Vietnam

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL VIETNAM

Vietnam is at once chaotic, charismatic and captivating. Discover landscapes like no other while cruising through thousands of jungle-clad islands and limestone pillars in UNESCO Halong Bay or hiking through iconic rice terraces in the northern mountains. Explore a rich and turbulent history in charming cities, large and small, and find a place to unwind along 3,000km of dramatic coastline.

Travellers arrive for the adventure and leave with a deep love for the landscape, and most importantly the people who call it home.

Why is Vietnam the perfect place for your educational trip?

Vietnam is home to over 50 distinct ethnic groups in Vietnam, often situated in the most remote and resource-stricken corners of the country. By utilizing our close ties with local villages and governments, we aim to support two different villages – Mai Chau and Vinh Long, by financially and socially assisting the Thai and H’Mong communities through volunteer placements.

Our efforts towards improving the quality of healthcare and education provided to the families of Mai Chau and Vinh Long have not gone unnoticed, as BET has been licensed as an International Trained Activity Providers (ITAPs) of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Whether you take a medical trip to Mai Chau or build a classroom for children in Vinh Long, we ensure that your efforts towards building a safer, stronger and more sustainable community will outlast your own stay.

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Cambodia

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL CAMBODIA

Home to the world’s largest temple complex, a war-torn past and locals consistently regarded as some of the friendliest in the world, Cambodia will leave you in awe.

Take the time to uncover the contrast between the country’s modern cities and rural villages, and be utterly charmed by both. Be humbled in equal measure by Cambodia’s magnificent ancient past in Angkor Wat and by the survival through one of the worst genocides in history. Cambodia is a place to learn and to admire.

Why is Cambodia the perfect place for your educational trip?

Having suffered a traumatic recent history, up to one third of Cambodia’s population still lives in poverty. Witness the resilience of the people, learn about the history of the country, both ancient and modern, while contributing to much needed community projects.

Our main focuses lie within two communes – Kiensangker and Chansar in Siem Reap, whose residents lack access to proper healthcare and education. After a lengthy Community Needs Analysis and Planning stage, we have teamed up with local residents to help them earn supplemental income through providing services and products to visiting educational travel groups.

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Laos

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL LAOS

Laos is South East Asia’s least populated and least developed country, but it has its arms thrown wide to welcome travellers in discovering its charms.

Discover the spiritual heart of Laos in temples old and new, connect with its modern population on the streets of its colonial cities and travel between destinations through miles of untouched natural beauty. Travelling in Laos is all about a slower, more peaceful way of life.

Why is Laos the perfect place for your educational trip?

Gain real life understanding of economic scarcity, ethical development and international perspectives in context through exploring Laos and meeting the communities who call it home. South East Asia is fast-developing so take the chance to see it in action now.

Our main community project is located next to the Seung River in the Northern region of Laos where there is a wide range of opportunities for you to visit local schools, volunteer at a community health clinic and learn about local traditional art.

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Thailand

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL THAILAND

Often considered the jewel in South East Asia’s tourism crown, Thailand is popular for a reason. The idyllic beaches, delicious cuisine and smiling locals continue to steal the hearts of travellers across the world and, in such a well-worn destination, there is still so much to discover.

Meander in hip, upcoming Bangkok neighbourhoods in search of the best street eats. Sail far into the Andaman Sea to find your own corner of paradise, or trek deep into the Northern mountains in search of villages untouched by time. Thailand is rich in history and culture and guaranteed to live up to even the highest expectations.

Why is Thailand the perfect place for educational travel?

Thailand is an adventure lover’s playground and the diverse landscape is the perfect place to learn a new skill. Experience nature at its very best while hiking in the northern hills of Chiang Mai or kayaking and rock climbing in the Southern islands.

There are also many remote ethnic communities who do not benefit from Thailand’s booming tourism industry – and are often harmed by it. By supporting our community project in Om Goi, a rural ethnic Karen village, not only will you experience the beauty of Northern Thailand’s jungles, but you will also be providing better healthcare services to a community that lies in one of Thailand’s most impoverished districts.

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Myanmar

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL MYANMAR

Ever since Myanmar emerged as a travel destination, visitors are left in awe of its spectacular sights, warm and friendly locals and fascinating, untainted culture – all from a seemingly bygone era.

Myanmar is one of the last places in the world where simply arriving is an adventure in itself – there are some unforgettable experiences to be had in the Golden Land of Asia.

Why is Myanmar the perfect place for your educational trip?

Having been open to tourism for under a decade, Myanmar is still in the discovery stages. Cultural exchange here is just beginning. Myanmar lends itself to a diverse range of service learning themes and community exchange.

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Malaysia

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL MALAYSIA

Malaysia has a landscape as diverse as its people, making it an extremely exciting place to travel.

It doesn’t get much wilder than the jungles of Malaysian Borneo or the coral gardens of its epic coastline and it’s hard to find a more fascinating cultural make-up than in its bustling cities. Here ancient Hindu temples, Mosques and Chinese pagodas are peaceful neighbours and the cuisines are deliciously distinct.

Why is Malaysia the perfect place for your educational trip?

Malaysia’s lush flora and jungles provide a diverse range of opportunities for service learning themed trips, focusing on environmental, biological and cultural studies. Whether you’re looking to visit a wildlife rehabilitation center, rebuild a coral reef nursery or commit to supporting community based tourist accommodations, Malaysia has got it all.

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Indonesia

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL INDONESIA

Indonesia is a vast tropical nation that spans a stretch of Equatorial Ocean nearly the length of Russia. With over 17,000 islands, more active volcanoes than anywhere else on earth, and hundreds of kilometers of steamy jungles, Indonesia was made for explorers.

The landscape will hook you in, but it is the cultural and spiritual traditions that will hold your fascination long after your trip.

Why is Indonesia the perfect place for your educational trip?

With over 50,000km of stunning coastline, Indonesia is the perfect location for students to have experiential learning opportunities focused in ecology and science.

Team up with a conservation team to learn more about the fragility and power of the ocean and what we can do to help protect it. Other highlights include active volcanoes, the majestic temples of Borobudur and the Orangutan rehabilitation center in Sumatra.

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Singapore

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL SINGAPORE

Nowhere in Asia, or further afield for that matter, comes close to the futuristic ambience of Singapore.

A diverse and multi-cultural city with strong cultural influences from Malaysia, India and China, Singapore packs a lot into such a small space. This city also has a modern and innovative city skyline with one of the best urban designs in the world.

Why is Singapore the perfect place for your educational trip?

Discover how one of the world’s most successful cities has grown with environmental sustainability at the forefront of every decision. Students can understand their own choices through reflection on Singapore’s fascinating development.

For a cultural focus, delve into the cultural pockets of the Arab quarter, Chinatown and Little India. Or visit one of the many social enterprise that thrive in this entrepreneurial city.

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Hong Kong

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL HONG KONG

With more skyscrapers than any other city in the world, Hong Kong is the postcard for modernity. Yet wander around at street level or high up in its hills- through temples, markets and forests- and you’ll discover an ancient past that holds its own claim to the city. Wander further still and you’ll encounter idyllic coastline and fishing villages untouched for centuries.

Hong Kong is a city with plenty to discover.

Why is Hong Kong the perfect place for your educational trip?

BET have partnered with the Crossroads Foundation to offer students an insight into the impact businesses can have with their social responsibilities efforts, while addressing important global issues.

Where better to study social impact of business than in Asia’s business capital?

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China

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL CHINA

China is vast in every sense of the word. Its history, population and sheer size are hard to comprehend from afar but travel within the country and you’ll slowly understand what makes China tick.

An ancient past converges with racing modernity in the cities, and outside them exist some of the world’s most spectacular and varied landscapes. China is intense and frenetic but truly rewards those willing to seek out its charms.

Why is China the perfect place for your educational trip?

There is no better place to understand your place in the world than in the vastness of China. Trek along miles of The Great Wall to discover history and natural beauty in equal measure.

Other great educational highlights include the Terracotta Warriors, the floating villages of Guilin and the Pandas in Chendu.

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