Overseas CIP (Overseas Community Immersion Programs) focuses on participants travelling to a foreign country to conduct charity work or – in a more sophisticated way CSR-related programs. Students are exposed to less fortunate communities and engaged in activities such as community work at an orphanage, helping the less fortunate schools, providing donations to the poor. CIPs are usually part of an educational tour, with the program spanning between 1 – 3 days with a set theme.
As both a travel agent and learning and training organization, OIA is introducing a more sustainable and enlightened approach to CIP travel overseas. OIA has designed an educative program aiming at empowering students and teachers for meaningful CIP sustainable programs that go far further charity. A key outcome is authentic leadership development that can be derived from such programs.
Our programs are created to prepare participants before the trip itself, and to provide opportunities for them to continue being challenged after. This creates a much higher return on investment and a more holistic learning experience.
Corporations or schools do not need to send volunteers far to give them unique, transformative experiences. The greatest learning for many students and teachers is about experiencing an authentic exchange of culture, appreciation and values. It is about receiving as much as giving, keeping an open mind, an open heart and looking at each other as equals.