Immersions and Study Tours

To develop global awareness and support their social, emotional and spiritual growth, Kilbreda students have the opportunity to participate in a number of social justice, leadership and immersion experiences including trips to Central Australia, Timor Leste, the Duke of Edinburgh program and World Challenge expeditions. We also offer language and cultural study tours to both Italy and Japan. These immersions and study tours encourage further learning and engagement with different cultures and communities and are immensely rewarding experiences for all.

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Italy Study Tour

A highlight of studying a Language is the opportunity to experience one of the international study tours that the College offers. A two-week study tour is offered to students studying Italian that enables them to immerse themselves in the Italian culture and way of life. Experiences include staying with Italian families, attending classes and completing activities such as shopping at the markets, visiting churches and museums and exploring historical cities.

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Japan Study Tour

Students studying the Japanese language are offered the opportunity to participate in a two-week study tour to Japan. This immersion in the Japanese culture provides the students with many new insights and understanding of life in Japan and allows them to use their language skills in a variety of activities and situations.

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Northern Territory Study Tour

Each year a large group of Year 11 students participate in the Northern Territory Study tour. This experience enables them to immerse themselves in the Indigenous history and culture of central Australia, including cultural walks around Uluru, learning about the sacred stories of the land, especially the women and the thrill of watching the most spectacular sunrises on earth. This trip also visits Alice Springs, Katherine, Kakadu and Darwin.

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Timor Leste Immersion

After the completion of the VCE exams, a small group of students and staff head off to Timor Leste for 11 days to continue to develop the relationship between the Kilbreda community and the community of Remexio. There the students immerse themselves in the community, working with the Sisters at the school, teaching young adults English, getting to know the people and the unique place it is. Kilbreda has an ongoing commitment to support the school in Remexio, in particular the funding of the library, Science and ICT classrooms.

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World Challenge

Each year a group of girls head travel to South East Asia on a self-funded expedition that truly is a transformative travel experience. The girls spend the 18 months prior fundraising, completing practice hikes and learning about the culture, history, language and environment of both Cambodia and Vietnam. With their group and support staff, the girls not only travel through the countries, they also participate in a community project, supporting the most vulnerable with projects such as building and maintenance.