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Learn beyond your University Campus with OutBeyond's cultural explorations in Regional Victoria
OutBeyond is a big supporter of the international student community in Melbourne. We provide tertiary aged international students with unique programs and community experiences that help to foster and promote social connection, develop of a number of soft skills which aim to increase employability, identify student needs and enhance the onshore international student experience.
Breaking traditions, we've partnered with organisations from both the Tourism and Education sectors to create and deliver a unique and meaningful experience for all involved.
International students studying in Melbourne universities, language schools and tafe’s have teamed up with OutBeyond to mentor visiting school-aged students from china.
Making the decision to study abroad can be extremely confronting. Not only do you need to search for the ‘perfect’ study option, but even after being accepted there is still such a long way to go.
Still, more than 200,000 International students have taken this journey and currently study in Melbourne. OutBeyond’s Pathway programs connects school students visiting from China, Japan and other interested countries with tertiary students studying at various Universities here such as Melbourne University
Our pathway mentoring program provides international school-aged students with a direct connection to the Australian education system under the guidance and mentorship of Tertiary aged international students, already studying in Melbourne. Hands-on and simulated experiential learning is used to develop a deeper understanding of the history, cultures and lifestyles of each other’s countries
This program prepares students by encompassing outdoor education, camping, experiential learning and educational travel into the multi-day study tour. Pathway gives students an exciting and thought-provoking experience, establishing life-long friendships and support networks for future study.
A key concern for international students is finding a job whilst studying in melbourne.
Its a competitive jobs market in melbourne and if you don't have something unique that sets you apart from others, then how do you expect to be on the radar of potential employers.
Stand out from the Crowd is an OutBeyond leadership and development program for post secondary international students studying in Melbourne and Regional Victoria.
A six week program for students who study at Victorian Universities and TAFEs. During the program participants undertake 3 stages of development:
1. Training and Mentoring
Induction program where students will receive training and coaching by experiential educators in preparation for placement.
Students take part in a training program where they are introduced to their roles and responsibilities, and mentored and coached in delivering and facilitating placement programs.
Students will be placed into the field under the guidance and supervision of experiential educators, where they will develop key life skills through delivering student tours, camps and leadership courses. Placement participants will develop leadership, communication, confidence and critical thinking skills.
The placement will run between 3 to 21 days depending on the student, their personal schedule and the goals that they set with the experiential educator during the training and mentoring stage. The placement will allow for participants to develop a wide range of employability skills through being given the responsibility to manage and lead groups of secondary school aged students from China. These students will be undertaking a OutBeyond Leadership and Development study tourism program that requires the professional facilitation and delivery of the leadership content. Participants will develop their communication, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, confidence and leadership skills, whilst making new friends.
Participants will have developed key 21st century life skills through simulated leadership opportunities during their placement. Through ongoing coaching and mentoring, these students will be supported in achieving employment.
OB will conduct an award ceremony where students will receive their honorable achievement award. Its now time to put those skills into action and seek out new employment opportunities. Students will leverage new skills and networks.
What will students gain?
SOFTc gives students the opportunity to develop their leadership acumen, improve confidence, promote wellbeing and community engagement, and give students an edge that aims to increase employability.
The Beyond Melbourne Ambassadors Project (BMAP) is a student-led initiative in partnership with Study Melbourne where international students will plan and participate in cultural explorations throughout regional Victoria.
If your from an education institution such as a University or Training college then watch this video below:
If you are an international student studying in Melbourne please visit http://beyond.melbourne to find out more
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.
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