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

24 Jun 2017 Updated about 5 months ago

May 2017: Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong

Pedaling and Paddling

VSA enjoyed one of most popular days out in Chiang Mai’s countryside – biking and kayaking their way to a successful day!

Some of the students had never ridden a mountain bike before so they were a little bit nervous. However, after training with their instructors, the students became more confident. We pride ourselves on our extensive, hands-on practice session that we do with every group – teaching them how to use the brakes properly, keeping in formation and getting used to controlling the gears. Once we had assessed everyone’s ability we set out on a 15km route.  One student said “I have never had this long a riding trip before. The atmosphere and scenery around are totally different from Hong Kong.”

After a morning of putting our legs to the test, it was time to exercise our arms! The students learned how to paddle a kayak and how to get back on if it flipped before playing some fun games. With four staff present, we made sure the students were very well looked after. The students obviously enjoyed themselves as some mentioned in their feedback forms that they would have liked the kayaking to last longer.

By choosing to kayak on a large reservoir that supplies agricultural land there was an important message to be learned. The vastness of the lake makes it seem like it would be impossible to run out of water but the reality is that during the long dry season in northern Thailand sometimes the reservoir runs very low. One student said “I will use water very carefully from now on because while we carelessly use it, there are some people that still don’t have enough water to use.”

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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