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2018 ASTA Japan Science Teachers Exchange


In October 2018 ASTA will be taking a small delegation of up to five passionate science teachers (primary or secondary) to JAPAN. The delegation will depart Sydney on Friday 28 September and return to Sydney on Saturday 6 October 2018.

Absorb the rich culture, improve your intercultural understanding and forge new professional connections with organisations and individuals.

Our new partnership with G.E.T. Educational Tours has allowed ASTA to review and redevelop the itinerary with some additional exciting experiences, never before offered.  We are also delighted to welcome the Sony Education Foundation as a proud sponsor of the 2018 tour.

 What is the ASTA Japan Science Teachers Exchange?

The ASTA Japan Science Teachers Exchange provides an opportunity for secondary and primary Science teachers from Australia to travel to Japan and absorb the rich culture, improve their intercultural understanding and forge new professional connections with international organisations and individuals.

The 2018 ASTA- Japan Science Teachers Exchange is supported by our new partners, G.E.T. Educational Tours and Sony Education Foundation.

Teachers will be given the opportunity to observe Japanese primary and secondary science classes and lead classes of their own (with an interpreter) as a guest teacher. Delegates will also take part in forums with Japanese teachers to exchange ideas and practices and discuss the differences and similarities between Japanese and Australian science education.

The tour also includes personalised visits to amazing Japanese cultural and scientific icons such as:

  • The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation – MIRAIKAN
  • The Sensoji Temple 
  • Visit to Tsukuba Science City
  • Sony Corporation's exclusive showroom (not open to the public).

Tour Includes:

  • International airfares, taxes and levies
  • 4 nights accommodation including breakfast in Tokyo at the Shiba Park Hotel
  • 2 nights Fukushima accommodation
  • Suica Card with value of 2,500¥
  • Private coach for Tokyo - Tsukuba - Tokyo
  • 7 day rail pass (ordinary)

AMAZING VALUE AT $1400 (per person, plus GST). Teacher contributions are tax deductible and must be paid prior to departure.

Please see the itinerary attached for further information.

To apply please fill out the attached application form and submit it to [email protected] by Friday 20 July. 

All enquiries should be directed to Delese Brewster at [email protected] or (02) 6282 9377.

2018 Itinerary
2018 Itinerary
Application Form 2018
Application Form 2018

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