• Mumbai

EDVENTURE EXPLAINED

Why did we choose Mumbai?

Mumbai, fondly known as the ‘City of Dreams’, is India’s second most populous city. Home to the thriving film industry, Mumbai’s cityscape is characterised by thriving economic hubs. Its history is rooted in colonial era when the British settled here and made it an active commercial port. Since then, Mumbai has become a synonym of economic growth, enterprise, and innovation. A visit to this megapolis gives students an opportunity to get a peek into unique economic enterprises and even iconic structures heavily influenced by Victorian and Art Deco styles.

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What does this journey offer?

To gain a perspective of how Indian economy operates, we have chosen a few enterprises that would give students an overview of business processes. On one hand, it is striking to see the Dabbawallas running their complex delivery system flawlessly on time; whereas, on the other hand, the residents of Dharavi have found ways to become self-sufficient by establishing small production units. An extensive tour of the Film City showcases what goes behind-the-scenes to create magic on the screen for our wide audiences. In addition to this, the visit to prominent landmarks of the city helps one to understand the influences of colonial rule on Indian architectural styles. Moreover, the students gain an insight into how people live in a crowded metropolitan space marked by growth in population on a daily average basis.

Core Lessons/
Inspiration:

  • Local Enterprises
  • Innovation & Economic Prosperity
  • Colonial Influences
  • Religious Harmony

THINGS TO DO

Mumbai

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VISIT
  • Dharavi
  • Film City
  • Marine Drive & Juhu Beach
  • Elephanta Caves
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LEARN
  • Local Economic Initiatives
  • Thriving Household Businesses
  • Colonial Influences on Local Architecture
  • Business of Entertainment
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ENJOY
  • A walk through Dharavi
  • Film City Tour
  • Visit to Chowpatty & Juhu Beach
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BE INSPIRED
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Commercial Enterprise
  • Business Innovation
  • Endurance & Perseverance

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MUMBAI (Informal Economy & Local Initiatives)

  • Arrival in India’s financial hub — Mumbai as per the flight schedule
  • KNOWLEDGE SESSION: Journey orientation, team division, and introduction to EdTerra’s Media Projects: Travel Journalists Program, Podcasting, & Blogging
  • Lunch
  • Explore Asia’s largest slum in Dharavi to see how its numerous households function as small manufacturing units
  • MEDIA PROJECT: Student teams collaboratively begin writing their Student Travel Chronicle articles

DAY 2: MUMBAI (History & Architecture)

  • Visit the Elephanta Caves to observe the extensive collection of rock art
  • Visit Gateway of India on return after the ferry-ride
  • Lunch
  • Observe historical artefacts at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
  • MEDIA PROJECT: Student teams collaboratively compile their blogposts

DAY 3: MUMBAI (Management School Visit & Geography)

  • Visit a top-rated institute to learn about different courses of study in management and entrepreneurship (subject to availability)
  • Lunch
  • Walk on Juhu Beach to get a scenic view of the harbour and enjoy eating local delicacies at Chowpatty
  • MEDIA PROJECT: Student teams collaboratively record their podcast

DAY 4: MUMBAI (Business of Entertainment)

  • Visit Imagica Theme Park for watching stupendous shows and the grand parade
  • Ride a number of indoor and outdoor roller-coasters such as Deep Space and Rajasaurus
  • MEDIA PROJECT: Student teams collaboratively continue writing their Student Travel Chronicle articles

DAY 5: MUMBAI (Labour Economy Initiatives)

  • Breakfast & check-out
  • Observe and understand how the Dabbawalas manage their complex lunch box delivery system
  • Lunch
  • Drive past Marine Drive
  • Visit Haji Ali Dargah to understand how Sufi shrines exemplify communal harmony
  • MEDIA PROJECT: Student teams submit their Student Travel Chronicle articles, podcast recordings, and blog manuscripts to their Journey Mentor(s)
  • PROGRAM CLOSING & FELICITATIONS: Student individuality and creativity are acknowledged and celebrated through award of badges and certificates
  • Transfers to the airport
  • Return flight

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q Who can attend this program?

    A

    Any student of your school in the age group of 7-17years (Class II- XII) is welcome to join this program provided the child faces no serious medical conditions which may be difficult to address satisfactorily during the journey. Also, any adult who is not a member of the school staff or management is not allowed to join the school group.

  • Q What are the requirements for the accompanying teachers for a student group?

    A

    As teachers are the legally appointed guardians of the students for the entire course of the journey, it is advisable that the selected teacher/s are experienced and have the capacity to address issues related to student safety, well-being and behavior. Physical fitness and travel experience are added advantage as most programs are fast-paced and hectic.

  • Q What is the recommended teacher: student ratio?

    A

    The accepted industry practice is of 1 adult per 10 students (1:10).

  • Q What about our students’ safety during the journey?

    A

    Underpinning each EdTerra journey is the concern to address student safety at all levels. Being an ISO 9001: 2008 company, EdTerra complies with globally accepted standards for efficient processes, including rigorous safety standards.

  • Q How can the parents stay in touch with their children during the journey?

    A

    The accompanying EdTerra Journey Mentor provides daily updates on the EdTerra Facebook page (like us at edterraindia), along with photographs of the day’s activities for parents to keep a track of the journey progress. Parents are also provided with contact details of the hotels where students will be staying during the journey. The school may permit students to carry their mobiles or share the number of the lead teacher.

  • Q Can students meet/visit/stay back with their relatives or friends?

    A

    On account of student safety, EdTerra does not allow any child to meet/visit any relatives during the journey. For every EdTerra journey the rule is simple, you move out of your school/city as a group and you return as a group.

  • Q What kind of food can we expect during our journey?

    A

    EdTerra provides wholesome and hygienic food during the journey. An ample variety of local cuisine is provided as a part of the travel experience.

  • Q What kind of clothing should students carry for the journey?

    A

    Depending on the location and time/season of travel, EdTerra will provide an exhaustive to-pack list, enabling students to pack appropriately for the journey.

  • Q Do you undertake overnight travel?

    A

    Depending upon the program selected, distance from home city and duration of the program, overnight travel may be considered as an option for travel to/ from the destination.

  • Q What is the minimum group size required to conduct a journey?

    A

    EdTerra journeys operate on a minimum group size of 30 paying pax, and multiples thereof.

GALLERY

Mumbai

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Principal, St. Columbas' School

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