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Going to India
A number of people asked about how I managed to go to India with my
students. My school runs each year, a one week experiential education
program called Interim. We offered 37 different Interims this year
from Hiking in Hong Kong through to visiting China, Japan, Nepal,
India, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Vietnam.
There are three basic types of Interims
- Service, such as volunteering in an orphanage in Vietnam, China or
Thailand or at a street kids refuge in Calcutta
- Cultural, visiting North India or studying with the artists of Bali
- Adventure, kayaking in Thailand, Snow climbing in Japan, river
rafting in Nepal
It is an awesome program that really takes kids to new levels of
learning about the world and themselves.
My program took us to New Delhi then onto Mandawa in the desert
region of Rajasthan, there we rode camels through the desert and the
villages. Then onto Samode to visit palaces and the the pink city of
Jaipur. On to Agra and numerous visits to the Taj Mahal along with a
day with a local school in Agra with my kids spending time with
their students. Back to Delhi and home to Hong Kong. It was great but
oh so exhausting! Now the films are in to be developed and we
are all back to school tomorrow!
Fine Arts Dept.
Hong Kong International School