This is an email to say a huge thank you on behalf the Vietnam field trip that took place between 17th-25th October this year.
The whole trip, from start to finish, was extremely well organized and thoroughly professional.
I have supervised many international field trips during my time as a teacher and this was up there with the best. The tour guides Hung and Huang were magnificent…they at all times put the safety and security of the students (and staff) first and were very insightful with their knowledge and had a great rapport with all of us - even when singing Karaoke!
I personally had a truly magnificent experience and loved Vietnam and I know that Mhairi felt the same way. Could you please pass on this email to Greg (the Director of etr) tours and ensure that our appreciation of the whole trip (and particularly the high caliber of the tour guides) is acknowledged by everyone at etr. I would recommend etr wholeheartedly and without reservation to any other school based on our experiences in Vietnam.
We are organizing a variety of ways to celebrate the trip and will keep you informed as those things unfold (including my interview by a Vietnamese TV and radio station at the Museum of Ethnology!)
Many thanks again for a wonderful trip that has had a profound impact on the students and staff that attended.
Students from Doha ventured to Vietnam for a service learning house build which also included exploring the capital, Hanoi, as well as a celebratory overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay.