This historical pleasure will be the background as more than a thousand students compete in the NSC events to win top honors for their respective schools on December 15-20. Competition will be held at the University of Northern Philippines and the President Quirino Stadium. The greatest motivation to win in this year’s NSC is the opportunity to go to the 2020 A.C.E.® International student Convention to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, being held for the first time outside of the United States.
Chiang Mai is a city nestled in the mountainous area of northern Thailand and was the capital of an old kingdom. The “old city” still retains the ancient walls and trenches from its rich history. It is home to hundreds of elaborate temples built in the 14th and the 15th century. This is the reason Chiang Mai is a favorite tourist destination in Southeast Asia. The ISC events will be held at the Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and the 700 Years Stadium.
Students of S.O.T.®P. are encouraged to take this occasion to join the ISC since there will be no visa requirements, which has been the biggest hurdle for Filipinos joining the convention in the U.S. The travel cost will also be much lower since there are low cost carriers available between the Philippines and Thailand.
But remember, to go to ISC in Chiang Mai, one must win at the NSC in Vigan first. This will be one’s passport to ISC. No one knows when ISC will be back in Asia after Thailand, so, take this opportunity to join in 2020!
And the preparation starts now!