Not all learning takes place in the classroom. Indeed, it is the building of connections to the outside world which really serves to foster an understanding of educational opportunities available to NIS students. On the 7th, 8th, and 9th February, grade 8 students went on a field trip to Jomtien Beach & Sattahip Naval Base. This experience saw them gain a valuable insight into the expanding ASEAN economic trade group, world history, as well as an understanding of wildlife conservation and Thailand’s role in international trade. The highlight of the trip saw students attend a seminar and have unprecedented access to Siam-Kerry Seaport.