Traidhos Visiting Schools Program

Chiang Mai - Thailand

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

2016 Trips

06 Apr 2016 Updated about 1 year ago

Appleby College Trips Report

12 – 24 March 2016

In March 2016, the Visiting Schools Program and the Barge Program welcomed thirteen students and two teachers from Appleby College for their cultural trip to Thailand. This year Appleby centered their attention toward  Global Education Values for their students.

To achieve this aim their program took them to Chiang Rai province, where the group learned about the inspiring work of the Thai Royal Family at the Doi Tung Foundation and the Chiang Rai Opium Museum. Both locations were a collaborative effort to educate about and exhibit the region’s struggle against the dependence on growing opium in the past and its devastating consequences for the people and society of Chiang Rai.

“I like the Opium Museum… I learned a lot about the current and past issues associated with the drug. I am more aware about the discrimination and the blames that the Hill Tribe people are enduring.” – Jenny

The group also spent a day at the Asian Elephant Foundation, where they learnt about this magnificent species that is a core part of the Thai Culture and the struggle that the country faced fighting against elephant abuse within the logging industry in the past, exploitative tourism in the present as well as the alarming practice of tusk poaching.

“I loved the visit to the Asian Elephant Foundation. This was a once in a lifetime experience that I will always remember. It has made me more aware of world issues and has given me a new found appreciation for Thailand.” – Madison

Appleby also participated in a theatre workshop with the Makhampom Foundation. They learned how to use powerful alternative media to raise awareness of social issues within a community and visited a hill tribe where this has been put into practice. This perhaps was a highlight of the trip as many students commented on the impact they felt this cultural exchange has provided for both the host and visitors.

“This program was an absolutely unforgettable experience for students and teachers alike. We had so many opportunities to experience Thailand in a genuine way. The experiences are full of adventure, culture, education, and fun. It was the best school trip I have ever been a part of.” – Ms. Christina Meagher

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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