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 Oâ€™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
Elephant Nature Park
Thai Arts and Crafts
Visit to Local Market
Visit to Orphanage
Hill Tribe Village
Accommodations • Students will stay on Traidhos campus !
• 2-4 persons per room !
Teacher supervision on-site
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
• 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 !
Group 4 •
Hill Tribe Village Cycling !
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
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