“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”  Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE TOURS

Latitude Group Travel custom designs tours to link to the International Baccalaureate DP and MYP curricula. Our expertise enables us to develop or identify specific, curriculum-linked, experiential learning activities to engage your students in active learning.

ALMOST ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

There are endless tour options that we can offer.  We work in consultation with you to carefully craft the ultimate customised tour.  Your tour is designed around any one or more of the DP or MYP International Baccalaureate subject/s that you choose, as well as the IB Learner Profile and, if possible, the CAS requirements of the IB course

We also suggest that, for CAS,  you may wish to review our Service Learning Programs where we ca design and develop a curriculum to be undertaken before, during and after your tour and which fulfills the creativity, action and service required in the IB curriculum

SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

Safe and secure travel is paramount for us. Between our Managing Director and CEO alone, we have over 35 + years travel experience, in particular in worldwide, educational, student, group travel.

COMBINING SUBJECTS ON THE ONE TOUR

Our expertise allows us to organise your tour so that several subject groups can travel together successfully.  Imagine all of your groups concurrently engaged in their own area of interest – workshop, clinic, class or themed guided tour (and more).  Combine your IB students with your mainstream curriculum and we will ensure relevant activities for both groups.  Later, enjoy sightseeing and a range of other experiences together, so the groups feel as one.  Considering a tour in this way will assist with economies of scale and helps meet your minimum participant number requirement.

Suggested Subject Combinations

  • IB plus mainstream similar subjects
  • Any or all of the Arts, Visual Arts and Design subjects
  • History, Visual Art and Language Acquisition
  • All STEM subjects
  • Some of the Individuals and Societies subjects
  • Service learning tours integrating CAS and Physical Education, along with some of the Individuals and Societies subjects

Unconditional support every step of the way

At Latitude Group Travel, we’re here to make your travel experience enjoyable and stress free. We simplify the group travel process for you by taking care of all the details, leaving nothing to chance. From the moment you start planning your trip, we are with you every step of the way. Your experience is delivered in one seamless process and all the planning, preparation, logistics and hard work is done for you. With our knowledgeable tour directors by your side and our whole team behind you, you will have an extraordinary, safe, easy and rewarding travel experience – without any of the hassle!

INTERNATIONAL BACCALUAREATE SUBJECT ACTIVITIES

Our itineraries allow your group to take in iconic sights, combined with as many classes, workshops, themed guided tours and curriculum-linked, experiential learning activities as you wish. We ensure that academic and practical endeavours are age and experience appropriate. Our knowledge of the International Baccalaureate curriculum, along with any other curriculum you may teach, along with our consultative process, ensures that we understand the learning outcomes required. In the case of the IB, we also consider the IB Learner Profile and the CAS components as well as the different approach taken in teaching this curriculum to ensure that we develop challenging activities that assist your students to enquire further and to use their natural curiosity to question what is being taught.

Example experiential learning activities (please also refer to each individual subject in the subject list under Educational Tours for more examples.  Please see Service Learning Tours for CAS):

Language acquisition

  • Visit local markets or spend time at a local school to improve your students’ conversation skills
  • Take a cooking, dancing or other class in the language you are studying
  • Take five mornings of language classes followed by five afternoons of excursions in the chosen language
  • Understand the culture and the people of the country by learning how locals live.  Perhaps see a local play, attend an event or festival or even just spend some time in a city or town living as the locals do
  • Learn the history of the country through workshops, sightseeing with an historian guide or reading in the language you are studying

Language and literature

  • Walk in the footsteps of poets and authors such as the Bloomsbury Set or explore Romanticism, Realism, Transcendentalism and the Fireside Poets
  • Follow the characters you are studying and understand them better by visiting the places and locations in the book
  • Understand the author by visiting the most significant places that impacted their lives
  • Not only read the book, play or poetry, but take a Q & A session with an expert on the author
  • Undertake a workshop at a society that understands the author and the text.  There are many societies that exist around the more well known authors or poets

Individuals and Societies

  • Travel through the countries of historic revolutions to absorb the causal tensions, politics and politics and events that led to these episodes in history
  • Undertake Geography fieldwork relevant to your studies in the country of your choice.  We’ll design the fieldwork around relevant sites and the curriculum
  • Learn about the causes of the Global Financial Crisis through workshops and speaking with Economics experts
  • Visit and understand the role of the United Nations in your quest to learn about Global Politics
  • Take a workshop on one of the great early philosophers such as Aristotle or Socrates.
  • Visit a laboratory testing human behaviours or one undertaking studies on the human brain through MRIs and other technology
  • Take a tour to a country very different to ours and conduct studies on their culture and way of life.  We’ll develop a project to be completed during and after the tour focussing on the comparisons between the culture of the visited country and your country
  • Take a tour to any country that has freedom of religion at its core, so that you can study the range of religions that exist here.  Through workshops, visits, Q & A sessions, tours and more, students are exposed to a range of religions in situ and, therefore, gain knowledge of how these religions are observed by their followers
  • On tour a range of businesses can be observed and studied through meeting with management, Q & A sessions and more.  Students will have the opportunity for exposure to a range of approaches to business management – both formal and informal.  Take a workshop in business management theory and compare this to observations made in a real business setting
  • Take a workshop focussed on the application of new technology in a global context.  How do a range of technologies assist us to communicate worldwide?  Why do some technologies go viral and others don’t succeed?

The Sciences

  • Visit CERN and confront the great questions of contemporary physics currently being explored there
  • Take a Q & A with an expert in their field to understand the careers that are possible in STEM related fields
  • Learn about a potential career as a chemist as you observe chemists working on the development of new radiopharmaceuticals and the analysis of the chemical and physical compositions of materials. You will have the chance to have a Q & A session with them afterwards
  • Delve into the science of mutation and genetic diseases in this hands-on workshop
  • Learn about the ecology and history of this nationally significant bay by participating in hands-on discovery stations on board an educational vessel. The stations include plankton, marine life, watersheds and ocean acidification
  • Learn about new technology and interactive design trends affecting the design industry

Mathematics

  • Based on the world-renowned Elements of Mathematics curriculum, this is the envy of university-level mathematics courses everywhere. Designed for the most talented secondary school students, Logic for Mathematics is an unparalleled course in pure mathematics
  • Take one of several Knot Theory workshops
  • Develop strategies to master Tic Tac Toe while students encounter the surprises delivered by geometry and topology

The Arts

  • We develop custom designed film related workshops, which can cover acting for film, editing, screenwriting, production and more
  • Take a special puppetry workshop as a way to better understand this form of theatre
  • Take any genre of dance classes including Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre and maybe even learn the Fosse Technique
  • Performance tours can be combined with workshops and other experiential learning activities
  • Experience something very special with this world famous choir or take a workshop with their director
  • Take a sketching workshop in front of a major artwork in this famous art museum or perhaps a mixed media class designed around your school’s particular desired learning outcomes

OPEN THEIR EYES TO A WORLD OF POSSIBILITY

We’re committed to helping teachers and their students bring the IB to life, by creating memorable and unique experiences, taking into account the IB Learner Profile and the CAS component.

Our approach to IB itineraries is to reflect all of the complexity of the course requirements and to stimulate the type of enquiring students that you are teaching.

DP - DIPLOMA PROGRAM
MYP – MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM
DP - DIPLOMA PROGRAM

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

  • English: literature SL/HL
  • English: language and literature SL/HL
  • Literature and performance SL

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

  • Classical languages SL/HL
    • Latin
    • Classical Greek
  • Language B SL/HL
    • Any language taught in your school
  • Language ab initio SL

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES

  • Business management SL/HL
  • Economics SL/HL
  • Geography SL/HL
  • Global Politics  SL/HL
  • History SL/HL
  • Information technology in a global society SL/HL
  • Philosophy SL/HL
  • Psychology SL/HL
  • Social and cultural anthropology SL/HL
  • World religions SL

SCIENCES

  • Biology SL/HL
  • Chemistry SL/HL
  • Computer Science SL/HL
  • Design technology SL/HL
  • Environmental systems and societies SL
  • Physics SL/HL
  • Sports, exercise and health science SL

MATHEMATICS

  • Further Mathematics HL
  • Mathematical Studies SL
  • Mathematics SL/HL

ARTS

  • Dance SL/HL
  • Film SL/HL
  • Music SL/HL
  • Theatre SL/HL
  • Visual Arts SL/HL

CREATIVITY, ACTION, SERVICE (CAS)
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

MYP – MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM

VISUAL ARTS

  • Visual art
  • Media
  • Integrated visual arts

PERFORMING ARTS

  • Drama
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Integrated performing arts

DESIGN

  • Product design
  • Digital Design
  • Combined digital and product design

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES

  • History
  • Geography
  • Integrated Humanities

INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING
LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

  • English
  • English Literature

MATHEMATICS and EXTENDED MATHEMATICS

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and trigonometry
  • Statistics and probability

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
SCIENCES

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Integrated Sciences

INTERESTED IN IB & CAS TOURS?

Contact us to discuss your unique requirements.

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