We've been privileged to be able to work with some of the leading schools in various countries around the world.
Here's what they have to say about us.
ELISABETH MURDOCH COLLEGE
Perth Mod Team B had a FANTASTIC time in Nepal!!
We were very impressed with the tour WYA put together. The itinerary was great with a mix of trails, accommodation, snow, remoteness, and villages. The project at the primary school was really rewarding and the students worked hard and certainly got a lot out of the fact that it was a genuine project.
The Nepalese team- guides, cooks, porters, etc, involved with us were exceptional!!! The whole thing ran like a well oiled machine! Everybody was friendly and professional.
I would particularly like to mention some individuals as they went out of their way to ensure a great experience for all. If you are not the person to send the compliments to, can you please forward it to the right person. (I think some of the last names are not spelt correctly - hopefully you can work out who I mean).
Sujan Khatn was outstanding as our tour leader. He was at all times friendly, attentive, responsive and well organised. He was also extremely knowledgeable about illness and medications. He was a great communicator and let us know information in a timely manner. He is absolutely the best tour leader I have come across in any school tour. John Harris and I had every confidence in the decisions he needed to make as a tour leader.
Sherpa guides, Subus Rai and Govinda Khatri encouraged the students during the day, served us during mealtimes and still found time to play cards or various games with the students. Throughout the project, they worked side by side with the students as well. Most nights they were singing and dancing with the kids encouraging them to learn Nepalese songs, teaching the students about Nepalese culture and generally making the kids feel at home. Again, they were friendly, approachable and hard working.
The cook, Ram Rai, was amazing!! Ram along with Bikram and Kamal whipped up an amazing variety of meals. We were in awe watching them work. They still managed to find the energy to join the activities many evenings. Everybody loved the food, especially the hot chocolate and biscuits at 4.30!!!
These guys were competent, hard-working and friendly. They are great ambassadors for Nepal as well as for World Youth Adventures. Needless to say the students were a bit teary, leaving their new Nepali friends.
It was hard work, but I enjoyed it as well!!!
Perth Modern School
KiS-JeJu and its faculty has been working with World Youth Adventures (WYA) since 2011 on delivering a unique program for its students.
Our focus is on three core educational principals that WYA fully supports and extends for us beyond borders, including adventure, learning, and service.
The tremendous value of this experiential education model was best summarized by one of our students after we returned to Jeju this year. She said something like this: "I am not sure who I want to be, or what I want to do. What I know now is that I want to work with people. I want to help people. It feels right and it feels good!"
Since one of our school's values is to educate "... well-rounded graduates [that] will lead responsibly and build positive change around the world;" we are true to our promise, and WYA play an important role in making this vision real for us.
I am grateful to Philip Wyndham from WYA, Beth Fitzerrald, our Service Learning and Leading Coordinator; to all the other wonderful people here at our school, friends and colleagues at the WYA offices, and the respective countries guides for making our dreams come true."
Mr. Z. Amos Stamp-Jerabek, MA, M.Ed.
Head of Student Services and Special Programs
Korea International School, Jeju Campus
World Youth Adventures was unequivocally able provide our students and staff with a physically and emotionally challenging expedition that gave all of us a greater understanding of the Sherpa people and a real sense that we had contributed to a local community by providing, through our involvement in the community project, something useful and tangible to the wonderful people of the valley.
Their attention to detail from all sides of the expedition from the staff on the ground in Australia, to the Sherpa guides, cooks, porters and Kathmandu staff was beyond reproach and made the expedition such a memorable event in the lives of our students and staff.
Richard J. Crighton
Senior Academic Master- Stage 5 (Acting),
Head of Geography, Reid Housemaster|
Knox Grammar School
Traveling thousands of miles from Seoul to Nepal with a group of high school students is not for the faint of heart. But it turned out to be an incredibly rich and enjoyable experience for all of us, thanks to our partnership with World Youth Adventures. From start to finish we were the hands of professionals. In fact it was so great; we're doing it again, but this time to Sri Lanka.
HS Social Studies
Seoul Foreign School
Everything was awesome!
The bus was comfortable, the food and restaurants chosen were top notch, and the itinerary was a perfect mix of action and rest. Working with the TREAK Community Center was outstanding and valuable, both for us and the children of Cambodia. I truly believe that the trip to Cambodia blew our student's mind and helped them gain perspective that will shape the adults they will become.
Thanks to everyone.
Please accept our huge thanks from the Students and Staff for this year's fantastic trip to Italy and Greece. The planning by you and your operators was flawless. Each connection was there as planned and the service provided was top class. The hotels were also all excellent.
The extra services provided for us by the Greek operator, Kalliope, in particular were much appreciated. Having private transfers allowed in Crete and Santorini was really helpful. For example, in Santorini, it meant that we could use the coach to go to the beach after visiting the site of Akrotiri and the boys really enjoyed the luxury of sitting on sun beds and swimming (European style).
The boys enjoyed the trip so much that they didn't want to come home. All of them commented on how well organised the trip was and on the generosity of World Youth Adventures in providing the extra services listed above.
King’s Bruton has enjoyed an excellent partnership with WYA for many years. As part of our popular Gap Year Programme we rely exclusively on WYA for the management of our fund raising expeditions each year. We have experienced nothing but professionalism, dependability and commitment to our ethos. At the locations of our expeditions we have found the local ground agents to be highly reliable and well respected in their communities. World Youth Adventures have delivered first rate experiences for our teams in North Africa and in the Sinai Peninsula and we look forward to many more years of effective partnership.
Rev. Nigel Wilson-Brown,
Chaplain, King’s Bruton.