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Grade 8 Excursion Week 2014

Canadian International School


Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand !

When: April 21-25


Aims

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 http://www.threegeneration.org/


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

Cycling

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

Kayaking

Orienteering

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


Transportation

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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:

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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 !

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Kayaking Orienteering Zip Wiring Mountain Biking


Group 3 • • • •

Thai cooking Local market Trekking Overnight at hill tribe !

Muay Thai

Elephant Nature

Kayaking

Park


Group 4 •

Makhampom

Art Workshop

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Theatre

Hill Tribe Village Cycling !

Elephant Nature

Thai Cooking

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Park

Low Ropes Overnight at Makhampom


Group 5 • • • •

Orphanage Kayaking Overnight on Houseboat Cycling

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Archery Jungle Cooking Low Ropes Lanterns and Umbrellas


Anca


What Next? February

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

March

Invoice issued/Payment made/Receipt issued

April

• Group selection and room assignment


Thank you for your time


Grade 8 Excursion Presentation