Week WithoutWalls2012               7th and 8th Grade Laos               Experience March 1-9, 2012
Location           A Week to Remember           2 nights hotel stay in Luang Prabang           4 nights home stay in Seuan...
A Week of Adventure!
Activities
Village Living                 A Week of New Experiences
Activities         A Week of Amazing!
Activities
Activities  Experience the beautiful Tad Sae    waterfalls                     A Week of Wow!
Activities
A Week of SharingCommunity Service at Local SchoolDAA students teach songs and games to local elementary andmiddle school ...
A Week of                GivingCommunity Service for the VillagesOver the past 4 years, DAA students have built the founda...
Shopping OpportunitiesA Week of Memories                     Night Market
Meals   A Week of Yum!
Transportation A Week ofNew Ways toGet Around
Accommodation2 nights athotel inLuangPrabang              A Week of Not Much Sleep???4 nightswith localfamilies inSeuangRi...
Educational Value   Science: Study of biomes.   Math: Currency exchange. Budgeting shopping money. Figuring some    cons...
Requirements   Willing to work on a team   Willing to meet weekly prior to departure   Able to exercise without respira...
Health and Safety ProvidedHealth                    Safety   Buffalo Tours Staff      2-3 Buffalo Tours    members and  ...
CommunicationBefore trip:- Parent and students meetings- Information packets- Email and phone calls- Telephone tree and em...
All transportation includingThai Air and Laos AirVisa(Nationalities of Jordan,Pakistan, Turkey are not ableto get a visa f...
Flight Info   Mar. 01 6:30 p.m. Bus leaves DAA to DXB    Airline   Origin &     Depart    Flight   Time    Arrival       ...
LAOS       A Week Like        No Other!
For More Information Patrick Cauley   p.cauley_daa@gemsedu.com Heather Barker h.barker_daa@gemsedu.com For info and photos...
WWW laos   grade 7, 8 2012
WWW laos   grade 7, 8 2012
WWW laos   grade 7, 8 2012
WWW laos   grade 7, 8 2012
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    1. 1. Week WithoutWalls2012 7th and 8th Grade Laos Experience March 1-9, 2012
    2. 2. Location A Week to Remember 2 nights hotel stay in Luang Prabang 4 nights home stay in Seuang River village
    3. 3. A Week of Adventure!
    4. 4. Activities
    5. 5. Village Living A Week of New Experiences
    6. 6. Activities A Week of Amazing!
    7. 7. Activities
    8. 8. Activities Experience the beautiful Tad Sae waterfalls A Week of Wow!
    9. 9. Activities
    10. 10. A Week of SharingCommunity Service at Local SchoolDAA students teach songs and games to local elementary andmiddle school students. DAA students and teachers personallydonate school supplies.
    11. 11. A Week of GivingCommunity Service for the VillagesOver the past 4 years, DAA students have built the foundations, walls, andfloors of schools and community lodges. They have also woven baskets usedfor community garbage containers. Last year they built additional toilet facilitiesfor the regional high school that only had 2 toilets for 450 students. This yearDAA students will be assisting in the construction of a dormitory for students
    12. 12. Shopping OpportunitiesA Week of Memories Night Market
    13. 13. Meals A Week of Yum!
    14. 14. Transportation A Week ofNew Ways toGet Around
    15. 15. Accommodation2 nights athotel inLuangPrabang A Week of Not Much Sleep???4 nightswith localfamilies inSeuangRiverCommunity
    16. 16. Educational Value Science: Study of biomes. Math: Currency exchange. Budgeting shopping money. Figuring some construction work. Social Studies: Observe geography and the 5 themes of geography, especially Place and Human-Environment Interaction in Laos. Make observations on how the area and the culture relate to topics in Social Studies class. Art: See the local art and architecture; draw a scene of Laos lifestyles. English and IT: Journal everyday experiences. Make a group or personal diary (video, PowerPoint, scrapbook). Learn new language phrases. PE: Hiking in town and at temples. Swimming and rafting in Seuang River. Playing games with the school children, and with the community children and adults at evening events. Life Skills: Adapting to first experience of school travel/traveling overseas without family.
    17. 17. Requirements Willing to work on a team Willing to meet weekly prior to departure Able to exercise without respiratory or mental restraint Willing and able to do some light construction work Willing to try new foods Possess the ability and the willingness to see new places and experience new adventures Possess the willingness to live with a local family and interact with local people in the villages and at the market Passport and residency visa valid until September 2012
    18. 18. Health and Safety ProvidedHealth Safety Buffalo Tours Staff  2-3 Buffalo Tours members and staff and 2 teachers Heather and Patrick on duty 24/7 are CPR Certified.  Life jackets required Luang Prabang during water Hospital for transportation emergencies.  Buffalo Tours rural Special diets accommodated. evacuation procedure
    19. 19. CommunicationBefore trip:- Parent and students meetings- Information packets- Email and phone calls- Telephone tree and email list- DAA Laos Blog Site: http://daalaos.posterous.com/During trip:- No electronics for students- DAA Laos Blog Site: http://daalaos.posterous.com/- Seuang River blog site- For emergencies: DAA will contact Buffalo Tours and/or chaperones- For emergencies: Chaperones will contact DAA and parentsAfter trip:- Email and phone calls- WWW Student Presentations
    20. 20. All transportation includingThai Air and Laos AirVisa(Nationalities of Jordan,Pakistan, Turkey are not ableto get a visa for Laos)All mealsAccommodationAll entrance fees200 DHS donation forcommunity projectDoes not include personalexpenditures or personaltravel insurance
    21. 21. Flight Info Mar. 01 6:30 p.m. Bus leaves DAA to DXB Airline Origin & Depart Flight Time Arrival Destinatio No Time n Emirate DXB-BKK Mar. 01 EK 374 23:10 08:00 s Bangko BKK-LPG Mar. 02 PG 941 09:15 11:15 k Bangko LPG-BKK Mar. 8 PG 942 16:10 18:10 k Emirate BKK-DXB Mar. 8 EK 373 20:40 00:30 s Mar. 9 01:00 a.m. Parents pick up at Terminal 3
    22. 22. LAOS A Week Like No Other!
    23. 23. For More Information Patrick Cauley p.cauley_daa@gemsedu.com Heather Barker h.barker_daa@gemsedu.com For info and photos about DAA and other schools in the Seuang River Community: http://seuangexperience.wordpress.com/school-project/ Our blog with trip information can be found at: http://www.daalaos.posterous.com

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