Homestay and Farmstay – Banora International Group
Formed in 1996, Banora International Group continues to be a leading inbound travel company providing a comprehensive service for anyone wishing to study, travel or work in Australia. BIG is recognised internationally for developing innovative tailor-made itineraries and academic programs that incorporate Australia’s magnificent world heritage regions, culture as well as educational and exciting activities.
With its head office located in Cairns, and supporting offices located along the eastern coast of Australia, Banora International Group features several divisions catering to specific markets and products as the team continues to deliver on the company’s 25 year mission:
“To provide unique tourism and educational products that focus on customer satisfaction and individual growth”.
Our reputation is unsurpassed in the youth and International education market with well-recognised study and academic programs created in conjunction with highly reputable education institutions.
Programs can be academically focused around study and lectures within structured classes or students may experience a combination of many unique HANDS ON interactive activities OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM.
Due to COVID-19 closing our borders forcing the cancellation of thousands of students on our study tour, homestay, farmstay and internship programs we created Great Barrier Reef Academy to provide individuals with an opportunity to experience a similar experience, virtually from their home country. Great Barrier Reef Academy provides a virtual on-line education platform incorporating education webinars, live interactive edu-tourism options, and intercultural experiences. Our special addition is our Study Buddy Bot, an Intelligence Presence Robot who chats and live streams our classes abroad.
We create life changing experiences; we build life-long friendships; we achieve lifetime memories through combining culture, nature, wildlife, volunteering, history, language and learning into our programs. Our programs have always and continue to be ‘travelling with a purpose’.
Banora International Group Business Divisions
Academic Study Programs
Academic Study Programs (ASP) combines unique quintessential Australian experiences incorporating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into each program. ASP provides an incredible array of edu-tourism and academic products for guests of all ages Australia wide. We aim to be leaders in the study tourism market and to have a positive impact on our FUTURE leaders. www.academicstudyprograms.com
ASAP Homestays provides guests of all ages with the opportunity to live with an Australian family from one night and have an authentic Australian cultural experience. Homestay families are eager to teach guests about Australian culture and providing guests with life-time memories. www.asaphomestays.com
Australian Farm Tourism (AFT)
Australian Farm Tourism (AFT) has been a leader in the agritourism industry since 1978 providing a range of agricultural tourism opportunities for overseas visitors in regional areas in Australia. AFT provides educational, interactive, and memorable experiences through farmstay accommodation, technical visits, behind the scenes tours, work experience and much more. www.austfarmtourism.com
Aussie Home Visit (AHV)
Immerse yourself in Australian culture and connect with locals through an unforgettable culinary experience. Discover delicious food, learn some useful Aussie slang, and spend an evening at an Australian family’s home sharing a meal with a local Australian family enjoying Aussie hospitality at its best. www.aussiehomevisit.com
AusID Global is a unique Australian personality profiling application that assists students learn how their individual personality traits affect them in life and in learning. Students are provided with a greater self-awareness and integrated life skills in addition to strategies to assist them with immersion into Australia. www.ausidglobal.com
Education by Recreation (EbR)
Education by Recreation (EbR) is Queensland’s Number 1 Education Tourism Specialist that is internationally recognised in developing innovative tailor-made study program and creating customised cultural tours in Australia to suit individual or group requirements.
EbR provides participants with the opportunity to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, whilst learning about a new culture and experiencing the stunning landscapes, native wildlife, and stunning National Parks found nowhere else in the world. www.edrec.com
Great Barrier Reef Academy
Great Barrier Reef Academy offers virtual programs combining education and edu-tourism products packaged with focused outcomes, delivered online. These programs enable students to engage with local students increasing cultural understanding, improving language skills, and enhancing personal development. Furthermore, they enable the opportunity to experience some of our incredible learning available in our magnificent world heritage region with strong indigenous connections. www.greatbarrierreefacademy.com
Study ‘n Volunteer Australia
Study ‘n Volunteer Australia (SVA) specialises in volunteering, study abroad, adventure and internships for all ages. Our volunteer options provide a unique opportunity for students to channel their energies into a positive experience that is socially rewarding and gives back to our local community and helping build a better future for both themselves and the world. www.studynvolunteer.com
P.O. Box 2827