Traidhos Visiting Schools Program

Chiang Mai - Thailand

Trip Reports.

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

2017 Trips

26 May 2017 Updated about 6 months ago

Fern Hill/St Andrews Trip Report

4 – 16 March 2017

This year we had the privilege of hosting two schools in one trip, as Fern Hill School from Canada and St Andrews School from USA combined students for their Chiang Mai adventure. This dynamic group of students went through a solid variety of VSP activities on offer, from Thai and Jungle Cooking and Muay Thai, to two nights away in the secluded Ban Mae Mae for a service trip. A longer trip than usual and a mix of students from different countries and schools made this experience all the more memorable, with characters that were confident and outgoing from the moment they got out of the airport. Every activity was made that much better by the personal touch the students and staff brought to them with their personalities. The trip to Ban Mae Mae was probably the point where this shone through the most, with the students and teachers putting in a fantastic three days’ work full of smiles and laughs. In this time they managed to build a road to the classrooms as well as repaint one of the older buildings, adding a beautiful mural of aquatic life. The positivity and hard work of the group was evident throughout the project and the results spoke for themselves; a stellar job by a group of truly unique individuals.

VSP has been taking student groups to the school in Ban Mae Mae for several years now and you can really see the difference that has been made by our hardworking students – perhaps most noticeably in the large, concreted play area complete with permanent seating for spectators (or just hanging out!). It is not uncommon to find rural schools where the only outdoor play area is a muddy or grassy field, which is not very suitable in the monsoon season. By adding plenty of bright colours – such as with the mural painted by Fern Hill and St Andrews – and a better area for play, we are very proud to have given something meaningful to the school in return for their hospitality.

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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