Service Learning

At Educational Travel Asia, we create sustainable partnerships between schools and communities for unique service opportunities. We push beyond standard ‘service trips’ and reject ‘tokenism’ to engage deeper into real life situations by applying the five-stages of service learning to your program (investigation, planning, implementation, reflection, demonstration).

Service learning opportunities include:

Students will learn the importance of:

  • Action research to explore deeply the development needs of a community
  • Drama and music as development tools
  • Community development infrastructure projects (water supply, sanitation, food security, education)
  • Building relationships for sustainable development
  • Ensuring that justice is a prerequisite for equality and development
  • Realizing their role in creating a more sustainable future for our world
  • Learning that true development requires short term efficient action and long term patience

Service learning opportunities include:

  • Action research to explore deeply the development needs of a community
  • Drama and music as development tools
  • Community development infrastructure projects (water supply, sanitation, food security, education)

Students will learn the importance of:

  • Building relationships for sustainable development
  • Ensuring that justice is a prerequisite for equality and development
  • Realizing their role in creating a more sustainable future for our world
  • Learning that true development requires short term efficient action and long term patience

Mindfulness Through Outdoor Education

Our world is a complex, hectic, integrated place. To provide balance we believe it is important to disconnect from the electronic world and reconnect to the natural world. Through physical and mental activities and challenges in beautiful natural settings, we develop self-awareness, and an appreciation for our community and surrounding environment.

Mindfulness and Outdoor Education in Asia includes:

School and university students will learn the importance of:

  • Physical challenges including rock climbing, kayaking, trekking and more
  • Personal challenges including team work, reflection and pushing beyond your physical and mental comfort zones
  • Connecting with communities including mediation with monks, learning from village elders and traditional crafts and dance
  • Developing self awareness, self worth and respect for others
  • Meeting challenges, managing change and building relationships
  • Pushing personal achievement to build resilience and confidence
  • Developing physical, mental and spiritual well-being and social skills

Mindfulness and outdoor learning opportunities include:

  • Physical challenges including rock climbing, kayaking, trekking and more
  • Personal challenges including team work, reflection and pushing beyond your physical and mental comfort zones
  • Connecting with communities including mediation with monks, learning from village elders and traditional crafts and dance

Students will learn the importance of:

    • Developing self awareness, self worth and respect for others
    • Meeting challenges, managing change and building relationships
    • Pushing personal achievement to build resilience and confidence
    • Developing physical, mental and spiritual well-being and social skills

Community Health Education

Good health is a pre-requisite for community development and alleviation of poverty.  In our world of growing inequality, it has become even more imperative that students studying within health fields have both professional and cultural competencies. Our Community Health Education learning journeys take university nursing, midwifery and medicine students into hands-on and faculty led journeys.

Community Health Education in Asia:

Health Care Students will:

  • Clinical practices in resource-constrained settings
  • Assisting provision of health care services to marginalized communities
  • Health in development through community, gender and cultural perspectives
  • Development of professional skills and experiences
  • Be exposed to practical concepts and ethical issues relevant to global health delivery
  • Have opportunities to integrate their health care knowledge, demonstrate competency, and exercise sound clinical and ethical decision-making as novice health professionals
  • Explore appropriate and viable strategies for practically managing primary health care issues in an international setting
  • Critically analyse social and economic determinants of health affecting individual clients and communities

Opportunities for community health education in Asia include:

  • Clinical practices in resource-constrained settings
  • Assisting provision of health care services to marginalized communities
  • Health in development through community, gender and cultural perspectives
  • Development of professional skills and experiences

Students will:

    • Be exposed to practical concepts and ethical issues relevant to global health delivery
    • Have opportunities to integrate their health care knowledge, demonstrate competency, and exercise sound clinical and ethical decision-making as novice health professionals
    • Explore appropriate and viable strategies for practically managing primary health care issues in an international setting
    • Critically analyse social and economic determinants of health affecting individual clients and communities

Experiential Learning Through Travel

We believe travel is an amazing learning opportunity. It is not just what you see, it is how you see. It is not just whom you meet, it is how you meet. Join our learning tours, workshops and social entrepreneur seminars to open hearts and minds and ‘see the world through the eyes of another’.

Experiential learning in Asia focuses on:

Experiential travel will:

  • History by meeting masters preserving traditional arts and crafts
  • Ecology by visiting local environmental organisations and conservation groups
  • Social justice through discussions and workshops with local NGO’s
  • Global business and commerce through seminars with leading social entrepreneurs
  • Open your heart and mind to our incredible planet
  • Inspire through the people you meet, the food you eat, the sights you take in
  • Allow you to experience, exchange and empower the communities you visit
  • Change lives through long term social impact projects

Experiential learning opportunities include:

  • History by meeting masters preserving traditional arts and crafts
  • Ecology by visiting local environmental organisations and conservation groups
  • Social justice through discussions and workshops with local NGO’s
  • Global business and commerce through seminars with leading social entrepreneurs

Experiential travel will:

  • Open your heart and mind to our incredible planet
  • Inspire through the people you meet, the food you eat, the sights you take in
  • Allow you to experience, exchange and empower the communities you visit
  • Change lives through long term social impact projects

Charity Challenges

In a world of need, we connect those who help. Raise money for your favourite charity in unique ways while travelling in an inspiring setting. Our team combines experts in travel, event planning and community development to create challenges that meet your group’s organizational purpose and fund-raising goals.  

Charity Challenge opportunities include:

Charity Challenge travel will:

  • Cycling around Angkor Wat
  • Walking the Great Wall of China
  • Cycling from North to South Vietnam
  • Trekking the jungles of Borneo
  • Multi-adventure itineraries
  • Allow your group to meet fund-raising goals
  • Provide great team-bonding opportunities
  • Promote your organisation’s mission and purpose
  • Meet personal challenges

Charity Challenge opportunities include:

  • Cycling around Angkor Wat
  • Walking the Great Wall of China
  • Cycling from North to South Vietnam
  • Trekking the jungles of Borneo
  • Multi-adventure itineraries

Charity Challenge travel will:

  • Allow your group to meet fund-raising goals
  • Provide great team-bonding opportunities
  • Promote your organisation’s mission and purpose
  • Meet personal challenges

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award

BET is proud to deliver the Award’s Adventurous Journey and Residential Project sections. We encourage a sense of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a team expedition or exploration to truly unique destinations. BET provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop their self-confidence, team work and health. Participants are taken out of their comfort zone but kept within a well-managed and secure setting, achieved through suitable training and supervision.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Asia includes:

Buffalo Educational Travel Meeting the Award’s standards:

  • Trekking to remote hill tribe villages in northern Thailand
  • Kayaking the islands of the Andaman Sea
  • Exploring marine ecology on the beaches of Bali
  • Trekking the jungles of Borneo

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation has licensed BET as an International Trained Activity Provider (ITAP). This license is a quality standard reflecting BET’s ability to meet the requirements and sectional conditions of the Award, including having Award trained staff.  Please visit the Award’s website for our listing.

The Award’s opportunities include:

  • Trekking to remote hill tribe villages in northern Thailand
  • Kayaking the islands of the Andaman Sea
  • Exploring marine ecology on the beaches of Bali
  • Trekking the jungles of Borneo

Meeting the Award’s standards:

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation has licensed ETA as an International Trained Activity Provider (ITAP). The ITAP license is a quality standard reflecting ETA’s ability to meet the requirements and sectional conditions of the Award, including having Award trained staff.  Please visit the Award’s website to see our listing: http://www.intaward.org/international-trained-activity-providers-itaps