QANTAS OFFERS SPECIAL FARES TO STUDENTS TAKING ENGLISH SUMMER COURSES IN AUSTRALIA

January 10, 2017 at 7:31 AM

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Qantas, in collaboration with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Thai International Education Consultants Association (TIECA) and Siam Commercial Bank Plc (SCB First), is offering a special return economy fare for travel between Bangkok-Australia-Bangkok, to students from Thailand who travel to Australia to study English summer courses during the school holidays between March and May 2017.

Students availing the program are provided with additional 10kg excess baggage allowance on top of the existing 30kg limits when flying economy fare Bangkok-Australia return.

All economy class passengers can enjoy onboard 500 entertainment options, including up to 60 movies, over 250 TV programs, 250 music titles, 18 radio programs and a great selection of games.

Students participating in the program can opt to choose from four meals on their return flight to Bangkok, of which the fourth exclusive meal can be pre-ordered online through ‘Select on Q Eat service’ at ‘Manage Your Booking’ on qantas.com. Pre-ordered meals can be changed between seven days and 12 hours prior to departure.

The Statistics from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission show that a total of 498,155 international students studied in Australia in 2015, with Thai students accounting for 17,245 and ranking sixth overall.

Students aged between 10 and 18 years old, who join the program, will spend 3-4 weeks from March to May 2017 at their preferred educational institutions and destinations in Australia. The program allows participating students to learn English and sharpen their English communication skills in a Native-English speaking environment.

Nine Australian educational institutions participating in the program include the Government of South Australia (Adelaide), Canterbury College and Shafston International College (Brisbane), Holmes Institute and Essendon Keilor College (Melbourne), Phoenix Academy and Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) at University of Western Australia (Perth), International House Sydney and NSW Government Schools (Sydney), and The Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS) (Wollongong).

The tuition fee ranges from 145,000-182,000 baht per student, inclusive of the Qantas economy return air ticket, shared accommodation, airport transfer, transportation between educational institutions and accommodation, excursion costs, meals, certificates, group accident & medical health insurance, visa processing, the hosting of Thai officers escorting the students and the orientation seminar to be held by the Australian Embassy prior to their departure.

However, the tuition fee does not cover passport processing and personal expenses such as telephone calls, internet, SIM cards, excess baggage fees and others.

Students and parents can obtain additional information at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/thailand, or contact the Australian Trade and Investment Commission at 02 696 4835 or email pattarin@austrade.gov.au or contact Qantas office at 02 632 6611.