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Grade 8 Excursion Week 2014

Canadian International School

Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand !

When: April 21-25


One of the focuses of the MYP program is to help students develop as global citizens and to gain an understanding of different cultures. !

This trip will allow them to experience some aspects of traditional Thai culture and to come away with a different perspective about their world.

Who Will Accompany the Students? Justin Sarich Keriann O’Rourke Hunter Wood Jason Geis Nicole Rambin Anca Toma Carlee Ragsdale-Adolfae Sara Grigg Qiaoyun Chen Celeste Krochak !

Most staff have excursion experience and all will have First Aid and CPR Certification from Red Cross

Service Provider Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning Visiting Schools Program

CIS has engaged their services since 2000

Some Ways to Experience Another Culture and Physical Landscape Thai/Jungle Cooking


Elephant Nature Park

Thai Arts and Crafts

Khantoke Dinner

Visit to Local Market

Traidhos Farm

Visit to Orphanage

Hill Tribe Village

Rock Climbing

Zip Wiring



Muay Thai

Accommodations • Students will stay on Traidhos campus !

• 2-4 persons per room !

Teacher supervision on-site

Food •

All meals are provided !

Breakfast: International buffet !

• Meal considerations available upon request (halal, vegetarian, food allergies)

Health • Fully equipped Medical Centre (8.00am to 5.00pm) • Qualified nursing staff live on campus and are on call 24 hours • Nearest hospital is 20 minutes away from Traidhos • Guide, instructors and teachers are trained in first aid

Safety • 24-hour security guards at Traidhos • All visitors must register at the front gate • A Traidhos guide in each group. • At least one externally trained instructor for each activity • One teacher : 10 students • In contact with Consul General in Chiang Mai • In contact with Canadian Embassy in Bangkok • Consult with Traidhos staff


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• Airline: Thai Airways !

• Departure from Changi: • Monday, April 21 at 07:40 (with layover in Bangkok) • Arrival in Chiang Mai: 14:15 !

• Departure from Chiang Mai: • Friday, April 25, at 12:40(with layover in Bangkok) • Arrival in Changi: 19:40 !

Students are responsible for their own transport to and from the Changi

Approximate Cost: $1500 Cost Breakdown:

• • • • • •

Flights Insurance (for rock climbers there is a $500 excess) Accommodation Food Programming/Guides/Instructors Transportation to/from venues/activities

Payment • • • •

Invoice issued in March One week to arrange payment Upon payment school will issue receipt No refund once payment has been made

Required Documentation Passports • Valid passport (expiry after Oct. 21st 2014) !

Visas • Check Royal Thai Embassy website for countries requiring visa • Must be done in advance, not on arrival !

Valid Student Pass, FIN Card or PR Status

Groups 1 and 2 • • •

Rock Climbing Tyrolean Traverse Mae Kam Pong Village overnight stay !

• • • •

Kayaking Orienteering Zip Wiring Mountain Biking

Group 3 • • • •

Thai cooking Local market Trekking Overnight at hill tribe !

Muay Thai

Elephant Nature



Group 4 •


Art Workshop

• •


Hill Tribe Village Cycling !

Elephant Nature

Thai Cooking

• •


Low Ropes Overnight at Makhampom

Group 5 • • • •

Orphanage Kayaking Overnight on Houseboat Cycling

• • • •

Archery Jungle Cooking Low Ropes Lanterns and Umbrellas


What Next? February

• Acknowledgement of Risk form and copies of passport and student pass to advisors


Invoice issued/Payment made/Receipt issued


• Group selection and room assignment

Thank you for your time

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