What can a school trip to Thailand offer your students?
A school trip to Southeast Asia might seem like a big investment, but the rewards and learning opportunities for your students are endless! Here are some of the activities and projects your students could get up to on a school trip in Northern Thailand.
School trips abroad provide students with an excellent opportunity to broaden their understandings and learn about different cultures and ways of life of people around the world. A school trip to Thailand offers an examination of the country’s spectacular temples, wonderful architecture, ancient cities, traditional folklife and delicious cuisine. Students have the opportunity to:
- Visit Chiang Mai’s most famous temple, Doi Suthep Temple, where they can learn about Thailand’s distinct Buddhist culture.
- Stop by Wat Chedi Luang, located in the ancient walled part of the city.
- Enjoy a traditional folk music and dance performance, offering an opportunity to appreciate and understand a culture that differs to their own.
- Have dinner with the local community and learn about their culture first hand.
It’s important for students to get stuck in and get their hands dirty to really gain an appreciation for what they are doing and who they are doing it for. There is an abundance of service project opportunities in Chiang Mai, that go towards aiding the local communities. Our school trip to Thailand include two service projects spanning over 3 days where students can:
- Take part in a 1-day service project working with elephants. Students will be split into groups to take on a variety of tasks:
- Feeding, playing, bathing, interacting, and helping to give medicine to the elephants in the sanctuary
- Engage in a 2-day community service project. Possible activities include but not limited to:
- Renovating/repairing buildings and schoolhouses
- Demarking zones for landslide prevention
- Establishing firebreaks in the jungle to prevent wildfires
- Assisting the local community with farm work and general restoration of the lands
Chiang Mai is one of the best places in Southeast Asia for offering students learning experiences about sustainability. Not only can students visit local factories to learn about the communities efforts, they can have a go themselves. Our school trip to Thailand includes:
- A visit to the Elephant Poo Poo Factory to learn about how environmentally friendly the paper is and how it is made. Students can develop an understanding of the local community’s entrepreneurship culture and sustainability efforts.
- The opportunity to create a recycling system for plastics and other materials in an effective way as part of your students’ 2-day community service project. This is currently a priority project in the region.
A school trip to Southeast Asia allows students the opportunity to get out of the classroom and get closer to nature. Northern Thailand offers a beautiful setting for a school trip, showing students a landscape so different from what they are used to seeing at home. We believe learning happens both in and out of the classroom, which is why our school trip to Thailand offers students the opportunity to:
- Enjoy time in the fresh air and beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Chiang Mai.
- Visit a hidden waterfall, which is virtually untouched from the outside world.
- Spend 3 nights staying in tree-top accommodation in the heart of the jungle, a completely unique and unforgettable experience!
As much as school trips are about learning, we know they are just as much about exciting activities too. Northern Thailand is the perfect destination to offer a balance of experiential learning and adventure, including opportunities for students to:
- Test their nerves and push their limits on an 18-platform ziplining course through the jungle.
- Explore the luscious countryside with biking tours of the surrounding agricultural area.
- Embark on jungle hikes to get close to and appreciate the natural surroundings.
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