A study visit, an exchange official visit is a visit by an individual or group to one or more areas of knowledge exchange. A study visit provides an occasion for the students to learn relevant, good development practice from their peers. Study tours allow for a high level of interaction among participants and exposure to the topic of study. A study tour is a personal and in-depth learning experience.
Study tours require in-depth planning, not only in terms of the venue and logistics, but also in terms of the overall assembly of activities and participant engagement before the actual visit. For a study tour to be successful, it is best to involve all participants (hosts and visitors) in the planning, in order to understand the expectations of both knowledge recipients and providers, and reach consensus on the objectives of the exchange. This requires sufficient lead time as well as appropriate activities that support the identified capacity development goal.
- Presentation of the visit monitor
- Interaction among participants
- Presentation and knowledge of the installations
- Brief presentation of the visit
- Start of study visit
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