Dear Parents,

Welcome to the new academic year at AISM.  We wish you a fantastic year of learning. We want to begin the year by sharing important information about our Week Without Walls program. 

Our Week Without Walls (WWW) program is an essential part of the learning experience for our students in grades 5-12.  The purpose of our program is to promote learning opportunities outside of the classroom and take our students into a variety of learning environments.  The trips encourage our students to find their personal strengths and passions while they learn, reflect, and grow. Our trips provide a real world experience that aims to increase respect for our environment and encourage our students to be internationally minded while building a stronger community.  

Each trip will be off campus, outside of Maputo, in various settings in South Africa and Mozambique.  AISM utilizes licensed, experienced vendors to provide activities, accommodation, meals, and transportation which are safe and quality learning experiences.  AISM teachers chaperone and support the learning experience of all grade level trips. 

The WWW program will take place from 23 to 27 September 2019.  Our departures times on Monday, 23 September will be extremely early.  Our earliest departure time is approximately 05:30, and our latest is 08:00.  Our trips return at various times on Friday, 27 September, from 13:00 to 20:00. 

There are several travel documents required for travel.  They will be emailed out directly to parents by the specific grade of the children.  Please double check that your child’s personal documents are up to date and prepared for the trip. 

  • Passport: the passport must be valid for at least 6 months after September and have at least 2 empty pages.
  • Parent Identification: copies of both parents or guardians is required to attach to the affidavit and declaração. 
  • Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBC): This is a document which is in English and indicates the names of both of the parents and the child.  If the original document is not in English, it must be translated by an official translator. Families will need to submit a notarized copy of the UBC.  In lieu of an UBC, the border officials will accept a government issued identification document on which the names of both parents and the child are found.  For example, Mozambican identification documents and DIRE cards have the names of both parents on the document. Some passports already have the names of the parents of the child in them.  These are acceptable substitutes for the UBC. 

Yellow Fever Immunization Card: each student must have one to travel on any international trip with AISM.

We look forward to a fantastic learning experience during WWW 2019.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know so I may assist you in any way possible. 

Regards,
Lee Clagnaz