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SINGAPORE & SOUTHEAST ASIA
Balancing Care and Innovation with Academic Prowess
Singapore has attracted worldwide attention with its high academic success, a rapidly growing economy and a colorful mixture of diverse cultures. Much of its academic success is tied to impressive teacher training and professional development strategies. Lately forward-thinking educational goals have focused more on ensuring students are getting the skills they need for an increasingly competitive and global future. Innovation, creativity and life-long learning have been a top-down focus, together with an emphasis on care and student well-being.
Come visit schools, taste the many flavors of Singapore and have conversations with local educators about the fine balancing act of caring for students, fostering innovation, all the while focusing on high academic achievement.”
“Land of culture and community”
Cambodia is perhaps best known for one of the most impressive religious monuments in the world, Angkor Wat. First constructed in the 12th century during the Khmer empire in celebration of the Hindu god Vishnu and later turning into a buddhist temple, it has served as a place of worship for hundreds of years and continues to do so today. Cambodia is also known for the horrors of the civil war and Khmer Rouge. But despite this difficult past they have been able to maintain “samaaki”, a sense of commitment to a common good and community spirit.
Our Cambodia tour will take us to both urban and rural schools, including a community art school with lessons by master students and of course- the famed Angkor Wat.
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Southeast Asia 2019
Past participants from GEA were invited to a special excursion during the summer of 2019 where they visited Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Thailand.
We will be offering this trip again in 2021--click the button below for more details!