At Yokohama International School, we believe that a meaningful Outdoor Education program guides students to live in wilderness, learn through expeditions and lead self and others through adventure

YIS-scaffolded expeditions are an integral part of the curriculum and enable the learner to make sufficient gains in skills, knowledge and understandings through challenging journeys and outdoor pursuits whilst developing a risk taking attitude. 

Age appropriate wilderness settings allow the students to discover, explore and engage with the natural world so that they may strengthen their connections to the land and gain a sense of place within it. 

Being mindful of the environment, students practice using the natural world for wellness as they develop an appreciation for outdoor living and a fit for life mindset. 

Leadership, self management and collaboration opportunities empower students to make meaningful connections with each other, classroom central ideas and everyday life. 

The health and wellbeing of our students is managed with care through YIS’s thorough and systematic Risk Assessment and Management practices.

The contents of expedition trips may change slightly from year to year.