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IAB Students Cross China during Enrichment Week

November, 2011
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iab-enrichment-week-sDuring September 19 to 23, the students of International Academy of Beijing (IAB) went on their Enrichment Week trips, spreading out across China, while IAB juniors experienced Thailand. The purpose of Enrichment Week is to provide students with the opportunity to experience the richness of the local culture and also to give back to communities by assisting in projects to help needy people.

The grade 12 students traveled to Guangzhou to work with Habitat for Humanity. They worked shoulder-to-shoulder with local villagers to move families into temporary shelters and tear down the old structures so that new, safer homes could be built in their place.

Traveling to Thailand was exciting for our grade 11 students who visited a remote village north of Chiang Mai to plant coffee plants along the rugged mountainside that will provide a sustainable income for a local orphanage.

At the same time, grade 10 worked with Tsinghua University, traveled to Inner Mongolia and participated in a project to help slow the progress of desertification. They collected data on the kinds of grass growing (this data is compared year to year) and also planted trees.   

Grades 6 through 9 enjoyed visiting locations such as Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Qingdao and Guilin, experiencing some of China’s diversity and rich history.

While all the above service learning was going on, there was still time to play! Riding elephants, kayaking the Mekong River, orienteering through forests and traversing an elevated obstacle course rounded out very enjoyable trips.

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