Hold a koala bear, swim with dolphins, taste great Australian wine and food and have your fill of new ideas and skills to advance your career.

Hold a koala bear, swim with dolphins, taste great Australian wine and food and have your fill of new ideas and skills to advance your career. Think of a study tour with The William Light Institute.

‘Edutourism’or ‘study tours’ involves travel for the purpose of formal or informal education and life-long learning in unique natural, historical and or multi-cultural environments. Edutourism is an educational experience where participants travel to a location with the primary purpose of engaging in learning directly related to the location’


What the technical definition seems to gloss over is that edutourism is about learning AND having fun. The types of activities are almost endless from gap years to exchanges to sabbaticals to special interest tours, short courses summer camps, internships and so on.

At William Light we ‘get’ edutourism simply because:

It is a great vehicle to make learning enjoyable and thereby rewarding
It can be designed to be practical, ‘hands on’ and a real world experience
We get to show off our best teaching and our wonderful city and surrounds!!

We offer programs that are tailored to an individual groups interests in terms of learning, recreation  experiences, time available and budget.

Participants completing the program will receive a certificate of completion at an awards dinner.


Here are a few examples:

Leadership and Innovation Tour (Four Weeks)

OBJECTIVE:   To provide international post graduate students and recent graduates with and experiential program of four weeks study and visits focussed on leadership and entrepreneurship.

The Leadership and Innovation tour includes workshops, company visits and discussions with CEO’s, experts, investors and entrepreneurs. Individual mentoring on career development is provided. There are group and individual projects and participants complete a tour journal.

Recreation activities include tours of a native wildlife park; wine tasting; a gourmet food experience; australian sporting event; Aussie BBQ and; cultural, historical and shopping guided tours. These activities will include interaction with leaders and entrepreneurs from these services.

School Teachers Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning Tour (Two Weeks)

(Usually in a subject grouping such as school leaders, maths teachers, science teachers, language teachers and so on)

OBJECTIVE To provide overseas trained primary and secondary teachers with a hands on experience of utilising the latest technologies in teaching, learning and administration.

School Teachers Tour includes workshops, demonstrations, visits to a range of schools and discussions with teachers and administrators. The focus will include recent innovations as well as technological applications that are practical and are known to be successful.

Recreation activities are designed to fit with the teachers preference. Potentially similar to Leadership and Innovation Tour. There will also be the opportunity to visit specific educational sites of interest like the Royal Institution of Australia, the Australian Science and Mathematics School and schools with new IT hubs.


 Banking and finance; property and real estate; not for profit organisational leadership; medicine and nursing; police and security; information technology; biotechnology; sports administration and marketing; government administration; advanced manufacturing and; electronics.



Activities are very broad. Adelaide has 2 world heritage areas nearby (Coorong Wildlife Sanctuary and the magnificent Kangaroo Island- both 1 to 2 day tours)

Other tour options could include:

Cage diving with Great White Sharks
Camel rides on the beach and a horse drawn tram ride to Granite Island to see penguins
Visiting the world’s greatest display of Aboriginal Australian art and culture
A cheese and wine tour of the beautiful McLaren Vale
Cycling tour of the Adelaide Hills following the route of the Tour Down Under
Hiking to the top of Mount Lofty or mountain bike ride
Visit to the famous cricket ground Adelaide Oval
Visit to The Cedars the historical home of the great landscape painter Hans Heysen
A boat ride amongst the Port River Dolphins
Eat fish and chips at one of the world’s most beautiful beaches
Play golf at a world famous links course
Spend time shopping for bargains at a huge outlet brand shopping mall
See how Australians live by inspecting new furnished homes available for sale


The William Light Institute is happy to design the tour to fit with your requirements. Generally we prefer groups to a maximum of 25 with a minimum of 12 participants. Participant’s English competence will be taken into consideration in designing the learning experience. William Light can arrange accommodation and catering as needed.


Contact us on or phone 61 8 82232544 for more details or to design your tour.