STEM Tour 2021 - USA

USA STEM TOUR – Miami, Florida, San Francisco and NEW YORK 

In 2021, PLC Sydney students currently in Years 7 to 10 will have the opportunity to travel to the USA as part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Tour. 

Travelling to Miami, Florida, San Francisco and New Yorkstudents will be exposed to a broad range of STEM ideas and research, including: lunch with an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center; a tour of Universal Studios; some incredible museums and centres including the National Museum of Mathematics and the California Academy of Sciences; and a variety of rich urban design sites including Hudson Yards. 

Tour Dates:
  • 13 days: September 2021
  • Students in Years 9 - 12 in 2021
  • PLC Sydney teachers and Tour Guide will also attend. 
  • Students depart from Sydney on Sunday 4 April
  • 1 day in Miami, Florida
  • 3 days in Orlando, Florida
  • 3 days in New York, New York
  • 4 days in San Fransisco, California
  • Returning to Sydney from San Fransisco
  • Students arrive in Sydney
  • The tour costs $7,770.00 per person and includes: flights, accommodation, venue visits, taxes, tour guides, ALL breakfasts and dinners.
  •  The original payment schedule has been amended as follows:
    • Instalment 1: $1,600.00 - Received and held by PLC Sydney
    • Instalment 2: $1,570.00 by December 1, 2020
    • Instalment 3: $1,550.00 by March 1, 2021
    • Instalment 3: $1,520.00 by June 1, 2021

Due to the high level of interest for the 2021 STEM Tour, a second similar tour was scheduled for April 2022. This tour is currently in review and information will be made available as soon as practical. 


For further information about the tour, please contact:

Mrs Dianne Balkizas
Head of Faculty, Mathematics
T (+612) 9704 5666

Mrs Jo Herrmann 
Head of Faculty: Technology and Applied Studies

Mrs Jo McGrouther
Head of Faculty: Science

Mr Matthew Dau
K-12 Technology Integrator

Mrs Dianne Balkizas
Head of Faculty, Mathematics
Mrs Dianne Balkizas
Head of Faculty, Mathematics
Mrs Dianne Balkizas
Head of Faculty, Mathematics
Mrs Dianne Balkizas
Head of Faculty, Mathematics