These days, there are a variety of educational trips available for a school to choose from. Every one of those educational trips is unique in its own sense. They offer different learning outcomes and have a different attitude and overall feel to them, and yet they share a common goal in terms of giving the participants an enriching experience. Some of these are more fun oriented, the participants don’t even realize that they are on an educational trip for the purpose of education. The learning is subtly engraved into such trips. Also, there are educational trips where students are comparatively clearer in their mind about what they want out of such trips. The trips to industries and the trips based on career exploration are examples of such trips.
Let us have a look at some of these educational trips.
Travel Oriented Programs- These trips are majorly based on visiting certain destinations. The idea is to visit all important places of interest in a destination. A US-based Educational trip incorporates a visit to the theme parks, to water parks, Niagara Falls, the important cities like New York, Washington D.C. on the east coast, and the Grand Canyon, the Yosemite National Park or the Silicon Valley on the West Coast. Similarly, destinations like Eiffel Tower and the Vatican City in Europe.
Field Visits- The visits to manufacturing plants and factories. Visits to chocolate factories, Car factories, and many such field visits give students an exposure to working of such equipment and their development. These educational trips are very instrumental in making participants curious and increase their love for knowing more. Similarly, industrial visits also acquaint participants with the working of different industries, how different resources including human resources are handled. They understand the organizational structure and get useful insights.
Cultural Tours– There is no dearth of the variety of cultures existing over the world. When it comes to traveling and that too on educational trips, what better than a theme to explore the different cultures? These tours can also cover a range of geographical locations exploring different rituals and beliefs. These are heritage tours giving one a taste of rituals, traditions, and customs. They can be timed so as to witness the celebrations of different festivals occurring at different times of the year. In a country like India for example, festivities happen throughout the year on account of some celebration or the other.
Arts History Tours- India in a country of diversities. With different cultures come different customs, different history and different art forms. These educational trips are designed in such a way that participants get to observe various cultural traditions of the places they are visiting, as well as of the different communities or tribes staying in the area. Whether it is handicrafts or the architecture, there is plenty to relinquish. All over the world, different places have a rich history to themselves. Exploring the history along with the artistic remnants of those times can be a very exciting and learning experience. India itself has a rich history full of art forms from various periods like Aryan, the Dravidian, the British, Mughal and the Dutch.