Beyond Melbourne Cultural Exploration ( International Students Welfare Project )
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Learn beyond your University Campus with OutBeyond's cultural explorations in Regional Victoria
This program is designed specifically for higher education and tertiary aged students to provide fun and engaging travel experiences for both international and domestic students.
For the last few years, we have been committed to providing international students (young people) studying in Melbourne, with opportunities to travel to our regions, experience adventure and to find a deeper connection to community.
These opportunities have been co-designed by students and have helped international students to;
Cultural explorations take place over key weekends throughout the year which align with university calendars and student commitments.
It’s no secret that we are all searching for high quality, authentic, local experiences in iconic destinations that go deeper than a typical sight seeing bus tour. Whether it’s helping to make an impact through volunteering for 2 hours in a marine conservation beach-clean up activity with the Great Ocean Road locals, or if it’s sitting around a campfire underneath the stars in the Grampians with local elders, learning about the oral traditions and customs of aboriginal people as we taste local bushtucker such as kangaroo or emu. Or perhaps surfing the waves of Phillip Island, or facing your fears as you descend off the edge of a natural rock wall as you abseil down a 20 metre drop (wearing safety gear of course) arriving at the bottom and being celebrated by your friends.
OutBeyond was awarded a Silver Award in the category of Specialised Tourism Services, a service or product that Integrates with other tourism products to enhance the visitor experience, OR; Directly provides a service or product to the visitor that enhances their visitor experience.
The Australian Tourism Accreditation certifies tourism businesses that meet specific quality assurance criteria ensuring they are committed to exceeding consumer expectations with great customer service and the highest standards of business practice. All quality tourism accredited businesses undertake regular onsite audits to ensure compliance.
The distinctive QTAB brandmark provides visitors and participants with an assurance that the tourism business has a proven commitment to the highest quality of service and business procedures.
OutBeyond is a member of the Australian Camps Association, the peak body for residential camps and activity providers in Australia.
OutBeyond is a recognised Duke of Ed Employer and a Licensed Operator of providing Duke of Edinburgh programs to schools and individual students.
OutBeyond is licensed tour operator with Parks Victoria. As the State wide peak body for our National Parks, Parks Victoria govern all National Parks and as an operator in these parks where must adhere to strict rules and regulations set by Parks Victoria.
We are committed to protecting the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. We are endorsed by LNT to provide education programs on the environment and outdoor ethics.
OutBeyond is a member of the International Camping Fellowship (ICF) as a key contributor to camping and camp programs on an international level.
OutBeyond is an accredited provider of nature based education programs and outdoor education programs with Parks Victoria,
OutBeyond has been identified and endorsed as an influential provider of International Education products and services to schools, universities and training colleges.
OutBeyond is an accredited under the ATAP quality assurance accreditation program
To request a full disclosure of OutBeyond certification and accreditation information, please send us an information request.
More than just a tour!
Make new friends with Australian and New Zealand families and experience unique cultural immersion at its finest!
We encourage and empower our people to ask the challenging questions, of themselves and of others, to take on responsibility and to be accountable
We depend on forward thought and thrive on working with our community to create shared value and lasting impact to serve the younger generations
We take initiative, focussing on student outcomes through enhancing the learning opportunity
We learn from our mistakes as well as our successes to deliver excellence on a real level
We deliver honest, equitable and non-discriminatory treatment of program participants, partners and employees
We embrace all challenges with open arms, persevere over long periods of time, and never lose the passion
We work together across borders and perceived boundaries to meet the needs of our customers, team members and partners to help everyone win
We treat ourselves and others as people of value and accept everyone’s differences as strengths to enhance what we do
We encourage curiosity and strive to understand our team members, partners and clients and accept them, treating them as we’d like to be treated – as unique, valuable individuals
On every occasion, we are loyal to our team members, and treat our community like family
We encourage individuals to think deeply and critically about what is equitable and just, with a strong focus on minimising harm to our planet
We always deliver service to the best of our ability
We strive to have fun and to turn the experiences of our participants into unforgettable memories
The world is changing fast, and young people will need to be agile and willing to adapt to meet tomorrow’s world head-on. We’re learning all the time. We listen to others
Above all else, we value the truth. The most important thing is to keep our word, never taking advantage of anyone and always telling the truth. We will always pursue openness and honesty, even when it hurts or we have bad news to deliver.
To download documentation such as risk management, safety, insurances, accreditations, planning forms, and other material, please complete the request e-form below and we will e-mail the requested documents as soon as possible.
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