At Khiri Campus, we take the health and safety of our guests seriously. As part of our commitment to the participants that join our programs, our health and safety standards ensure that all our programs are operated in a safe and professional manner.
We are privileged to work with many great people across Asia, and take great care to ensure that our staff, guides, interpreters, suppliers and other service providers work in a professional and safe manner.
To ensure the best experience for everyone, we train everyone that we work with, ensuring that they will:
- Use polite, sensitive and appropriate language while hosting Khiri Campus groups.
- Have high standards of personal hygiene, including wearing clean and appropriate clothing and footwear.
- Never smoke in front of guests nor consume alcohol or drugs at least 48 hours before working with our groups.
The tour guides that lead our groups are nationally qualified and licensed, and have extensive experience working with student groups.
Food and Drinks
Khiri Campus encourages our participants to try the traditional food of their host country – learning about different cultures and their local food is part of the immersion experience.
Food safety and hygiene
Khiri Campus staff regularly visit the restaurants, small eateries, and other food providers to make sure that all food and preparation meets international food safety and hygiene standards.
We make sure that:
- meals are prepared with fresh, high-quality produce
- Dishes, cooking utensils and equipment are cleaned and maintained properly and following international hygiene standards
- Fresh and dry produce is stored safely, off the floor and away from animals, pests and damp
- Good personal hygiene is followed by all catering and serving staff
We do our best to make sufficient provisions for dietary requirements, food allergies and intolerances, and ensure food preparations are separated as required for specific dietary needs. We ask that groups/participants inform us of any dietary requirements in advance.
We make sure that clean drinking water is available at all times.
Though the roads in some of the rural areas may not be as smooth as our guests are often used to, the steps we take to train our transport providers and the checks carried out by our guides ensure a safe and comfortable journey for all.
Road vehicles & drivers
- We ensure all modes of road transportation are safe, secure and roadworthy for groups on ground. All buses have fire extinguishers, seat belts for travelers, spare tires and working air conditioning.
- Drivers will never answer phones (unless handsfree) whilst driving.
- Khiri Campus collects and checks business licences, drivers’ licenses and vehicle insurance from all transport providers before the start of each journey.
- All boats are well maintained and safe for students to use and operated by experienced drivers and crew members.
- Life jackets will be provided on the boats for all guests.
- Boats will never be overloaded.
Our programs often include a variety of different accommodation options. Guests usually stay in hotels (of varying star ratings) when in bigger cities, and move to community-owned homestays and guest houses when visiting remote and rural areas.
All accommodations meet the following standards:
- Cleanliness and safety is a priority. Accommodation will always be well maintained, with bedrooms, bathrooms, and communal areas cleaned daily.
- All accommodation providers will adhere to Khiri Campus’s child safeguarding policies and maintain guest safety and privacy at all times
- Fire extinguishers and fire safety plans will be in place for all accommodations
- Air conditioning or electric fans will be available in each room.
- Accommodation staff and homestay owners will not have any criminal records and will have the necessary licenses to operate legally.
- Alcohol will be removed from minibars when guests are under the legal drinking age.
Our homestays are clean, but very basic accommodation, where students usually sleep on mattresses on the floor (dormitory style).
- Guest’s sleeping quarters are separated from the host family. Students sleep in gender-separated dorms, with private sleeping areas for teachers/faculty/guides within the same property.
- Each guest will have a single bed, which may be a mattress on the floor, with a mosquito net, pillow and sheets. Blankets are available when necessary.
- While clean and well maintained, shower and toilet facilities are very basic (including squatting toilets and cold bucket ‘showers’).
Khiri Campus can offer specifics about homestays and what you can expect (with photos) in advance, depending on your program.