The overseas trips offered at San Sisto College help promote both language skills and cultural awareness in our students. These excursions run every alternate year when enough students warrant.
The journey was all about experiencing a cross-cultural immersion, in particular the different culture, food and life issues that people of the majority world face each day. As well as being able to form relationships with, and learn from, each other how we might share those resources we each have in disproportionate abundance. Along with gaining an understanding of how in two places of such horrific history – Vietnam and Cambodia – the people have endured.
The trip also included five other students and three teachers from Emmaus College in Jimboomba.
The trip focused on experiencing and exploring the countries of Cambodia and Vietnam, with the opportunity to visit churches, kindergartens and schools. A core element of the journey was about spending days living within a community and engaging with local people in a village context to experience life as they live it. The main aim of the trip therefore is to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and experience what everyday life is like for the people of Cambodia.