We’re going to Vietnam!
We are very pleased to be offering our 17th annual international expedition! Students have found these trips to be absolutely unforgettable, life-changing experiences. We believe that, despite the complexity and expense of these expeditions, they are invaluable learning opportunities, bringing results that make them an excellent investment. Our international expeditions are also a perfect example of how and Explorations Academy education prepares students for our diverse and changing world.
The growth opportunities in extended overseas travel far exceed those of the academic coursework component. This expedition represents an opportunity to: open one’s mind to new experiences, beliefs, and values; create lasting relationships by closely working with others in an unfamiliar setting toward a common goal; develop confidence, self-reliance, and leadership by the necessity of facing challenges; and finally, to earn credit in four courses: Tropical Ecology, Vietnamese History, Literature of Southeast Asia, and Communicating Across Cultures.
We are acutely aware of the great cost of this undertaking, although we have economized in our planning as much as is reasonable. This Vietnam expedition requires an activity fee of $5,000 and we make every effort to make it accessible to any student who wishes to go, even those who are unable to pay the full amount. We have always relied upon student-driven fundraisers in the budget for our international trips. This form allows you to support our vision of experiential, field-based learning with a donation of any amount.
“View from Vietnam” Postcards
In this sponsorship, students contact neighbors, relatives, friends, and business to seek a sponsorship to raise money for the trip. As a $50 donor, you will receive a postcard sent from Vietnam with interesting stories from our adventures. Larger donations garner a greater number of postcards. The benefit of this sponsorship is you, the sponsor will receive a token and a reminder of your donation, connecting you with the learning and adventures taking place.
Thank you in advance for your considering this type of donation!