July 20 - 30, 2020
In 2020, embark on an adventure to one of Australia’s largest cities filled with delicious delicacies, wonderful wildlife, and vibrant views. Sign up today for the trip of a lifetime where you can spend time in the Australian education system and even meet koalas at the zoo! From the iconic Sydney Opera House to the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, enjoy your journey “down under” while experiencing and learning in the classrooms of other professionals on the other side of the world.
Note regarding Flight: Depart from LAX (or your airport of choice) on June 18th so as to arrive on the 20th.
Your Amazing Trip Leaders:
Angela Watson The Cornerstone for Teachers
Taina Benitez Director, Bookbag Tours
Limited To 20 Participants
All trips are very flexible. If you want to make some changes, or bring family, contact us and we will help you make the most of your visit! Visit our FAQ page for more information!
Flight: Depart from LAX (or your airport of choice) on June 18th so as to arrive on the 20th.
- 20+ hours Professional Development in the schools observing and working with teachers
- Touring and visiting schools in Bowen (Great Barrier Reef)
- 2 days touring Sydney (3 Event Pass) https://www.iventurecard.com/us/sydney/attractions/
- Welcome Reception
- Home Stay with local teacher in Bowen (if you want to do a hotel stay in Bowen there is an additional cost of $800, per person)
- Group Hotel Stay in Sydney
- Background check
- Bookbag Tours Conclusive Summit Dinner
Please note that itineraries and schools are subject to change because of school events, school leadership changes, etc.... We will keep you updated when there is a change. Flight: Depart from LAX (or your airport of choice) on June 18th so as to arrive on the 20th.
Arrive Sydney : July 20
- Free Day
Get to know the area : July 21
- Visit the Sydney Tower Eye
SIGHTSEEING WITH, OR WITHOUT THE GROUP : July 22
- WITH THE GROUP - SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
- (YOU WILL RECEIVE 3 EVENT SIGHT SEEING PASS. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DO WHAT WE ARRANGE OR DO YOUR OWN THING).
Tour with Group or on your own! : July 23
- WITH THE GROUP - Taronga Zoo
- (YOU WILL RECEIVE A 3 EVENT SITE SEEING PASS. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DO WHAT WE ARRANGE, OR DO YOUR OWN THING).
Travel to Bowen : July 24
- Welcome reception with our new friends!
Day trip in Bowen : July 25
- Free Day in Bowen or Airlie Beach
- or Great Barrier Reef Trip
Free Day in Bowen with host Family : July 26
- Go to the Beach, Hike, Look for Kanga's
Day 1 in the Schools : July 27
- Afternoon PD
Day 2 on Schools : July 28
Day 3 in school : July 29
Cultural Summit Dinner with our new friends!
Return to Sydney, Return Home or extend your stay : July 30