InterCultural Trips

Program Philosophy

The Inter-Cultural Trips provide experiences that deliberately require students to challenge themselves, reinforcing ISK's Aims through inter-disciplinary learning and character development, including personal responsibility, in an African context.

Program Overview

The experiences that are planned for each trip will deliberately focus on specific skills, knowledge and dispositions from ISK’s Aims, and will challenge students by drawing them out of their comfortable daily routines. The intention is that students, over a number of years, will explore and develop different aspects of themselves, through a range of real-world experiences away from campus for an extended period of time.

Such experiences will fall into three broad categories, each of which focuses on a combination of elements within the Aims:

  • Service and leadership
  • Adventure and personal challenge
  • Creative enquiry and design application

A specific trip may combine two or more of these categories but will have one of them as its primary focus.

ES Intercultural Trips

Intercultural Trips- Each grade level has a unit focusing on Kenya. Both the Intercultural Trips (overnight for Grades 3,4 and 5) and Field Trips (day or part of a day only for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2) are linked to this part of the curriculum.

MS Intercultural Trips

All students participate in the intercultural trips. The Inter-Cultural Trips provide experiences that deliberately reinforce both inter-disciplinary learning and
character development including personal responsibility that are uniquely possible by leaving the campus for an extended period of time. Such experiences may fall into three broad categories, each of which focuses on a combination of elements within the Aims:

  • Service and leadership
  • Adventure and personal challenge
  • Creative inquiry and design application

The Intercultural Trips are closely linked to the curriculum at each grade level and not only extend the learning that takes place in the classroom, but provide lifelong memories.

Grade LevelLocationCurriculum Focus
6

Ol Pejeta

Conservation Education, Service Learning and Outdoor Adventure

7Ngare Ndare Forest

Environmental Education, Service, Adventure and Culture & Community

8The Mara
Me to We Foundation and Maasai Culture

HS Intercultural Trips

All students participate in the intercultural trips. The Inter-Cultural Trips provide experiences that deliberately reinforce both inter-disciplinary learning and
character development including personal responsibility that are uniquely possible by leaving the campus for an extended period of time. Such experiences may fall into three broad categories, each of which focuses on a combination of elements within the Aims:

  • Service and leadership
  • Adventure and personal challenge
  • Creative inquiry and design application

The Intercultural Trips are closely linked to the curriculum at each grade level and not only extend the learning that takes place in the classroom, but provide lifelong memories.