The Benefits of taking your school group to Southeast Asia.
School trips have become increasingly popular amongst schools. One of the main reasons for this is because it breaks up the routine and engages the students in ways that wouldn’t be possible in a classroom. For example, in the case of a linguistic focused-trip, students are then able to take what they have learned throughout the year and test their skills at real-life conversations with native speakers.
Undeniably, schools tend to gravitate towards Europe or America for a valid reason, they both have a rich historical background – most notably Europe, and impressive sights to behold. Although Southeast Asia is slowly starting to gain attraction with more and more schools showing an interest in visiting the region, it is still a long way behind Europe and America. In the effort to convince more to visit Southeast Asia, here are some of See Asia Differently’s top reasons why schools should strongly consider South-east Asia for their next school trip abroad.
1) Travel for Cheap
One of the main draws of Southeast Asia is the very reasonable cost. You can save a lot of money by choosing Southeast Asia as your next destination. Not only is the food extremely cheap, but so is accommodation, transportation and pretty much everything that would be related to school travel. The great thing about it all, is you don’t have to sacrifice on the quality of the tour either.
2) Cultural Shock
When referring to their first trip to Southeast Asia, people will often describe it as a cultural shock. That to me is incredibly important as there is a lot to be learned from a culture that differs vastly from one’s own. Taking the time to delve into another’s culture and learn its intricacies will often help students have a more open-minded view on life and be more accepting of others.
3) Eye-opening experience
This point goes hand-in-hand with my previous point. Southeast Asia is the land of golden pagodas, orange-clad monks, vast temple networks and unfortunately, poverty. Being confronted with poverty tends to be an eye-opening experience and has the potential to change the mindset of someone, to get them to care not only about their needs, but the needs of others as well and stop taking things for granted.
If you are now considering South-east Asia for your next educational school trip, please get in touch with us today.