Students in the Visiting Schools Program (VSP) expand the knowledge they have gained in the classroom through investigative fieldwork and team building activities. Since its beginning in the year 2000, the VSP has grown to serve over 3000 students annually from fifty different schools in fifteen different countries. We offer a variety of programs: long term, short-term, leadership, cultural, adventure, English, holiday and subject specific. Students engage in global issues at a local level by participating in activities focused in seven different areas:
Environmental, social and economic sustainability: Educational activities and projects related to agriculture, ecological conservation, energy, urban planning and more
Cross-cultural and interfaith awareness: Activities in arts, crafts, food, hilltribe peoples, history, religion
Outdoor and adventure education: Trekking, mountain biking, rafting and more
Community service: Build long-term service relationships with other organizations, orphanage assistance, community service projects, assist children with AIDS/HIV positive, tree planting
Leadership and teamwork: Participate in 2-5 day programs learning about team process, leadership, values, team culture, power and authority and more
Course fieldwork: Experiential learning at its best. Learn by doing in an environment suited to the program or project.
Specialist subjects: Programs of various length tailored to the learning and subject requirements of the various visiting schools.
The setting of the PTIS International School, both the surrounding region and the campus itself, enlivens the hearts, minds and spirits of students through a learning experience beyond the classroom. The Visiting Schools Program exposes participants to global issues at a personal level, broadening perspectives to encourage sustainable living and social responsibility. Students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and to grow as global citizens through these different experiences. Learn more about the PTIS International School and its various VSP programs run amidst the rolling mountains of Chiang Mai province at http://vsp.threegeneration.org/.