The expedition journey begins long before students step foot on a plane!
The timeline below is an example of the pre-expedition phases (timings will be managed in collaboration with the school).
We present the opportunity to the students in a school assembly and list the details of the upcoming parent presentation.
A presentation after school hours with students and their parents to talk in more depth about the program and provide application forms.
Once we’ve received the application forms we can confirm the team and start the World Challenge journey!
A team is formed and introduced to the Program Coordinator who introduces the team to the expedition program and the support we offer.
The team discuss their perfect itinerary and also work through exercises in negotiation and team work. More is learnt about the destination and what can be expected in-country.
EXPEDITION SKILLS MEETING
This meeting is designed to assist the challengers in preparation for their Training Expedition. The meeting explains the details of the Training Expedition as well as highlighting the purpose and aims of the trip.
This is a camping experience for challengers that develops essential practical skills for expedition life. Run by our team of experienced instructors it covers risk management, hygiene, safety, cooking and camp craft.
School Leaders, Expedition Leaders and assistants meet and learn more about the expedition destination, the World Challenge Operations Centre, emergency procedures and scenario sessions to prepare for the expedition.
This check before departure ensures the team are fully prepared. It is compulsory for everyone who is going on the expedition. The team completes a full kit and documentation check and the leader discusses the team rules and roles for the first phase of the trip.
18 Months Prior
15 Months Prior
12 Months Prior
10 Months Prior
Expedition Skills Meeting
8 Months Prior
6 Months Prior
Expedition Preparation Conference (EPC)
3 Weeks Prior
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WE ARE ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING STUDENT EXPEDITION COMPANIES
- Over 25 years’ experience of creating school expeditions
- Dedicated regional support for teachers throughout planning and build up
- Unparalleled safety and support throughout the expedition
- Knowledgeable, experienced and highly trained Expedition Leaders
Get in touch with one of our consultants to start planning your overseas school expedition today!