Traidhos Visiting Schools Program

Chiang Mai - Thailand

Trip Reports.

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


2016 Trips


25 May 2016 Updated about 1 year ago

Yew Chung International School, Shanghai


Saturday 23 April - Saturday 7 May

“Two memorable weeks of standout characters, laughs and life lessons,” is probably the easiest way to sum up Yew Chung Shanghai’s visit to Chiang Mai. From the physical to the mental, these young adults were put through their paces and challenged to go outside their comfort zones, which they did with the enthusiasm, positivity and the unique personalities that they have become known for over the years at VSP. The sixty-four students and nine teachers were initially shuffled around into their Science/CAS groups for the first few days of the trip to complete school project work, and then afterwards into their activity groups for some action-packed fun.

The two science groups carried out river studies, one with a geography focus and the other with a biology focus. Both groups visited the Mae Sa River, with the biology students focusing on biodiversity along the river and the changes found between three different locations, and the geography students focusing on the river’s geomorphology as it moves downstream, with respect to the river’s size and discharge as well as the surrounding landscapes changes. The fieldwork for both studies took one-and-a-half days, ending with lunch at Mae Sa Waterfall where the students had the chance to relax and swim for a couple of hours before heading back to Traidhos to complete their write ups.

The CAS groups spent one day on Mon Cham Mountain with Chiang Mai University’s Forest Restoration Research Unit working with their researchers and helping with the maintenance of the plants that they are growing on the mountain, and the other day was spent at Ramperng School, nearby Traidhos, doing some community service involving painting some of the school buildings and interacting with the school kids.

Once in their activity groups for the trip, the students were treated to a week and a half of adventure and teambuilding. Each group went through a two-day Leadership Course where they had the chance to observe how each of them handled being the leader of a small team, whilst tackling a range of challenges designed to get them harnessing and practicing skills that they can take forward in life. In addition to this they went through many of the popular activities VSP offers, such as Makhampom Art Space, Elephant Nature Park, Rock Climbing and Kayaking. The students also took on one of our more challenging treks, taking four to six hours to complete, ending in Mae Tang Valley with an overnight in a Karen village and a rafting trip down the river the following morning.

Fourteen days is a long trip, and one packed with a lot of activities, but these students took it on with fantastically, positive attitudes, which only made the trip better. Truly a memorable trip!


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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


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