Stories from Students, Teachers & Parents
Hear from the students, teachers and parents who have participated our programs. We love what we do and take pride in ensuring that our customers do too.Request a Quick Quote
Hear from the students, teachers and parents who have participated our programs. We love what we do and take pride in ensuring that our customers do too.
OutBeyond's staff helped us design the program content, 6 months before the camp!
“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
“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
“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
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.