Who Are We?

CAS Trips are a community of educators and travel experts who provide educational experiences locally, internationally and virtually. 

Inspired by the International Baccalaureate’s paradigm of Creativity, Activity and Service, we aim to make a genuine, sustainable impact through transformative cross-cultural experiences that leave a positive, long-lasting impact on both the students and communities we work with.

We recognise our responsibility as educators and our responsibility to the planet, which is why Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Our unique methodology empowers the real people and engages with the real life issues at the heart of each destination, harnessing the power of travel to inspire students and bring long-term benefits to the organizations and communities we partner with. 

Meet the Team

Directors

Simon Armstrong

Founder

Simon heads the CAS Trips team. He founded CAS Trips in 2012 after several years of experience as an international school educator. He taught English Literature and Language at international schools in Indonesia, Switzerland, Brazil and Czech Republic, where the IB diploma program awoke a desire in him to inspire students to fulfil their maximum potential through educational travel.

Born in: York, United Kingdom
Currently lives in: Lisbon, Portugal
Favorite country: Czech Republic

Most memorable travel experience: Hitch-hiking around Uruguay with nothing but a camera around my neck, a bag on my back and €80 in my pocket.

Callum Reilly

Director

Callum comes from a Finance and Economics background but quickly learnt that spending all his time in a suit and tie was not for him. He quit his job and backpacked around the world for 3 years before joining CAS Trips in 2014.

Born in: Melbourne, Australia
Currently lives in: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite country: Colombia

Most memorable travel experience: Traveling the Amazon from the north of Brazil into Colombia by sleeping in a hammock atop a supply boat.

Staff

Neil

Operations Manager

Neil was raised in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California by his Czech mother and American father before moving to Los Angeles to study and work in technical theater. He now splits his time between the two countries and uses his varied background to create spectacular CAS experiences for students.

Born in: Sacramento, California
Lives in: Prague, Czech Republic
Favourite country: Italy

Most memorable experience: Scuba diving and playing with the dogs of the sea (sea lions) in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.

Kamila

Operations Coordinator

Born and raised in Czech Republic, at 20 years old, Kamila decided to spend some time abroad and delved into Latin culture while studying Spanish Philology in Santiago de Compostela. After returning, her desire to stay in an international environment led her to the tourism industry where she developed her skills that allow her to create CAS experiences for all the young changemakers.

Born in: Prague, Czech Republic
Currently lives in: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite country: Spain

Most memorable: Watching the sun rise above Titicaca lake while leaving one of its isolated islands on a boat after being stranded overnight.

Kristyna

Director of Operations

Kristýna grew up in Abu Dhabi and spent her whole life in an international school environment. Being passionate about education, sustainability and currently perfecting her book binding skills, she manages the logistics at CAS Trips.…

Born in: Prague, Czech Republic
Lives in: Prague, Czech Republic
Favourite country: Malaysia

Most memorable experience: Walking 800m deep into the crater of a Javanese volcano, sulphuric fumes and blue flames erupting from the depths of the earth

Kathryn

Prague Manager

Kathryn is a Theatre and Film graduate and an established actress in Prague. Her professional background in drama education supports students develop their skills in a fun and meaningful way.

Born in: Newcastle, Australia
Currently lives in: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite country: Czech Republic

Most memorable travel experience: Unzipping the door to our tent to the sight of the glorious snow-capped Alps before an early morning swim in the clear waters of Lake Geneva.

Simon

South America Manager

Simon left his native country, the United Kingdom, when he was 25. As a qualified journalist, he travelled through five continents, writing about travel and culture for major worldwide publications. He is currently perfecting his salsa steps in Medellin while directing CAS Trips Colombia.

Born in: Barnsley, England
Currently lives in: Medellin, Colombia
Favorite country: Ecuador (only because I am trying to not be too Colombia heavy)

Most memorable travel experience: Being slapped with stinging needles in the Ecuadorian Andes in order to cleanse my soul.

Sarah

Global Student Exchange Director

Raised a classic Midwesterner, Sarah left the United States at 22 to live out her “European Dream”. She has since used her Journalism degree through teaching, tourism, and CAS Trips. Energized and eager to learn from each other, Sarah loves bringing lots of reflection into CAS Trips!

Born in: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Currently lives in: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite country: Vietnam
Most memorable travel experience: Hiking up Mount Merapi through the night to witness the active volcanic summit sunrise and catch some of the most breathtaking views!

Ross

Global Student Conferences Academic Director

Ross taught history and government in public schools in the USA for 39 years and served as an IBDP Coordinator for 24 of those years. He helped organize an IB world student conference in 2010 before accepting a contract with the IBO to coordinate their series of 18 IB World Student Conferences, 2012-2018.

Born in: Henderson, Texas, USA
Currently lives in: Portland, Oregon, USA
Favorite country: The Netherlands
Most memorable travel experience: Planning an epic road trip based around a Bob Dylan concert tour in Europe during the 1980s. Through countless hitchhikes, campsite conversations and glasses of beer, I eventually scored tickets to 4 concerts in different locations.

Pavel

CAS Trips Prague Chief Financial Officer

As a student Pavel was excited by the collapse of communism and the beginning of a new era in his country. After studying management and business, he ended up working in IT for more than a decade. After living in London and Dublin, Pavel came back to Prague, and is now raising his son Matej with his wife Kathryn.

Born in: Cesky Brod, Czechoslovakia
Currently lives in: Prague, Czech Republic
Favorite country: Thailand
Most memorable travel experience: Climbing the Carpathian Highlands in eastern Ukraine, and not seeing anyone except shepherds for days. They shared fantastic stories about enormous bears whose size grew more each time they told a story.

Greg

Edinburgh Manager

Originally hailing from Aberdeen, Greg is an avid historian, philosopher, writer, animator and musician, there are many strings to Greg’s bow. He has lead school groups all across Europe and thrives in story-telling mode.

Born in: Aberdeen, Scotland
Currently lives in: Edinburgh, Scotland
Favorite country: Belgium

Most memorable travel experience: Dancing all night with the locals until the sun came up over a trumpet folk music festival in the Serbian countryside.

Marketing & Communications

Virginia & Natascha

Marketing & Communications

Born in: Zurich, Switzerland
Currently live in: Lisbon, Portugal & Munich, Germany
Favorite country traveled together: Italy – because we love good food.

Most memorable shared travel experience: Camping in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and creating our own open-air toilet with a shovel.

The Virtual CAS Conference helped me come out of my shell and gave me confidence to interact with many new people. This definitely improved my social skills! It was a wholesome, enriching experience, and is a must if you are keen about gaining more perspectives on the ongoing global issues in our world.

Abhishek RameshStudent from Singapore

From a teacher’s perspective, the safety factor and the well-designed program made us feel 100% at ease in Medellin. Knowing that the kids were having the time of their lives also helped. We truly enjoyed this trip, growing professionally along with the students.

Meredith BradyPacific Ridge School

Our CAS Trip to Medellin was meticulous and extremely well-planned. Outstanding job coordinating every last detail. Our students absolutely loved it. CAS Trips is a top-rate travel partner. Thank you for everything!

Chris BurmanPacific Ridge School

Sustainable themes are woven into every activity in the most beautiful and brilliant manner, originating meaningful discussions and reflections. Excellent organization, outstanding service, and an exceptional itinerary... I would most definitely recommend this trip.

Sofía Elizalde DuránIB Arts and Dance Teacher in Chile

A tremendous week… A massive thank you to our amazing guide for his professionalism, hard work, knowledge and persona. The students and staff have really enjoyed his wisdom.

Adam SeymourIB Teacher at La Cote International School in Switzerland

International cuisine, a service project and creative experiences rounded up the trip, making it a real CAS trip. The flexibility of CAS Trips makes individual, customized trips possible and the different destinations always offer unique experiences.

Veronika BrecklerCAS Coordinator at International School Mainfranken in Germany

I am very happy with the CAS Global Student Exchange program and I have 17 students travelling next April. I went this year with the students and loved it. The organisation is very professionally run and my students still keep up with the contacts they made.

Christine WardIB Coordinator at Narrabundah High School in Australia

CAS Trips provided our students with a valuable perspective on their destination, one that could not have been had simply as tourists. Each of the tours and activities brought us closer to the heartbeat of the city.

John TaylorIB English Teacher at Metropolitan School of Frankfurt in Germany

The CAS trip really helped me make connections across everything I had been learning in IB and real life. We were highly stimulated and encouraged to work collaboratively, which really helped with the bonding of the class. It felt more like a complete vacation than like a class trip.

Ines OortIB Student in Germany

The activities were really fun and I learnt a lot about a whole range of things. Also, it is great to feel like you might be helping someone and doing some good while you are enjoying yourself.

IB Student in Switzerland

I have always been impressed by the enthusiasm the CAS Trips staff have for what they do. The whole team have ensured the group is safe, engaged and entertained from dawn to dusk. I highly recommend CAS Trips for IB Diploma level experiential learning experiences and a wonderful week in breath taking Prague.

Richard Dixon-ClarkeGeography Teacher & CAS Coordinator at ICS Inter-Community School Zurich

Our partner schools

Mayoor Private School, Abu Dhabi
St. Catherine’s Moorlands, Argentina
Anania Shirakatsy Lyceum, Armenia
Narrabundah College, Australia
International Christian School of Vienna, Austria
St Giligen’s, Austria
Danube International School, Austria
Dunya School, Azerbaijan
Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School, Bahrain
Bahrain Bayan School, Bahrain
Riffa Views International School, Bahrain
Shaikha Hessa Girls’ School, Bahrain
Bogaerts International School, Belgium
QSI International School of Sarajevo, Bosnia
The British School of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pan American School of Bahia, Brazil
Wish Bilingual School, Brazil
Colonel By Secondary School, Canada
Regiopolis-Notre Dame, Canada
École internationale de Montréal, Canada
École secondaire publique L’Héritage, Canada
IE Weldon Secondary School, Canada
Lillian Osborne High School, Canada
Holy Heart High School, Canada
Mosaïque School, Canada
Park View Education Centre, Canada
Ross Sheppard High School, Canada
Instituto Alemán Carlos Anwandter, Chile
Nido De Aguilas, Chile
St Gabriel’s High School, Chile
German School, Chile
International School of Nanshan Shenzhen, China
Huaer Zizhu Lemania College, China
Beijing World Youth Academy, China
Yew Chung International School Of Beijing, China
Colegio Anglo Colombiano, Colombia
The Columbus School, Colombia
Colegio La Colina, Colombia
Lincoln School, Costa Rica
American International School of Zagreb, Croatia
American International School, Cyprus
International School of Prague, Czech Republic
Birkerød Gymnasium, Denmark
Beau Soleil, Denmark
Skt Jose’f School, Denmark
EUC SYD, Denmark
Balandra School, Ecuador
Colegio Terranova, Ecuador
Ecomundo Centro de Estudios, Ecuador
Colegio Stella Maris, Ecuador
Colegio Britanico, Ecuador
San Martin, Ecuador
Cairo American College, Egypt
British International School of Cairo, Egypt
The American International School, Egypt
Antigua International School, Guatemala
New School, Georgia
European School, Georgia
International School of Dresden, Germany
International School of Mainfranken, Germany
Berlin British School, Germany
Metropolitan School Frankfurt, Germany
US Neustadt, Germany
Al-Rayan International School, Ghana
Doukas School, Greece
DelCampo School, Honduras
Union School, Haiti
Harrow International School, Hong Kong
Britannica International School, Hungary
Ecole Mondiale World School, India
British School of New Delhi, India
Victorious Kidss Educares, India
CM Academy, India
Oakridge, India
Pathways Noida, India
The British School New Delhi, India
Kodaikanal International School, India
Calcutta International School, India
Cita Hati, Indonesia
Canadian School of Milan, Italy
English International School of Padova, Italy
International School of Trieste, Italy
St George’s British International Rome, Italy
International School of Turin, Italy
Marymount International School Rome, Italy
St Stephen’s School, Italy
Hillel Academy, Jamaica
Tsukuba International School, Japan
Mashrek IS, Jordan
Alylilah School For Girls, Jordan
Amman Baccalaureate School, Jordan
Aga Khan Mombassa, Kenya
Dostyk American International School, Kazakhstan
New English School, Kuwait
American Community School Beirut, Lebanon
Le Bocage International School, Mauritius
Eton, Mexico City, Mexico
JFK – The American School of Querétaro, Mexico
Colegio Del Valle, Mexico

Colegio Internacional Terranova, Mexico
Alexander Bain School, Mexico
CETYS, Mexico
Colegio Del Valle De Culiacan, Mexico
Instituto Bilingüe VICTORIA, Mexico
Madison International School, Mexico
Myanmar Int. School of Yangon, Myanmar
British School in Netherlands, Netherlands
United World College Maastricht, Netherlands
Vechtstede College, Netherlands
International School of Groningen, Netherlands
Amsterdam ICS, Netherlands
RLO, Netherlands
International School Eindhoven, Netherlands
Greensprings School, Nigeria
American International School of Lagos, Nigeria
Bjørnholt Videregående Skole, Norway
Porsgrunn Videregående Skole, Norway
TNS Beacon House, Pakistan
Boston School International, Panama
Franklin D Roosevelt, Peru
International British Academy, Philippines
Southville Int. School, Philippines
Oporto British School, Portugal
Baldwin School Of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Caribbean School, Puerto Rico
Middle East International School, Qatar
American School of Doha, Qatar
American International School of Bucharest, Romania
British School of Bucharest, Romania
Brookes Moscow Int. IB School, Russia
Alexander Pushkin School, Russia
Green Hills Academy, Rwanda
Al Faris International School, Saudi Arabia
Al Isra International School Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Advanced Learning Schools, Saudi Arabia
NPS International School, Singapore
GEMS World Academy, Singapore
Aloha College, Spain
Colegio Virgen de Europa, Spain
Laude Newton College, Spain
Benjamin Franklin International School, Spain
American School of Bilbao, Spain
Bladins IS Malmö, Sweden
Regent International School, Switzerland
JFK, Switzerland
Ecole Monser, Switzerland
La Cote International School, Switzerland
Inter Community School Zurich, Switzerland
Aiglon College, Switzerland
Institut Le Rosey, Switzerland
International School Of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland
International School Basel, Switzerland
Ecole La Garenne, Switzerland
Lemania Verbier Int. School, Switzerland
Beau Soleil, Switzerland
Zurich International School, Switzerland
Dar Es Salaam Int. Academy, Tanzania
American Pacific International School, Thailand
International School Bangkok, Thailand
British School of Istanbul, Turkey
Terakki Private High School, Turkey
FMV Ayazağa Işık Lisesi, Turkey
Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory School, Turkey
Yuce Schools, Turkey
Mayoor Private School of Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dunecrest, UAE
Abu Dhabi International School, UAE
Delhi Private School Dubai, UAE
Emirates International School Jumeirah, UAE
Jumeirah English Speaking School, UAE
The Aga Khan High School, Kampala, Uganda
British International School, Ukraine
International School of Aberdeen, UK
Rochester Grammar, UK
Westminster Academy, UK
Marymount International School London, UK
St.Brendan’s School, Uruguay
International School of Los Angeles, USA
Aspen High School, USA
Alcuin School, USA
Avenues The World School, USA
Beaumont School, USA
Douglas County High School, USA
Robinson School, USA
Josiah Quincy Upper School, USA
Garner Magnet High School, USA
Snowden International School, USA
Omaha High School, USA
International School of Indiana, USA
Calverton School, USA
The Awty International School, USA
LSU High School, USA
Midlothian High School, USA
Kinston High School, USA
James Island Charter HS, USA
Locust Valley High, USA
Portage Central High School, USA
Santa Margarita Catholic High School, USA
Pacific Ridge, USA
School Lane, USA
The Clinton School, USA
Trinity High School, USA
Salem NJ, USA
The British School Caracas, Venezuela

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