Our mission extends far beyond the classroom
Student Exchange Australia is a proud member of the Educatius Group
At Educatius, we believe in the transformative power of education, and as an organisation, we are dedicated to making a positive and long-lasting impact on the world. We have aligned our sustainability goals with those of the United Nations and are proud to present a wide range of impactful initiatives around the globe. This includes our commitment to providing equal access to education through the Aiducatius Foundation, fostering mental resilience among our students and strengthening local communities through our Community Impact Fund.
Offsetting student international travel
We are dedicated to offsetting the environmental impact of student international travel and integrating sustainability into our business practices. Expanding beyond our support of Aiducatius’ responsible tree planting, we have made a further commitment to invest in global climate action projects. Beginning from 2023, Educatius will partially offset the carbon emissions produced by student air travel, based on calculations made by an independent organization. We have developed a Sustainability Action Plan to measure emissions, develop strategies for reduction and mitigation with carbon credits, and support UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“As an organization that specializes in cultural exchange and inspires to help bring the world together, I strongly believe that we have a commitment to ensure that we are also contributing directly as a business, and as such we are working to continuously improve our sustainability, impact, and social responsibility efforts. Educatius has recently launched several positive initiatives which will have a true impact and we will continue our work to ensure we are doing our piece for the wider world and environment.”
Pete Jackson, Chief Operating Officer, Educatius Group
Fostering resilience among high school students
Year after year, Educatius welcomes thousands of international students from more than 50 nations. The Global Youth Mental Resilience Initiative is our mission to support resilience among our high school students embarking on transformative journeys, paving the way for personal growth!
While studying abroad may be a achievable dream for some, not all students have that chance. Meet Aiducatius, our sister organization, supporting schools in Africa and Latin America to enhance their programs and improve student access to education. Aiducatius also provides essentials like uniforms, meals, plants fruit trees and digs wells. This hands-on aid ensures sustainable education, benefiting not just the students but their families and communities. Every Educatius international student contributes to these positive changes.
Growing sustainable impact
Recognising the negative consequences of air travel that international student exchange requires, we have been supporting tree planting and conservation projects in Tanzania since 2009. In 2022 alone, we planted a total of 12,350 trees in schools and health centers in Tanzania, benefitting more than 60,000 youth.