Study Tour

Kumon's summer language study program in Australia is aimed at junior high school third-year students and above who wish to experience life in Australia while improving their language skills. Run in conjunction with the Queensland department of education, participants follow a well-balanced program involving a home-stay, Australian school life as well as culture and sightseeing days.


Now in its sixth year, participant numbers have steadily grown and this year 26 students took part compared to the original group of 14. Apart from being very reasonably priced, students are attracted by the chance to escape the sweltering heat of the Japanese summer and enjoy the cool but beautiful weather of the Gold Coast's winter.


Arriving after the eight-hour flight from Narita, the students were taken on a tour of the Gold Coast visiting beaches and points of interest before moving to Robina State High School which would be their base for the next three weeks. The students had lunch with Australian "buddies" who were Robina students who would guide them through Australian school life for the following three weeks.

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Aboriginal Culture Study

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Gold Coast Tour

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Elementary School Visit

The three weeks passed quickly and the tour was blessed with almost perfect weather everyday. The program for the first week of the program can be seen below.

 

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Arrival at Gold Cast Airport 6:45am
ESL
Gold Coast Tour
Coolangatta
Burleigh Heads
Main Beach
Surfers Paradise
9.05
9.20
DAILY MEETING 9.05
9.20
DAILY MEETING 8:45am MUDGEERABA CREEK
PRIMARY SCHOOL
EXCURSION
Free Day
with
Host Families
Free Day
with
Host Families
9:20
10:30
MUSIC CLASS 9:20
10:30
Class with Buddy  
10:30
11:00
Morning Tea with Buddies 10:30– 11:00 Morning Tea with Buddies
11:00
12:10
Class with Buddy 11:00
12:10
Class with Buddy
12:10
1:20
ESL
AUSTRALIAN
GEOGRAPHY
12:10
1:20
ESL
AUSTRALIAN
HISTORY
1:15
1:50
LUNCH 1:20
1:50
LUNCH with buddies 1:20
1:50
LUNCH with buddies
1:50 – 3:00 ESL
ORIENTATION
1:20
1:50
ESL
AUSTRALIAN
GEOGRAPHY
1:50 – 3:00 ESL
AUSTRALIAN
HISTORY
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Elementary School Visit

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Australian Animals

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Woodworking Class