"When you go on this trip, you are fully immersed in Spanish culture and it helps you to improve your understanding of both the culture and language." Alexander, Grade 7
Each year, the International School of Paris organises more than 100 field trips. Many of the field trips take place during the school day, as part of the regular class work. The local visits to museums, parks, organizations and companies, as well as walks within specific areas of Paris are designed to enrich the students' learning.
In addition to the local visits, we organize overnight trips to various destinations in France. These field trips offer students experiential learning opportunities, providing them with activities in environments that are rich in nature and history. During these longer field trips, students also get an opportunity to get to know each other better, and to bond as a class. The overnight field trips typically take place at the beginning of the year for Grades 5-10, and in the spring for Grade 4.
The students have additional opportunities to go on field trips as part of our Extended Curriculum Activities, both in the local community, elsewhere in France, and throughout Europe. In addition to sports tournaments, ISP students travel to various academic competitions ranging from mathematics to debate, to theater workshops and Model United Nations conferences, to name just a few.
Last but not least, the school also organizes an annual ski trip, as well as a trip to Spain, to give students opportunities to learn about world at large.
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Grade 9 student Jules describes his recent trip to Dublin for a Model United Nations conference, including two awards for ISP students.
A group of Grade 9 and 10 students travelled to London to attend a junior mathematics conference, covering subjects from exam preparation to forces and tracking serial killers.
French Initiation students share their experiences of visiting the Desgranges bakery in Passy as part of their ongoing intergenerational activities program.
Two students represented ISP at the ELSA Poetry by Heart competition, an event that brought home the importance and power of words and their meaning.
As the Internal Assessment for history looms, Grade 11 took a trip across the Seine to discover the American Library in Paris.
A group of ISP's Grade 11 and 12 students participated in the ISTMF senior mathematics competition in Vienna. Read their reflections on mathematics, Vienna, and Sacher cake!
From March 12 to 13, 2017, nine ISP students from Grade 8-11 travelled to Lugano, Switzerland, to attend the ISP Panthers' first ever international swimming competition and break records!
Grade 5 students inquired into the transdisciplinary theme of "How we express ourselves", wiith the central idea: "Artists can be inspired to take action in response to an issue."
Students in Grade 11 attended the 2017 Theory of Knowledge Conference in Maastricht during the ski break to explore the central question, "Who are we?" TOK student Hiroki shares his experience of the conference.