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Jul 21, 2020 - Aug 5, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Join us for at least two weeks on this service-focused program at our Eco-Lodge base where you’ll work on environmental and needs-based service projects with local community members. After service, relax and take advantage of island living. This popular program will give you insight into the Fijian way of life and introduce you to the natural beauty of this island nation. The Eco-Lodge sits in the hills south of Nadi and is surrounded by the diverse mix of cultures that make this area unique. Work with a small group of fellow students each day on a variety of education and infrastructure projects designed in partnership with the community.
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Jul 7 - 29, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 16 - 18
The ultimate South Pacific adventure experience! Participate in an exhilarating three-week exploration of Fiji and New Zealand designed for seasoned travelers and created with a small group of adventurers in mind. High adventure awaits in New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud. Whitewater raft down the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world, roll down a zig-zag track in a slippery Zorb ball, and spend time relaxing in natural hot springs. In Fiji, discover the beautiful Yasawa Islands, the remote Nausori Highlands, and Taveuni—the “Garden Island” of Fiji. Hike through rainforests, swim among waterfalls, scuba dive in pristine waters (add-on activity), and kayak past stunning beaches.
Specialty Residential
Jun 23, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Explore the world’s third-largest coral reef system and thousands of marine species in Fiji. Get a head start on your career in marine or animal conservation by tracking fish populations, monitoring the health of various reef habitats, and observing marine life behavior. Then help with development projects that contribute to the ecological balance of this aquatic wonderland. Your hard work will be rewarded with snorkeling trips alongside manta rays, exotic fish, and sea turtles in this stretch of reef. Visit majestic sand dunes and kayak with your new friends along the coast before parting ways.
Specialty Residential
Jun 16 - 24, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Participate in a variety of service projects and learn about different ways to support the local community while enjoying the relaxed and easy-going South Pacific lifestyle. Fijians have long believed strangers should be welcomed as long-lost friends and given the highest degree of consideration and hospitality. Experience the inviting culture of Fiji while giving back to our hosts through a combination of service initiatives at the Eco-Lodge. Each group’s projects will be different, as we work with different villages and communities.
Residential Specialty
Jul 21 - 29, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Participate in a variety of service projects and learn about different ways to support the local community while enjoying the relaxed and easy-going South Pacific lifestyle. Fijians have long believed strangers should be welcomed as long-lost friends and given the highest degree of consideration and hospitality. Experience the inviting culture of Fiji while giving back to our hosts through a combination of service initiatives at the Eco-Lodge. Each group’s projects will be different, as we work with different villages and communities.
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Jun 23, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Join a grassroots project designed to support basic needs within a Nausori Highlands community. Live in pairs with a host family, an experience that will open cultural doors and introduce you to the Fijian lifestyle. Contribute to the ongoing development of a school, work on small-scale agriculture and construction projects, and lead after-school enrichment programs for students in the village. Then travel to the Yasawa Island chain where you’ll overnight on the beach, snorkel to tropical coral reefs, swim in turquoise waters, and kayak to pristine beaches. Return home after this rewarding experience with a new perspective about the challenges this community faces.
Specialty Residential
Jun 30, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Trek to the beautiful Fiji Islands to explore the renowned waters of the South Pacific. The underwater landscapes are vibrant, varied, and teeming with life. If you’re not a certified diver, you can get certified as an open water diver. After classroom lessons and shallow water practice, you’ll be ready to experience the majestic Fijian coast. If you’re already a certified diver, participate in up to eight dives, depending on your group and add-on activities, and have the opportunity to advance your level of certification for an additional fee. When not exploring life under the sea, immerse in traditional Fijian culture, hike sand dunes, or kayak through mangroves. Leave with a far better understanding of life in this fascinating island paradise. Uncertified divers can still travel on this program. Select the option for “Fiji Diver’s Dream (PADI Certification)” at $3,295 on the enrollment form to undergo your PADI training and Open Water Diver certification!
Specialty Residential
Jun 23, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Adventure through Fiji during this action-packed program that will keep seasoned explorers’ adrenaline pumping and provide a great introduction for students traveling abroad for the first time. Swim beneath waterfalls hidden deep in the interior of Viti Levu, visit the Yasawa Islands to snorkel with manta rays, and kayak in Fiji’s coastal wilderness. Stay at a variety of locations and live like a local.
Specialty Residential
Jul 7 - 22, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Adventure through Fiji during this action-packed program that will keep seasoned explorers’ adrenaline pumping and provide a great introduction for students traveling abroad for the first time. Swim beneath waterfalls hidden deep in the interior of Viti Levu, visit the Yasawa Islands to snorkel with manta rays, and kayak in Fiji’s coastal wilderness. Stay at a variety of locations and live like a local.
Residential Specialty
Jul 21, 2020 - Aug 5, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Tap into your leadership skills and work as part of a team to design and run a day camp for children during this challenging program. Your trip begins in the outdoor adventure destination of Jarabacoa. Plan your curriculum while you camp in the Dominican Alps and get to know the rest of your group members. Journey into underserved batey communities to meet your excited students and put your week-long day camp plan into action. Lead them in sports, arts, and other recreational activities. When the camp is over, reflect on your success while relaxing on a tranquil beach with your new friends, take a catamaran ride, and go snorkeling. Leave the Dominican Republic knowing you’ve positively impacted local children with an experience they’ll never forget.
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Jun 23, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Work alongside health care professionals on high-impact public health projects across the Dominican Republic. Explore the diverse regions of this beautiful Caribbean island while immersing yourself in local culture and practicing your Spanish in a healthcare setting. Identify health needs of rural, urban, wealthy, and impoverished communities and help develop meaningful public service initiatives. Earn your Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification and apply your new skills to helping communities in need. Components of a Critical Issues Program Deliberate Focus: Students explore specific global issues as they exist in communities around the world. Pre-Travel Engagement: Prior to their arrival in the program’s base country, students build an understanding of the issue their program focuses on through readings, film screenings, and various learning opportunities. Program Content and Discussion: Students progress through a curriculum comprised of activities, discussions, and debriefs designed to expand their understanding and exploration of key topics. Program Staff: Program Leaders on Critical Issues programs have intimate local knowledge and an academic or professional background in the focus area.
Specialty Residential
Jul 21 - 29, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Experience daily life in the heart of the Cordillera Central mountain range, also known as the Dominican Alps for its cool weather, scenic vistas, and high altitude. Many small villages here lack basic necessities and infrastructure such as running water and electricity. Contribute to Rustic’s ongoing efforts to bring water to these communities by helping with the construction of an aqueduct to serve local homes and farms. After service, enjoy a weekend of sun, relaxing on one of the Dominican Republic’s incredible beaches. Take part in activities like hiking the Baiguate Waterfall or visiting the town of Jarabacoa.
Specialty Residential
Jul 7 - 15, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Leave the typical tourist route and explore the Dominican Republic beyond its exterior. Begin your journey in the mountainous region of Jarabacoa. Learn about efforts to foster sustainable tourism and park management as you help maintain protected territories. Head to Samaná Peninsula and partner with the Green Brigade, a group of young environmental activists, to plant red mangroves along the coast to protect the region from storm surges. Take a break from community service to hike to the Baiguate or Jimenoa waterfalls, ride horses to the beaches of Las Galeras, and take a boat ride across Samaná Bay to explore the islands of Los Haitises National Park.
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Jul 21, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 14 - 18
Jump aboard the Rustic Pathways boat and embark on one of our most unique service adventures. Travel through part of the mighty Mekong river system on the region’s most impressive body of water. Visit Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, where thousands of families live and work in floating homes balancing on thick, bamboo trunks. Stay in homestays with trusted host families and experience their day-to-day lives. Work alongside local professionals to repair and build new floating homes for the community. At the end of a hard day’s work, watch the sunset transform the surface of the lake into an infinite golden glaze. After service work is complete, take time to visit Siem Reap and stroll through the breathtaking stone fortresses of Angkor temples.
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Jun 23, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm | Ages: 15 - 18
Channel your passion for wildlife during this program designed for animal lovers interested in zoology, ecology, conservation, or veterinary science. After orientation, help prepare food and enrichment for amazing wildlife, watch keepers present guest talks, and assist with interactive animal enclosures. Volunteer alongside keepers perform a variety of tasks like gardening, mulching, pond scrubbing, raking, and poop scooping—it’s all part of the experience! Meet some of the majestic creatures that call Australia home and return home knowing what it’s really like to care for wildlife at a zoo.
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