Global perspective

Study visits

Trips to support the curriculum have seen students and staff travel to a variety of destinations, including most recently Iceland, New York, Oberursel, Paris, Poland, Sicily and Valencia. 

Travel Scholarships

Independent travel abroad provides our students with the opportunity to take on exciting new challenges and develop transferrable skills.  To encourage our students to become citizens of the world, we offer Travel Scholarships.  Any student who is independently planning a volunteering project overseas can apply.  The College has previously rewarded students undertaking projects that have included:

  • Volunteering with an elephant conservation project in Sri Lanka
  • Teaching English to children in India
  • Volunteering in an orphanage in Peru
  • Building a bio garden in the Amazon rainforest

Details about Travel Scholarships will be shared with students during the Spring term.

Outlook Expeditions

The College works with Outlook Expeditions to offer exciting overseas expeditions to our students.  Expeditions consist broadly of three phases: trekking, community project work and recreational activities, all of which the students choose from a variety of options.  The emphasis is on challenging students to take responsibility for the planning of their trip, as well as broadening their understanding of other cultures.  Expeditions, both short and long haul, take place at the beginning of the summer holidays.  There is an extended period between confirmation of a place and travel to enable students to carry out fundraising activities both individually and as a group.

During 2019, five teams successfully completed expeditions: three to Malaysia for turtle conservation, one to Finland and one to Mongolia.  We are now launching a new cycle of expeditions for 2020 and 2021.

July 2020 - 7 days to Finland or 14 days to India South       (Launch meetings are on Thursday 26 September 2019 and Thursday 10 October 2019 respectively).  More information about Finland can be found here and more information about India South can be found here.

July 2021 - 28 days to Borneo (Mt Kinabalu)       (Launch meeting is on Thursday 3 October 2019).  More information about Borneo can be found here

Further general information can be found on the Outlook Expeditions website.

Ghana link

We enjoy a special relationship with our partner school in Aburi, Ghana, The Presbyterian Secondary Technical School.  Students have the opportunity to travel there as part of the Ghana Link.

Town twinning

The College offers second year students the opportunity to experience working in Rushmoor's twin town of Oberursel, which is made possible by our German partners.  They have helped us to build links with companies in the town and exchange visits have been ongoing for many years.