We specialise in providing customised academic study tours to Europe and Asia.
Each one of our tours is designed in coordination with our our academic partners, customized to meet their specific requirements and provide the students with a unique educational and cultural experience.
Each tour includes a mix of organised appointments with local and international companies, industry experts and local academic partners, as well as a cultural immersion. We see this as fundamental to enriching the students understanding of their chosen discipline within a global framework.
We offer a range of site visits, which could include any of the following:
- A head office tour: students could be shown around the head office and provided context around how each of the departments work with each other (i.e. branding, trend teams, designers, merchandising and retailing).
- A store tour: the store manager could walk students around the shop floor, explaining any elements related to retailing; i.e. visual merchandising, brand / collection selection, stock management.
- A factory tour: the factory manager could walk students around a factory, showing the full production process (from design, cutting, sewing and packaging) and explaining all elements related to bringing a concept through to a store.
- A company or brand presentation: potential topics could include the brand vision, visual merchandising, context around current and future collections, changing consumer trends, localization of trends, the principles behind visual merchandising, supply-chain management, etc.
There are also numerous opportunities for students to follow up with post trip internships or employment after university.
While our site visits are run by industry experts, we also offer Q&A sessions with individuals, who come and talk to the students about a particular topic.
This can be done with individual industry experts, or as a panel discussion.
These tend to be very popular with students, as a lot of inspiring role models are happy to share their career journeys and provide advice on how students can advance their own careers and future plans.
At Eden Travel International, we believe that the ability to travel, meet others, network and greatly expand your knowledge through new cultures is the ultimate education. The most incredible experiences happen when you allow yourself to be challenged and confronted with completely new perspectives.
This is why all of our itineraries offer students the time and opportunity to explore the cities they are visiting, both in structure tours and more informally in their spare time.
Our partnerships with professors and academic institutions across the world enable us to offer students the opportunity to visit academic institutions as part of our itineraries. This could involve joining a lecture, visiting a current show or exhibition, creating a bespoke workshop, etc.
All our students take away so much from our tours - in terms of the experiences they have and personal development - and so we like to make sure that they have the opportunity to give back.
We work with global and local charities in each of our destinations to add a service element to each of our itineraries - ideally that link to tours academic focus. This could be anything from a community clean up, delivering meals to the elderly, village construction work, humanitarian support, visiting community centres, etc.