Study Tours

Each year the GA’s International Special Interest Group (ISIG) organises an overseas Study tour specifically for geography teachers. The tours aim to 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 and South Africa and this year we are visiting Singapore and Malaysia. Booking for the 2016 study tour to Singapore and Malaysia is now closed.

GA Study Tour 2018 - Uganda

28 July - 10 August (Provisional)

Come and explore the diverse cultural backdrop of Uganda, and gain first-hand knowledge of the various issues that Uganda is facing—from wildlife poaching and conservation efforts, to displaced people and rural education issues.

Over the course of a two week itinerary we will visit the source of the Nile, spend time with rural communities and discuss the core issues facing Uganda in today's globalised world.

This trip offers a unique opportunity to visit communities and projects off the beaten track where no other tour companies go.

Cost: £2300- £2400 (dependant on final numbers. Includes air fare)

For more information and a booking form please contact: or call 01256 886453.

Further information

Trip itinerary and summary

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.

Cooler China Study tour 2014

For its 6th visit since 2000, after Beijing and the Great Wall, the tour took a path less frequented by foreign visitors.

The tour ran from 29 July to 12 August, passing Beijing, Harbin (Heilongjiang Prov.), Changchun (Jilin), Shenyang and Dalian (Liaoning) in the North East region of the country.

The itinerary aimed to address geographical themes of urban development and planning, water resource management and flood control, wetland conservation, population policy and dynamics, tourism 'honeypot' management, volcanic landscapes, agricultural change, transport geography (HS railways, port development)... among others.

Ethiopia Study tour 2013

A collection of resources was produced by participants of the tour that investigate a range of topics, including 'villigisation', trade, aid and development, that affect the countries inhabitants.

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