Student Life

At European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS), learning and personal growth continue long after the day’s lessons have ended. We aim to provide our students with opportunities to develop their natural talents, build confidence, practice a healthy lifestyle and expand their world view.

Field Trips

“Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.” - David Polis, Naturalist. 

A range of Field Trips / Learning Outside The Classroom (LOTC) activities is provided, and when there are no pandemic travel restrictions in place, EIS offers an amazing ‘Week Without Walls’ (WWW), an experiential learning opportunity for students in Grades 3 - 11. LOTC opportunities provide students with time away from the confines of the classroom, to go beyond their books , to go beyond their electronic devices and to go beyond the walls of school. 

Students are provided with opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in lessons to real life situations. They are taken out of their familiar routines and comfort zones in order to extend their understanding of our world, and are an integral component in our desire to ensure that all our students become Global Citizens. A service element is usually included in all of our trips which encourages and promotes our school values about caring for others. Students learn to take responsibility for themselves and others, and to become more independent. 

The activities and events that take place during LOTC activities are carefully planned to envise that desired outcomes are linked to the IB Learner Profile and the EIS Learning Principles. 

When trips are cancelled for any reason (due to Covid-19 for example), every effort will be made to provide substitute day trips so that learning outside the classroom can still take place. 

A video, filmed and edited by Ole, a Grade 10 student, captures the Grade 10s day at Buu Long Park, where students tackled a range of outdoor activities, including flatwater kayaking and zip-lining.

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