World Challenge Expeditions
World Challenge Expeditions provide the most comprehensive personal and team adventure development programs currently available to young people. World Challenge is the original schools’ overseas expedition company that works in partnership with schools to deliver life changing expeditions to developing countries, as a means of aiding students in developing crucial life skills such as leadership, teamwork, self-awareness and compassion.
What is unique about World Challenge expeditions is that they are student led expeditions following a program that reflects the World Challenge Ethos: Challenge, Participation, Environment. This facilitates ownership and responsibility within every individual to achieve a successful expedition. World Challenge provides a unique opportunity to experience diverse cultures and allows students to develop a more global perspective on life.
Schools can choose from over 40 stunning destinations worldwide including, most recently added expedition destinations as Fiji, Java and Myanmar. A four week expedition sees students completing four phases, Acclimatisation, Challenge that includes a physical trek, Project when students give back to the local community and some well-deserved Rest and Relaxation.
Community projects are a major focus of the expeditions, with teams from World Challenge globally working on over 275 project sites in developing countries each year. Students are encouraged to choose the type of project site in which they wish to work on. Last year, World Challenge teams helped to renovate over 130 school classrooms, established 25 new community vegetable gardens and assisted in over 20 projects dedicated to the conservation of endangered species.
The World Challenge experience sees the learning process begin long before students set foot on a plane, as the program has them engaged in planning their team’s itinerary and raising funds for their overseas expedition months in advance. The result brings enormous benefits as students learn to take initiative, project planning and budgeting skills.
TAS has now successfully facilitated three World Challenge expeditions to developing countries – Borneo in 2011, Ecuador in 2013, Tanzania in 2015. What is in store for December 2017 – Bolivia? Chile? Nepal?
Signing up for World Challenge expedition happens during May of each even‑numbered year. The experience is at that time offered to students currently in Years 9 and 10, who will be in years 10 and 11 when the trip happens in the December of the following year. For further information about World Challenge at TAS please email firstname.lastname@example.org.