Traidhos Visiting Schools Program

Chiang Mai - Thailand

Trip Reports.

Annually we welcome around 3,000 students and staff from over fifty schools worldwide.

2015 Trips

19 Oct 2015 Updated about 2 years ago

Overseas Family School (Seniors) Singapore

On 29 May VSP welcomed a group of seventeen senior students and three accompanying teachers from Overseas Family School (OFS) Singapore to Chiang Mai, Thailand. This is OFS’s second trip with VSP this academic year - Grade 8 came to Chiang Mai in January and they had a great time. Now it is June and this is the time for the seniors to join the adventure!

The focus of this trip was an assortment of different fieldwork activities that VSP has to offer. The group did a leaf litter survey at Huay Tung Tao Reservoir where they looked at biodiversity in different areas of forest. They considered the human activities affecting these sites and their impact on the surrounding area.

After the survey, the group hiked up to the top of the hill to enjoy an unobstructed view of Chiang Mai city before heading back to the Traidhos Three-Generation Farm for further studies. Students had the opportunity to practise soil profiling and sweep netting. The tranquil setting of the Farm also provided students with ample opportunity for reflection.

Other activities of the trip included a river survey at three different sites, starting from Mok Fa waterfall and following the river south as it passed through different villages. Students learned about levels of exposure as the river water completed its journey and the resulting ecological impacts of human behaviour on the quality of the water.

This was followed by a visit to the Chiang Mai Forest Restoration and Research Unit (FORRU), where they learned about the alarming rate of deforestation that Thailand has faced over the years and the measures FORRU is undertaking to recover some of the lost forest.

The trip was a great success and hopefully it will be a lasting memory for the students and staff of OFS. VSP looks forward to welcoming the next OFS group to come and experience the wonders Chiang Mai has to offer.

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2017 Visitors

January 17
Khartoum International Community School, Sudan
Multiple Intelligence IS, Philippines
IS Yangon, Myanmar
St Andrews International School Sukhumvit 71, Bangkok
St Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107, Bangkok
Concordian IS, Bangkok

February 17
MLC School, Australia
International School Bangkok
Prem Tinsulanonda IS, Chiang Mai
Yew Chung IS of Shanghai, China
American IS Dhaka, Bangladesh
Yangon IS, Myanmar

March 17
Seoul IS, South Korea
Yew Chung IS, Hong Kong
Australian IS, Hong Kong
Appleby College, Canada
Fern Hill School, Canada
The International School, Macau
I-Shou IS, Taiwan
KIS, Bangkok
Canadian IS, Singapore
Stamford School, Indonesia

April 17
Beijing World Youth Academy, China
Creative Secondary School, Hong Kong
Australian International School, Singapore

May 17
Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong
The Montessori School, Perth, Australia

June 17
Yew Chung International School, Hong Kong
Garden International School, Malaysia
Compass Youth Leadership Camp

July 17
Travel For Teens (Elephants), USA
Travel For Teens (Service), USA