School expeditions are designed to broaden students’ perspective and expose them to different cultures, people and ideas. Experts agree that inspirational learning sometimes requires time spent outside the classroom. Through our comprehensive expedition programme here at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, we offer unique experiences and activities that reach far beyond everyday learning.
Whether your child’s passion lies in skiing through the Swiss Alps, discovering new marine life in The Philippines or teaching English to orphaned children in Kon Tum, we provide your child with positive opportunities and unforgettable experiences.
Here’s a list of our top 6 benefits of international school expeditions:
1. Build “soft skills” essential for future success
Our role as an international school is to prepare our students for their future in the real world; equipping them with the soft skills necessary to make a profound difference. Although a high score on the IB Diploma will stand students in good stead at university, they can no longer rely on strong academic results alone.
In this recent Forbes article, experts talk about how soft skills such as empathy, curiosity and resilience are more important than ever to succeed in an increasingly competitive job market.
Although soft skills can be taught in a classroom setting, they are often best learned through new experiences. Each of our expeditions allows students to develop social, emotional and leadership skills relevant to real-life non-academic environments.
A group of our Year 12 students recently went on a service and adventure expedition, visiting orphanages in Kon Tum. Khoa, a participating student explained, “On this trip, I discovered my leadership skills. Being the one who organises games for the kids was an amazing experience for me as a leader. This was my biggest personal achievement as I think it will help me throughout life.”