Why Study Tour ?

In today’s world, we can’t help but be global citizens: countries are more inter-connected, cultures are more intercrossed, and human beings are more inter-dependent! Those who are more adaptable, more understanding and more open will be better positioned to lead, to prosper and to be successful.

That is why we believe in study tours, the kind that opens our students’ eyes, widens their horizons, cultivates understandings and genuinely harnesses their language skills. With that principle in mind, Headstart Group forges strategic partnerships with Stafford House from the UK and High Achievers from Singapore to provide the most impactful and relevant overseas learning experience.

Quality and value of these learning experience are what we promise. Come and leverage on our expertise and let your students live, play and learn at a place outside Hong Kong and come back intrigued, inspired and invigorated.

Study Tour 2019 Information

Study Tour 2019 10% Rebate

To support our fellow schools on planning the study tours , we will provide a 10% rebate on the total tour fee for tours in 2019 when your group has more than 20 students.

 

This gesture aims to allow more students the opportunity to learn about foreign culture, broaden their horizon and to practice English in an authentic environment. Not to mention to be inspired by what they see and experience.

Take the advantage of this rebate today and find out more about our 10 destination options!

Headstart Group “Travel & Learn” Scholarship

Headstart Group believes knowledge does not only come from textbook. In this modern age, every student should have the opportunity to go out, see the world and explore. To make this possible for students, we are pleased to invite qualified students to apply for the “Travel & Learn” Scholarship.

Learn More About Headstart Group “Travel & Learn” Scholarship

Application form and recommendation form

Application Form
Recommendation Form

United Kingdom

Why UK?

English is the international language of business, science and technology, which is the official language in UK as well. By studying and living in Britain, students will be immersed in the language and have the opportunity to perfect their English communication skills.
UK is a multicultural, multi-faith country. Students will have the opportunity to experience new culture and meet people from different backgrounds and countries who hold different views.
UK is full of historical landmarks and amazing events to keep students learned and entertained. UK holds a rich, interesting history that makes it an ideal place for people of all backgrounds.
UK is one of the most popular countries to travel to for the purpose of earning an education and has a long history of welcoming international students.
London is home to many museums, galleries, music theatres, historic churches, monuments and landmarks, many of which are free of admission charges and are major tourist attractions as well as popular sites for arts and research.
It is thought that the UK has more English language courses than any other country. Come to the UK and you can learn English for educational purposes or for fun.
In the UK, English language learning is about having fun and taking part. Instead of just listening to teachers, classes will involve games, problem-solving, discussions and excursions.
By international standards, the UK is a safe country, with low levels of violence and street crime. In a recent survey (Creating confidence – International student safety survey 2016) by the British Council, only a very small proportion of students had ever experienced a crime and the overwhelming majority felt that the UK is a very safe place to be.
The British have a reputation for tolerance and fair play. The media are independent and frequently critical and outspoken, and there is a strong belief in justice, law and order. Generally, the British are polite and deferential.

Location Highlight

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Cambridge

A university city, home of the University of Cambridge

Bloomsbury, London

England’s Capital, historical city since Roman times

Canterbury

English cathedral city, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Brighton

Seaside resort town, popular day-trip destination

Woodcote

Historical village, documented since the 12th Century

Malvern

Traditional British town, popular with visitors

Oakham

Home of the Oakham Castle, close to town of Cambridge

Letchworth

The first garden city, one of the world’s first planned community

Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital, home of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat

Singapore

Why Singapore?

Singapore is in close proximity comparing to other English-speaking country. From Hong Kong to Singapore the travel time is around 4 hours only. Also, Singapore is in the same time Zone as Hong Kong where students are easy to adapt.
Singapore is famous with its extremely strict laws, which made the country one of the safest place in the world. Such strict laws have also resulted in a clean city and people who litter around will be heavily punished.
English is officially the main language of education in Singapore, where 75% of the population speaks English. Since the majority of the population speaks English, students will have lots of practice in real-life communication.
The education system of Singapore adopts the western ideologies as well as methodologies to encourage the independent learning among students.
=Singapore is a perfect blend of East and West, where religions and culture are extensively diverted. Students will get the opportunity of meeting students from all over the world and being familiar with an inter-cultural environment.
As a tiny island with little natural resources, Singapore has managed to become a highly developed country where technology development is one of their national focuses. For students that are eager to explore the world of technology, Singapore is a must go.

Programme Highlight

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Singapore S.T.E.M.

Discover the world’s most planned city, engage in challenging, hands-on STEM activities

Singapore Discovery

Experience multiculturalism, confidence building and leadership training

Headstart Group “Travel & Learn” Scholarship

For school year 2018-19, we will offer up to TEN scholarships worth $150,000 to selected students so they can participate in our study tours and benefit from them.

Distribution of the scholarships is as follows:

Study tour to UK 5 recipients, HK$20,000 each
Study tour to Singapore 5 recipients, HK$10,000 each
Eligibility
  • Students must be enrolled in a study tour from the Headstart Group
  • Nominated by the attending school
    (Each school can nominate ONE applicant only)
  • Outstanding academic and discipline record
  • Continuous active participation in extracurricular activities or community service
  • Two recommendations, one must be from the attending school
How to Apply

The following documents need to be submitted as an application package.

  • Complete the application form, only typed applications will be accepted
    and considered.
  • Two (2) recommendations, one must be from the attending school.
  • An English essay of no more than 500 words for secondary school applicants and 300 words for primary school applicants that clearly describes your expectation from joining the study tour, and how the Headstart “Travel & Learn” Scholarship will assist you in reaching your goals. (Essays exceeding word limits will not be considered.)

Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays, transmittal by third
parties, or other circumstances will not be considered. Applications are accepted by mail only.

Use of Scholarship
  • The scholarship may only be used on the study tour organised by Headstart Group and the attending school in the school year of 2018-2019.
  • Awardees are not permitted to defer the Scholarship. Headstart Group will consider new applications the following year, no preferential consideration will be given to the second application.
  • Awardees may accept additional grants and scholarships from other sources.

Deadline of application: 30th November, 2018

Official Announcement of Result: 30th January, 2019

Application Form
Recommendation Form

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