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What will students see and do?
Projects Abroad, a social enterprise based in Brighton, offers overseas residentials in countries around the world to help students become international volunteers while enjoying a school trip they will never forget. Your group will experience destinations, cultures and communities they might never otherwise get the opportunity to visit.
Every project offers something different, but all are a cultural exchange for students. There are different types of trips available, including ‘high school specials’, for ages 15–18, and ‘middle school specials’, for ages 12–15.
Middle school specials offer 24/7 supervision and take place during the school holidays. For example, on a service trip to Cambodia students will learn about the local culture, traditions and language while doing valuable service work.
Service work includes citizenship tasks such as community work, painting and teaching English. The main tasks are teaching at kindergarten and community clean-ups, alongside exploring Cambodia.
There is the opportunity for students to get a taste of studying abroad with a workshop on the local language. And they will also be shown around Phnom Penh, visiting popular tourist attractions and local markets such as temple visits and the Royal Palace.
For many students, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They will get invaluable opportunities to grow and meet people from different cultures and get to experience a new country. It might spark inspiration for future study abroad and travel, as these projects open minds to new possibilities and ways of life.
In general, your focus will be trip planning and preparation, but once you are in-country, the Projects Abroad team will lead. There is 24/7 support by a group coordinator throughout the trip to ensure everything runs smoothly. The Projects Abroad team will provide inductions and orientations upon arrival to prepare students.
Teaching resources provided
Projects Abroad tailors cultural exchanges to your curriculum. Workshops and training run by Projects Abroad staff are available, with all resources provided.
If you wish, you have the option to include a custom reflective journal to provide more of an educational focus during the visit. Students can use this as a guide throughout their experience and to prepare for post-trip activities such as presentations or essays.
Students will also receive the tools they need to carry out all tasks during their school field trip, as well as guidance before and throughout activities such as teaching English. The reflective time is invaluable for them to integrate and develop their critical thinking skills.
Minimum and maximum group size
Usually, there is a limit of five students for each project to run and a maximum limit of 100. It’s best to contact Projects Abroad directly to discuss group sizes, staff ratios and other school trip options.
Details of risk assessment
Projects Abroad carries out thorough risk assessments for all its projects; there are also regular health and safety checks for staff, along with crisis management plans for each project. An in-house doctor is available.
Projects Abroad has received many accreditations for its safety plans. Trips such as the Cambodia middle school trip are researched, risk assessed and safety audited in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the adventure travel sector.
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Facilities depend on the specific trip you choose. For example, the middle school trip to Cambodia offers three meals a day and students stay in hotel accommodation. However, different trips may include host families or other accommodation options.
Students will have the opportunity to buy snacks and other resources they need once they arrive in-country. There will also be a way for them to contact their loved ones in the UK.
The Projects Abroad office is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Costs depend on the specific trip, but a service learning trip to Cambodia for middle school students is priced at £1,570 (£295 for extra weeks). There are also costs of flights and visas to factor in. Projects Abroad encourages students to partake in fundraising, and it provides guidance for this.
Accommodation, airport transfers and placement transport are included in the price of the trip. Projects Abroad provides support to obtain the correct visas and documentation. It will also offer guidance on flight options.
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