Like all schools and their educators, we are also committed to the personal development of young people. We want to help to expand their view of the world and take on their own future with our High School volunteer abroad projects. We want to make young people aware of the other socially relevant themes that play beyond their own world of living. Students learn not only to know a new culture, but they also learn to work in a group and personally experience how enriching it is to give others a better future.
Your students learn a lot about personal development, self-esteem, their language skills will improve, they learn to live and work in an international and intercultural environment, expanding their view of the world, putting their education in an international light, it is a preparation for a possible internationally-taught career, … An international experience during the course is undoubtedly an extra asset to you when you start applying for work.
With years of experience in development cooperation, we believe that we are an interesting partner for schools in developing a high school volunteer abroad project. A school project is a fully-fledged alternative to the classical (end-of-year) journey or can be integrated into it, combined and supplemented with cultural excursions on the spot.
We believe that a high school volunteer abroad project is an added value to several subjects and objectives of the curriculum.
We are flexible on details like budget, duration, itinerary, start and end dates, trip theme, etc. Our only requirement is that you recruit at least ten people to be on your team – this can include a mix of students, teachers and parents. Each group does provide at least 1 adult accompanying teacher/adult per 10 students.
We have two programs which easily can be customized to your liking. This allows you to rebuild more leisure time or activities provided by us.
We do not exclude anyone, and want to give each type of organization / school a chance to get to know another culture. At the participants we only ask a good basic condition and mental health.
You come to places where you live in primitive conditions and the different climate. Your project work is tailored to your physical possibilities. It’s not a very tough trip but you have to take into account that it’s not a typical tourist trip.
As a school, you determine about the group composition: a whole class, a specific direction, a selection of students from a particular year, etc…