Global Expeditions

Global Expedition Program

The digital revolution may have brought the world into the classroom, but it has also fed a desire to take the classroom into the world. It appears the more adept we become at creating and exploring visual worlds, the greater our needs to experience the visual world. The life skills students develop through leadership, cultural and service experiences cannot be gained sitting behind a desk or from Facebook. As part of Whitsunday Anglican School’s Global Learning Program, Senior Students have the opportunity to participate in the various global expeditions that we offer annually. Each expedition has either a personal challenge, service learning or language immersion focus.

2017 Global Expeditions

We are excited to offer a new Global Expedition in 2017. Our  Laos & Vietnam experience will be truely once in a lifetime!Global 

Global Expedition: Vietnam & Laos – Service Learning
This remarkable journey through Laos and Vietnam will appeal to those students keen to appreciate the ‘great sites’, whilst also experiencing the underlying cultural fabric of this fascinating part of South East Asia. We begin in the World Heritage listed town Luang Prabang where we wonder the many temples, palaces and engage in our firrst Service Project by assisting the keepers and staff at the Free the Bears animal sanctuary. We then journey up the Mekong River to explore the Pak Ou Caves and the traditional Kamu Lodge where we have the opportunity to see first-hand the rural life in Laos. A short flight takes us to Hanoi, Vietnam where we spend time in the capital exploring the many historical buildings, museums and teeming markets before before continuing onto the breathtaking valley of Tuyen Quang, the site of our second Service Project. Located in a deep valley surrounded by a patchwork quilt of rice fields and thickly forested mountains which provide shelter for a range of flora and fauna, all of which is just 4 hours from Hanoi. More than half of the provinces population consists of the Kinh ethnic group; there are also Tay, Dao, and Nung ethnic groups. It is in this region where you will conduct a 4-day community project building two new classrooms for the Phu Luu Village Secondary School which is in urgent need of assistance. A fitting conclusion to this remarkable journey is the time spent cruising amongst the 3000 stunning limestone islets of Halong Bay on board a comfortable traditional cruise boat.

2016 Global Expeditions

In 2016 we will be offering global expeditions to Tanzania (Mount Kilimanjaro) and Japan.

Global Expedition: Japan
From the modern Tokyo and Osaka, to the traditional cities of Kyoto and Nara, this Global Expedition to Japan will be an action-packed expedition. The cherry blossoms will be in full bloom as we visit Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Sky Tree, the ancient temples of Kyoto and Nara, and Osaka Castle, amongst many other attractions. Transport on Japan’s extensive rail network, including bullet trains, will be another experience to enjoy. Accommodation will be in Youth Hostels and the cost will be all-inclusive except some lunches, travel insurance and spending money. Join in for this wonderful opportunity to experience Japan!

Global Expedition: Tanzania (Mount Kilimanjaro)
Fly from Brisbane to Tanzania, Africa. 3 day wildlife safari through Tanzania.  7 day hike to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m elev).  3 day recovery on the island of Zanzibar off Tanzania.  Return flight to Brisbane.  This is the third time the school will climb Mt Kilimanjaro and we cater for students in Years 11 and 12 in 2016 and their parents/families if they would like to join.  This expedition is seen as a personal, physical challenge to most and a great experience for family bonding.

Current Expedition Participant Information

Participants in our 2017 Global Expedition can click on the link below for current travel information from the expedition coordinators.

 

Laos & Vietnam (2017)

For further information on any of our Global Expeditions please contact our Head of Service & Global Learning on (07) 4969 2093 or via email.

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