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How to Find Work Abroad
Sometimes, the travel bug bites and you simply want to take off and wander or live in another part of the world. You’ll still have to eat and take care of yourself, so you’ll need to find a job overseas. Listed below are ways you can find work abroad.
Ask Your Office for a Transfer
If you work for a company that has offices in other parts of the world, find out where those offices are and see if there’s one that appeals to you. Once you find one, reach out to department heads and your human resources department to find out if the company offers transfer opportunities. If so, find out if your position can be transferred, and what steps you’ll need to take to make that happen. Before you know it, you could be on your way.
Find a Job Teaching English
One of the easiest and most popular jobs for people looking to work overseas is teaching English. This could involve teaching English to children or adults, and the jobs are usually located in countries where the cost of living is really low compared to the U.S. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to speak the local language, as many of the English-teaching programs are set up so that even people who don’t speak the native language of a country are able to teach its citizens how to speak English. They’re more concerned with helping people learn Western English.
Do Virtual/Freelance Work
Thanks to the virtual and digital nature of so many jobs today, it has become much easier to do remote or virtual work while living overseas. This could involve anything from writing and coding to practicing psychotherapy. In many cases, all you need is a Wi-Fi connection in order to get up and running. This option is especially good for people who are looking to live in areas where there’s a lower cost of living, yet still retain their current remote working status.
Check Out Moving Abroad Forums and Websites
Many people have the same ideas you do when it comes to living and working overseas. These people often visit forums and websites dedicated to advice about overseas work. Sites like Lonely Planet and expat forms are filled with people who are looking for different ways to live out their travel dreams. The good thing about following these forums is that you’ll be able to learn from other people’s good choices and bad choices.
Check the Visa Requirements of the Countries You’re Interested In
Before you buy your ticket, make sure you understand the travel and work visa requirements of the country that you’re interested in working in. Some countries have very lenient visa requirements and rules, while others have extremely strict requirements that can get you thrown out for a single infraction. People from overseas who want to work in USA companies have to jump through a lot of hoops. Make sure you have all your paperwork in order so that you don’t get an unpleasant surprise after landing in the country of your choice.
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Science School Trips
Our science trips for schools provide fantastic opportunities for your students to learn in exciting, dynamic and challenging environments!
Educational visits offer school groups the opportunity to see their science curriculum in action. This helps them to better understand how the things they learn about in the classroom relate to the world around them.
A trip can also help to emphasise the importance of the subject and scientific learning as a whole. And this, in turn, can engage students and spark their curiosity in a topic – perfect for once you’re back in the classroom.
It might even go further than that. The right experience could also give students ideas for future careers. Our trips often involve meeting scientists working in a variety of fields that your students may be inspired to explore – so perhaps your next science trip will take them further than you ever thought possible.
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Why arrange a science school trip, 1. show pupils the importance of science.
Trips can be specifically designed to bring your curriculum to life and show students the importance of science in the ‘real world’.
Whether it's learning more about geothermal power and how it's being used in Iceland to provide sustainable energy, to discovering how we can use the sun’s rays to clean water at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne, a science school trip offers your students the chance to see how scientists are working to create a brighter, cleaner future for our environment.
Your students will return home after an enriching learning experience, resulting in a greater appreciation of the subject. And who knows, perhaps you’ll have inspired the scientists of the future!
2. Get pupils excited about science
Whether it’s the exploration of the solar system or the human body, science trips offer plenty of opportunities to get your students excited about one of the most important STEM subjects.
All our destinations offer a variety of interactive visits and attractions that will show your students just how exciting science can be.
3. Enjoy the trip as much as your students
Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of getting out of the classroom.
Your trip will be completely tailor-made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.
In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way , from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy experiencing science in action as much as your students.
Science trip ideas
We offer a wide range of science trips abroad and in the UK. If you’re struggling to decide where to go, please don’t hesitate to contact us – our experienced education team can provide you with any further information or advice you require. And for some inspiration, here are some science trip ideas:
The world’s largest science museum, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, is a must-visit in Paris. Students will learn about a range of environmental and technological themes. To top it off, a visit to the Palais de la Découverte will help them to better understand the role that science has played in the development of civilisation.
Geneva is one of our most popular destinations because it offers groups the opportunity to visit the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, CERN. Here, your students will see how scientists are working to answer some of the biggest questions about our universe.
For the more adventurous, why not try something a little further afield, such as Orlando and the Kennedy Space Center? On this educational trip your pupils can learn about the history of American spaceflight, ‘train’ to be an astronaut in their interactive exhibits, and, if you’re lucky, perhaps even view a shuttle launch.
If you want to learn about space travel but don’t have the time or budget to go all the way to Florida, Brussels offers the chance to visit the Euro Space Centre. And in Brussels, at Living Tomorrow, they’ll see how we could be living in the future, thanks to the work that scientists are doing right now!
In Amsterdam, you can visit the Corpus Museum, to take a journey through the human body, discover how it works, and why eating healthily and exercising are so important. Amsterdam is also the perfect base from which to explore Space Expo, the European Space Agency’s visitor centre.
Science Trip to Cologne
Visit the German Aerospace Center School Lab and inspire the scientists of the future in Cologne!
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Science Trip to Disneyland and Paris
A trip to Paris and Disneyland® Paris will give your school group the magical opportunity to see science in action!
Science Trip to Brussels
Become an astronaut for the day and explore a lifesize model of the space shuttle on your science school trip to Brussels!
Science Trip to Orlando Florida
Inspire the scientists of the future with an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime science school trip to Orlando, Florida!
Science Trip to Amsterdam
A science school trip to Amsterdam can include a visit to Space Expo, the visitor centre of the European Space Agency!
Science Trip to Geneva
Your trip to Geneva will include an incredible experience of visiting CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider!
Science Trip to Paris
Want students to understand the importance of science to the world around us? This school trip to Paris is perfect for you!
School trips designed by teachers for teachers
Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.
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School trips tailored to your curriculum
We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.
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Health & safety prioritised
As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.
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Support every step of the way
We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.
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Financially secure school trips
We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected , so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.
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Rewarding loyalty scheme
You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.
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The Halsbury Difference
Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.
Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives
We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.
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Science school trips
From space flight simulation at the Euro Space Center to biology in action in Iceland, bring theory to life on a science school tour. Our curriculum tailored educational visits have been chosen by us to help deepen students' understanding of key ideas and put theory into practice.
Voyager's Science School Trips
We believe that the best way for students to learn science is by getting them out of the classroom to gain hands on experiences with the science curriculum. With many of our school trip destinations offering interactive science museums and exhibits, your students will have the chance to put what they’ve been learning in the classroom into practice.
Europe offers plenty of locations ideal for science school trips including France , Germany , Belgium & more. If you want to take your science students a bit further afield, our trips to South Africa , Ecuador and Namibia are also great options for a science school trip.
Our Featured Science School Trips
Here at Voyager School Travel, we offer science school trips to a number of destinations across europe and around the world. All our school trips have been designed with schools in mind, ensuring they meet all your curriculum requirements.
Science School Trip to the Euro Space Center, Belgium
At the Euro Space Center in Belgium, your students can be put through their paces to see if they’ve got what it takes to become an astronaut! Through a range of hands on experiences and interactive exhibits, your students will live like an astronaut, experiencing zero gravity and flight simulators. There’s also plenty of optional evening activities available to ensure your students never get bored!
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London Science Museum School Trip
Why not take your students to the capital of England for a truly immersive science school trip! The Science Museum covers the workings of everything from extraordinary space technology to ordinary household appliances. There are plenty of interactive exhibits for students to try out from simulated earthquakes to 3D cinemas.
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Science School Trips to Amsterdam
Our Amsterdam science school trip has been designed to truly engage students who are considering a career in science. You’ll have the chance to visit the NEMO Science Museum, which is a fantastic educational centre for science students. Your group will learn how energy and technology have shaped our world through five floors of interactive exhibits with a collection of nearly 20,000 artefacts!
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Switzerland CERN Science School Trip
Making the short trip to Geneva, Switzerland is sure to inspire your students. Home to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, it is among the most esteemed centres for scientific development and research in the world. On a guided tour your group will don safety helmets and be led around the centre by an expert and even get up close and personal to the Large Hadron Collider! There's also a great set of permanent exhibitions where students can learn about particles and the experiments conducted by the Large Hadron Collider.
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What You Can Expect From Us
We understand that a school trip should be the perfect mix of education, immersion and fun! Our science school trips can offer all of the above, and our team will work with you throughout the whole process to ensure your trip meets all the curriculum and requirements you need. By choosing a science school trip, you can be sure that your students will return home with a great amount of knowledge as well as fantastic memories to cherish!
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Explore our science school trips built to support your science studies
French language school trip to Château de la Baudonnière, Lower Normandy
On this residential students enjoy a programme of on-site activities led entirely in French with native speaking animateurs at our Normandy château
- Language immersion with our team of animateurs
- Voyager-owned residential centre
French language immersion weekends at Château de la Baudonnière
New dates | French language immersion & adventure at our own magical Château
French language school trip to La Grand'Ferme, Lower Normandy
Experience a fun mix of cultural visits & on-site activities led in French by native speaking animateurs at our farmhouse gîte near Mont St Michel
French language school trip to Le Moulin aux Draps, Northern France
Choose from plenty of cultural visits, all led in French by our native speaking animateurs, a short hop from the UK at our 3* hotel in Hauts-de-France
French language school trip to Château de Chantereine, Upper Normandy
Explore Normandy on cultural visits led in French by our native speaking animateurs at this Château in the seaside town Criel-sur-Mer
- Language & cultural immersion with our animateurs
- Voyager-premier residential centre
French language school trip to Dearne Valley, UK
Experience an immersive French residential activity trip right here in the UK
Escorted French school trip to Normandy
Uncover the cultural & historical delights Normandy has to offer on this escorted tour led by our own French-native animateur
- Trusted school accommodation
Escorted French school trip to Paris
Your group will be in expert hands on this immersive, escorted tour of Paris—led entirely in French by a native speaking animateur. C'est parti !
Bonfire seasonal special at le Moulin aux Draps
A magical autumn adventure at our residential centre in France Oct–Nov 23
Christmas seasonal special at le Moulin aux Draps
French Christmas market trip with a twist at our Opal Coast centre. Dec 2023
New Year seasonal special at le Moulin aux Draps
A month-long festival jam-packed with French treats at our residential centre. Jan 2024
Mardi Gras seasonal special at le Moulin aux Draps
Give your students a French Mardi Gras adventure with our new winter trip. Feb 2024
WWI history trip to the Somme Battlefields, Northern France
Bespoke WW1 history tours of the battlefields of the Western Front, staying at our 3* Moulin aux Draps residential centre in Northern France
- Voyager-owned centre
D-Day & WWII history school trip to Normandy
WWII history tour of Normandy to see important D-day landing sites first hand
Cross-curricular school trip to France's Opal Coast, staying at Le Moulin aux Draps
Explore local French culture, attractions & historic sites from our Moulin aux Draps centre, just 30 mins from Boulogne-sur-Mer
- Language, history & cultural itineraries
Cross-curricular school trip to Paris
Ace your Paris trip with us. With so much on offer, we'll use our expertise to create an itinerary that's perfectly suited to your educational focus
WWI history school trip to Ypres & Belgium Battlefields
Visit the battlefields & memorials on this WW1 history tour to Ypres, Belgium
Cross-curricular school trip to Disneyland® Paris
The magic of Disneyland® Paris with us with great accommodation options
Business Studies student convention at Disneyland® Paris
Attend our exclusive business studies student convention live from Disneyland® Paris & experience Disneyland Park & Walt Disney Studios® Park.
- Admission to live convention & both Disney® Parks
- Curriculum-linked student assignments
Travel & Tourism student convention at Disneyland® Paris
Attend our exclusive travel & tourism student convention live from Disneyland® Paris & experience Disneyland Park & Walt Disney Studios® Park.
GCSE Drama student workshops at Disneyland® Paris
NEW! A unique curriculum-led drama convention with practical workshops & time to explore both Disney® Parks.
- Practical workshops & live performance
- Curriculum-linked study materials
German language school trip to DJH Hellenthal
Experience a mix of on-site activities led by native German activity instructors—plus self-guided excursions around stunning North Rhine-Westphalia
- Language immersion with activity instructors
- Voyager-premier residential
German language school trip to Cologne
We'll craft a Cologne trip with a perfect mix of history, language and culture
Cross-curricular school trip to Berlin
We'll help you make your trip to the German capital a hit with students
Cross-curricular school trip to Germany's Black Forest
Discover the beautiful Black Forest with us with great rural and city excursions
Spanish language school trip to Arbolar, Murcia
Speak Spanish & try out watersports on this popular beach-side programme led by our Arbolar team of language and watersports instructors
Spanish language school trip to Mas Pagès, Girona
Enjoy an adventurous stay at the Mas Pagès centre in Girona & enjoy cultural Spanish excursions with your group's own native-speaking monitor
Spanish language school trip to Spark, Andalucía
Immerse your students in Andalucían culture with guided visits, excursions to cities like Seville & Spanish lessons led by a native-speaking monitor
Cross-curricular school trip to Barcelona
With so much to see we'll help you choose the best experiences for your students
Cross-curricular school trip to Madrid
Whether art, history or Spanish we'll make sure your trip is a success
Cross-curricular school trip to València
Take your students to Spain's third city and emerging school trip destination
History & classics school trip to Rome
We'll help you build an itinerary that maximises your time at Rome's attractions
Cross-curricular school trip to Florence & Tuscany
Study Renaissance art, architecture and history from Tuscany's beautiful capital
Geography school trip to Iceland
Show your students geological wonders that will bring your studies to life
WWII history school trip to Auschwitz & Kraków
Uncover the societal and cultural effects of WWII and the Holocaust
History & classics school trip to Greece
Discover the fascinating relics of Ancient Greece on classics trip with us
Cross-curricular school trip to Amsterdam
Explore world-class art and history attractions in this trendy floating city
Science school trip to Amsterdam
Great for science trips, find out what Amsterdam has in store for your students
Cross-curricular school trip to Prague
Discover Prague a city of contrasts, classical music and fascinating history.
Science school trip to CERN
Inspire your class of budding scientists on the ultimate science trip
Science school trips to Belgium's Euro Space Center
Your students will live like an astronaut on this unique & engaging science trip
Cross-curricular school trip to London
We'll suggest the best attractions for your group and build your itinerary
Cross-curricular school trip to York
Marvel at Medieval York with your history, geography or religious studies students
Cross-curricular school trip to Stratford-upon-Avon
Ye Olde England awaits! Uncover England's Tudor history in Shakespeare's birthplace
Cross-curricular school trip to Liverpool & Manchester
Visit two of the UK's most exciting cities to explore the industrial revolution and Britain's Colonial past
Cornwall cross-curricular school trip
Dramatic landscapes, surfing, King Arthur, Poldark, Eden Project & The Tate!
UK History School Trips
Our top British History destinations for day trips and tours
UK WW1 & Great War History School Trips
World War One history trips that can be achieved in a day trip from school
UK WW2 History School Trips
History day trips and tours for groups studying World War Two
UK STEM & Science School Trips
Spark their curiousity with our top STEM school visits for all ages
UK Activity Week School Day Trips
The best activity & enrichment week visits & fun day trips ideas
South West England School Day Trips
Uncover these day trip gems in South West England - coach transport included!
Southern England School Day Trips
Our favourite day trips & visits in Southern England - coach transport included!
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland school trips
Spectacular landscapes and dramatic history offer rich learning opportunities
Moscow & St Petersburg school trip
Discover Russia's history from medieval times to the Soviet-era, WWII and beyond
Cross-curricular school trip to New York
We have so many exciting experiences waiting for your students in the Big Apple
History & politics school trip to Washington, D.C.
Uncover the politics and history at the heart of the buzzing US capital
Guided school tour of India's Golden Triangle
Once in a lifetime authentic cultural and religious experiences for students
Normandy adventure school trip
An adventure fit for younger students in a safe and sheltered location
Ardèche Gorge adventure school trip
Thrilling kayak, paddleboard & trek adventures along the stunning Ardèche Gorge
Christmas market school trip to le Moulin aux Draps
Enjoy a comfortable stay at our 3-star hotel and choose from multiple Christmas market destinations to best fit your group.
Christmas market school trip to Paris, France
The City of Light sparkles even brighter during the festive season. See all of the top sights in Paris on this winter trip.
Christmas market school trip to Strasbourg, France
Combine French and German cohorts on a spectacular winter trip to sparkling Strasbourg and lap up the unique French-German cultural mix.
Christmas market school trip to Aachen, Germany
The German Christmas market the shortest distance from the UK offers your students all the culture & Christmas cheer you're after.
Christmas market school trips to Berlin, Germany
Looking to give your history, art or German trip a little extra dazzle? Travel in the festive season for a spectacular Christmas market trip.
From Iceland to the Azores, Europe offers amazing Science field trip options
In times past a typical Science or Biology field trip might mean collecting fauna and flora samples from the local canal or pond. A Voyager School Travel Science tour offers students not only the trip of a lifetime but the opportunity to truly engage with the subject at hand.
Bringing theory to life in climates alien to British school groups can be fantastically rewarding for teacher and pupil alike. From the heat resistant bacteria thriving in the thermal waters of Iceland through to the exquisite variety of plants, birds and reptiles found in the balmy Azores, whatever stage of the curriculum your group are concerned with, the value of actually being in 'the field' and experiencing first hand the wonders of mother nature cannot be underestimated.
With diverse subjects such as Agriculture, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Botany, Ecology, Engineering, Genetics, Marine Biology, Palaeontology, Microbiology and Zoology all falling under the umbrella of the subject, it's feasible that the team at Voyager could prepare a bespoke itinerary for your specific learning needs. Get in touch today to find out more.
Need help booking and organising your school trip?
We have created a number of useful guides that can help you plan and book your next school trip with Voyager School Travel.
- School trip travel hub
- How to book your school trip
- How to promote your school trip
- Create a more affordable school trip
- Fill places on your school trip
- The essential school trip kit list
Why choose Voyager School Travel for your school trip?
You are in specialist hands
Our team use their teaching, language & destination experience to organise educational trips that are not only enriching but hassle-free. Read more →
Safety assured, bonded & accredited
As a member of the School Travel Forum & protected through ABTA & ATOL you can be sure of our high standards. Read more →
Trusted by teachers
Schools trust Voyager School Travel to organise the educational trips for over 32,000 passengers a year. Read more →
We deliver the educational elements
Signature educational experiences with our own language & activity instructors allow teachers to enjoy the trip too. Read more →
Stay at our own residential centres
Groups staying at our own residential centres in France will benefit from high quality learning, safety & service. Read more →
Our own overseas teams
Peace of mind knowing our French m anagers, instructors, coach drivers & support team will look after your every need. Read more →
For teachers who are serious about the educational outcomes of their school trip.
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Science School Trips and Tours
We understand that the best way to learn about science is for pupils to have fun trying things out for themselves. That’s why we work hard to bring you the very best choice of curriculum-linked science school trips to encourage scientific learning through exploration, discovery and problem-solving.
There are lots of fantastic benefits of booking a science school trip with NST, which include:
- Free science learning resources
- You’ll receive a free inspection visit to your chosen science trip destination
- Your students have the opportunity to explore a range of UK and overseas destinations
- Encouraging your students to engage with STEM subjects outside of the classroom
Supporting STEM subjects
We’re passionate about STEM learning and are an official STEM Ambassador. Our range of trips are designed to bring a fresh perspective to STEM subjects and engage young learners. Our tours provide inspiration, understanding and excitement, whilst encouraging students to take STEM subjects beyond the classroom and into their careers.
Many of our science tours support learning in Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – in addition to science subjects – meaning your pupils gain even more from their time outside of the classroom.
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London day trips, london day trips .
This exciting destination offers pupils the opportunity to explore a range of science themes at a number of intriguing visits and hands-on workshops, whilst also enjoying a big city experience. Learn more here
This compact metropolis offers fascinating visits that will open your pupils’ minds to the immense possibilities of science. CERN offers innumerable learning opportunities for your pupils, however there are also fantastic visits in the surrounding area which explore key study themes. Find out more here
The ultimate playground for scientists, Iceland offers unique opportunities for pupils. Your group will experience everything from dramatic volcanic lunar landscapes and spouting geysers, to diverging plates and glaciers! Find out more here
Science LIVE! Conference
Show your students science in action at our Science LIVE! Conference, come face to face with speakers who are specialists in their field - all whilst enjoying the magic of Disneyland® Paris! Find out more here
This cosmopolitan city offers a range of visits that will ignite your pupils’ curiosity about the world of science. With our expert knowledge of Paris, we’ll create an itinerary for your group that covers a wide range of learning outcomes. Find out more here
Although one of Europe’s most historic cities, Berlin has evolved to become the ‘Capital of Science’ with the densest network of science and research organisations in Germany. Find out more here
The iconic Atomium monument says it all when it comes to Brussels! This is a fascinating hub for your pupils to visit, and a place where they’ll undoubtedly gain a greater understanding of science. Find out more here
The Loire Valley is without doubt one of Europe’s most diverse regions in terms of its landscape, history, châteaux, vineyards and culinary traditions, with plenty of educational opportunities for your science pupils to enjoy. Find out more here
There is so much to see and do in the ‘Sunshine State’! Pupils can experience enriching science activities such as Kennedy Space Centre, SeaWorld & Boggy Creek Airboat rides, alongside the thrills and excitement of world famous theme parks! Find out more here
A science trip to the Netherlands offers groups a variety of exciting visits to ignite their passion for science! There are hands-on experiences, ‘a journey through the human body’, space exhibitions, micro-organisms and many other visits. Find out more here
Science LIVE! UK
Science LIVE! UK combines a conference led by expert speakers, workshops & talks, team-based challenges and outdoor adventure activities. This three-day weekend event will allow students to develop their curiosity about the world around them, giving them insight into how science works, and appreciation of its relevance to their everyday lives. Students will also enhance their ability to work together as a team, improve self-confidence, develop resilience and learn new skills.
Our most popular science school trip destinations...
This exciting destination offers pupils the opportunity to explore a range of science themes at a number of intriguing visits and hands-on workshops, whilst also enjoying a big city experience. We’ll tailor-make your itinerary to suit your group’s specific learning requirements to include the best visits and attractions at great value for money.
Pupils can witness science in the past, present and future across a broad spectrum of scientific topics: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, mathematics, physics technology and more.
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The compact metropolis of Geneva offers fascinating visits that will open your pupils’ minds to the immense possibilities of science. CERN offers innumerable learning opportunities for your pupils, however there are also fantastic visits in the surrounding area which explore key study themes, including evolution, theoretical physics, particle matter and the history of science. What’s more, we’ll create an itinerary to suit your group’s specific learning requirements to ensure that you get the most from your time in this intriguing city.
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Explore the world with our field study guides...
Equipped with first-hand knowledge of the culture, climate, history and subject knowledge, our expert guides will assist with programme delivery, tailoring your group’s experience to suit your specific learning needs. Your guide will contact you ahead of your science trip for a pre-tour discussion, assist with teaching, guiding, and practical investigation, whilst also providing advice, support and assistance with on-tour logistics. Our Field Studies Guides are available in Iceland.
Planning your first school trip?
If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...
- Choosing your destination
- Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
- Promoting your tour in school
- Confirming your booking
- Tailor-make your tour
- Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
- Quick reference timeline
- Pre-tour checklist
Additional support, resources & information:
Tour planning service
With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you:
- Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly
- Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings
- Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals
You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.
Free school trip promotion pack
We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:
- Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school
- PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs
- Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
- Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip
For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.
Risk assessment support including preview visits
Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour. Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip. Plus, we can provide you with specific risk assessment templates for geography tours to Iceland helping to make planning your trip easier for you.
Planning first school trip
Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process. If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way. Our helpful guide covers the following:
View our essential guide to a successful school trip here .
Get live updates on your group's tour location
Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track.
With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away. Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.
Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager
Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here .
Free classroom resources
We've created a range of free geography resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom! Take a look at our downloadable posters here .
Speak to one of our school travel experts
Our team of school travel experts have unrivalled destination knowledge and experience so they can help to bring your tour ideas to life and might even suggest options you hadn’t already thought of too! So get in touch today and we'll help to create a bespoke, budget-friendly tour itinerary to meet your specific learning requirements.
Why choose NST...
Here's why thousands of teachers choose NST each year...
- Unrivalled knowledge
Your dedicated science Tour Co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.
- Making it easier for you
With our online school trip organiser , travel app , free classroom posters and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.
- Free group leader inspection visits
We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning.
- Value for money
We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.
- Aligned to current study themes
All of our science trips are aligned with the current GCSE and A-level curriculums.
- Offsetting carbon emissions
For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions.
- More than 50 years’ experience
With over 50 years’ experience , with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands .
- Risk assessment guidance
Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip. Plus, we can provide you with specific risk assessment templates for science tours to Iceland - helping to make planning your trip easier for you.
- Peace of mind
Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away .
- Support from our Field Studies Guides
Equipped with first-hand knowledge of the culture, climate, history and subject knowledge, NST’s team of specialist Field Studies Guides can assist with programme delivery to ensure your students have the best possible learning experience.
NST is a certified Iceland specialist
We're proud to be a certified Inspired by Iceland specialist, which means that we have been accredited as a tour operator with extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to planning a trip to Iceland.
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Science School Trips
We have a fantastic range of Science school trips from attending practical workshops to visiting museums which help inspire your students and give them the opportunity to improve their knowledge in this field.
Brussels is a hub for science and innovation with excellent visits such as the Euro Space Centre and one of the largest planetariums in Europe. Amsterdam has the Nemo Science Centre, the biggest in The Netherlands, and the highlight of any science trip to Geneva has to be a visit to CERN which is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.
Many of Berlin ’s industries are at the forefront of IT, pharmaceutical and biomedical technology where developments such as the Berlin Life Science Learning Lab has workshops to allow students to work in a lab performing experiments. The raw power of Iceland ’s natural environment offers great ways to see and investigate elements of chemistry, biology, physics and geothermal energy.
New York offers all you need for the perfect science trip with visits such as the interactive Liberty Science Center and the New York Hall of Science whereas Paris offer an interesting mix such as going behind the scenes of the Eiffel Tower and the Universcience museums created to inspire as many people as possible about the world of science around them. In London science visits include The Natural History Museum, WWT Wetland Centre, London Zoo, Royal Observatory Greenwich and The Science Museum where you can take part in workshops arranged by the museum.
Try our LIVE! Student Conference Events at either Disneyland Paris or London Science Museum, which are the perfect combination of fun and learning. These inspiring educational events are for KS4 learners and are an immersive learning experience uniquely designed to complement and enhance classroom learning.
For a Science school trip there are so many destination choices, if you have a specific place in mind and it is not listed or would like some help in choosing a suitable destination for your college or school educational trip, please contact us to discuss your options with one of our experienced Tour Consultants.
View our full range of Science school trips below
STEM School Trips For Students
Asia presents countless interactive learning opportunities for biology, chemistry, computer science, technology and engineering school trips and college-level academic travel programs. Perfect for sixth form, high school and university students, learn the ins and outs of robotic engineering and advanced technology in Japan. Head to South Korea to visit technology companies and take a coding class, without missing out on all the cultural highlights. Or, for UK schools, take a day trip to London to encourage your students to consider further education and a career in the technological world. Whichever destination you choose, all our school trips and short-term study abroad programs are fully customised to your learning objectives.
Browse our school trips and college programs for STEM students:
Biology School Trip in Vietnam
Our school trip to Vietnam takes students into the heart of the jungle.
Modern Architecture, Sustainability and Urban Planning in the UK
Discover London’s world of modern architecture, sustainability and urban planning.
STEM, Tech & Business in China
⭐ Company visits, AI Exhibition, Talk from Tech Experts 📌 Shanghai 🕐 8 days
Robotics & STEM in Japan
⭐ Miraikan, Maglev Exhibition Centre, Kawaguchiko 📌 Tokyo 🕐 7 days
Computer Science, Technology & Engineering Programs in Other Destinations
Enquire here for a custom itinerary.
Business & Technology School Tours in Singapore
⭐ Lab visit, City Gallery, NEWater Centre 📌 Singapore 🕐 6 days
STEM School Trips in Singapore
⭐ Singapore Science Centre, Sentosa Island, city tour 📌 Singapore 🕐 6 days
MBA Tour of Singapore
⭐ Night safari, Marina Barrage, university visit 📌 Singapore 🕐 7 days
Finance and Technology School Trip to China
This experience is designed to give students an experience of finance and technology in Shanghai with business visits and factory tours.
Technology & Business School Trip to California
A week-long adventure showcasing California’s technology hotspots.
South Korea STEM School Trip
⭐ HiKR Ground, Busan University, yacht cruise 📌 Seoul & Busan 🕐 7 days
How an academic travel program could benefit your STEM students:
Take your students to countries leading in engineering feats, like Japan and China, to provide them with valuable industry experience and contacts.
Inspire your students with company visits, designed to demonstrate how a huge variety of industries rely on employees with computer science skills.
Give your students the opportunity to learn how the world’s most advanced technology and robotics works in an immersive learning environment.
How we curate exceptional academic travel programs:
At the centre of every program is a set of expertly curated learning objectives that inform the whole itinerary. Usually, teachers choose a mix of cultural and academic learning outcomes, but we choose and create goals for each student group.
We will work with you to create customised supplementary materials, designed to allow your students to make the most out of their educational tour. This can include activity-specific worksheets and travel journals, all tailored to fit into your learning objectives.
Immersive Educational Activities
Due to our years of experience providing academic travel programs, we have built up a vast network of contacts all over the world. This means that we can organise expert lecture, company visits and other excursions, all perfect for your students’ education level.
Learn more about The Learning Adventure’s impeccable service.
Biology Trips for Schools
Shhhh do you hear that it’s your students thanking you with a hushed “awesome” for arranging a school biology trip that is simply top of the food chain..
School biology trips have evolved. From understanding the turtle breeding grounds of Costa Rica, to learning how to camera trap wild tigers in India, our biology adventures for schools can complement your classroom teaching by opening eyes, stretching horizons and getting your students closer to the action than David Attenborough on a busman’s holiday.
New for 2021 is our UK adventure programme The Bioasis - offering biology departments the opportunity for field work, biodiversity studies, data collection, conservation volunteer work and wildlife monitoring. Bioasis basecamp is off-grid with access to 1200 acres of salt marshes, woodland and estuary that is a wildlife haven, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a SSSI.
And with expert guides and unique experiences, we’re talking exceptional educational adventures. It’s natural selection see?
Get in touch via the bush telegraph (that’s the contact page if you’re not yet speaking our lingo) to start creating your dream biology trip.
Suggested expeditions and educational journeys
Bioasis 6 mission, 6 day, low carbon, rewilding and biodiversity monitoring adventure in the uk., wildlife, wilderness and conservation, 11 days of biology, conservation and adventure in south africa., turtles, teenagers and super-hero teachers, 11 days in costa rica - the most ecologically diverse country on the planet., biology in the atlas & sahara, desert and mountain ecosystems of morocco in 10 days, science, sea life and scuba, 16 days in borneo exploring live research centres in the jungle and the beach plus a padi open water certificate, tiger tracks and camera traps, an 12 day tiger conservation trip to kipling country, rebuilding the pride, an 11 day insight in the kenyan maasai - lion conflicts deep in the bush., monkeying around the island, 12 days of rainforests, zip wires, islands and adventure, elephants, eagles and sperm whales, get up close to nature with this fantastic 10 day biology field trip, can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us for a tailor-made quote..
Science school trips
About gapforce science school trips.
What better way to engage in the study of living creatures than to observe them in their natural habitats?
The study of biology - one of the most vital subjects on any school curriculum - has always played a central role in all of our science school trips at Gapforce. For the past 28 years we have been running wildlife and conservation projects around the globe in a range of exotic locations designed to broaden the minds of young people.
We provide customised itineraries for all science school trips run by Gapforce to ensure that all learning objectives are met and that pupils take away a thrilling and memorable as well as educational experience.
What do Gapforce science school trips involve?
Groups of Gapforce volunteers have had the chance to participate in studies documenting the changing migration patterns of animals across the savannahs of Tanzania and the growth and decline of marine life on coral reefs in the Bahamas.
Our science school trips are designed to increase pupils’ awareness of many pertinent issues in modern conservation, including human-wildlife conflict, poaching, animal rescue and rehabilitation. Gapforce volunteers also learn about deforestation, fairtrade and sustainable production as well as the environmental impact of agriculture.
Our expeditions also give budding scientists truly unforgettable experiences, from witnessing baby turtles hatching on the beaches of Costa Rica to a privileged insight into the Galapagos, one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and the basis for Darwin’s theory of evolution.
What are the benefits of Gapforce science school trips?
Participating in one of our science school trips is an ideal preparation for a career in conservation. Participants on science school trips with Gapforce need no previous experience but leave equipped with a toolkit of skills that will get them ready to work in a science and/or conservation role.
Our volunteers have gone on to work in a range of wildlife and marine conservation roles, including marine biology and diving instruction. Pupils leave marine phases as qualified PADI Advanced Open Water divers, a valuable skill for later life.
Sample Science School Trip suggestions
Schools into Europe
- Business Studies
- Food Technology
- Design & Technology
- Key Stage 2
- Leisure & Tourism
- Media & Film Studies
- Religious Education
- Reward Trips
SCIENCE SCHOOL TRIPS
The limits of scientific discovery define the limits of our understanding as a species, and children’s natural curiosity of the world around them is the perfect basis for scientific enquiry. Whether you wish to run a trip focussing on physics, biology or chemistry, or indeed all three, we have a range of excursions which are sure to inspire your pupils’ interest and foster higher-order thinking skills. Please see below for some of our most popular science-based tour destinations, or contact us for more information.
Easily accessible from all parts of the country, London is a splendid destination for a Science-based day trip or tour and has a range of excursions which relate to every area and discipline of science. For biologists this includes the influential Wellcome Collection, not to mention the London Aquarium, Natural History Museum and the WWT London Wetland Centre. Botanists too will love exploring Kew Gardens, while those with a particular interest in the history of medicine will adore visiting the Fleming Museum and the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons. There is also the well-known Centre of the Cell at Queen Mary University, which is the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical research laboratories, which is sure to interest both biologists and chemists alike. For aspiring physicists, meanwhile, the Science Museum is a must-see attraction, while the Royal Observatory at Greenwich provides a uniquely historical backdrop for the study of the cosmos. Also worth a visit is the Thames Barrier, a marvel of modern engineering, as well as the Royal Institution, where the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre gives pupils an unparalleled opportunity to explore the many different facets of scientific experiment. Please visit our London page for more information on what other delights the capital has to offer!
Paris has long been the leader in the French scientific community and today offers visitors a number of attractions for those wishing to learn about Science. From the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, which is the largest science museum in Europe, to the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, Paris’ aviation museum at Le Bourget airport, the French capital is sure to fire your pupils’ imaginations and show the many applications of science. Also not to be missed is the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, while the Marie Curie Museum provides an incomparable insight into the life and work of one of Paris’ most famous scientists. Meanwhile, the Palais de la Découverte offers pupils a range of exhibitions relating to a number of scientific disciplines, including a Zeiss planetarium, and is strikingly located within the famous Grand Palais. Further afield is the EDF Nuclear Centre, a must for those studying renewable energy and power generation, while to the east sits Disneyland® Paris, for which we can provide a work-booklet to bring the science of the rides to life. Please visit our Paris page for more information on this ever-popular destination.
Belgium is an excellent destination for a Science school trip, and includes a number of fascinating excursions for budding young scientists. These include the House of Science in Liège which offers a number of experiments in biology, chemistry and physics, as well as the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, which features the largest dinosaur hall in the world. Also in Brussels is the Royal Observatory of Belgium, with a Planetarium where your pupils can explore the wonders of the night sky, and the world-famous Atomium, which is a unique visitor centre designed to mimic the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Also not to be missed is the “Space Odyssey” Tour at the Euro Space Centre, which includes a number of exhibitions, a galactic maze, space-walk, and a full-size replica of an American Space Shuttle! Please click here to visit our Belgium page for more information, or contact us today.
Synonymous with Science trips is Geneva, home of the famous European Organisation for Nuclear Research, or CERN. The world leader in experimental nuclear research, the centre and its famed particle accelerators have been at the forefront of scientific discussion and debate for decades; there is truly nowhere more inspirational for young scientists to visit, and it is sure to be the highlight of your science department’s academic year. Nearby, meanwhile, there is also the well-known Geneva Observatory, as well as the History of Science Museum and the Museum of Natural History. Why not contact us today for more information on this fascinating destination?
FUTUROSCOPE AND THE LOIRE VALLEY
Europe’s most unusual theme park is the perfect place to inspire young scientists, with a variety of rides to access science in an engaging and original way, including Virus Attack at the Dynamic movie theatre. The nearby Manoir de Clos Lucé is also well-worth a visit; final home of Leonardo Da Vinci, the manoir is now a museum to some of his most famous and ingenious inventions and has replicas of several for pupils to see. Please click here to visit our dedicated Futuroscope and Poitiers page for more information.
For other science-based destinations, including Berlin and Wales , please visit our destination pages , or contact us for more information.