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

Learning Outside The Classroom (LOTC) 


The naturalist, David Polis, asked “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.” Week Without Walls (WWW) is an experiential learning opportunity, in the spirit of Kurt Hanh, that provides students with this very opportunity to go beyond their books, go beyond their devices and go beyond the walls of school.


During this week students apply the knowledge and skills that they have acquired in their lessons to real life situations. Learning occurs both inside the classroom and outside of it. In this week without walls, students are taken out of their familiar routines and comfort zones in order to extend their understanding of our world. This week is a key component in our desire to produce Global Citizens. 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.


The week also allows students to build team spirit and to ensure positive relationships among students of different grade levels. The Week Without Walls is part of our normal curriculum. The activities and events that take place during Week Without Walls target the development of the students in an IB context by promoting several Learner Profile attributes, sharpening their Approaches to Learning Skills, and through multiple links to curriculum content.


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