Week Without Walls

The Week Without Walls program at AISJ is an integral part of the high school curriculum. The experiences we provide are enriching and educational, and they enable students to make a connection between the knowledge they acquire in school and the real world outside our walls. Students are given the opportunity to grow, to reinforce, or to develop a strong self-image through the achievement of meaningful work in service to others, an adventure, or new cultural understanding. Most of all, our Week Without Walls program proves that learning can indeed be fun. As a school community, we are reminded through our work and experiences on Week Without Walls of the value of relationships.  Relationships are forged between participants, between AISJ and other organizations or institutions, and between our students and people outside of our community. The friendship bonds and the memories students take away from Week Without Walls are in many cases life-changing.

WWW Experiences

Scuba Padi Certification

Experience Description: Students get PADI certified according to their levels.

  • Min/Max Students: min 20; max 40
  • Location: Off campus
  • Timings: Beyond school hours
  • Chaperones: Poole and Swaid
Dungeons and Dragons

Experience Description:

A week of tabletop role-playing games!  We will do battle with demogorgons, rescue dragons, and investigate fantastic lands. Dungeons and Dragons has been challenging young people since 1974 and you can try out this legendary game at AISJ! We will create characters and explore the world of Forgotten Realms. Enter if you dare!

  • Location: On campus
  • Timings: During 8-3 school hours
  • Chaperones: Bierbaum & G. Morehouse
  • Min/Max Students: min 8; max 10
Mohandles Basketball Camp

Experience Description:

Want to improve your game? With a team of US-trained coaches, you will engage in team-building fun and show your skills on the court! Students get their own jerseys and compete for fun awards.

  • Location: On campus
  • Timings: During 8-3 school hours
  • Chaperones: Yielding and Jabri 
  • Min/Max Students: min 15; 25 max
Hot, Spicy & Sasse: A Culinary Journey

Experience Description: I'm not a chef, and neither are you- But, that doesn't mean anything in the kitchen. With a little practice and a little sass, you'll be cooking Hot, Spicy, and Sasse dishes for those you love. This experience focuses on cooking techniques for a variety of delicious dishes - with a strong emphasis on Asian cuisine, and spice! Lots of spice. Come prepared to have fun, learn a lot, and EAT!

  • Location: On-campus
  • Timings: During 8-3 school hours
  • Chaperones:  Sasse + Ghouili
  • Min/Max Students: 10-24
Bounce Camp

Experience Description:

For this experience you will jump straight from Bounce’s Free-Jump arena, to enjoying the thrill of Dodgeball, learning tricks and flips, harnessing your NBA skills in their slam dunk area, wall-running or taking on the exclusive X-Park Challenge. Each member will get a welcome pack and lunch is provided.

  • Location: Off campus
  • Timings: During 8-3 school hours
  • Chaperones: Riley Mahoney
  • Min/Max Students: min 15;  max is 20-80
Art Exploration

Experience Description:

 This experience is designed for selected students only. Art students will be heading to Abu Dhabi for a unique experience.

  • Location: Abu Dhabi 
  • Chaperones: Dabboussy and Adebohun
  • Min/Max Students: by invitation only
Autism Center

Experience Description:

In this experience, you will volunteer your time, skills, friendship to interact with young autistic children. (Counts towards community service hours). Itinerary

  • Location: Off-campus
  • Timings: During 8-3 school hours
  • Chaperones: Wafa Mohamed + Edward Fortescue
  • Min/Max Students: 14 males and 14 females

 

 

Take a look at this student-made video, highlighting their Week Without Walls - Jeddah experience!