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IISM unveils global horizons with educational trip to Azerbaijan

Embarking on an enlightening journey from November 23rd to 28th, 2023, students of India International School Mangaf from classes IX – XII, led by Vice Principal Dr. Saleem Kundungal and his committed team of educators, set out on a transformative international expedition to Azerbaijan as part of an educational tour. With the blessings of the almighty, the management, staff, and students, this educational adventure transcended cultural boundaries, allowing students to explore the historical, natural, and architectural wonders of the region.

As the expedition progressed, the students encountered the mud volcano in Gobustan, a remarkable geological formation .The students marveled at the unique combination of historical significance and natural spectacle, gaining a deeper appreciation for the forces that shape our planet.

The adventure continued with an excursion to Shahdag, located at the north border with Russia, standing 2000 meters above sea level. The 210-kilometer highway journey showcased the breathtaking landscapes, emphasizing Azerbaijan’s geographical diversity. Upon reaching there, the students were treated to a plethora of activities, including roller coaster rides, safari off-road experiences, and virtual gaming. The engagement with these recreational activities not only added an element of fun but also provided students with unique perspectives on leisure and entertainment .The final day of the tour was marked by a special experience as it began to snow in Shahdag. The enchanting snowfall added a magical touch to the culmination of the expedition, creating lasting memories for our students.

The six-day educational tour to Azerbaijan provided students with a panoramic view of a country straddling the crossroads of tradition and modernity. The diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and architectural wonders served as an immersive classroom, fostering a deeper understanding of global interconnectedness. The memories forged during this educational tour will undoubtedly resonate with the students, leaving an indelible mark on their cultural consciousness and enriching their perspectives on the global mosaic to which we all contributed. This trip exemplified the school’s commitment to holistic education, fostering all-round development beyond the classroom and providing our students with a platform to become global citizens.

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