Academic Travel Programs
Travel is an integral part of the TASIS England education and experience. Mrs. Fleming, our founder, believed that the world should be our classroom just as much as our beautiful campus here 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 a first-hand perspective, which would not be possible through classroom instruction alone.
October is a month of education through travel here at TASIS England. Every year during October half term week, we offer exceptional travel opportunities for all Upper School students (Grades 9-12). We organize trips to several different destinations in Europe such as Wales, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Austria, Romania, Italy, and Greece. The trips are assigned by grade level and directly linked to the Upper School curriculum. We endeavor to offer a healthy balance between traditional sightseeing and hands-on, activity based experiences for our students on each trip.
Besides a professional tour director from one of the travel agencies we work with, every TASIS October trip is accompanied by at least two TASIS England faculty members, who ensure the overall well-being of each individual student during their travels.
The sign-up for October trips runs until 23 August 2017, the first day of classes, but we highly recommend to sign up your child before the summer break. To comply with UK regulations and for insurance reasons, every student (day and boarding) who is travelling with the school needs to be actively signed up.
In addition to the traditional and popular October Travel Week, the February Ski Trip, and the service trips, there are educational Overnight Field Trips during the school year, planned by some subject teachers, and Varsity sports teams go on mid-season and end-of-season trips to tournaments. The Model United Nations (MUN) activity travels for one week, usually to The Hague, Netherlands. Please contact Ms. Gerlinde Wimmer, the Upper School Travel Coordinator, to find out more about the TASIS England Upper School travel program