What these Singapore Polytechnic students learnt from a educational trip to Thailand

24 May 2023

Article reported on a 12-day overseas trip as part of a school programme for SP students. Called Learning Express (LeX), the overseas programme sees students travel to various ASEAN countries and work with their ASEAN counterparts to develop solutions and solve complex problems within local communities. While past LeX trips have been focused on localised problems, the trips since 2022 have seen a shift towards innovating sustainable solutions instead. This effort is bolstered by SP’s partnership with the National Youth Council (NYC), which sees additional endorsement and funding for the LeX programme through NYC’s Asia-Ready Exposure Programme (AEP). LeX students also undergo pre-trip preparations such as the National Youth Council’s (NYC) e-learning modules and the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Language Support Programme. As part of this new partnership, a group of students went to Chiang Mai, Thailand for their LeX trip. Tasked with problems in the three sectors of tourism, healthcare and education, three students shared with Youthopia about what they learnt from their experiences.