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School Trips Open Doors for British students

Students in Britain can find it easier than ever to undertake a gap year. Upon finishing their studies, programmes exist that allow them to take extensive school trips to various areas in Europe. This allows them to immerse themselves in a foreign culture alongside a study programme. Ultimately, students return appreciating the rewards of such a gap year.

Making the most of the Erasmus program

Founded in 1987 with the express purpose of opening up Europe to student travel, many students in Britain are not fully aware of the benefits available for school trips run through the Erasmus program. Run by the European Commission as a programme for Higher Education and HE/FE students, teachers and institutions, it permits students who are enrolled in various partner universities across the European Union to spend a year undertaking their studies abroad. Students who capitalise on this program benefit from a generous bursary system. Expert travel providers such as School Travel Service can offer appropriate advice alongside excellent packages.

Students are encouraged to participate for many reasons. Not only can they learn a new language and meet new friends, there are also great opportunities to travel outside of the allocated course time. The flexibility of these school trips means it is a great way to expand travel and experience beyond the chosen home base. As well, being part of an international programme means students will make contacts with other young people from all over the world, which, in due course, can assist them personally, culturally and professionally.

It is widely accepted by those within the educational community that students who undertake such a programme gain essential skills and attributes that they will use in the future at work, study and in their personal lives.


School Travel Service is the UK's largest educational travel company, providing school trips for secondary schools and colleges. Find them at www.ststravel.co.uk/

Contact Details:
School Travel Service
One Jubilee Street
East Sussex
+44 (0)1273 645 862

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