Through ‘service learning’ experiences, students actively engage with and contribute to diverse global communities. Educational theory is put into practice in rewarding, tangible ways that have meaningful benefits, including planting gardens, teaching English and helping to build schools.
By engaging in hands-o work among local culture, students cultivate empathy and see firsthand the challenges locals face. They work to build sustainable solutions to empower these communities.
Whether you want to focus your tour on service learning or add it into an existing tour, there are many ways WorldStrides can make it happen:
On a Cambodia Service Learning tour, students are fully immersed in this enchanting country’s diverse culture while engaging in community programs designed to hone their sense of empathy and social justice.
At the New Hope Center School, students interact with peers from the local village, learning about the challenges and joys in their lives.
At the Children’s Improvement Organisation, students are encouraged to think critically and laterally as they engage in an open discussion about solutions to support the homeless and severely underprivileged children of Cambodia.
At the Samron Children’s Orphanage, students learn about day-to-day operations of the facility and take part in restorative volunteer work.
In Thailand, students can experience diverse cultural immersion and offer their assistance to the people of Sing Buri.
During the Sing Buri Community Volunteer Program, students meet the locals and work with schools or orphanages to teach English or help with restoration activities.
At the Wang Thong Elephant Sanctuary, students witness the life of a ‘mahout’ elephant rider to understand elephant care and their significant in Thai culture, as well as social challenges. Equipped with this knowledge, students wash and feed the elephants and assist with maintenance at the sanctuary.
Students can discover the authentic culture of China’s Miao Village and gain an invaluable sense of perspective as they live among and offer their services to the locals.
This rewarding educational adventure involves staying with a local family, participating in a community service project, enjoying communal dinners and touring beautiful Guizhou on a mountain bike.
Through the Village Community Service Project, students lend a helping hand to clean up landslides, build village infrastructure and create eco-friendly facilities.
Our unique US service learning program takes place in New Orleans, where students immerse themselves in the lively culture and experience an incredibly rewarding volunteer program.
Students learn to appreciate the value of community service as they participate in the Make a Difference Volunteer Program. This sees them roll up their sleeves and assist with a park clean-up, a school refurbishment, a historic cemetery restoration, or serve at a food bank or homeless shelter.
These are just a few of the service learning educational travel experience on offer with WorldStrides. Others include enriching experiences in Tanzania, Costa Rica and more.
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