will go a long way in easing your mind. All work without play makes Jack a dull boy.

Follow-up activities

Sampling a report about the tour. Discuss impressions of the study tour, what you learnt from the tour and how to apply the experience on day to day life or at work place.

Emergency contacts

Get contacts which could be the hotel you're staying in or a person who can reach you at all times. Have a list of emergency contacts at hand also. The following are details that can't be missed:

1. Documentation. Make available passport(s) and visa(s) if need be. 2. Special needs. Consider special needs and a special diet, medical problems or handicaps 3. Country requirements. Consider immunizations and health precautions for the visited country. 4. Travel tickets. Make available your travel tickets in time. Use secure mails and receipts to trace tickets in case you have misplaced them.

Some study tours can be long drawn ones. If your study tour is for more than 3 months then you should rent storage units New York and keep your things there. You can get them back when you return. You will be able to save on your rental expenditure and this money can be used on your study trip.
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