To widen its participants` horizon, to have cultural exchange and interaction, and to generate motivation, Meridian International Schools organize tours to different domestic and international tours for students,teachers and parents. The last destination was Europe, with a special route consisting of trips to special places such as:
Amsterdam,which is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age and where cycling is key to the city’s character, and where there are numerous bike paths.
Giethoorn, which is regarded as an idyllic village having no roads, and where the only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its wooden arch bridges. In the village, the locals use punters to get around and cars have to remain outside the village.
Zaansa Schans, where historic windmills and distinctive green wooden houses were relocated to recreate the look of an 18th/19th-century village. The Zaans Museum has regional costumes, model windmills and interactive exhibits on chocolate making. Artisan workshops demonstrate rare handicrafts such as wooden clog carving, barrel making and pewter casting.
The Hague (Den Haag), which is a city on the North Sea coast of the western Netherlands. Its Gothic-style Binnenhof (or Inner Court) complex is the seat of the Dutch parliament, and 16th-century Noordeinde Palace is the king’s workplace. The city is also home to the U.N.’s International Court of Justice, headquartered in the Peace Palace, and the International Criminal Court.
Rotterdam, which is a major port city in the Dutch province of South Holland. The Maritime Museum's vintage ships and exhibits trace the city's seafaring history. The 17th-century Delfshaven neighborhood is home to canalside shopping and Pilgrim Fathers Church, where pilgrims worshiped before sailing to America. After being almost completely reconstructed following WWII, the city is now known for bold, modern architecture.
Brussels, which is considered something of a capital for the European Union. Being at the crossroads of cultures and playing an important role in Europe, Brussels fits the definition of the archetypal "melting pot", but still retains its own unique character.
Paris, which is the cosmopolitan capital of France, one of Europe's largest cities, with 2.2 million people living in the dense, central city and almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan area. Located in the north of France on the river Seine, Paris has the well deserved reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
13 students and 3 teachers took part in that special tour, internalizing all differences, European values and way of life.