The Foundation of Student Horizons

About The Foundation of Student Horizons

The Foundation of Student Horizons is a registered Charity with DGR (deductible gift recipient) status. It was established by education travel company Student Horizons who saw the need to fill a gap in our community to ensure all youth had access to travel and experiential learning.

Founding Director of Student Horizons, Jamie Wansey is an avid believer that encouraging experiential learning through physical exploration is a must for today’s generation. He strongly feels that travelling young can provide a strong sense of global interconnectedness and develop a deeper understanding and tolerance for today’s ever-changing world.

Through more than a decade working in the youth travel industry, Jamie is convinced that combining education with travel has a lasting and positive effect on young peoples’ life choices and values. He became acutely aware that many young people were missing out on these life-changing experiences, so set out to change that reality.

It was with this vision in mind that the Foundation was established; to provide support for disadvantaged youth, and help reduce the number of young people unable to take advantage of educational travel opportunities due to financial hardship.

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Vision statement

Our vision is for all youth to be granted the opportunity to realise and achieve their dreams through travel and experiential learning.

Mission statement

The Foundation of Student Horizons provides financial assistance to disadvantaged youth throughout Australasia; affording them the opportunity to discover the world, as well as more about themselves.

Founded by education travel company Student Horizons, ASPIRE is a dedicated not-for-profit event, and any profits made through the festival will be donated to The Foundation of Student Horizons.