Experiential Learning in the Great Outdoors!

Since its inception in 2009, the Global Action Program (GAP) has been part of The International School of Kuala Lumpur’s (ISKL) High School core curriculum for Grade 9-11 students. They participate in an experiential program where they immerse themselves in various cultural backgrounds and embark on outdoor adventures while sharpening their skills in community partnerships such as service and social entrepreneurship. 

 

Last October, 460 students accompanied by 50 faculty and staff went on 25 itineraries traveling to various parts of East and West Malaysia and countries in the Southeast Asian region, such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each trip has been designed to build the students’ awareness of emerging global issues by involving them in various cultural, environmental, and service opportunities within the Southeast Asian region. 

 

From building new homes, restoring marine reefs, helping out in jungle nurseries, turtle watching, or reforestation projects along the rivers- GAP truly is a journey of a lifetime. 

 

Thank you to all the trip leads and the GAP team for organizing this fantastic trip. Do you want to know more about programs such as these at ISKL? Head over to iskl.edu.my to learn more! 

 

Established in 1965, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has become known as a center of excellence in the world of international education. ISKL is a co-educational, private, non-profit school responsible for the learning journey of over 1,500 students aged 3-18 years representing more than 65 nationalities at its campus in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

 

ISKL offers a robust international curriculum which combines leading North American educational frameworks with global best practice.  The curriculum recognizes that students are on a lifelong learning journey and is driven by ISKL’s purpose to prepare our students for life itself, as we believe in the importance of helping students to shape their own paths, supporting them in discovering their passions, developing their competencies, and having an ethical impact on the world.

 

ISKL is accredited internationally through the Council of International Schools (CIS), and in the United States through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). There is a strong focus on service and sustainability across its divisions and is a member of the Eco-Schools organization and the Green Schools Alliance.

 

Source: ISKL

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