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1 Week Without Walls American Community School – Beirut 2014

2 Why? Week Without Walls is an extension of the ACS Mission Statement: ACS empowers students to solve problems with creativity and integrity, to lead well- balanced lives, and to serve Lebanon and the world community with understanding and compassion.

3 ACS-Beirut students looking for clues in the historic site of Bhaktapur, Nepal students solving problems with creativity and integrity,..

4 ACS-Beirut students taking time to pose for a picture in Morocco in to lead well-balanced lives,

5 ACS-Beirut students painting a school in Nepal to serve Lebanon and the world community with understanding and compassion.

6 Nepal 2014

7 Nepal… Nepal is located between India in the south, east and west and China in the north. The elevation is varied with the highest point being Mt. Everest (8848 m) in the north. It has an assortment of races and tribes, having varied culture and tradition. Farming is the main economic activity followed by manufacturing, trade and tourism. In Nepal, Hinduism and Buddhism are the two main religions. Cultural Immersion, Community Service, and Team Building in Nepal

8 Nepal Travel information: Depart Beirut for an overnight flight and spend the next day at a quality hotel in Katmandu Depart for Bhaktapur – a UNESCO heritage town with no traffic in or around the town center about three hours north of Kathmandu Activity information: Cultural treasure hunt in Bhaktapur Community service at local schools Adventure racing, hiking, and canyoning around the Bhote Koshi River Tour group: Borderlands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. 15 Years of experience in Sri Lanka and Nepal Team of experienced and professional leaders and trainers whose prime objective is the physical and emotional safety of the students Costs: $2,300 USD (maximum estimate)

9 South Africa 2014

10 Immersion in South African and Zulu culture, practical hands-on learning experiences, rich biological discoveries in an environment where students are able to meet and talk with locals from different backgrounds within South Africa while contributing to a local community with hands-on projects Biological wonders, cultural immersion, and hands-on educational experiences in South Africa

11 South Africa Travel information: Depart Beirut for Durbans King Shaka Airport and check in to a hotel in Durban Secure transport to Umkhumbi Lodge and wildlife experiences at CROW, Imfolozi Game Reserve, Cheetah Sanctuary Safe boat trip on the St Lucia Estuary to the Crocodile Centre Activity information: Immersion in South African and Zulu culture Educational experience of the rich biology of South Africa with local ecology experts, animal rehabilitation, and natural experiential hands-on learning Community Service hands-on projects with locals from different backgrounds within South Africa Tour group: World Expeditions and the Specialist Travel Consultancy A leader in the field of adventure tourism since 1975 Experienced guides with intensive first aid and leadership training, local insight, bilingual, and a strong passion for the destination Costs: $3,600 (maximum estimate)

12 Lebanon 2014

13 Andre Bechara and Wissam Assouad of the ACS Outdoor Educational Program will lead students in a variety of activities and adventures on land and sea around Beirut and the Lebanese Mountains. Nature conservation, cultural awareness, and community service will be the guides on these day- trips and overnight adventures. Local daily trips, adventure activities, and conservation awareness in Lebanon

14 Lebanon Travel information: Multiple safe and secure day-trips and overnight trips will be planned by the ACS-Outdoor Education Department to showcase the natural beauty of Lebanon, explain how conservation and education are needed, and have students explore new and exciting adventures. Activity information: Hiking and camping the Lebanese Mountain Trail Community service outings Natural education and conservation lessons Scuba Diving Tour group: ACS-Outdoor Education Program First Bubbles Costs: $ TBD

15 What companies do we use? Borderlands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. 15 Years of experience in Sri Lanka and Nepal World Expeditions and the Specialist Travel Consultancy – South Africa A leader in the field of adventure tourism since 1975


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