Too often we see that study abroad can be transactional or even voyeuristic. Host communities can be excluded from the learning process and our planet a secondary priority. Home universities, teachers and administrators can be left out of the loop and student learning outcomes not clearly articulated.
Big Pond Education is on a mission to change that.
We believe the key to unlocking a transformative experience is through programs intentionally designed with a focus on meaningful local engagement.
We are committed to the benefits of mobility on our students and wider society, but we are committed to the benefits of green mobility even more. We started out with the firm resolve of decarbonizing our environmental impact, and all our students benefit from complementary climate literacy training.
We partner with colleges & universities who share this ethos. Our programs make a real difference to those wishing to gain an edge in a rapidly changing landscape. They reinvigorate the reputation of what international learning should be.
We offer partners a commitment that we will always look to develop their students’ human potential through face to face experiences, and their academic potential through outstanding courses. To our host communities we offer a commitment that our programs will make a positive, long-term contribution at a grassroots level.
We talk a lot about ‘education abroad’ as opposed to ‘study abroad’ because of the comprehensive academic and personal benefits of an overseas experience. We also talk a lot about the power of ‘intentionally designed’ experiences, including fair pricing to give our partners scope to expand access.