Each year we welcome over 2,500 students and staff from schools worldwide.
Our 2023-2024 Programs
Travel for Teens USA, August 2023, Krabi and Bangkok
Experiencing Thailand leads to a rich tapestry of experience. Our American Teenagers explored the hot springs and swamp forest of Krabi; interacted with the local community while learning the techniques of batik and were stunned by the splendor of the Grand Palace. An evening cruise in the Chao Phraya brought this amazing trip to an end.
Berkeley International School, Year 5, 5 & 6 September 2023
After some extensive research in their own classrooms, Berkeley students arrived ready to explore the Chao Phraya River. We started by observing the river and the many businesses, homes, and lifestyles it supports. Berkeley students had already learned about many of the creatures and plants in the river. We spent some time making our own watershed to see how rivers form and to better understand the idea of watershed. Students surprised us by already knowing the origin of how the water hyacinth made its way to Thailand. We took a break from our curriculum activities to split into barge crews to clean our boat, record our visit in the log book, play some games, and cook our delicious pad see ew for lunch. After lunch, we started the favorite activity of the group exploring macroinvertebrates. Lots of creatures were found hiding in the water hyacinth from snails, dragonfly larva, leeches, worms, shrimp, various nymphs, and a stray fish. From the species survey we could conclude the health of the river before we further examined the causes of the widespread pollution. It was two amazing days with enthusiastic learners.
Amnuay Silpa School, Year 5, 13-14 September 2023, Chao Phraya, River of Kings
I cruise the river, seeing my friends haul sand or passengers over the shifting waters. I do not know what adventure awaits me today, as I pull up to Phra Sumen Fort pier. WOW! Children from Amnuay Silpa are coming aboard my deck! I am excited to show them Chao Phraya and all its amazing sites. They are looking at my friends and listing how they use the river: longtail boats showing tourists the sites and barges floating merrily on the water before they pick up their cargo. The children are so happy to see my animal friends on the river! Water monitors, egrets, and catfish, too?Everyone has come out to say hello! But, what’s this? Trash, rubbish, garbage is everywhere, polluting my beautiful home. I see the children pointing at plastic bottles bobbing along in the current. I hear the children talking to each other about “how sad” it is to see the river like this. They promise to help! They want the river to be free of trash and for me and my friends thrive. Thank you Year 5 and I hope you remember this day – it was one of the best days I have had!
ELC Y5/6, History Hunters, Ayutthaya, 18 - 20 September, 2023
A - n ancient setting Y - earning for a learning U- nearthing buried history T- aking a swing at forging T- emple exploration H- elping to make bricks A- lways sharing our thoughts Y- ou and your friends can make a difference A- n appreciation for the past