Global perspective

Study visits

Trips to support the curriculum have seen students and staff travel to a variety of destinations, most recently including Los Angeles, Sicily, Brussels, Paris, New York, Poland and our twin towns of Meudon and Oberursel. 

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:

  • Building a bio garden in the Peruvian Amazon
  • Teaching children in Cambodia
  • Volunteering as a nurse in Tanzania
  • Teaching English to children that are not able to participate in mainstream education in India

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 2018, three teams successfully completed expeditions, two to Morocco and one to Costa Rica.  We are now launching a new cycle of expeditions for 2019 and 2020.

July 2019 - 7 days to Finland or 11 days to Malaysia       (Launch meeting is on Tuesday 9 October 2018).  More information about Finland can be found here and more information about Malaysia can be found here.

July 2020 - 22 days to Namibia       (Launch meeting is on Tuesday 30 October 2018).  More information about Namibia 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 Auburi, Ghana, The Presbyterian Secondary Technical School.  On an annual basis students have the opportunity to travel to Ghana as part of 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.