October is a month of education through travel at TASIS England. It is by extending learning beyond the classroom and by drawing on the cultural riches of Europe, that a TASIS education becomes truly distinctive and enables our students to gain life skills and first-hand perspective, which would not be possible through classroom instruction alone.
For October Travel Week, we organize different trips which are assigned by grade level. We endeavor to offer a healthy balance between traditional sightseeing and hands-on, activity-based experiences for our students on each trip.
For ninth grade students (other than those taking the Duke of Edinburgh expedition), we have organized a varied and engrossing expedition to Scotland in October 2023. Scotland is famed for its history, amazing landscape and geology, the varied cities, and warmth of the people. Scotland has inspired outdoor activities and is filled with wildlife, passion, and culture.
Ninth grade Duke of Edinburgh students are expected to attend this arranged expedition in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. This part of the UK is famed for its rugged natural beauty and is widely used by adventurers, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, and the British army as a training ground for honing outdoor skills.
It promises to be a fantastic experience for all those undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award. During the expedition, the participants will take part in abseiling, rope, and climbing activities as well as hiking, map reading, and making camp. The participants will also be cooking their own meal one evening, and practice out in the field overnight in a tent one night.
For tenth grade students in October 2023, we have organized a varied and engrossing expedition to Iceland, the wonderful island in the arctic circle. Iceland is famed for its amazing geology, geysers, and volcanoes, as well as its long-running relationship with the sea and wildlife, its rugged and romantic landscape, and outdoor activities. It is, truly, unlike anywhere else in the world.
For eleventh grade students in October 2023, we have organized a varied and engrossing expedition to Croatia, the stunning country on the Adriatic. Croatia is famed for its amazing scenery, its medieval architecture, romantic landscape, and outdoor activities. It is also the location for filming Game of Thrones. It is truly a beautiful place.
For twelfth grade students in October 2023, we have organized a varied and engrossing expedition to Greece, the stunning country of history and islands in the Mediterranean. Greece is as famed for its history, plays, philosophy, and myths as it is for its architecture, food, culture, and climate. It is an amazing place and everyone should visit at least once in their lives.