Academic Achievers School Tour - 2019 -School Tour Specialists

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If you have received an invitation through your school, it means your school has classified you as an Academic Achiever and sent us your name for the tour invitation. If your school doesn’t already participate, but you’ve heard about the tour and would like to join, you must please send us your most recent report card. info@travelandsport.com We will then be in touch to let you know whether you qualify.
Touring overseas in general as a learner is an invaluable experience. It creates a platform for your child to be exposed to a variety of top class institutions, cultures, history and unique experiences. This all leads to character-building, confidence, independence, self-discovery and very often the creation of lasting friendships.Travelling within a supervised group, with your school mates is also only available for a limited period of time, usually during your high school years. Once school is over, the opportunity is lost forever.
This particular tour’s unique nature lies firstly within the tour group. A group of like-minded academic achievers from across South Africa who get to interact, network and learn together, often forging new and lasting friendships. Secondly, the tour offers academically gifted learners the opportunity to further their quest in developing their skills and fulfilling their potential through attending private, thought-provoking lectures based on topical subjects, hosted by thought-leaders at world renowned universities! In addition to this, travellers will also go on campus tours to get an inside view of how these top class universities operate. It is important to expose children to the best in the world, for them to create an informed and accurate perception about opportunities that are available, how the best operate and how they can align themselves with the best. Whether it be by studying abroad or taking what they have experienced and applying it to their own work ethic. In addition to the above, the tour brings iconic sites to life through enlightening visits coordinated by local guides.
Schools from across South Africa participate. See the list here. If you can’t download the document, then you can view the list here. Each school sends in their list of academic achievers and those learners are then invited to join the tour. Teachers from participating schools are invited to tour along in a supervisory capacity, based on a ratio of 10-12 children per adult. Members of staff from Travel & Sport also tour along as well as local guides accompanying the group.
Once you have received your invitation, and you would like to accept and join the tour, please send in your reply slip. We will send you acknowledgement of receipt as well as further steps for booking. In order to confirm your booking please make deposit payment. See our banking details here. You will receive regular notifications from Travel & Sport regarding travel requirements, visa guidelines and so on. During the first term of 2019 regional meetings will be held where you will have the opportunity to meet your tour consultant and discuss certain details in person. Notifications regarding the various meetings will be sent well in advance.

Congratulations on your achievement!

Join academic achievers from across South Africa in rewarding your academic excellence. Further your quest in developing your skills and fulfilling your potential through international exposure on a very unique tour.

6th Annual Tour

The Academic Achievers School Tour Initiative brings together the best and brightest of South Africa’s high school talent every year! This special academic annual tour initiative is entering it’s 6th year and in 2019, we’re offering this select group of top achievers the choice of heading to one of two of our favourite destinations. Travel to the United States of America or to the United Kingdom & Ireland with your esteemed peers, selected especially for their unrivalled academic achievements and dedicated work ethic. This high school invitational tour group will enjoy the unique privilege of visiting some of the best universities in the World all whilst enjoying the company of fellow learners at the top of their game on this international extravaganza!

Find out what educators, parents and learners have to say about our previous Academic Achiever Tours

Who’s participated in Academic Achievers? Click here for a list of schools
Proposed tour dates are 19 September – 29 September 2019.

What to expect in 2019?

You can now pick between two different destinations:

Where are you going?

Seattle

San Francisco

Los Angeles

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Visit top-class universities and attend lectures presented by cutting edge researchers and lecturers on a wide range of thought provoking topics.

Universities such as: • University of Washington • Stanford University • University of California, Berkeley

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Academic Sessions will be tailored to the requirements of the group, and chosen from the following topics:• Political Science • International Relations • Anthropology • Business Challenges • Economics • e-Commerce amongst more.

View the Academic Achievers USA 2019 tour brochure here.

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The tour is jam-packed with highlights… amongst others: Seattle: Enjoy a guided orientation tour around this eclectic metropolis; Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe; Future of Flight & Aviation Centre; Boeing Factory; Microsoft Campus Visitors Centre; Admissions session at the University of Washington; Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPop) and Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.

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San Francisco: visit to the world-renowned Stanford University; Enjoy a private lecture, delivered by one of the university’s distinguished alumni or professors; Partake in a campus tour; Haight Ashbury Neighbourhood; Golden Gate Bridge; Levi Strauss Headquarters store; Silicon Valley;The Intel Museum in Santa Clara; The Tech Museum of Innovation with an Imax film; The Apple Company store; See the sprawling Google campus in Mountain View; Enjoy a drive-by of Oracle Redwood City campus; Photo stop at the HP Garage in Palo Alto; University of California, Berkeley Campus; Alcatraz Island.

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Los Angeles: Universal Studios Hollywood; California Institute of Technology (CALTECH); Private lecture; LA guided tour; The Hollywood Walk Of Fame; An afternoon drive down Sunset Boulevard;The Santa Monica Pier; farewell dinner at Rusty’s Surf Ranch.

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Optional Add-On: 3 Nights In New York!

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  • Flight from Los Angeles to New York
  • Staten Island Ferry for awesome views of the Statue of Liberty
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Wall Street Insider Tour including “Trading Game”
  • Empire State Building 86th Floor Observatory
  • Dinner at Planet Hollywood Restaurant
  • Broadway Show Ticket – optional
  • American Museum of Natural History with Rose Center for Earth & Space
  • Haydn Planetarium and LeFrak Theater Film
  • Picnic lunch in Central Park
  • Shopping at Rockefeller Centre

Price R 16 990.00pp

*Price is based on current exchange rates which are subject to change

So, pack your bags…We are going to the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Where are you going?

Dublin

Oxford

East Anglia

London

Learn more

Visit top-class universities and attend lectures presented by cutting edge researchers and lecturers on a wide range of thought provoking topics.

Universities such as: • University of London • Cambridge University • Trinity College

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Academic Sessions will be tailored to the requirements of the group, and chosen from the following topics:• Political Science • International Relations • Anthropology • Business Challenges • Economics • e-Commerce amongst more.

View the Academic Achievers UK and Ireland 2019 tour brochure here.

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The tour is jam-packed with highlights… amongst others: Dublin: Enjoy a guided tour through Dublin, beginning with a visit to Dublinia, showcasing the early history of this mythical city. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, indulging in some local Irish fare; Tour of Trinity College and a private lecture; Trinity Library; 

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Oxford:Explore the English hinterland in the literary nexus of Stratford-upon-Avon; Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare; Enjoy a morning guided tour of Oxford; View the Bridge of Sighs and the Radcliffe Camera building; Visit the Christ Church, touring its spectacular interior;

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East Anglia: Enjoy a morning guided tour around the iconic Cambridge University and sprawling campus and attend a private lecture; visit to the King’s College Chapel and The Backs – a picturesque area overlooking the River Cam; 

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London: Depart on a full-day guided tour of this eternal city; Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge – straddling the mighty Thames River; head over to the London Eye and take in some spectacular views of the city as you ride one of the largest Ferris wheels in the World; Visit to the British Museum and the fascinating Madame Tussauds; Visit to University College London. Take a campus tour before delving into a private lecture; Select a visit to one of London’s diverse selections of museums; Piccadilly Circus; Head over to London’s West End for a show (optional); You can pick from the following as your morning excursion: Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Twickenham Stadium Guided Tour, Windsor Castle Tour or Arsenal Stadium Tour;

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Optional Add-On: 3 Nights In Paris!

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  • Eurostar from London to Paris
  • Full day guided tour of Paris
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Champs Elysees
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Sacre Coeur
  • Montmartre
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Louvre Museum
  • Palace of Versailles & Gardens

Price R 9 490.00pp

*Price is based on current exchange rates which are subject to change

Interested? Book your spot now for this once in a lifetime experience.

Remember you have until 30 October to secure your child’s booking!

Would you like to make your deposit payment now? See banking details.

Talk to us info@travelandsport.com if you need to make an arrangement regarding your payment or if you would be interested in fundraising and/or sponsorship options.