About Us

About Us 2018-08-07T03:31:23+00:00

The School and University Program is part of the wider Academy Travel family.

The business was established in 2005 and has grown to become one of Australia’s leading cultural travel companies. Each year we offer more than 70 ‘open age’ tours and 30 teacher and student tours to Europe, the Americas and beyond. Academy Travel is Australian-owned and Sydney-based, with a head office in the heritage listed Bank of New South Wales building at 341 George St, along with three European offices in Rome, Munich and London.

We are the only NESA accredited provider of overseas study tours for teachers in NSW and develop our teacher programs in consultation with both local and international academic experts.

Learn more about Academy Travel from our director, Robert Veel.

Testimonials
What our teachers are saying

"Thank you for a wonderful experience! This tour is definitely one of the best trips I've ever had! I learned so much and had a fabulous time."

"This was a wonderful professional development experience which exceeded my expectations. All of the guides were knowledgeable, interesting and, in their own way, dynamic. I am so glad that I did it and would recommend it to anyone."

“This was the best professional development I have encountered.”

“I felt privileged to be in the company of such personable, passionate, well educated and lovely individuals. Down to earth, easy to interact with, honest, committed to their disciplines and open in sharing their knowledge and experience.”

“What a pleasure and a privilege having this access and insight – thank you so much. This wonderful experience has enriched and enlightened as well as delighted and will stay with me forever, in terms of both personal and professional development."

“Many thanks for providing the most comprehensive, detailed and current program of lectures. Their generosity with their expertise was greatly appreciated.”

“A wonderful tour in every aspect – with the attention to customer needs and providing a brilliant educational and cultural experience that I have come to know as the hallmark of Academy Travel.”

“Academy provided us with access to some amazing individuals and should be congratulated for the work this must have taken.”

“Very professional and helpful staff. A great way to see such wonderful, relevant places with like-minded professionals.”

“The academic experts were superb. Each of them willingly engaged in conversation and questions and prepared to add interesting details and insights.”

“The opportunities and experience from this tour far outweigh the words on the page of a text book. It was a brilliant opportunity to support the development of our knowledge as drama teachers in the classroom and inspire the creative minds of young Australians."

“Such a great experience! The workshop days were absolute standouts.”

Participant on 20th-Century Germany and Russia July 2018
Participant on 20th-Century Germany and Russia July 2018
Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2015
Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2015
Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2015
Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2015
Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2014
Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2015
Participant on Ancient Greece and Italy, January 2017
Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2014
Participant on Drama in London and Greece July 2016
Participant on Drama in London and Greece July 2016

Participant on 20th-Century Germany and Russia July 2018


Participant on 20th-Century Germany and Russia July 2018


Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2015


Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2015


Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2015


Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2015


Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2014


Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2015


Participant on Ancient Greece and Italy, January 2017


Participant on Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius January 2014


Participant on Drama in London and Greece July 2016


Participant on Drama in London and Greece July 2016


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