GCW Spotlight: Oman
February 21, 2018
GCW is a time for students to escape their typical daily lives, consisting of studying, sports, friends and sleep, and to take a week off to explore. One of the most popular GCWs has always been Oman. Around ISB, it is largely seen as a ‘senior trip’, and one that is notoriously difficult to get on. Here is a spotlight on what this GCW truly entails!
The course description for Oman seems like something out of a dream, including riding camels through sand dunes, stargazing, and swimming in rivers. Chantelle Shum, a senior who went on the trip this year, states, “the best part of this trip was riding up and down the sand dunes, as it was like a mini roller-coaster ride! Other than that, another highlight that I want to mention is the karaoke in the car when we were riding the jeeps from place to place in Oman.”
However, this is not to state that the entirety of this GCW trip will be fun and relaxing. Chantelle states that the rock climbing portion of the GCW was the most difficult, saying, “I was not really able to reach some nice rocks to grab onto, so I nearly fell. But I still managed to climb back up in the end. It was hard but worth it.”
And if you are thinking of picking Oman as a possible future GCW option? According to students on the trip, some advice would be to bring songs downloaded onto your phone, as it makes everything more fun, protection against the sun, and a great attitude and openness for trying new things.
Chantelle states, “I would definitely recommend this trip to other people and I now know why it is such a popular choice. You literally are surrounded by the blue water of the sea one day, the soft sand the next day, and the rocky cliffs the day after. I thought that was a cool part of the trip.”
Would you like to go on the Oman trip next year? Leave your thoughts in the comment section down below!