SUMATRA

ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION EXPEDITION

Let the lure of adventure pull you in as you explore the lush jungles and rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia’s largest island and a wild and rugged destination.

Highlights

FOR THE SUMATRA: ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION EXPEDITION™ PROGRAM

  • Encounter orangutans in the wild in one of their last remaining habitats
  • Bathe Sumatran elephants in the river and get up close to these incredible gentle giants
  • Plant trees to aid reforestation of an orangutan habitat that was cleared for palm oil production
  • Camp in the rainforest under the stars and let the sounds of the jungle lull you to sleep
  • Teach English to local children with a focus on conservation and sustainability
  • Build and distribute facilities for trash disposal to keep waste off the streets and out of the ocean

SUMATRA

ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION EXPEDITION

Program Overview

Support reforestation in orangutan habitats that have been decimated by human activity. Learn about the fascinating orangutans and trek through their natural habitat, potentially glimpsing these incredible creatures in one of the two remaining habitats for Sumatran orangutans in the wild. Build rubbish bins to help local communities keep trash out of their community and the ocean. Learn about how sustainability practices and English language skills can help Indonesian children in the future.

SUMATRA

ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION EXPEDITION

Community Service

You will take part in a tree planting project to support the habitat of Sumatra’s native animals, a habitat that is shrinking due to the expansion of palm oil plantation and human activity. You will also run English camp sessions for local children, offering an opportunity for students to practice their English skills with native speakers in a fun and engaging way. As a bonus, you’ll add sustainability vocabulary into the mix, giving the children tools to speak about the concerns of their local environment with future visitors. Finally, support waste management services to help keep trash out of Sumatra’s communities and ocean.

Immersive Learning

An ecosystem is only balanced when the natural animals, plants and non-living components are in harmony, and we as humans hold a very important role in keeping this balance. Learn about the role humans play in harming or helping the environment, as well as the importance of preserving fragile ecosystems. Gain an understanding of the importance of habitat restoration for native wildlife, particularly the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan. And don’t forget the unique cultural and historical heritage you’ll explore through local villages, palaces and markets.

Adventure

Sumatra is known for its lush, wild and rugged terrain that calls for adventurers. Trek through and camp overnight in Mount Leuser National Park, keeping an eye out for a multitude of wildlife species you may encounter. Take a trek through a traditional Sumatran village while observing more flora and fauna, and take a dip in a clear waterfall to cool off. Get a chance to bathe Sumatran elephants, a critically endangered subspecies of the Asian elephant.

Lodging

Home Base is a comfortable ecolodge in Sumatra with all the basic necessities our student travelers will need during their stay in lush and vibrant Indonesia. This trip, in addition to the duration of  the program spent at our primary Home Base, will also include overnight camping during one night, as well as a stay at an exclusive hotel block for an evening.

SUMATRA

ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION EXPEDITION

Dates & Tuition

Everything you need to know before you apply.

14-Day Program
Ages 14-19
2021 Dates
JUL 17 – JUL 30, 2021
AUG 02 – AUG 15, 2021
 
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $4,199
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 24
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-19
Lodging: Ecolodge

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials

To save your spot, a $600 deposit and $95 application fee are required.

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SUMATRA

ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION EXPEDITION

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