at the Cairo American College in Egypt where I attended High School.
“The CAC high school curriculum is dynamic by nature both in its scope and in the depth of its offerings. And while we are justifiably proud of our curricular offerings, perhaps the aspect that gives our curriculum the most significance is what we teach beyond the classroom walls. It is through programs such as CAC’s Week Without Walls: Classrooms of the World where students learn to partake in service and become engaged in experiential learning, which is one of the essential components in the development of the “whole child” and one of the major building blocks in helping each student reach his or her personal potential.”
I also found that some schools around the world have Week Without Walls Day, where students are partenred up with college students or graduate students and spend the day outside of school observing their area of interest. For example, spend the day at a hospital or at a hotel, or with an artist at the museum.
I was part of Week Without Walls at the Cairo American College for two years. I had the priveldge of going on a Fine Arts trip to Thailand and studying Thai art for a week in 11th grade. My senior year I went to Australia on a camping trip in Western Australia.
• Enrich and expand the cognitive and affective aspects of the CAC curriculum by providing the students with diverse educational experiences.
• Ensure that each student (beginning with the class of 2009) will select at least one service learning course during their time at CAC.
• Allow students the opportunity to forge stronger links between the classroom and the wider world.
• Foster academic and personal growth through writing, research, and exploration.
• Reinforce self-esteem and provide a sense of achievement.
• Create positive interactions/relationships among students in mutli-age groups, faculty, and other tour leaders in unique settings.
• Provide opportunities for service learning, adventure and curricular and cultural experiences.
The trips are categorized: Adventure or Cultural and Curricular or Service Learning