Hi all! I am Jake, the Group Study Tours Manager at Langports. A little while has passed since my last blog post about our Tahitian group. Since August, our Group Study Tours department has gone from strength to strength. In that time, we have confirmed quite a large number of new groups! December to March and June to August are traditionally very busy times for groups and in the last few months we have had two groups at our Gold Coast campus, and one in Brisbane. We still have three more groups to arrive!
There are a lot of benefits for students to take part into a Langports student group tour:
“My sincere thanks to Langports for this amazing real-world and academic experience… We have learned a lot of life skills as well as a great language!” Carolina Pena Arias, Student — Brazilian Study Tours, 2012.
This year is the third year that the Gold Coast has played host to our group from Brazil. They are on a 4 week study tour and had the opportunity to get to know many of Langports’ other students! With only one more week of their program to go, I’m sure that there will be a few tears shed by students and homestay families alike when it’s time to say goodbye!
Each time we have a new group arrive, we’re reminded how lucky we are to get to meet so many people from all over the world, and especially luck to share in many students’ first experience of being away from home. I can honestly say that I love my job!
As you can see, Group Study Tours are becoming a more integral part of Langports, and if you or anyone you know has the opportunity to join one of our Study Tour programs, jump at the chance!