Study Tours

Group of teachers on study tour

Each year the GA’s International Special Interest Group (ISIG) organises an overseas GA Study Tour for teachers of geography. The tours introduce geographical educators to key aspects of the contemporary geography of the destination country. Past tours have included visits to China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, Singapore and Malaysia.


Borneo Study Tour 2023

The 2023 Borneo Study Tour in July has a focus on conservation and sustainability in Borneo. The tour offers jungles, beaches, river safaris, monkeys, bats, orangutans and proboscis monkeys.

Download: Study tour poster


Previous Study Tours

Nicaragua Study Tour 2022

The 2021 Nicaragua Study Tour was rearranged for 2022 due to COVID-19. This trip provided the opportunity to visit several environmental and renewable projects, active volcanoes and the Biosphere Reserve BOSAWAS.

Download: Study tour poster

An Online Teaching Resource has been created following the themes of the Nicaragua Study Tour.


India Study Tour 2019

The study tour 2019 is a unique opportunity to explore the huge diversity of this fascinating and rapidly developing country. There will be multiple relevant learning opportunities for both human and physical geographers on this study tour which will take you to both to the north and south of the country.

Download: Study tour poster

An Online Teaching Resource has been developed where you can explore the key themes of the India Study Tour.


Russia Study Tour 2015

The purpose of the St. Petersburg–Republic of Karelia–Murmansk joint British-Russian Geography Study Tour was to provide an opportunity to investigate at first hand the geography of the Northwest region of Russia, a territory of unique natural resources and specific cultural traditions, history and contemporary human and economic activities. In the photoset you will find images of landmarks encountered on the tour alongside links to further information about the sites. The PowerPoint gives a full itinerary of the tour and further images.

Download: Photoset

Download: PowerPoint


Cooler China Study Tour 2014

This tour took a path less frequented by visitors, passing Beijing, Harbin (Heilongjiang Province), Changchun (Jilin), Shenyang and Dalian (Liaoning) in the North East region of China. The itinerary addressed geographical themes of urban development and planning, water resource management, flood control, wetland conservation, population policy, tourism management, volcanic landscapes, agricultural change and transport geography.

Download: Tour summary and evaluation

Download: Cooler China tour booklet


Ethiopia Study Tour 2013

Resources produced by tour participants that investigate a range of topics, including ‘villigisation’, trade, aid and development.

Ethiopia study tour resources:

Download part 1

Download part 2

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