As early as in 1999, we perceived the value for students in Hong Kong to gain overseas study experience and exposure while enjoying the fun of sightseeing and making new friends during their summer holidays.
We affiliated with UCLA, UC-Riverside, UC-Berkeley, and some other institutions on the east coast of the US and in the UK for Summer Study Tours, from 4-week to 8-week. During the tours, students were staying in the Universities’ hostels to experience the campus life. In addition to the intensive English classes taught by the University’s staff, students also traveled to different scenic spots, museums, theme parks and other points of interest organized by the Universities.
Feedback from students and their parents were very positive, and subsequently “summer tour” became a more and more common summer activity for primary- and secondary-school students.