School 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.

Week without walls

Week Without Walls is an experiential learning programme that takes students out of the classroom and challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills to real life situations. The fee is already included in the school tuition fee. 

First and foremost, it is an opportunity to cement friendships, make new ones, and have a common experience together with faculty and staff that will be built upon for the rest of the school year. Seeing their friends and teachers in a different environment is always an eye-opener and a bonding experience.  Students will learn about the culture and region of the place they are visiting. Even our Vietnamese students traveling within Vietnam will get some new and important glimpses into the communities they visit. The service element of our trips encourage and promote our values about caring for others. For all our young people, this is experience away from home as they move from dependence to interdependence, and from interdependence to independence from their parents and families. Finally, the physical and sometimes emotional challenge can be a huge learning point and one that can only really be accomplished in the countryside.

Week Without Walls encourage students to extend learning beyond their usual classroom environments, by connecting with their units of work in the context of real world situations. As such, the trips are designed to promote group learning and provide students with personal challenges to their existing physical and social levels of development. 

The benefits of these trips are endless and provide many memories for the staff and children for many years. Every year, there is a buzz of excitement around the school when we get close to WWW! 

In recent years, students have travelled as far afield as Indonesia and Thailand, while others take place locally in Vietnam. 

A True Second Home


students experience Week Without Walls


international and local destinations


activities during the trip


and CARING teachers


Community Voices