International Stories & Feedback

Students

“The most enjoyable part of the camp was spending time with my teachers Todd and Michael, the Australian teachers are very friendly and helpful and taught me many things. I will miss them when I go back to China" - Jenny, Student from Xi'an, China

“My favorite team role was being the CEO (leader) of the group because it’s a challenge for me and I learned a lot from this role. I learned to help and care for everyone and understand the hard work our teachers do” - Lucy, Student from Shanghai, China
“From this leadership camp, I learnt that I can be independent when facing difficulties and challenges, and better than what my parents expected” - Jerry, Student from Guangzhou

“I enjoyed going to Melbourne Uni. We met students from China who are studying at the University and they showed us their campus. They were very interesting and I want to study in Melbourne when I finish school.” - Sarah, Student from Shanghai, China

"I loved staying on Phillip Island. We camped in tents under a sky full of stars, my favourite moment was sitting around the campfire with my friends and watching a shooting star cross the sky. Hearing the sound of waves and birds and feeling the warmth from the campfire." - Alice, Student from Shanghai

“I liked meeting the Australian teachers and the Australian students. They are my new friends and we shared our wechat details. It was fun learning in the camp with the Australian students and visiting their school" - Jessica, Student from Shanghai

“The camp is very different to what I expected. The teachers gave us roles and we were the leaders. We made all of the decisions and I learnt more about my leadership skills. I really loved this camp compared to others" - Jenny, Student from Wuhan, China

“My favourite activity was being allowed to look after the team money. The Australian teachers gave me hundreds of dollars! It was a big responsibility, but I was responsible for buying the groceries for my team mates" - Mary, Student from Shenzhen, China

“It was awesome doing outdoor activities" - Jerry, Student from Nanjing, China

Teachers

“OutBeyond's International team provided a level of care for out students that was second to none. The educators worked really well with our students, and gave them an authentic Australian education experience. Thank you!" - Lilly, Teacher from Shenzhen, China

“The staff were very approachable and accommodated our needs. I have been on many Study Tours in America and Canada but I was amazed at the way the OB staff interacted with our kids to make sure that they had fun and learnt a lot about Australia"  - Jessica, Teacher from Beijing, China

“We had ESL classes in a Melbourne Private school that were organised by OutBeyond. Our students enjoyed learning from Australian teachers in Australian classrooms, but the really enjoyed staying in the Aussie camps with the local students and doing the outdoor education activities. It was a great balance and mixture of education and playful learning for our group" -  Kaori, Teacher from Osaka, Japan

“OutBeyond's host families were very caring for our students, they made sure that our students were looked after and on the weekends organised extra activities for them to have fun and learn about the local culture" - Masaki, Teacher from Kyoto, Japan

“We have done 3 study tours with OutBeyond for the last 3 years, our school loves the leadership and language program that they run because it is more about 21st century learning and using the outdoors and travel as well as community volunteering to engage children. It's much different to the traditional Study Tours we see in China" - Lina, Guangzhou, China

Parents

“I have sent my son on 2 x OutBeyond study tours and he loved it. The first year he travelled with his school, but the next year I sent him with an agent from Xian, China. He came back to China with more confidence to speak English. I would gladly send him on more OutBeyond Study Tours" - Jenny, Parent from Shaanxi, China
“I was hesitant in sending my 15 year old daughter to Australia with OutBeyond, but their staff were very helpful and sent me daily photos on wechat. I saw photos of my daughter surfing and meeting new friends in a Melbourne school. They communicated with me and the other parents in a Wechat group which helped me with my anxiety of sending my daughter abroad for 3 weeks. Thank you so much!" - Amanda, Parent from Shanghai, China

“The cost of sending my son abroad seems very expensive, more than $5000 USD for 3 weeks, and he travelled during Chinese New Year period so he was away from home. The OutBeyond team communicated with me regularly while he was in Australia and when her returned to China, I could tell that his overseas study experience changed him. He was more confident to speak English and was more outgoing. The told me that his camp was the best experience that he has ever had" - Josh Li, Parent from Shanghai, China

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Some of OutBeyond's Accreditations

Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business

Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business

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.

Quality Tourism Accredited Business

Quality Tourism Accredited Business

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.

Australian Camps Association

Australian Camps Association

OutBeyond is a member of the Australian Camps Association, the peak body for residential camps and activity providers in Australia.

International Duke of Edinburgh Award

International Duke of Edinburgh Award

OutBeyond is a recognised Duke of Ed Employer and a Licensed Operator of providing Duke of Edinburgh programs to schools and individual students.

Licensed Tour Operator

Licensed Tour Operator

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.

Leave no Trace

Leave no Trace

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.

International Camping Fellowship

International Camping Fellowship

OutBeyond is a member of the International Camping Fellowship (ICF) as a key contributor to camping and camp programs on an international level.

Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria

OutBeyond is an accredited provider of nature based education programs and outdoor education programs with Parks Victoria,

Australian Education Future Unlimited License

Australian Education Future Unlimited License

OutBeyond has been identified and endorsed as an influential provider of International Education products and services to schools, universities and training colleges.

Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

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.

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Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Applications Closed

Department
Program Service Delivery
Reports to
Operations Manager
Employment Type
Permanent Contract
Location
Victoria (Melbourne based)
Applications Open
Applications Close

Position Summary

We are looking for Program Coordinators that possess the qualities and characteristics that will help educate young people in outdoor and travel based environments.  This position requires passion, enthusiasm, energy and a dedication to working with young people and the environment. The Program Coordinator is essentially responsible for managing the day to day operations of our programs by providing total support to the student groups in the field. This role is suited to teachers, camp leaders, outdoor educators, and tour guides who have some management and logistics experience. The position requires applicants to have an enthusiastic attitude, be energetic, and demonstrate significant amounts of charisma and passion when it comes to working with young people. The position requires some flexibility with working hours and experience in education and working with children. You will be responsible for managing the expectations of the student groups, their respective accompanying teachers, and most importantly the program facilitators so that they can carry out their job. You will need to assist with creating program itineraries including the program curriculum, have an in depth understanding of our program locations and ensure the outstanding delivery of customer experience and management of field staff.

Applications for this position are now closed.
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Program Facilitator

Program Facilitator
Applications Closed

Department
Program Service Delivery
Reports to
Program Coordinator
Employment Type
Permanent or Part time (flexible)
Location
Victoria (Melbourne based)
Applications Open
October 1, 2018
Applications Close
November 30, 2020

Position Summary

We are looking for Program Facilitators that possess the qualities and characteristics that will help educate young people in outdoor and travel based environments.  This position requires passion, enthusiasm, energy and a dedication to working with young people and the environment. The position requires flexibility with working hours, patience and some experience in management, physical/outdoor education, tourism, education, and/or adventure activities in the outdoors. You will be responsible for leading and managing a group of students and their accompanying teachers nationally and internationally. You will need to understand the program itinerary including the program content, geographics and delivery methods in order to show expertise in your leadership delivery.

Applications for this position are now closed.
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Our Values

Leadership

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

Responsibility

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

Respect

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

Excellence

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.

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