WWW Trip Opportunities
What is Week Without Walls
Week Without Walls is an action packed week that encourages middle school students to pursue learning outside of the classroom. It is designed to give students the experiences that will inspire them to become caring, global citizens. Students will engage in sustainable service and/or gain awareness of issues that transcend national borders. They will develop an understanding of issues of poverty, indigenous peoples, and environmental degradation and preservation while simultaneously helping people and/or building up cultural awareness and sensitivity. Students will often plan and work as teams, strengthening their teamwork for a common goal of greater good. Week Without Walls is planned to accommodate every student by offering local and international trips with a range of activities.
Each WWW opportunity is uniquely designed by a professional provider called Camps International and its affiliated partners. GEMS US faculty chaperone each excursion with our students.
Have a look below at our trip experiences from this past academic year. We can't wait to share what we have planned for the 2019-2020 academic year. Stay tuned!
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRIPS
Some of our seventh grade students journeyed to Sri Lanka this year. Our students embraced the local culture and participated in events that supported the local community. One of the highlights was bathing Kamala, the elephant, who had recently been freed from 47 years of carrying tourists on her back. Students also visited a turtle sanctuary and went on a safari.
Visiting a local school gave our students the chance to see education from a different perspective, and they were able to participate in a class lesson.
Many of our 6th and 7th graders participated in an outdoor survival experience provided by Ecoventure. This trip is meant to provide exposure to the natural environment through outdoor education while supporting students as they gain independence, confidence, assertiveness, and decision-making skills.
HIGH SCHOOL TRIP OPPORTUNITIES
Trips are arranged with mixed grades 9-12
Tanzania Community Service