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Overseas educational visits course

A one day course for school and youth leaders planning an overseas expedition, community project or fieldwork.

This workshop helps attendees to gain an understanding of what is involved in planning and undertaking educational visits or fieldwork overseas. The course content includes how to select an external provider, managing cultural differences, effective risk assessment and managing the group to maximise the quality of the educational experience.

Who should attend: teachers and youth leaders who plan to lead overseas expeditions and   fieldwork, schools wanting to organise an expedition themselves, or for EVCs supporting their colleagues in this role.

The course will

  • Help teachers who have not organised an overseas visit before to gain an understanding of what this involves and the resources available to help you. fieldwork, schools wanting to organise an expedition themselves, or for EVCs supporting their colleagues in this role.
  • Give an overview of the key risk management tools used to run an overseas visit and how to effectively manage the safety of your group, including a crisis scenario simulation.
  • Provide practical examples and advice on how to work effectively with an overseas community partner or charity.
  • Advise on how to select an appropriate visit provider, either from the UK or overseas

Date of Next course: 2017 date TBC
Venue:   Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London SW7 2AR
Cost: £150 (including VAT), RGS-IBG member £120 (including VAT)

To book: Please email go@rgs.org if you are interested in attending a future workshop in 2017.

This course can  also be delivered to groups of up to 20 students either as a one-day, half-day or twilight session on request.

To book a session:  Contact Geography Outdoors E: go@rgs.org
or call 0207 591 3030 

Those leading school expeditions or fieldwork both in the UK and overseas might also consider attending the RGS-IBG Off-site Safety Management training.

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