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VOLUNTEER WORK & LEARN 2014 take chances

give something back

break the routine

mend your soul

lighten up get heavy


Adventure... It’s in our DNA. Whether we’re haggling with locals, trying weird and wonderful food or trekking new territory, we like to keep things interesting. It’s the whole reason we set up STA Travel back in 1979. We love nothing more than getting to know a new language, culture or environment and after 35 years we’re still exploring. We’ve always believed in giving a little something back – it’s at the heart of what we do. We work with credible partners, from exciting start-ups to old friends, to secure travel experiences that are not only authentic but also responsible and sustainable. By funding a number of projects we are really making a difference to the local communities we’ve gotten to know over the years. We even have our own charitable foundation, which allows us to keep track of every last penny and uses our existing resources and expertise to do good. Here you’ll find more than 130 incredible adventures that will give you the opportunity to do some good of your own. Our expert advice, unique experiences and amazing offers will make sure you never look at the world in quite the same way again. So buckle up, you’re about to uncover a whole new way to travel.

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CONTENTS

Good Stuff: Responsible Travel

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Choose STA Travel –The World’s Your Oyster

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Our World

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Volunteering

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Our Partners and Your Support Network

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Where Does Your Money Go?

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Home Sweet Home

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Any Questions?

CONTENTS

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16 Asia 40 Africa 58

South America

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Central America

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North America

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Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific

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Europe

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Working Abroad

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Work in Australia

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Work in New Zealand

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Work in Canada

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Work in America

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Teach English as a Foreign Language

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TEFL Internships

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LEARN A LANGUAGE

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Learn Spanish

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Learn French

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Learn Italian

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Learn German

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Learn Portuguese

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Learn Japanese

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Learn Mandarin

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Learn a New Skill

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Learn to Surf

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Learn to Dive

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Learn to be a Ski Instructor

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Learn to be a Surf Instructor

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Learn to Sail

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Learn to be a Game Ranger

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Responsible travel

THE GOOD STUFF Coming from a 11-year-old girl in one of our projects in Peru, this was, without question, the best job offer we’ve ever had. Despite its beautiful surroundings and the buzz that comes with a thriving tourism industry, Cuzco is a tough place to grow up for many children. For those living in extreme poverty there’s no room for big ambitions and many turn to begging, taking drugs and living on the streets. The Inti Runakunaq Wasin Centre (House of the People of the Sun) offers food, somewhere to safe to play, and educational support for children and young people. They learn valuable skills including jewellery making, leather working, sewing, cooking, music and English. Thanks to the amazing work of volunteers and supporters from around the world these guys can finally afford to dream big. We’re proud to be building a new art workshop for the centre, which will open up even more opportunities for local children and young people. This $32,000 facility is just one of the many projects we’re involved in around the world.

THE STA TRAVEL FOUNDATION Responsible tourism is at the heart of what we do, and our Foundation is something we’re hugely proud of. It allows us to use all our existing resources, expertise and experience and make sure every penny goes towards our chosen causes around the world. It’s a registered charity, so you can be sure that everything you donate goes right to the people who need it most. We focus on a number of different projects throughout the year, including conservation, clean water, kids’ projects and medical centres. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and check out our Facebook to find out what we’re up to right now. To donate, ask one of our Travel Experts or visit www.statravelfoundation.org

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“When I grow up you can work for me.”


AT A GLANCE 100...

The number of volunteering projects we offer – from one day to six months worldwide. Whether you’re into working with children, communities, animals, conservation, building or sports, there’s something for everyone.

$25,000. . The amount our new water tank in Panama’s Bocas del Toro cost us. It’s been going strong for a year and it’s a lifeline for the local community, who had no safe drinking water up until then.

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Kids and young people are currently studying for their futures in the drop in centre in Cuzco.

4.in.right The number of countries we have projects now

THE RESPONSIBLE STA TRAVELLER We owe everything to the incredible communities who open their doors and allow us to experience their beautiful backyards. So it’s up to us to be courteous and understanding. Visit www.statravel.co.uk/ responsibletraveller to make sure you set off on the right foot.

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Responsible travel

$230,000. 00.. That’s how much we’ve invested so far in our projects.


Choose sta travel CHOOSE STA TRAVEL

Top 10

REASONS to travel with STA Travel 1. 2. 3.

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Global travel help

Wherever you are, we’re there with you

World class travel partners Only the best for you

Exclusive low Flexible air fares Our unique airline partnerships mean you always get the lowest fares around and you can also change your plans at the last minute without breaking the bank

HAND PICKED

Experiences, trips and projects - all hand picked and vetted by us

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100’S of branches worldwide

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One-stop shop

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We are the experts

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Over 30 years experience

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Price beat guarantee

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Not just for students

With branches all over the world, you’re never far from one of our Travel Experts Book everything with us and spend less time worrying, more time having fun Our Travel Experts are the go-to people for tips and advice, wherever you are We know our stuff when it comes to travel adventures We’ll beat any price that you find lower elsewhere* While students and under 26s get some really great deals, our adventures have no age limit *For our full terms and conditions on our price beat guarantee, visit www.statravel.co.uk/pricebeat

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CHOOSE STA TRAVEL

The world’s your oyster Travelling the world is a truly amazing experience; we all know that. But what if you could make it even better by helping the people and places you encounter. Take on one of our volunteer projects and you can do just that! Exchange knowledge, learn vital life skills, help communities and the environment, all while seeing the places you’ve always dreamt of - it’s a win-win situation! All you need to decide now is where you want to volunteer, work or learn a language!

Why STA Travel? When you’re planning your big adventure, you need advice from people who have been there and done that, and are just as enthusiastic as you about your travels. This is exactly what STA Travel is all about and our Travel Experts are just the people you need to speak to. We are the world’s largest travel company specifically designed for students and young travellers looking to see the world. We know the questions you’ll ask, the concerns you’ll have and the tips to make your adventure a million times better. With stores all over the world, exclusive low prices and 24-hour support, STA Travel should be the first stop on your journey of a lifetime!

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Our world Check out where you can volunteer, WORK or learn a language OUR WORLD CANADA

EUROPE USA

NORTH AMERICA

PORTUGAL

MEXICO GUATEMALA

CENTRAL AMERICA

NICARAGUA

COSTA RICA

PANAMA

ECUADOR PERU

GET OUT THERE - THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU

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BRAZIL

SOUTH AMERICA ARGENTINA

FRANCE SPAIN


OUR WORLD

GERMANY

ITALY GREECE NEPAL

JAPAN

CHINA

INDIA

LAOS VIETNAM

THAILAND

ASIA

CAMBODIA SRI LANKA UGANDA

KENYA MALAYSIA TANZANIA MALAWI

SEYCHELLES INDONESIA

ZAMBIA FIJI

NAMIBIA AUSTRALIA

SOUTH AFRICA

AFRICA

VANUATU

AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH PACIFIC

NEW ZEALAND

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Introduction to VOLUNTEERING Introduction to volunteering

Why pay to volunteer? Your time and effort is invaluable on our volunteer projects, but while we certainly couldn’t do it without you, we also couldn’t make as big a difference without a few other vital tools. Paying to join a project provides the materials and training needed to actually make a difference. This means we can support both you and the communities you are working with. The challenging environments make volunteering totally worthwhile but we have to ensure you are safe too. When you’ve said goodbye and flown back home, the projects continue in a sustainable way with the help of your donation included in the project fee. After all, it would be a shame for all of your hard work to go to waste, wouldn’t it?

Volunteer Make a difference on your travels Immerse yourself in the project. The longer you stay the more you’ll get out of it Get under the skin of a country - live like a local Be more independent - youre not always travelling as part of a group

Voluntour Make a difference and tour the highlights Volunteer projects make up a small part of a longer tour See the country from a local perspective Meet and travel with like-minded people

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Introduction to volunteering

Work with animals With so many endangered species fighting for survival, they need your help right now. Understand their plight and work to protect them on one of our animal projects.

Work with children Give local children the hope of a decent future by working with them to teach the skills they need to break out of the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential

Work with communities Improve the quality of life for people in some of the world’s most remote areas. Work with them to create a sense of community and help build a future for themselves and generations to come.

Work in conservation Help the local community to preserve their fragile ecosystem. Contribute to long term sustainability and education, protecting the very environment travellers like you want to explore.

Do it all So many projects, so little time! Wouldn’t it be nice if you could combine them in some way? Well now you can. Work with children, protect the local wildlife and help the community whilst ensuring their environment is preserved for future generations.

Teaching sports If there’s anything that can unite and encourage while crossing linguistic and cultural boundaries, it’s sport. Your skills and enthusiasm will help develop vital skills like teamwork, improve confidence and most of all, put a big smile on their face and yours.

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OUR PARTNERS AND YOUR SUPPORT

Our partners and your support network

Planeterra It’s ironic, isn’t it, that the destinations travellers love most are often the destinations that need help to secure a sustainable future for their local communities and the surrounding environment. But how many people actually consider giving something back? Planeterra is a non-profit organisation that helps empower local people to develop their communities and conserve their environment. Business opportunities for locals, responsible environmental management and preparation for natural disasters and emergencies are all part of Planeterra’s long-term, sustainable tourism plan, which STA Travel is committed to supporting.

GVI GVI has an impressive record with multi-award winning programmes around the world. Over 160 long-term projects in more than 40 countries mean as a volunteer, you have the chance to make a lasting impact in areas that matter to you. Plus, with the network GVI has on the ground and its close collaboration with local communities, you can help to make a positive and sustainable change while also gaining skills and work experience to benefit your future too.

CAMPS Camps International run a wide range of sustainable projects out of a number of central hubs in Africa, Asia and South America. Employing local people, these central camps run a variety of community, education and wildlife programmes. Camps International has made such a difference that it has also won the ‘Best Volunteering Organisation’ at the Responsible Tourism Awards and the ‘Eco Warrior Award’ in East Africa.

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WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?

Is well run by one of our trusted partners Is sustainable Benefits the local community and the environment Has a long-term impact Offers all the support and guidance you need There are costs associated with volunteering because there’s a cost to host volunteers - accommodation, meals, staff to administer your activities, staff to run the programs whether it be community outreach, healthcare, education - you name it. All of the projects are non-profit organisations that need financial support to keep going. Therefore your trip provides an important economic impact to the local project and the community you visit.

Support the local economy The money you pay gets passed on to our partners and spent in-country, supporting local communities, employing local people and providing local food and accommodation for volunteers. Up to 70% of your cash goes straight back to benefitting the local people. A further proportion of your money also goes directly to your chosen project too, so before you’ve even arrived, your help makes a difference!

Best foot forward Significant time and research goes into making sure our programmes are sustainable for the communities but also authentic for you. The rest of your money goes towards costs to administer and support these programmes and to cover recruitment, training and resources to ensure we are offering credible and safe experiences. We know what it means to volunteer and how rewarding it can be. We’ve sent over 100 of our own staff to check out the projects so you know you’re getting the best advice from people who have actually been!

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WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?

You’ve worked hard to earn enough cash to pay for your adventure of a lifetime and you’ve decided you want to give something back to the communities you meet along the way. But once you have paid to volunteer, where does your money go? How do you know it’s actually going where we say it’s going? Take one of our volunteer projects and you can rest assured that it:


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Home Sweet Home

Home sweet home One thing’s for sure, on a volunteer project you’ll be getting stuck in and living like a local. We have some amazing accommodation options that are often just the icing on the cake on an already unforgettable adventure. While some trips offer a more ‘back to basics’ experience, wherever you stay you’ll be sure to meet new friends, have the experience of a lifetime and live in some of the most unbelievable areas on earth, we think it’s worth it.

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On-site accommodation

Volunteer House

Homestay

Stay on-site and you’ll have the shortest commute to work ever and the chance to really interact with the community. From fixed-platform tents in Nepal to simple cabins in Argentina, they vary to say the least! You’ll share with other volunteers too, so you’ll make friends in no time!

Perfect for meeting other volunteers, sharing stories and experiences. Volunteer houses have shared rooms and bathrooms plus communal living areas, with kitchen access. You’ll be close to the project, often near a town so you can lap up that local life.

Immerse yourself in the local community with a homestay. What better way to live like a local than to actually live with the locals? You might stay with other volunteers and facilities may be basic, but you’ll really get to see what life is like in some pretty remote areas.

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Camping

Guest houses, hotels and lodges Extend your stay

Not always glamping, but if you don’t mind giving up a few home comforts and want the chance to spend a few nights under the stars, camping is a wicked option on some of our projects. While they may be remote, the campsites are secure and well-equipped.

We won’t throw you completely in at the deep end, we promise! The start and end of a project often mean a stay in a guest house or hotel in some of the most amazing locations! If you’re on a voluntour, chances are you’ll also stay in some of these.

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Many of our programmes offer additional weeks up to several months. If you fancy staying longer and making an even bigger difference whist getting more out of it yourself, longer durations are excellent value as you’ve already been trained so the costs are lower.


We’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions to put your mind at ease and set you on your way to a completely unforgettable experience!

ANY QUESTIONS?

What will I get out of volunteering? You mean, what won’t you get out of volunteering? Make a difference to the people and wildlife around the world, fight poverty, protect the environment and improve the lives you touch, while adding invaluable skills to your CV and gaining knowledge you definitely won’t learn from a textbook!

Are there any minimum numbers?

Do I need special skills to participate? Your enthusiasm and willingness to get involved are the most important requirements to volunteer however some projects do require a level of Spanish or dive qualifications. Check the inclusions on each project.

What support is available locally? You will have local support and our global network of STA Travel stores. All our projects are closely monitored to ensure you will be safe and get the most of out your time volunteering.

What extras do I need to think about? You’ll need to check local visa requirements and some projects require a background check. Please allow 4-6 weeks for this. Of course you’ll need travel insurance. This is an absolute essential wherever you are going... no arguments!

What is included in my trip? All projects vary but generally transfers and meals are included meaning you won’t need a lot of extra cash. As usual, check the project inclusions to be sure.

What age do I have to be to volunteer? You’ll need to be at least 18 years-old.

How do I get to the project? This varies. Sometimes you need to make your own way to a central joining hotel and from there your transfer to the project will be arranged and included in the price you’ve paid. For others you will need to make your own way there. Check the inclusions sections on each project or ask your Travel Expert for more details.

How long should I volunteer for? The most frequent comment from people who volunteer with us is ‘I wish I’d stayed longer’. Check the individual project for how long you can stay – the longer the better as its often much better value and both you and the project will get more out of your stay. We can work closely with you, whether you want to dedicate your whole trip to volunteering, or add a shorter project on to a longer itinerary.

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ANY QUESTIONS?

Not usually but some projects can’t run with fewer than two people, so check the project details or ask a Travel Expert before you book. Group size differs from project to project and from month to month so it’s very hard to say how many others will be sharing your experience but you can be sure they will all be like-minded.


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A spiritual place, diversity at every turn “I was overwhelmed by the kind reaction to my English lessons with the novice monks. It was such an enlightening experience.� Adrian Walker - Volunteer with Local Communities & Novice Buddhist Monks


Thai Elephant Conservation

£399

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1 - 8 WEEKS

Mae Tang District (Chiang Mai), Thailand

Highlights

• Assist with local conservation • Bathe and feed elephants • Learn about elephant health and treatment

Providing an essential role in caring for this endangered species, you will treat and feed residents on-site as well as learning how they communicate and make friends. All the mahouts (elephant caretakers) bring the elephants down to the river so that everyone can have a go at bathing them – the best part of the day!

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Mondays Project Location: Mae Taeng District (60km north of Chiang Mai city) Getting There: make your own way to the Elephant Nature Park office in Chiang Mai on Day 1 just before 8am. Transfer to the project is included Accommodation: multi-share volunteer huts (6 nts) Meals: most meals included Trip Code: GATATECT

Stay Longer: Fr £389 per week

YOU MIGHT LIKE VOLUNTEER WITH ELEPHANTS IN THAILAND 15 DAYS  Fr £995 Set in a remote valley five hours from Chiang Mai, this grass roots project is for true elephant enthusiasts and ideal for those looking for a rural and rustic experience. Trip Code: STAGVIVOL

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Set in a valley surrounded by forested mountains, this project offers a peaceful home for more than 30 neglected and abused elephants. Headed up by Lek, a co-founder of the park, also referred to as the ‘Elephant Whisperer’ by locals for her affinity with these majestic grey giants, her focus on the wellbeing of these elephants is inspiring.


Thailand Coastal Marine Expedition

FR

Phang Nga, Thailand

2 - 24 weeks

£995

Highlights

• Gain a well-rounded insight into conservation • Help preserve the marine environment

ASIA

Help protect some of the world’s most beautiful beaches through biodiversity studies and beach patrols. As part of a hands-on team, you will be involved in various conservation efforts as well as teaching children English and promoting environmental awareness to the wider community. In your free time, surf, dive, kayak and snorkel. A perfect combo. THAIL AND

Inclusions

Bangkok

Project Start Date: selected Saturdays Project Location: Phang Nga (2 hrs north of Phuket) Getting There: airport transfer from Phuket Airport included (arrival noon-9pm) Accommodation: basic, comfortable mixed sex rooms with bunk beds (14 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAGVITHI

CAM B O DIA

Phang Nga

Phuket

Stay Longer: Fr £200 per fortnight

Volunteer & teach kids in Thailand

2 - 12 WEEKS

Phang Nga, Thailand

Highlights

• Help in the development of local children • Teach and tutor the kids one-on-one

Most days will be spent assisting teachers in the local school leading English classes, helping with homework assistance, and tutoring. By volunteering you’ll help to provide children with better opportunities, as jobs in the tourism industry allow them to break out of the cycle of poverty. In your free time, explore the region’s amazing beaches, islands and mountains.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Saturdays Project Location: Phang Nga (approx. 2hrs north of Phuket) Getting There: airport transfers from/to Phuket Airport included (arrival noon-9pm) Accommodation: basic shared rooms, mixed sex (14 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: medical form & background check required Trip Code: STAGVIKID

Stay Longer: Fr £200 per fortnight

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£995

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THAIL AND

Bangkok

CAM B O DIA

Phang Nga

Phuket

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Meaningful Thailand Experience

£899

FR

21 DAYS

Bangkok – Angthong – Koh Samet – Bangkok

ASIA

Wat Talchedchor Temple houses a school for poor children. Here you will teach and encourage classes of varying ages (6-14 year-olds) to communicate in English through practical lessons and fun learning activities. After the project, head to the tropical paradise of Koh Samet for some much-needed relaxation. Picture-perfect beaches, clear waters and a range of bars and restaurants await. Hankering after the hustle and bustle? Time at the start and finish of your voluntour will allow for you to explore the country’s buzzing capital, Bangkok.

DAY itinerary 01 02 03

Bangkok

Arrive in busy Bangkok at any time and transfer to your accommodation. Bangkok

Visit ornate temples, markets and hotspots like Khao San or Chinatown. Bangkok

Leave chaotic Bangkok behind, heading to the Angthong volunteer project. Angthong Volunteer Project

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Spend ten days teaching local children and joining in with village activities, such as growing vegetables for the temple. In your free time, visit the enchanting and historic ruins of Ayutthaya, check out an elephant village, perfect the art of meditation or learn some Thai cooking.

Highlights

• Teach children English creatively • Bustling Bangkok vs relaxing Koh Samet • Soak up Koh Samet’s tropical vibes

Inclusions

Project Start Date: every second Saturday from 02Nov13 Project Location: Angthong Getting There: transfers from/to Bangkok Airport included at the start/end of the tour Accommodation: multi-share room in a hotel/ hostel (4 nts), twin share in Koh Samet (5 nts) multi-share dorm at the project (11 nts) Meals: all meals included (at volunteer site) Transport: minibus Notes: background check required. Project is closed during school holidays in March, April, May, September & October Trip Code: STABKKMEA

Bangkok

After the last class, say goodbye and head back on the road to Bangkok.

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Koh Samet

Travel to dreamy Koh Samet where lazy days and chilling are on the menu.

THAILAND

Angthong

Bangkok

Leave this slice of Thai heaven behind you and head back to the capital. Bangkok

Say goodbye to beautiful Thailand and depart from Bangkok at any time.

TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL) If you’re an adventurous spirit with a passion for living and working within a brand new culture whilst earning a decent salary, then TEFL is for you. A second language, university degree or previous teaching experience aren’t necessary, but after the course you will be equipped to teach English abroad and potentially fund years of future travel. See pages 92-93.

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Hill Tribe Helping Hands Adventure

£977

FR

28 days

Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai – Bangkok

ASIA Provide skills training, education and support to help villages to thrive without losing their cultural identity. You will assist at childcare centres, schools as well as at a temple, a hospital and a vocational college. Explore colourful Bangkok and Chiang Mai and enjoy a three day trek to hill tribe villages.

Highlights

• A variety of volunteering activities • 3-day trek to authentic hill tribe villages • Explore Bangkok and Chiang Mai

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Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Thursdays Project Location: Chiang Rai Getting There: transfers to/from Bangkok Airport included at the start and end of the tour Accommodation: multi-share rooms in a hotel/hostel (6 nts), multi-share dorms at the project (19 nts), sleeping berth on overnight train (2 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: STABKKHIL

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Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok at any time to be transferred to your accommodation. You’ll be given an orientation and overview of the project where you will volunteer. Bangkok

Head out into Bangkok for a walking tour then travel by overnight train to the ancient and charming old capital, Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai

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Hit the streets and soak up the rich cultural history and colonial architecture of the old city. From mesmerising markets to impressive temples, Chiang Mai ticks all the right boxes! Chiang Mai / Chiang Rai

Take a bus to Chiang Rai and spend the afternoon at your own pace, immersing yourself in this quaint Thai town. Chiang Rai Volunteer Project

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Spend three weeks volunteering on various activities, dependant on the community’s needs. You can help with teaching English to locals from surrounding hill tribes and villages or opt for outdoor work. You’ll also visit Chiang Rai night bazaar, the White Temple and its stunning waterfalls. Chiang Rai

Say goodbye to the project’s staff and head back to your hotel in Chiang Rai town. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this sacred spot. Chiang Rai / Chiang Mai

After breakfast, head to the station to take the bus back to Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai

Gorge yourself at Chiang Mai’s multiple food stalls before boarding the overnight train back to Bangkok. Bangkok

Early morning, arrive in Bangkok and transfer to the hotel. Why not flag down a tuk tuk to explore this infamous city for one last time. Bangkok

Leave Bangkok any time today before for your flight home.

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CAMP BORNEO

£895

FR

2 weeks – 3 months

Kota Kinabalu (Borneo), Malaysia

Highlights

• Orang-utan sanctuary visit (1 month + stay) • Help with jungle reforestation • Teach English and sports to local children

Refurbish community facilities, teach English and sports at a local school, view wildlife at close quarters and hike through the jungles of Borneo planting native trees. These are just a few of the activities you can expect to be involved in as part of this hugely rewarding project.

1 month or more: - choose from two, 1 month options. One focuses on work in the jungle at Camp Tinangol and Camp Batu Puteh, the other at Camp Bongkud and also on the pristine island camp of Mantanani. These separate programmes will alternate each month. 2 months or more - visit each of the 4 different camps each located within rural communities and each with their own variety of unique and interesting project work. 3 months: add on a month at Camp Cambodia (close to Siem Reap) for the ultimate South East Asia experience.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected dates every month Project Location: Various camps Getting There: transfers from/to Kota Kinabalu Airport and to and from camps included Accommodation: traditional longhouses, spacious dome tents, hammocks & homestay (13 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: maximum volunteer age 25 Trip Code: STACAMBRN

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Stay Longer: Fr £1,595 for 1 month Fr £2,295 for 2 months Fr £3,190 for 3 months Camp Mantanani Island

2 weeks 1 month

Camp Tinangol

2 months

Kota Kinabalu

1 month + Cambodia 1 month

Camp Bongkud

2 months + Cambodia 1 month

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Camp Batu Puteh

NB: Itinerary is subject to change depending on numbers / More of this activity Dependent on which 1 month option is booked.

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Perfect for volunteers that want variety. To maximise your experience we recommend staying at least a month. Depending on how long you stay, you will rotate through a range of camps working on varying community and conservation projects:


Build a future for Orang-utans in West Kalimantan

£1,250

FR

29 DAYS

Ketapang, Indonesian Borneo

Highlights

• Live and work in the heart of the jungle • Visit Matang and Semenggoh Wildlife Centres

ASIA SAR AWAK

Help create one of the world’s largest orang-utan rescue and rehabilitation centres. Based in the heart of the jungle, volunteers assist with this ongoing project, helping to build structures and enclosures so young orang-utans can learn the jungle ropes on the road to release. This is a truly unique opportunity to help save West Kalimantan’s orang-utans whilst living with fellow volunteers in a rustic jungle house.

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Ketapang

Project Start Date: 5th day of each month Project Location: Ketapang Getting There: return transfers from Kuching Airport included Accommodation: guest house (2 nts), shared rustic house (26 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAKCHBUI

Work with Endangered Orang-utans

2 - 4 WEEKS

Kuching (Borneo), Malaysia

Highlights

• Rehabilitate rescued orang-utans • See sunbears, bear cats and other animals

This project aims to safeguard Borneo’s endangered orang-utan population through the centre’s rescue and rehabilitation programme. You’ll help with the ‘enrichment’ process, building hammocks, swings and platforms as well as preparing food and cleaning enclosures. Help these incredible animals move a step closer to living independently and enjoy the camaraderie of living in shared jungle chalet accommodation.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 5th &19th day of each month Project Location: Matang Wildlife Centre, Sarawak Getting There: transfers from Kuching Airport included Accommodation: guesthouse (2 nts), shared jungle chalet (12 nts) Meals: meal allowance & kitchen facilities provided Notes: see notes on page 23 Trip Code: STAKCHORA

Matang Wildlife Centre

Kuching SAR AWAK

Stay Longer: Fr £1,875 for a stay of 1 month

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£1,280

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Experience Borneo and Conserve Orang-utans

£1,195

FR

14 DAYS

Kuching (Borneo) – Matang – Bako – Semenggoh – Batang Ai – Kuching

ASIA

This voluntour is designed to raise awareness of the conservation efforts made in Sarawak and to bring harmony between people and orang-utans. Be one of the special few who experience and help with orang-utans being rehabilitated and see the semi-wild orang-utans at the world-famous Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Post-volunteering, enjoy an exhilarating week’s adventure into the rainforest, where you’ll meet the descendants of the legendary headhunters of Borneo – the Iban tribe – who are now custodians of the wild orang-utans. Experience an incredible stay with them in a traditional longhouse.

DAY itinerary 01 02-03 04

Kuching

After arriving into Kuching you will be transferred to your accommodation. Matang Wildlife Centre Volunteering Project

Assist with the rehabilitation of these incredibly beautiful creatures at Matang Wildlife Centre in Kubah National Park. Bako National Park

Enjoy a short boat ride through winding mangrove swamps until you reach Sarawak’s oldest national park, Bako National Park.

Highlights

point • New Visit bullet an orang-utan rehabilitation centre New with bulletlocal point • Live rainforest tribes • New Take bullet a boatpoint tour of the mangrove swamps

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 3rd or 17th of each month Project Location: Matang Wildlife Centre, Sarawak Getting There: transfers from/to Kuching Airport included Accommodation: basic shared rooms (4-6 per room), hostel, park lodges and longhouse lodges (13 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: there will be no touching of orang-utans on the tour as this runs contrary to efforts to rehabilitate them back to the wild as well as carrying significant risks for injury or disease to both animals & humans Trip Code: STAKCHVOL

Bako National Park

05-06 07

Spend two days exploring this incredible park, spotting proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, silvered langurs and monitor lizards, in addition to an amazing variety of bird and insect life. Sarawak Cultural Village

Today check out a cultural village, a living museum to the Dayaks - the indigenous tribes of Borneo. Batang Ai Rainforest

08-12

Travel to Batang Ai and enjoy time trekking into the rainforest in search of orang-utans and other wildlife, meeting the Iban tribe and learning traditional handicrafts and cooking skills along the way.

SAR AWAK

Matang

Bako

Kuching Semenggoh

Batang Ai

Semenggoh Rehabiliation Centre

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On today’s menu: a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ll visit Semenggoh Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre where you can get up close to the orang-utans at feeding time. Afterwards travel on to Kuching.

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Kuching

INDO NES IAN

B O R NEO

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Malaysian Jungle Adventure & Volunteer

£869

FR

2 - 4 WEEKS

Ipoh, Malaysia

Highlights

• Live and sleep in the Malaysian jungle • Experience local indigenous life up close

ASIA

At this off-the-beaten-track project you will learn to set and collect camera trap data, teach children through informal English lessons and help connect indigenous communities with conservation efforts. Like a true local, you’ll learn how to live in the jungle, set up your own camp and forage for food. You can also extend your trip to include two weeks of coral and sea turtle conservation in the Perhentian Islands.

Perhentian Islands MA L AYS IA

Ipoh

Kuala Lumpur

Inclusions

Project Start Date: first Wednesday of each month Project Location: Ipoh (2.5 hrs by road from KL) Getting There: take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh train station Accommodation: simple shared dorms (7 nts), homestay (2 nts) & camping (4 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAIPHMAL

Stay Longer: Fr £1,750 for 28 days

Tiger TRAIL CONSERVATION

8 DAYS

Merapoh, Malaysia

Highlights

• Trek through the heart of the jungle • Spend time with a local rainforest tribe

Based in a town on the borders of Malaysia’s largest national park, you will support tiger conservation efforts by dismantling snares, tracking big cat footprints and collecting camera trap data. Four days will be spent trekking through the jungle with a local guide. You will also visit a forest tribal village to help teach English to the community.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 14Oct13, 18Nov13, 17Feb14, 17Mar14, 14Apr14, 19May14, 16Jun14, 04Aug14, 18Aug14, 15Sep14, 20Oct14, 17Nov14 Project Location: Merapoh (approx 4 hrs from Kuala Lumpur) Getting There: take the transnational bus from Kuala Lumpur to Gua Musang, stopping at Merapoh Accommodation: simple dorms (7 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAKULTIG

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£380

FR

Merapoh M AL AYS IA

Kuala Lumpur

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Bali Coral Reef Conservation

£738*

FR

7 DAYS

Les Village (northern Bali), Indonesia

Highlights

• Help preserve the marine environment • Work and live in a seaside fishing village

ASIA

Buddy up with fishermen to help regenerate coral and fishlife and conduct underwater fish monitoring. Those without an Open Water qualification can also snorkel to participate in underwater coral farming. Experience village life ‘unplugged’ by interacting with locals, staying in beachside cottages, swimming in the sea and exploring nearby jungle hills.

Inclusions Les Village

BAL I

Project Start Date: daily Project Location: Les Village, northern Bali Getting There: transfers from/to Bali Airport (Denpasar) included Accommodation: beachside cottages (6 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: suitable for divers and non-divers. Divers must have a minimum Open Water dive qualification. Trip Code: STADPSVOL

Denpasar

Teaching English in bali Les Village (northern Bali), Indonesia

* Based on min. 2 people, non divers. Divers fr £775; single diver fr £1,039; single non diver fr £1,003

£498

FR

1 - 12 WEEKS

Highlights

• Teach a range of subjects to local kids • Strengthen the kids’ conversational skills

Get friendly with the local folk as you teach informal English classes to village children, young adults and fisherfolk guides. You’ll be fully immersed in this hands-on project that aims to strengthen reef rebuilding in the area and encourages sustainable fishing projects. As a volunteer you’ll educate and empower locals with marine conservation knowledge as well as teaching them English so they can aspire to work in the eco-tourism industry. TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL) Prepare yourself for teaching English on your volunteering trip and make a real and lasting positive change to the children you meet. A TEFL qualification could help fund further years of living and working overseas once your volunteering trip is over. See pages 92-93 for further details of the course we offer or ask your Travel Expert.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: every Sunday Project Location: Les Village, northern Bali Getting There: transfers to/from Bali Airport (Denpasar) included Accommodation: beachside cottages (6 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: STABALVOL

Stay Longer: Fr £360 per week

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Teach English in Central Vietnam

£639*

FR

1 - 12 WEEKS

Dong Ha, Vietnam

Highlights

• Teach a range of subjects to local kids • Strengthen the kids’ conversational skills

ASIA

This project offers a fantastic teaching opportunity, where you’ll be assisting in art, computer and music lessons with classes ranging from 6 to18 year-olds. You’ll interact with some of the brightest students in the region, keen to strengthen their conversational English, as well as have the opportunity to visit the Vinh Linh Blind Association where locals are eager to practice their English. TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL) Prepare yourself for teaching English on your volunteering trip and make a real and lasting positive change to the children you meet. A TEFL qualification could help fund further years of living and working overseas once your volunteering trip is over. See pages 92-93 for further details of the course we offer or ask your Travel Expert.

V I E T N AM

Hanoi

Inclusions

L AOS

Dong Ha

Hue

Project Start Date: Mondays Project Location: Dong Ha (approx. 1hr from Hue) Getting There: Hue airport transfers included Accommodation: simple share hotel (6 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: GATAVTCT

*Based on min.2 people. Single travellers fr £939. Stay Longer: Fr £289 per week

T H A I L A ND

Helping Hands in Vietnam

2 - 4 WEEKS

Ba Vi, Vietnam

Highlights

• Provide an extra pair of hands for carers • Assist in teaching Vietnamese kids

Based at a rehabilitation centre that cares for and nurses handicapped children, this project needs volunteers to give these kids a brighter future. You will be involved in a number of activities from preparing nutritious meals, assisting in the teaching of primary school children as well as generally helping out around the centre.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: daily Project Location: Ba Vi (2 hrs from Hanoi) Getting There: transfer to the project in Ba Vi is included on Day 2 Accommodation: simple twin share hotels (1 nt), simple twin share guest houses (13 nts) Meals: no meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: STAHANHHV

CHINA

V IETNAM

Ba Vi

Hanoi

L AO S

*Based on min.2 people. Single travellers fr £763. Stay Longer: Fr £91 per week

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£455*

FR

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EXplore Cambodia & Laos - Volunteer

£999

FR

15 DAYS

Bangkok – Siem Reap – Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng – Vientiane – Bangkok

ASIA

Discover a world of awesome Khmer ruins followed by three days spent at the New Hope Cambodia Outreach Centre in one of the poorest slums on the outskirts of Siem Reap. Here your time and efforts will help bring about positive change to this disadvantaged community. Afterwards check out the amazing highlights, spiritual cities and stunning scenery of Laos and Cambodia.

DAY itinerary 01

Inclusions

Bangkok

Arrive amidst the hustle and bustle of Bangkok at any time today. Siem Reap / Angkor Wat

02-06 07 08

Highlights

• Visit the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat • Make a difference in poor communities

Travel from Thailand into Cambodia and the small, relaxed town of Siem Reap, the base for visiting one of Indochina’s most incredible sights, the vast temple-palace complex of Angkor. Volunteer in the community of Mondul Bai and help maintain the school, organise the library and games room, assist local families and support classroom teaching. Kratie

Project Start Date: selected Sundays Project Location: Siem Reap Getting There: on arrival into Bangkok, make your own way to the first night’s hotel, ideally before the tour welcome meeting at 6pm Accommodation: hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), basic family homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt) Meals: some meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: GAATPC

Today you’ll have the option to try to spot the rare Irrawaddy river dolphins.

‘My Own Room’ available fr £449

Don Deng Island

Cross the border into Laos today and continue by bus to the beautiful Mekong River island of Don Deng for an overnight homestay.

VIETNAM

Luang Prabang

09-11

Fly from Pakse to Luang Prabang and visit a local NGO. Optional activities include visiting Pak Ou Caves, the Royal Palace Museum or the Kuang Si waterfalls. Feeling adventurous? Try a local cooking class or elephant ride. Vang Vieng

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Enjoy a winding drive through the mountains to this riverside town surrounded by limestone karst scenery and caves. Optional activities include a bike ride through the countryside, swimming and cave exploring.

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Vang Vieng Vientiane

THAILAND

Vientiane / Bangkok

13-14

LAO S

Luang Prabang

Enjoy a brief stop in Vientiane, Laos’ sleepy capital before crossing the Laos/Thai border and catching the overnight train back to Bangkok. Enjoy free time with the option to visit Wat Po, the Grand Palace or some of Bangkok’s lively bars and restaurants. Bangkok

Angkor Wat

Bangkok

Don Deng

Siem Reap CAMBODIA

Kratie

Say goodbye to your new friends that you’ve shared this adventure with and depart Bangkok at any time today.

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Teaching children in Cambodia

2 - 8 WEEKS

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Highlights

• Help families break out of poverty • Explore the formidable Angkor Wat • Get creative with art-based workshops

ASIA ASIA

The New Hope Outreach Centre is based in Mondul Bai, one of the poorest slum areas on the outskirts of Siem Reap. This project aims to restore hope and dignity to these once-proud and prosperous communities by providing education, health and vocational training. Project hours will vary from half to full days and you will supporting Khmer teachers to assist with English, maths and computer lessons. Creative types are also welcome to lend a hand with sewing workshops. A portion of the cost of your trip will be used to buy a bicycle for you to transport yourself to and from the project. After you leave, the bike is donated back to the community for their use.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Siem Reap Getting There: transfer from/to Siem Reap Airport included Accommodation: guesthouse (13 nts) Meals: some meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: GATAKSRT

Stay Longer: Fr £229 per week

THAIL AND

Siem Reap CAMBODIA

V IETN AM

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£569

FR

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Camp Cambodia

£895

FR

2 weeks - 1 month

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Highlights

• Build new facilities at a primary school • Socialise with like-minded volunteers • Included excursions on longer stays

Ideal for team players who are keen to meet and work with like-minded volunteers. This off-the-beaten-track project will see you making a real impact in an underprivileged rural community. ASIA

One of the poorest countries in the world, Cambodia suffers from lengthy droughts and big crop losses during typhoon season. At the camp, you’ll support the locals and a nearby orphanage to deliver classrooms, kitchens, water catchments and other exciting projects. Activities will vary from helping to dig a dam to making arts and crafts that can be sold. In your free time, you’ll get to visit many important cultural must-sees, including the majestic Angkor Wat. 1 month stays - include a cultural side trip to Phnom Penh. Another great reason to stay longer!

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 07Oct13, 04Nov13, 08Feb14, 08Mar14, 05Jul14, 02Aug14, 06Oct14, 03Nov14 Project Location: rural Cambodia (approx. 70kms from Siem Reap) Getting There: transfers from/to Siem Reap Airport included Accommodation: mixture of traditional houses, spacious dome tents, hammocks & homestays Meals: all meals included Notes: maximum volunteer age 25. This project is ideally combined with Camp Borneo. Trip Code: STACAMCAM

Stay Longer: Fr £1,520 for a 1 month stay

THAILAND

Camp Beng Mealea

Siem Reap CAMBO DIA

Phnom Penh VIETN A M

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Meaningful Cambodia Experience Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat – Kampong Pluk

£628*

FR

14 DAYS

ASIA

Highlights

• Help underprivileged children • Experience fascinating Cambodian culture • Explore the temples of Angkor Wat

Inclusions

Project Start Date: every second Saturday from 07Sep13 (except for 3weeks Dec/Jan) Project Location: orphanage based in Phnom Penh Getting There: transfer from Phnom Penh International Airport included Accommodation: shared room with fan (13 nts) Meals: no meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: STAREPCAM

* Tour only operates with min.2 people

Improve the poor conditions and brighten opportunities for underprivileged Cambodian children and orphans at a volunteering project in Phnom Penh. As part of this voluntour experience you’ll explore this colourful country and admire one of the most beautiful temple complexes in the world - Angkor Wat.

DAY itinerary 01

Phnom Penh

Arrive at Phnom Penh airport and transfer to your accommodation. Take a stroll round the city and later on be sure to check out the wild nightlife. Phnom Penh

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Visit the Royal Palace, the sobering Toul Sleng Museum and the infamous Killing Fields. The latter two sights give a clear understanding of the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. Phnom Penh Volunteer Project

03-07 08-09

Support a local underprivileged kids project to provide a safe shelter for the children by assisting with painting, drawing, teaching English and other general duties. Phnom Penh / Siem Reap

Check out the capital at your own pace today. On Day 9 leave Phnom Penh behind and take the bus to Siem Reap. A guide will meet you on arrival. Angkor Wat Complex

T HAILAND

10-11 Siem Reap CAMBODIA

V IETNAM

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Kampong Pluk village

12-13

Phnom Penh

Greeted by a guide and a tuk tuk, today you’ll explore the world heritage temple complex. Take in Angkor Thom, the 54 four-headed Buddha statue of the Bayons, Angkor Wat itself and the Ta Phrom ‘Tomb Raider’ temple. Start off Day 11 by visiting the natural bridge of Kbal Spean, followed by a hilly climb which promises incredible scenic views from the top! After a lunch next to the Kbal Spean river, admire sculptures of lingas (the symbol of the God Shiva’s supreme essence) and visit one of the best preserved temples; Bantey Srei temple, one of Cambodia’s most remarkable temples.

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Visit a floating village, discovering the flooded forest and its birds by rowboat (Sep - Jan only) as well as the Rolous Group, one of the first Angkor temples. On Day 13 you’ll help children with English or craft classes at a local project. Kampong Pluk village

Sadly your trip ends today, so bid farewell to your trip mates and get ready your next destination!

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Teach Children in Laos

£895

FR

2 - 12 WEEKS

Luang Prabang, Laos

Highlights

• Lead creative exercises to engage the kids • Tutor kids and develop them one-on-one

ASIA

Working in a range of schools and educational centres, you will provide essential English language tuition to children of a variety of age ranges. Through telling stories, singing songs and playing games you’ll be teaching basic conversational English. Your enthusiasm and organisation will bring alive the resources and art materials available to engage with the children, encouraging education in this very poor area.

Inclusions

VIETNAM L AOS

Luang Prabang

T H A I L AND

Project Start Date: selected Saturdays Project Location: Luang Prabang Getting There: transfers to and from Luang Prabang Airport included Accommodation: basic guesthouse (14 nts) Meals: food allowance provided Notes: background check required Trip Code: STAGVITCL

Stay Longer: Fr £200 per fortnight

Volunteer with local communities & Novice Buddhist monks

Luang Prabang, Laos

£895

FR

2 - 12 WEEKS

Highlights

• Teach and practice English with locals • Work with novice Buddhist monks

As the economic benefit from tourism rises in Laos, so does the importance of English skills. Based in Luang Prabang, you will connect with the real Laos and its people through teaching English to kids and the local community, and on occasions novice Buddhist monks. Practical English use and conversation are the main focus and will be taught to students with varying levels of ability, so be prepared for a bit of ‘lost in translation’ fun!

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Saturdays Project Location: Luang Prabang Getting There: transfers from/to Luang Prabang Airport included Accommodation: basic guesthouse (14 nts) Meals: food allowance provided Notes: background check required Trip Code: STAGVIMON

V IETNAM L AO S

Luang Prabang

THAIL AND

Stay Longer: Fr £200 per fortnight

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Volunteer China Pandas

£1,449

FR

14 DAYS

Beijing – Xi’an – Chengdu – Bifengxia – Shanghai

ASIA

Highlights

• Care for endangered pandas • Work with kids with learning difficulties • Walk the Great Wall of China

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Mondays Project Location: rural Beijing & Bifengxia Panda Reserve Getting There: on arrival into Beijing, make your own way to the joining hotel on Day 1 Accommodation: hotels/guesthouses (11 nts), sleeper train (2 nts) Meals: some meals included Trip Code: GAACZJ

‘My Own Room’ available: Fr £259

A truly memorable tour, this covers off historic Beijing, ancient Xi’an, cosmopolitan Shanghai plus two very special volunteering opportunities. The first, two days working with young people with learning difficulties, takes place at a unique organic farm near Beijing. Further into the trip, you will volunteer at the world’s biggest panda breeding reserve where you will assist in gathering behavioural data and help prepare food for its 70 residents. With what is thought to be fewer than 1,000 pandas left in the wild, this is a rare experience you won’t forget about in a hurry.

DAY itinerary 01 02

Beijing

Arrive into the bright oriental lights of Beijing at any time today. Beijing

Explore some of the city’s greatest sites including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Great Wall / Rural Volunteering Project

03-05 06-07

Rural Farm

Beijing

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Venture into the countryside to experience the grandeur of the Great Wall of China. Volunteer with young people with learning difficulties at a rural farm and help to plant and harvest crops. Xi’an

Visit one of China’s greatest treasures - the Terracotta Warriors. You will also have the option to cycle the ancient city walls too if you fancy. Chengdu

Time to yourself - indulge in Sichuan cuisine or enjoy an orientation walk. Classical music lovers could always catch a Sichuan Opera. Volunteer Experience Bifengxia Panda Breeding Centre

Xi’an

Chengdu Bifengxia

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C HINA

Shanghai

09-11 12-13 14

The centre is designed to provide the ideal breeding environment for its pandas. Help care for them, clean their enclosures and gather behavioural data. On completion of your time volunteering at the centre, take a fast overnight train to Shanghai. Shanghai

Get to know eclectic downtown Shanghai - cruise the Bund, check out the classy bars and generally make yourself at home. Shanghai

Sadly your trip ends this morning, goodbye Shanghai.

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Teach children in New Delhi

£419

FR

2 - 8 WEEKS

New Delhi, India

Highlights

• Take students on outdoor field trips • Brighten up the care centres with paintings • Get creative with storytelling and drama

Teaching opportunities include - but are no means limited to - teaching basic photography skills, coaching sports, helping children with their homework assignments and teaching basic conversational English. If you’re creative and sporty, great - if not, its not a problem. Your time and encouragement are all the children need.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: New Delhi Getting There: arrival transfer from New Delhi Airport included Accommodation: project apartment or basic share hotel (13 nts) Meals: no meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: GATAHSKT

Stay Longer: Fr £209 per week

TIB ET

PAKISTAN

PA KIS TA N NEPA L

New Delhi INDIA

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ASIA

Located in the heart of New Delhi, this project supports children who formally lived and worked on the city’s streets. It has five shelters and seven care centres helping more than 5,000 homeless children seeking protection from violence, hunger and abuse every year. The project also provides computer, photography, theatre and art workshops to help nurture the children’s confidence and skills. This is where you come in.


Himalayan Adventure & VOLUNTEER

£833

FR

New Delhi – Jaipur – Agra - Palampur – Dharamshala -New Delhi

15 DAYS

ASIA

Highlights

• Experience an authentic family homestay • Assist in a local orphanage • Enjoy Jaipur and amazing mountain scenery

DAY itinerary

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Selected Mondays Project Location: Palampur, Himachal Pradesh Getting There: meet at New Delhi Airport on Day 1, then transfer to Delhi accomodation Accommodation: guesthouses (14 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: background check preferred Trip Code: STADELHIM

PAKISTAN

A K ISTA N

Palampur

01

New Delhi Agra

New Delhi

Arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to your accomodation. The day is yours! New Delhi / Jaipur

02

Meet the rest of your group and enjoy a comprehensive orientation where you will be given an introduction to Indian culture. In the afternoon, transfer to Jaipur and overnight with your local Indian host family. Jaipur

03-05

TIBET

N EPAL

Jaipur

As part of your volunteering experience, you will undertake activities such as teaching English to children and assisting in orphanages. You’ll soon be learning basic Hindi and yoga and there’s a range of projects to get involved in, ensuring you make the most of your experience in a seldom-visited place.

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Enjoy another three nights with your Indian host family and explore the ‘Pink City’. Trawl through local markets, watch a Bollywood movie show, enjoy an elephant ride or indulge in a henna painting workshop. A trip to visit Agra to see the Taj Mahal in included on Day 5. Jaipur / Himachal Pradesh

Take an overnight train to Himachal Pradesh with awe-inspiring views of mountains, lakes and flowing rivers that will pass you by. Palampur

Arrive in Palampur today and transfer to your accommodation. Volunteer project

IN DIA

08-12

On this worthwhile project you’ll help care for and teach infants, assist in orphanages, lend a hand to teachers in day care centres and mentor children with learning difficulties. Optional excursions are also available. After lunch on Day 12 depart to Dharamshala. Dharamshala / New Delhi

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Enjoy free time in the morning to look around Dharamshala (home of Dalai Lama) before later tranferring to the railway station to catch the overnight train to Delhi. New Delhi

Arrival in New Delhi and transfer to the guesthouse for an overnight stay. The day is free for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of this chaotic city. New Delhi

Your airport transfer will leave in the morning for your onward flight.

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The Indian Experience & ADVENTURE

£1,395

FR

28 DAYS

New Delhi - Jaipur – Pushkar - Lalsot - Agra - New Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Goa

ASIA

Get a mouth-watering taste for India’s sights, colours and overwhelming cultures on this 28 day adventure. You’ll split your time between traversing its well-trodden and fascinating backroads, as well as volunteering at two local projects, one in rural Rajasthan and the other on the beautiful Goan coast. Make a difference to this country and give something back to remarkable India.

Highlights

• Work at schools in Rajasthan and Goa • Interact with local communities and kids • See India’s mountains, desert and beach

DAY itinerary New Delhi / Jaipur

01-04

Arrival at Delhi airport and you have the day at leisure to explore. On Day 2 your project representative who will take you to the camp in Jaipur. Spend the next few days checking out the ‘Pink City’s’ bazaars and sights, maybe practising your Bollywood grooves, take an elephant up to the famous Amber Fort and finish off with a bicycle rickshaw ride through Jaipur’s busy markets.

05-11

Today you’ll admire one of the holiest pilgrimages for Hindus - Pushkar. Enjoy a camel safari with amazing views of the Thar Desert. After your overnight camp soak up Pushkar’s vibes and head through rural Rajasthan to Lalsot, your first volunteering stop. For the next five days you’ll help the Banzara community with teaching kids at local schools, as well as helping with painting the schools with educational murals designed to encourage education in this poor area.

Jaipur / Pushkar / Lalsot

Lalsot / Agra / Delhi / Haridwar / Rishikesh

12-20

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Fridays Project Location: Lalsot, Rajasthan & Goa Getting There: meet project representative at Delhi airport on Day 1, who will accompany you on public transport Accommodation: simple hotel & volunteer cottages/ bungalows (multi-share) (27 nts) Meals: some meals included Trip Code: STADELINX

PAKISTAN

TIBET

Rishikesh Haridwar

PA K I STA N

Visit the Taj Mahal and learn why it’s a true wonder. On Day 12 head to Delhi and spend the next day sightseeing. Relax in Haridwar on Day 14 before admiring Rishikesh’s famous temples, ashrams and the almighty River Ganges the next day. On Days 16 and 17 you’ll practice yoga, meditate and stay in a local ashram. Step up the pace on Days 18 and 19 as you trek a nearby mountain.

NEPAL

New Delhi Jaipur Pushkar

Rishikesh / Delhi / Goa

21 -28

Back on the road to Delhi, on Day 22 fly to Goa where you’ll spend the next five days helping kids with net weaving, painting educational murals and local restoration projects. Reminisce on the past few incredible days as you depart after breakfast on Day 28.

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Goa

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Volunteer with children in Nepal

£653

FR

2 - 12 WEEKS

Kathmandu, Nepal

Highlights

• Volunteering orientation included • Use creative methods to teach kids

ASIA

After an few days of volunteering orientation and with the support and guidance of local staff, teach English, maths and art to community school children. You’ll work alongside teachers, offering support in the classroom as well as organising creative projects including making puppets to help with storytelling, painting and drawing. A side trip to Chitwan and Pokara is included. CHINA

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Mondays Project Location: Kathmandu Getting There: transfers to/from Kathmandu Airport included Accommodation: volunteer house single sex dorm (14 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: STAKTMVOL

NE PAL

Kathmandu I N D I A

Stay Longer: Fr £124 per week

Volunteer with Disadvantaged Children in Kerala

2 - 12 WEEKS

Kochi (Kerala), India

Highlights

• Teach art and sports to 10-13 year olds • Lead engaging activities for the kids

Kerala has a huge shortage of schools and skilled teachers due to underfunding, low teacher wages plus a high student drop-out rate. Your efforts, on improving the conversational English of students, will encourage them to stay in education, brightening their future prospects. Based at a school attended by underprivileged children and orphans, you’ll assist teachers and take small-group tuition and activity sessions.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Saturdays Project Location: Kochi Getting There: transfers from/to Kochi Airport are included if arriving on start date Accommodation: basic shared rooms (14 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: STAGVIDCK

Mumbai INDIA

Kochi

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Goa Beach & Volunteer

FR

Goa, India

2 - 12 WEEKS

£752

Highlights

• Comprehensive volunteering orientation • Immerse yourself in Goan culture • Care for children from slum areas

Inclusions

Project Start Date: every other Monday from 11Nov13 Project Location: Goa Getting There: transfers from/to Goa Airport included Accommodation: guesthouse (14 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAGOIGOA

Stay Longer: Fr £192 per week

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New Delhi INDIA

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Goan public services suffer from underfunding and ineffective management, often resulting in poverty and illiteracy. This challenging but massively rewarding project will enrich your travel experience while helping some of Goa’s poorest school children learn new skills and improve their future prospects. You’ll teach English and maths, and care for infants while their families are at work. Some days you‘ll care for children in the day care centre and assist staff with feeding them. There will also be the chance to spend some time supporting children with special needs, all while enjoying Goa’s natural beauty and sandy beaches.


Teach sports in KERALA

£850

FR

2 - 12 WEEKS

Kochi (Kerala), India

Highlights

• Teach a range of sports to children • Help out with physical education classes

ASIA

Working with teachers, local communities and project staff, you will run sports initiatives at schools and develop the athletic skills of the children, the majority of whom come from poorer families or orphanages where resources are scarce. Mondays to Fridays will be spent supporting physical education classes in the mornings, moving on to coaching various sports, such as football, rugby, cricket and netball in the afternoons.

Inclusions

Mumbai

Project Start Date: selected Saturdays Project Location: Kochi (Kerala) Getting There: transfers from/to Kochi International Airport included if arriving on start date Accommodation: basic shared room (14 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: STAGVIIND

I ND I A

Kochi

Stay Longer: Fr £200 per fortnight

Teach & Coach Sports in Jaipur

2 - 12 weeks

Jaipur, India

Highlights

• Coach kids from slum communities • Train and play at a local sports club

After a week’s orientation and cultural experience in Delhi, transfer by minibus to Jaipur and as a sports coach, organise sessions for children in the disadvantaged schools and slum areas of this bustling city. The emphasis of these activities is to bring children from the communities together, have fun and use sport to teach life skills. Choose from cricket, football and hockey.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Mondays Project Location: various locations around Jaipur’s schools and slum communities (max 1 hr by public transport) Getting There: transfer from Delhi Airport included Accommodation: volunteer lodge, multi-share (14 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAJAISPO

New Delhi Jaipur

INDIA

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Work with elephants in Sri Lanka

£950

FR

2 - 4 WEEKS

Wasgamuwa National Park, Sri Lanka

Highlights

• Get up close with majestic elephants • Admire elephants in their natural habitat

Wasgamuwa National Park

Colombo SR I

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ASIA

Volunteers at this award-winning project will carry out field research on jungle treks to develop measures for elephant conservation, sustainable land use and to help resolve human-elephant conflict. Responsibilities will include helping local people minimise elephant raids, checking electric fences to stop elephants entering villages and observing and recording passing elephants from a tree hut.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: first & third Monday of each month Project Location: Wasgamuwa National Park Getting There: airport transfers included (must arrive before 2pm on the project start date) Accommodation: simple dorm style lodge (13 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STACMBVOL

Stay Longer: Fr £1,190 for a 3 week stay Fr £1,324 for a 4 week stay

Volunteer in Sri Lanka

£747

FR

4 -12 weeks

Colombo Province, Sri Lanka

Highlights

• Run activities for kids with special needs • Teach engaging sports and English classes

Near the beautiful Sri Lankan coast, you will enjoy a truly authentic experience, living with a local family (with fellow volunteers). Days will be spent teaching English to 18-25 year-olds, coaching a range of sports and planning activity sessions or lessons. In addition, you will run activities at children’s care homes and centres for people with special needs.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Mondays Project Location: Colombo region locations: Mahargama, Homagama & Horana Getting There: airport pick up from Colombo Bandaranayake Airport included Accommodation: live with 5-8 volunteers in a local family home with shared bathroom (27 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: this trip includes a week of teacher training workshops and a weekend jungle trek Trip Code: STACMBSRI

Colombo S R I

L ANK A

Stay Longer: Fr £107 per week

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The dancing, singing and laughing it burrows under Your skin again and again “True grass-roots research that conserves wildlife and improves lives. I am honoured to have lived and worked amongst Kenya’s Maasai.” Hansie Bez - Kenya Community Conservation


£609

TEACH CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICA

FR

1 - 8 WEEKS

The Observatory and Cape Town townships, South Africa

Highlights

• Get creative with arts and crafts projects • Organise sports tournaments for the kids • Help out at schools and day care centres

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Cape Town townships Getting There: transfer to volunteer house included on Day 2 Accommodation: simple hotel (1 nt), volunteer house on multi-share basis (5 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: GATDACBT

Stay Longer: Fr £419 per week

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S O UTH

AFR ICA

Cape Town

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Staying 10 minutes from the heart of the city, you will primarily be supporting teachers at under-resourced primary and pre-schools in the townships surrounding Cape Town. With class sizes of up to 50 children, the extra pair of hands will give infants aged 2-6 years-old the individual attention they need. You’ll help out with teaching, sports and art activities, refurbishing school buildings as well as getting a taste for local life. During your free time, make the most of the guesthouse’s central location.


HELP FOR ORPHANS IN CAPE TOWN

2 - 12 WEEKS

Cape Town, South Africa

Highlights

• Assist with the development of children • Free Cape Peninsula tour and surf lesson • Organise sports, games and music lessons

Africa ASIA

Love working with children? Then this is the project for you. Many of the areas you’ll be volunteering at are located in underprivileged, under-resourced communities so any help and all contributions are gratefully received. You’ll assist teachers by providing love, care and support for infants aged from newborn to seven years-old. Many will be awaiting adoption, having been abandoned or lost their families. Others may have been removed from abusive home lives. Days will be spent storytelling, playing simple games with babies and assisting with feeding and afternoon nap times. Other practical activities include helping with cooking, laundry and gardening. Living in a shared volunteer house you’ll soon be forming new friendships and sharing stories. At the weekend, enjoy Cape Town’s beautiful beaches, top-notch restaurants and vibrant nightlife. You will also receive a free Cape Peninsula day tour and 2 hr surf lesson.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Cape Town suburb of either Athlone or Kommetjie (approx 30 mins south of Cape Town) Getting There: transfers from Cape Town International Airport included Accommodation: volunteer house with shared rooms & bathroom (13 nts) Meals: breakfast and dinners included Notes: background check required. Homestay accommodation may be available on request Trip Code: STACPTHFO

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A F R I C A

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£420

GREAT WHITE SHARKS VOLUNTEERING

FR

1 - 12 WEEKS

Gansbaai, South Africa

Highlights

• Cage dive with incredible Great Whites • Learn the ropes of basic seamanship • Admire whales, dolphins and penguins

Most of your time at sea will be spent aboard a shark cage diving vessel as a crew member, helping out with cage diving operations, shark observation and collecting data. There will be the opportunity to take the plunge and cage dive yourself. And don’t be surprised to also spot whales, dolphins, seals and penguins, all of which inhabit these waters. Back on land, you may attend lectures on ocean conservation, basic seamanship and shark biology. To get the most out of your experience and have more time cage-diving, consider staying longer; anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Daily Project Location: Gansbaai (120km from Cape Town) Getting There: on arrival into Cape Town make your own way to the joining accommodation. Transfer to the project in Gansbaai on Day 2 is included Accommodation: shared room with shared bathroom & kitchen in volunteer house - with pool! (6 nts) Meals: no meals included Trip Code: STACPTGWS

Stay Longer: Fr £792 for a 2 week stay Z AM B IA Z IM BAB WE NAM IB IA B OTS WANA

S O UTH

AFR ICA

Cape Town Gansbaai

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Located at Gansbaai – the best place in the world to see Great White sharks – you will help with vital marine research in this unique environment at the tip of Africa. Shark populations worldwide are increasingly threatened and there’s still a lot of research that is needed to understand and interpret the behaviour of these awesome predators. The knowledge and skills acquired by participating in this project are unparalleled.


£1,491

PENGUIN RESCUE

FR

45 DAYS

Cape Town, South Africa

Highlights

• Hands-on work with penguins and seabirds • Free Cape Peninsula day tour & surf lesson

Africa

Help this endangered seabird rescue project with cleaning and feeding oiled, injured or sick penguins and other seabirds. Volunteers will be taught how to catch, handle, feed, tube and administer medication. Experience a release trip to Robben Island, (home to one of the largest African Penguin colonies in the world), where you’ll hopefully enjoy the unforgettable reward of seeing a saved bird swim free. Check out the outstanding volunteer house with pool!

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Project Start Date: Thursdays Project Location: Table View, Cape Town (30 mins from city centre) Getting There: transfer from Cape Town International Airport or city centre included Accommodation: backpacker lodge dorm (44 nts) Meals: volunteers receive daily food budget ZAR100 Trip Code: STACPTPEN

A F RI CA

Cape Town

Stay Longer: Fr £497 per fortnight

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROGRAMME

2 - 12 WEEKS

Limpopo Province, South Africa

Highlights

• Learn animal behavioural study skills • Analyse important local wildlife data

Based at a South African game reserve, you’ll be in the thick of it with large game such as lions, leopards, elephants and hyenas. You’ll learn to use research equipment to help locate collared animals and gather information on predators to help determine their movements and social structures. If you stay four weeks, spend time at the mountain satellite camps to analyse data, track and monitor wildlife. Limpopo Province

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Saturdays Project Location: Limpopo Province Getting There: transfers from Johannesburg available (additional fee) Accommodation: farmhouse multi-share (14 nts) Meals: self catering (food budget given to volunteers on arrival) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAGVIWCV

B OTS WANA

Johannesburg S O UTH

AFR ICA

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£588

Shamwari Conservation Experience

FR

2 - 12 WEEKS

Paterson, South Africa

Highlights

• Help to protect and conserve animals • Live and work amongst Africa’s ‘Big Five’ • Help rhino and anti-poaching efforts

As a volunteer on this unique placement, you will work 8am-5pm Monday to Friday, conserving, researching and protecting the ‘Big Five’ and other flora and fauna. Assist in efforts such as animal tracking and monitoring, reserve rehabilitation and eco-education. Weekly tasks may include taking local communities through environmental and social awareness work and helping in the care and nursing of animals at the Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries. The dedication and efforts of volunteers will make a positive impact on creating environmental, social and financial stability of this special habitat, and champion the preservation of its animals for future generations to come.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Mondays Project Location: Paterson (87km from Port Elizabeth) Getting There: on arrival into Port Elizabeth, make your own way to Shamwari Game Reserve (transfers can be arranged at additional cost) Accommodation: shared rooms or tents (14 nts) Meals: all on-site meals included Trip Code: STAPLZSHA

Stay Longer: Fr £294 per week Z AM B IA Z IM BAB WE NAM IB IA B OTS WANA

Johannesburg S O UTH

AFR ICA

S O UTH

AFR ICA

Cape Town

Paterson

Port Elizabeth

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Based at a 25,000-hectare multi-purpose centre that’s home to the largest concentration of ‘Big Five’ animals (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) in the Eastern Cape, it’s little wonder this safari and game reserve has been voted a world leader.


Sports Coaching in South Africa

5 OR 12 WEEKS

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Highlights

• Coach activities and run tournaments • Inspire and develop kids’ sporting skills • Free township tour and bush camp meal

Africa ASIA

This project caters for schools that lack the resources to provide students with any physical education. While the focus is on sport, the priority is to develop life skills among underprivileged South African children. This helps bridge social divides, keeps children off the streets, encourages teamwork and builds their confidence. Visiting several schools each day aboard a dedicated mini-bus, you will work as part of a team of approximately 12 volunteers plus full-time coaching staff. During school holidays, you will coach at activity camps and run tournaments which may include team sports such as football, cricket and basketball. There are also opportunities to introduce nonsporting activities, like arts and field trips. A township tour and fantastic bush camp dinner under the stars are included and you can also visit Kragga Kama game reserve, the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay and Bloukrans Bungee (if you dare!) at your own expense.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 28 Sep13, 11 Jan14, 15 Feb14, 12 Apr14, 17 May14, 19 Jul14, 30 Aug14, 04 Oct14 Project Location: Port Elizabeth Getting There: transfers from/to Port Elizabeth airport included Accommodation: dormitory-style volunteer house with shared bathroom, TV room and pool (35 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAPLZCOA

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Cape Town

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Port Elizabeth

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thE Lion Whisperer wildlife sanctuary

£700

FR

1 - 4 WEEKS

Welgedacht Game Reserve (near Pretoria), South Africa

Highlights

• Work with and care for large predators • Volunteer in a ‘Big 5’ reserve • Meet the Lion Whisperer himself

Volunteers will play an integral part in restoring Welgedacht Game Reserve back to its former glory. The reserve will be the first freeroaming Big Five of its kind in Gauteng. As most of the reserve was previously farmland, there are challenges in returning the land to its ideal condition. The project will also involve maintaining, caring and managing the animals on the 45,000-hectare farm. Volunteer activities are varied and will include preparing food, game counts, antipoaching walks and enclosure cleaning.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Mondays Project Location: Welgedacht Game Reserve, near Pretoria Getting There: transfers included from/to Johannesburg International Airport Accommodation: shared African-style farmhouse (7 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAJNBKNG

Stay Longer: Fr £1,000 for 2 weeks Fr £1,700 for 4 weeks Z AM B IA Z IM BAB WE NAM IB IA B OTS WANA

Pretoria

Johannesburg S O UTH

AFR ICA

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Kevin Richardson (also known as the ‘Lion Whisperer’) is a high-profile conservationist who runs The Lion Whisperer Wildlife Sanctuary. This project is devoted to caring and enriching the lives of the animals that live there, including lions, spotted and striped hyenas, black leopards, wildebeest and giraffes.


VOLUNTEER AS A STORYTELLER IN MALAWI

£749

FR

2 - 9 WEEKS

Blantyre, Malawi

Highlights

• Bring books to life through art and craft • Explore the stunning African landscape

Africa

Help inspire children and improve their reading skills on this fun, team-orientated adventure, taking books to school and bringing stories to life through, for example, puppets, painting or plays. As part of the Book Bus crew, you will spend each weekday at a different community school. While teaching experience is not required, enthusiasm and creativity is a must!

Inclusions

TANZ ANIA

Project Start Date: Saturdays Project Location: Blantyre, Malawi Getting There: arrival/return transfers from Blantyre International Airport / city centre / coach depot Accommodation: twin share bungalows with private bathroom (14 nts) & use of open air swimming pool Meals: all meals included, communal self-catering Note: Local payment of $250 USD per week required Trip Code: STABLZSYM

M AL AW I

Lilongwe

Blantyre M OZ AM B IQ UE

Z I MBA BW E

Stay Longer: Fr £195 per week

£569

ZAMBIA MEDICAL PROJECT

FR

1 - 8 WEEKS

Livingstone, Zambia

Highlights

• Volunteer with local medical workers • Contribute to Aids/HIV education

Work alongside care givers on visits to homes throughout the region. Volunteers without medical experience will help with administrative tasks and assist trained staff in providing medical treatment. Those who are medically trained can expect to be more involved in looking after patients. Participants on this programme will also lend a hand with school refurbishment and adult literacy.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Livingstone (close to Vic. Falls) Getting There: transfer from Zambezi Waterfront Hotel to volunteer house included on Day 2 Accommodation: adventure tent (1nt), volunteer house (5nts) on a multi-share basis Meals: most meals included Notes: background check required, first aid course recommended Trip Code: GATDZLMT

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Livingstone Z IM BAB W E NAM IB IA

B OTS WANA

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Zambia Lion Research

FR

1 - 8 WEEKS

Livingstone, Zambia

Highlights

• Get up close to young lion cubs • Immerse yourself in local Zambian life • Educate local kids on conservation efforts

Best suited to adventurous animal lovers, most days will be spent working directly with and handling lions. Walk alongside lions as the young cubs (14-16 months-old) learn to stalk their prey, assist the Zambian breeding programme and monitor elephants. In addition, you will collect behavioural data, ensure the lions have a stimulating environment to thrive in and work with local community schools on a conservation education programme.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Livingstone (close to Vic. Falls) Getting There: transfer from Zambezi Waterfront Hotel to volunteer house included on Day 2 Accommodation: adventure tent (1nt), Volunteer house (5 nts) on multi-share basis Meals: most meals included Notes: volunteers must be minimum 1.5m/5ft tall, background check required Trip Code: GATDZLCTA

Stay Longer: Fr £659 per week

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Livingstone Z IM BABWE NAM IB IA

B OTS WANA

S O UTH

AFR ICA

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Expect to take part in hands-on research as part of this groundbreaking lion conservation project. Assist at a not-for-profit lion and environmental research organisation that tackles rapidly decreasing lion populations through the re-introduction of the offspring of captive-bred lions into national parks and reserves.


volunteEr with elephants in namibia

£924

FR

12 or 24 DAYS

Damaraland, Namibia

Highlights

• Camp out in the wild beneath African stars • Track elephants in the Damaraland desert

Africa

Surrounded by the desert backdrop of the Damaraland, you’ll help to protect the small remaining population of desert elephants in this area. Their survival relies on volunteers like you to build huge protection walls, preventing the animals from damaging villages thereby removing a major part of local conflicts. You will also track elephant movements and sleep under the stars. Z IM BAB W E

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Walvis Bay B O T S W A N A Damaraland Windhoek

Project Start Date: 23Sep13 and every 2nd Monday after (except 6 wks between Dec & Jan) Project Location: 250km from Swakopmund Getting There: transfer to project included from Swakopmund. Transfers to Swakopmund from Windhoek (4 hours) or Walvis Bay (30 mins) at additional cost Accommodation: camping in 2-man tents (11 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STASWPELE

Swakopmund

S OU T H

AFR ICA

Stay Longer: £1771 for 24 days

Wildlife conservation in Namibia

15 DAYS

Near Windhoek, Namibia

Highlights

• Work with African game in their habitat • Play with and care for young baboons

Based in a natural savannah paradise, you’ll work at a sanctuary that provides refuge for orphaned and injured wildlife including cheetahs, lions, leopards, wild dogs, caracals and baboons. Support expert research teams by placing and collecting camera traps, undertake game counts, build enclosures and break down fences to allow wildlife to roam freely. Each day you will enjoy interacting with and caring for the sanctuary’s animals, such as baby and junior baboons.

Z IM BAB W E NAM IB IA

B OTS WANA

Windhoek

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Mondays & Thursdays Project Location: 45 mins from Windhoek Getting There: transfers from/to Windhoek International Airport included Accommodation: shared rooms/tents (14 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAWDHWIL

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marine conservation expedition in seychelles

£1,950

FR

4 - 12 WEEKS

Baie Ternay (Mahe Island), Seychelles

Highlights

• Dive with incredible marine life • Learn how to identify fish and coral • Soak up the serene tropical island lifestyle

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 19Oct13, 16Nov13, 11Jan14, 08Feb14, 08Mar14, 05Apr14, 3 & 31May14, 28Jun14, 26Jul14, 23Aug14, 20Sep14, 18Oct14 & 15Nov14 Project Location: Mahe Island Getting There: airport transfer inc. (selected times) Accommodation: basic shared accommodation (28 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: must be PADI Open Water qualified Trip Code: STAGVIMAR

Stay Longer: Fr £900 per fortnight Curieuse Island

Victoria S EYCHEL L ES (M AHE)

YOU MIGHT LIKE SEYCHELLES ISLAND RESEARCH & CONSERVATION: 29 DAYS Fr £1395 Check out the Seychelles’ wildlife with this land-based project that focuses on the conservation of this beautiful environment. Working with the Seychelles Ministry, you’ll focus your efforts on endangered bird and flora surveys, census research, giant tortoise habitat management and restoration, as well as seasonal turtle nesting research. Trip Code: STAGVISEY

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Surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean and the endless white stretches of Seychelles beaches, this is the ultimate volunteer location! Working on critical marine conservation projects that focus on conservation-related surveys, you’ll assist with providing important data on coral reef research, whale shark migration observations and in-water turtle surveys. Diving amongst deserted tropical isles you’ll also have the chance to take your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Researcher Diver courses.


£980

Camp Uganda

FR

14 DAYS

Ziwa, Uganda

Highlights

• Protect endangered white rhinos • Support building projects in the area • Get involved with local communities

Africa ASIA

Uganda, known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, is one of the most beautiful countries on the continent, with stunning natural scenery that is hard to find anywhere else. Situated in the heart of the country’s only rhino sanctuary, you will be given the rare opportunity of working alongside the wildlife authorities to protect a population of ten white rhinos. Enjoy spectacular game viewing and get involved in rhino tracking by foot. Designed for volunteers who are keen to support ongoing community and environmental programmes alongside other international volunteers, you will also help build and improve school facilities and make classroom furniture.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 04Oct13, 01Nov13, 08Jan14, 05Feb14, 05Mar14, 02 & 30Apr14, 04Jun14, 02 & 30Jul14, 05Sep14, 03 & 31Oct14 Project Location: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (3 hrs from Kampala) Getting There: transfers from/to Entebbe Airport included Accommodation: tents/thatched bandas (13 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: maximum volunteer age 25 Trip Code: STACAMCMP

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Teach children in Zanzibar

FR

1 - 8 WEEKS

Jambiani (Zanzibar), Tanzania

Highlights

• Teach students at community-run projects • Learn the local language, Kiswahili • Develop children’s creative skills

If you head down the east coast of palm-lined Zanzibar, you’ll encounter the tropical beauty of Jambiani - your home for the next week.

As part of this project, you’ll be fully immersed in the local way of life, learning some Kiswahili along the way, and helping support women empowerment projects as well.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Jambiani (approx. 1.5 hrs outside Stone Town) Getting There: transfer on Day 2 to the project included Accommodation: simple hotel (1 nt), simple volunteer multi-share cottages/bungalows (5 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: GATDTZJT

Stay Longer: Fr £439 per week

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Jambiani

TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL): A TEFL qualification could potentially fund years of living and working abroad after your volunteering trip, as well as preparing you for teaching English and making a lasting difference in communities. To find out more, turn to pages 92-93.

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Get involved with this meaningful project which relies on volunteers to help out at one of the local schools, which are typically understaffed and underfunded. Help students develop their English and creative skills through craft workshops and organise engaging sports programmes - aimed at nurturing children and strengthening their confidence with studying.


£940

Camp Tanzania

FR

2 WEEKS - 3 MONTHS

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Highlights

• Get involved with marine conservation • Renovate local school buildings • Teach kids computer skills and English

Africa ASIA

This trip is for volunteers who are keen to help improve living standards for local communities and protect fragile wildlife habitats in some of the poorest areas of East Africa. Based around rural and coastal village life, you will learn how people sustain themselves through fishing and seaweed farming. You could also work on initiatives to promote positive health messages for local people and provide better education for children. This may involve building and improving school facilities, renovating buildings, teaching lessons and sports to village kids, constructing water tanks to source clean drinking water or developing eco-tourism activities. 1 month or more - experience a safari side trip 2 & 3 months - spend two weeks at Camp Tsavo in Kenya surrounded by big game working on the productivity of the landscape to provide employment and financial support for local communities

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 06Sep13, 04Oct13, 01Nov13, 08Jan14, 05Feb14, 05Mar14, 02 & 30Apr14, 04Jun14, 02Jul14, 30Jul14, 05Sep14, 03Oct14, 31Oct14. (2 and 3 month departures in bold) Project Location: Northern Tanzania Getting There: transfers from/to Kilimanjaro Airport included Accommodation: dome tents/thatched bandas (13 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: maximum volunteer age 25 Trip Code: STACAMCTZ

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Camp Tanga

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CAMP KENYA

FR

2 WEEKS - 3 MONTHS

Mombasa, Kenya

Highlights

• Get involved in award-winning initiatives • Teach children through workshops • Spot wildlife on game drives

1 month or more - you will stay at Camp Tsavo to experience spectacular game viewing on safari drives throughout the national parks 2 & 3 months - in addition you will experience Camp Makongeni’s marine conservation projects, plus a stint in a local sacred forest

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 06Sep13, 04Oct13, 01Nov13, 08Jan14, 05Feb14, 05Mar14, 02 & 30Apr14, 04Jun14, 02Jul14, 30Jul14, 05Sep14, 03Oct14, 31Oct14. (2 and 3 month departures in bold) Project Location: Southern Kenya, near Mombasa Getting There: transfers from/to Mombasa Airport included Accommodation: traditional thatched bandas, safari-style tents & spacious dome tents (13 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: maximum volunteer age 25 Trip Code: STACAMKEN

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CAMP Kenya

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Stay Longer: Fr £1,795 for 1 month Fr £2,550 for 2 months Fr £3,295 for 3 months

2 weeks

S O M ALI A UGANDA

K ENYA

Camp Tsavo Mombasa Camp Makongeni Camp Muhaka

1 month 2 months

TANZ ANIA

3 months

NB: Itinerary is subject to change depending on numbers / More of this activity

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In rural Kenya, most people live below the poverty line with limited access to proper sanitation, clean drinking water, healthcare and education. The beauty of this trip lies in the wide range of exciting project schemes and activities available. You could be involved in anything from building classrooms and making desks to working on clean water initiatives and teaching children. There is also a strong conservation and environmental focus and you will be working in beautiful wildlife reserves on a number of habitat protection and anti-poaching initiatives. Two week stays are based at rustic Camp Muhaka but stay longer and you can also experience wildlife and marine conservation at the other two camps.


Teach children in Kenya

1 - 8 WEEKS

Limuru, Kenya

Highlights

• Organise kids’ arts and sports activities • Immerse yourself in African culture • Work with friendly local Kenyans

Africa ASIA

Gain teaching experience in a challenging but hugely rewarding environment. Working with primary and pre-school children, you’ll provide extra support and encouragement to infants at underfunded and understaffed schools. Organise sports and arts activities for students, prepare teaching materials and add personality to classrooms with painted murals. Be prepared to fall in love – you’re bound to be won over by their smiles and hugs. You’ll also spend time refurbishing and brightening up school buildings as well as interacting with commmunity members from Nairobi’s slums, thereby gaining a greater understanding of urban Kenyan life.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Limuru (approx 1 hr outside Nairobi centre) Getting There: transfer from Nairobi to Limuru included on Day 2 Accommodation: simple hotel (1 nt), volunteer cottage, multi-share (5 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: GATDKKTT

Stay Longer: Fr £419 per week

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S OMA L I A UGANDA

KEN YA

Limuru

Nairobi

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£1,299

Volunteer Maasai Mara

FR

17 DAYS +

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Highlights

• Learn about amazing African wildlife • Teach trainee tourism guides • Work with local Maasai children

The Maasai Mara is quite possibly Africa’s finest safari destination. In the midst of the ‘greatest wildlife show in Africa,’ you will be involved in exciting conservation and wildlife activities in a spectacular conservancy area.

Work alongside fellow volunteers to paint brightly coloured classroom murals and, during the school year, you can expect to run an environmental club with young students at the local primary school.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Mara Naboisho Conservancy (Maasai Mara) Getting There: airport transfer from Nairobi to volunteer house & transfer to project on Day 2 included Accommodation: simple hotel (1 nt), volunteer house (1 nt), volunteer dormitory (14 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: background check required Trip Code: GATDKMMT

Stay Longer: Fr £499 per week

ETHIO PIA S O UTH S UDAN

S O M AL I A UGANDA

K ENYA

Maasai Mara

Nairobi TANZ ANIA

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Make an impact by promoting the Green Villages conservation concept in surrounding Maasai communities and assist with the monitoring of lion, cheetah and leopard populations. There will also be the unique experience of working at a guide training school, assisting with training up local Maasai guides to promote sustainable tourism.


SOUTH AMERICA South america

A land that invigorates, inspires, challenges and excites “The children I met in Cuzco were an inspiration. I helped them with a variety of lessons, from English to art. I was also lucky enough to be able to do the Inca Trail.� David Ragowski - Volunteer Cuzco Kids


£519*

Volunteer Cuzco Kids

FR

2 - 8 WEEKS

Cuzco, Peru

Highlights

• Immerse yourself in local Peruvian culture • Support at-risk children and youth • Inspire the kids to create a brighter future

Cuzco’s ‘House of the People of the Sun’ was set up with the goal of creating a safe sanctuary for the city’s poorest children and youths to turn to. It offers hot meals, help with homework and the chance to participate in a variety of workshops, giving life-long skills to fuel much-needed change. This voluntary drop-in centre with two locations within the city also offers essential guidance and support. Be a part of this incredible project which will allow you to support these children to get back firmly on their feet and develop invaluable skills.

Inclusions

In 2009, after five years of fundraising and a significant contribution from STA Travel, Planeterra purchased a house to establish a permanent location for a child and youth drop-in centre. Four years later, STA Travel is returning to Cuzco and is committed to raising additional funds to build a small addition to the centre for an art workshop. By developing a sustainable creative workshop, the centre can sell their arts and crafts, which include jewellery and intricate leatherwork. The centre aims to keep kids off the street and provide a safe haven to shelter and feed them. Volunteer in Cuzco and give something back!

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Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Cuzco Getting There: transfer to project included on Day 2 Accommodation: hotel (1 nt), family-style hostel (12 nts) Meals: no meals included Notes: intermediate Spanish (good conversational ability) & background check required Trip Code: GATSPJMN

*Based on min.2 people. Single travellers fr £639. Stay Longer: Fr £199 per week

B R AZ IL PER U

Cuzco B O L IV IA

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Surround yourself with the ascending heights and charming Andean beauty of Cuzco while witnessing the harsh reality of its local children working, begging and roaming the streets. Many of Cuzco’s children are overwhelmed with the stress of both working and going to school, which forces them to give up on their studies as a sacrifice to help provide for their families. Sadly, other children are forced to leave home because they have faced abuse, neglect or abandonment.


Volunteer Peru Amazon

£899*

FR

9 DAYS

Lima – Puerto Maldonado, Peru

south ASIA america Leave a positive mark on a South American treasure, the almighty Amazon. With its out-of-this-world wildlife, unruly jungle landscapes and endangered animals, it’s the perfect place to spend your time volunteering. Get involved with this meaningful and hands-on jungle adventure which combines animal conservation work with two nights at an authentic Amazon jungle lodge.

Highlights

• Take care of animals at a rehab centre • Explore the Amazon’s winding nature trails • Learn about the fragile ecosystem

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Puerto Maldonado, Amazon Getting There: transfer from Lima airport included on Day 1, flight Lima - Puerto Maldonado & transfer to project included on Day 2 Accommodation: hotel (1 nt), Amazon lodge (2 nts), twin-share bungalows at project (5 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: Return flight to Lima/Cuzco not included Trip Code: GATSPPAN

*Based on min.2 people. Single travellers fr £1009

This wonderful project is devoted to promoting the protection and welfare of wild animals as well as the conservation of their environment so that they can be released back into their natural habitats. The project is home to a variety of animals in need of rehabilitation including Howler monkeys, peccaries, macaws and many more.

DAY itinerary Lima

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Amazon Volunteer Project

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Lima

Puerto Maldonado

Kick off with an included flight to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon rainforest and transfer to your home for the next five days. Spend your time volunteering at a centre which focuses on the rehabilitation and conservation of wild animals. Here you’ll work with staff to take care of animals so they can be successfully released back to their natural habitats. You’ll also help out with the maintenance of an interpretive trail, the construction of animal enclosures, as well as educating locals on the importance of preserving the fragile ecosystem. In the evenings after a hard day’s work, the Amazon is your oyster - enjoy trekking along the trails as well as spotting some of the incredible wildlife. Tambopata Rainforest

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On arrival into the colonial city of Lima and transfer to the welcome hotel. The day is yours to do as you please, so head out and get face-to-face with Peru’s vibrant and chaotic capital city.

Travel by motorised canoe to a private Amazon lodge which boasts sustainable operational initiatives like solar panels, a recycling programme and rechargeable flashlights. Enjoy excursions by expert naturalists to spot more wildlife. Puerto Maldonado

Transfer back to the airport in style - by motorised canoe of course!

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£719

GALAPAGOS ISLAND CONSERVATION

FR

10 DAYS +

Quito & San Cristobal Island, Ecuador

Highlights

• Help the locals with conservation projects • Explore the idyllic beaches of San Cristobal • Get face-to-face with the island’s wildlife

As a volunteer, your daily tasks will be anything from contributing to soil preparation and trail maintenance to organic farming and hanging out with the friendly locals – giant tortoises, iguanas and sea lions.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Saturdays Project Location: San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands Getting There: flights included to/from San Cristobal Accommodation: simple hotel Quito (2 nts), shared rustic cabin (7 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: USD100 Galapagos Islands Park entry and USD10 Tourist Transit Fee not included (pay in cash) Trip Code: GATSEVGT

Stay Longer: Fr £239 per week

GAL APAGO S IS L ANDS

Quito ECUADOR

San Cristobal

PERU

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At this project you’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands – 500 square kilometres of pristine habitat for endemic wildlife, which needs your help to conserve the area for future generations. The aim of this biological research station is to sustain native highland forests by removing invasive plant species and replacing them with native trees and vegetation. The project works collaboratively with local landowners to develop agricultural alternatives for the production of vegetables and fruits to sell within the community.


£995

CAMP ECUADOR

FR

2 WEEKS - 3 MONTHS

Quito, Ecuador

Highlights

• Work alongside cloud forest communities • Develop and improve local school facilities • Teach kids through stimulating workshops

1 month or more - includes a cultural stay and Condor conservation in Otavalo 2 & 3 months - also includes over a week at a wildlife rescue centre in the Amazon (Camp Amazonia) plus 10 days community development and marine conservation on the stunning Pacific Coast (Camp Costa)

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 06Sep13, 04Oct13, 01Nov13, 08Jan14, 05Feb14, 05Mar14, 02 & 30Apr14, 04Jun14, 02 & 30Jul14, 05Sep14, 03 & 31Oct14. (2 and 3 month projects only in bold) Project Location: Andes cloud forest (north of Quito). 2 & 3 month projects also feature the Amazon & Pacific Coast Getting There: transfers from/to Quito Airport included (those staying for 2 or 3 months will return home from Guayaquil) Accommodation: dorm & dome tents (13 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: maximum volunteer age 25 Trip Code STACAMECU

Stay Longer: Fr £1,795 for 1 month Fr £2,560 for 2 months Fr £3,295 for 3 months

COLOMBIA

Quito

Camp Maqui

Camp Amazonia Camp Costa Guayaquil

CAMP ECUADOR 2 weeks 1 month

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On few other projects can you experience such variety and make a real and lasting difference to the people, wildlife and environment of Ecuador. From sustainable ongoing community and conservation projects to exploring the culture and natural beauty of Ecuador, this programme has it all. The two- and four-week projects focus on the spectacular base camp in a cloud forest (Camp Maqui), improving living standards of rural communities, protecting wildlife habitats and enhancing animal welfare. We recommend a stay of at least a one month to really get the most out of your trip.

2 months

Up to 6 weeks

3 months

Up to 10 weeks

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Teach and Coach Football in Ecuador

£795

FR

2 - 4 WEEKS

Quito, Ecuador

Highlights

• Coach football to school kids in Quito • Share ideas for training sessions and drills

CO LO M B IA

Inclusions

Quito

Project Start Date: selected Sundays Project Location: Quito Getting There: transfer included from Quito International Airport Accommodation: homestay (14 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: basic Spanish required (see box below) Trip Code: STAUIOFOO

ECUA D O R

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Teach, Coach AND Play Sport in Argentina

£795

FR

2 - 12 WEEKS

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Highlights

• Train with one of Buenos Aires’ top clubs • Coach kids from BA’s poorest communities

Based in the South American sizzler of Buenos Aires, you’ll help coaches run training sessions in baseball, rugby, cricket, hockey, swimming, hockey, football and tennis, for children from disadvantaged communities. Volunteers will assist with warm ups and fitness sessions to help improve the kids’ skills. By sharing ideas on strategy with local players and coaches, the club will benefit greatly from your input. B O L IV IA

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Saturdays Project Location: Buenos Aires Getting There: transfer included from Buenos Aires International Airport Accommodation: volunteer lodge dorm (14 nts) Meals: some meals included Notes: basic conversational Spanish required Trip Code: STABUESPO

B R AZ IL

Buenos Aires ARGENTINA

Stay Longer: £150 per extra week

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You might like To Learn Spanish Why not take time out to learn Spanish before your volunteering project starts so both you and the kids you’re teaching get the most out of your stay. We offer courses in both Quito and Buenos Aires from just £188 for a one week residential course. Extra weeks are also available. Check out all our language school options on pages 96-97.

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Fancy yourself as a football coach? Volunteer your time at this football school in Quito where you’ll assist coaches with children’s training sessions. Duties will include organising warmups, fitness sessions and drills to help improve their skills and overall understanding of the game. Working both with groups and individuals, you’ll contribute to helping improve the kids’ abilities, preparing them for future upcoming matches.


TEACH ENGLISH IN ARGENTINA

15 DAYS +

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Highlights

• Share skills and knowledge with locals • Create enagaging teaching projects • Soak up BA’s sizzling-hot city vibes

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Look past the cobbled streets of San Telmo and the colour-clad buildings of La Boca and you’ll see that this city is full of kindergartens, schools and community centres that can only survive based on the goodwill of volunteers. This organisation works with projects that aim to encourage sustainable development in the community through various programmes. As a volunteer you’ll be matched with English projects (children, youth or adults) across the city that need your invaluable support. Become a strong role model and mentor to the students as well as helping out with anything from teaching English to playing games and singing.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Buenos Aires Getting There: make your own way to the volunteer house on Day 1 Accommodation: multi-share volunteer house (14 nts) Meals: no meals included (self-catering facilities available) Notes: basic Spanish recommended, background check required Trip Code: GATSAETT

Stay Longer: Fr £219 per week

B O L IVIA

BR A Z I L

Buenos Aires A RG EN T I N A

TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL) If you’re an adventurous spirit with a passion for living and working within a brand new culture, then TEFL is right for you. Gain confidence and learn about lesson planning and managing a classroom before you start your volunteer trip. A second language, university degree or previous teaching experience aren’t necessary. See pages 92-93.

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LEARN SPANISH & VOLUNTEER WITH KIDS

£699

FR

15 DAYS +

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Highlights

• Inspire children threatened by poverty • Chat to locals and improve your Spanish • 10 hours Spanish lessons included

As a volunteer, you’ll help to create an environment that is secure for the children as well as being somewhere they can develop intellectually. You’ll be involved with cooking, building handicrafts with the children, playing games and singing as well as having 10 hours of Spanish lessons which will enable greater interaction with the project’s kids.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Buenos Aires Getting There: Make your own way to the volunteer house on Day 1 Accommodation: Multi-share volunteer house (14 nts) Meals: No meals included (self-catering facilities available) Notes: basic Spanish recommended (lessons included on this project), background check required Trip Code: GATSALST

Stay Longer: Fr £209 per week

B O L IV IA

B R AZI L

Buenos Aires ARGENTINA

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This project was set up as a safe haven for young children who are threatened by poverty and faced with problems like malnutrition, environmental pollution, violence and lack of education. This incredible centre only exists because of the donations and kindness of volunteers.


VOLUNTEER BRAZIL

2 - 8 WEEKS

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Highlights

• Volunteer with Rio’s local favela children • Take part in Portuguese lessons • Free weekends to explore Rio

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This inspiring project is run by a local not-for-profit organisation, ‘Union of Women for the Betterment of Roupa Suja’, in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Rocinha, the largest favela (shanty town) in Latin America. The organisation’s volunteers run a day care centre for over 50 children providing mothers the opportunity to go out to work knowing their children are safe and cared for. The centre provides a loving atmosphere where children can learn and grow, complete with games and educational activities, nutritious meals and healthcare. As a volunteer, your contribution will be paramount and you will get involved in all aspects of the project from art and music classes to capoeira and computer skills. You’ll also learn a bit of Portuguese along the way - making it easier for you to interact with the project’s staff and children.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Rio de Janeiro Getting There: transfer to project included on Day 2 Accommodation: hostel (5 nts), multi-share dorms in the favela (8 nts) Meals: some meals included (Mon-Fri only) Notes: background check required Trip Code: GATSZPBN

*Based on min.2 people. Single travellers fr £899. Stay Longer: Fr £389 per week

B R A Z I L

B O LIVIA

Rio de Janeiro

A RG EN T I N A

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CENTRAL AMERICA Central America

Tiny on the map but huge in diversity “I met several inspiring volunteers at the project. The attitude that each person takes toward the project really makes a difference in the quality of their work as well as their own personal experience .” Beth Skowronek – Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation


VOLUNTEER COSTA RICA San José – Playa Matapalo – Monteverde – La Fortuna – San José

£699

FR

15 DAYS

central america

Highlights

• Protect future generations of sea turtles • Hike the misty cloud forest of Santa Elena • Enjoy a dip in Arenal’s hot springs

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Sundays (Jul-Nov) Project Location: Playa Matapalo Getting There: on arrival into San José make your own way to the joining hotel on Day 1 Accommodation: simple hotels (8 nts), multi-share basic lodge (6 nts) Meals: some meals inlcuded Trip Code: GACRPJ

‘My Own Room’ available fr £289 per week

N I C A RAGUA

DAY itinerary

La Fortuna Monteverde

This group voluntour is the perfect way to tick off some Costa Rican hotspots, while doing your bit along the way. Unspoilt cloud forests, Pacific Coast surf, rugged volcanic and beach landscapes make this Latin gem the number one location. Give back to Mother Nature and spend five days volunteering at a remarkable sea turtle conservation project which uses man-made nurseries called ‘viveros’ to protect turtle eggs and nests. The programme assists endangered sea turtles and their hatchlings on Matapalo Beach and all volunteers are vital to the project’s success. After your good work is done, enjoy a week of touring paradise getting face-to-face with this amazing country.

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PANAMA

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YOU MIGHT LIKE VOLUNTEER WITH SEA TURTLES IN TORTUGUERO 15 DAYS Fr £559 Learn about sea turtle conservation in Tortuguero region on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. This project is a must for nature lovers looking to make a real difference in the conservation and protection of sea turtles. As a volunteer, you will take part in night patrols and assist in tagging and data collection of these endangered beauties.

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Arrive into the bustling city of San José and head to the joining hotel. Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Playa Matapalo

Trip Code: GATCRCST

San José

Leave San José behind you, heading to Playa Matapalo, a charming village located on the central Pacific coast. Surrounded by exotic beauty, immerse yourself into a conservation project that protects endangered sea turtles. For the five days you’re on this project you’ll help with night time beach patrols, reinforce the barriers of the hatcheries, monitor the baby turtle hatchery and other area maintenance. In your free time soak up the chilled atmosphere of Playa Matapalo’s beaches. Monteverde Cloud Forest

08-10

Head inland and enjoy the misty mountain air of Monteverde. Learn about the conservation of this precious ecosystem from local guides and enjoy an included El Trapiche Tour where a guided sugar cane and coffee tour will teach you all the ins and outs of Costa Rican culture. Check out the birds of the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and choose to get your pulse racing on a zipline tour. La Fortuna

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Travel to La Fortuna at the base of the Arenal Volcano, an area brimming with colour, outstanding birdlife and monkeys. Enjoy winding nature trails, swimming in waterfalls as well as relaxing in tropical cascading hot springs and natural thermal baths. Bliss. San José

14-15

Transfer back to San José for some last minute shopping and your final evening with the group. On Day 15, say your goodbyes to the group and to beautiful Costa Rica.

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£349

COSTA RICA SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION

FR

1 - 8 WEEKS

Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica

Highlights

• Learn about wildlife from nature experts • Help out with sea turtle conservation work • Hit the surf at Playa Matapalo’s beach

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays (Jul-Nov) Project Location: Playa Matapalo Getting There: transfer from San José to Playa Matapalo is included on Day 2 Accommodation: multi-share dormitory (6 nts) Meals: most meals included Trip Code: GATCRSTT

Stay Longer: Fr £239 per week

NICAR AGUA

CO S TA R ICA

San José

Playa Matapalo PANAMA

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This Pacific sea turtle project fights to improve the chance of survival for endangered turtle hatchlings on Matapalo Beach. Night time is the exciting time when a lot of work is needed - beach patrols to prevent egg poaching, collecting data on turtles, and releasing them into the ocean. During the day everyone pitches in to keep the beach free of dangerous litter, monitor nests to prevent eggs from being eaten and help keep the volunteer dorm clean.


£559

WILDLIFE RESCUE IN COSTA RICA

FR

8 DAYS +

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Highlights

• Help care for and rehabilitate animals • Discover Costa Rica’s unique wildlife • Get a taste of local culture at a homestay

Central America

Costa Rica oozes out-of-this-world forests and wildlife, however human encroachment has resulted in a decline in wildlife populations and an increase in the number of species listed as endangered. This project, located in Jabilos (outside of La Fortuna in a rescue centre) works to rehabilitate injured animals and seeks to educate the public on the need to protect their habitats. Programmes like this rely on volunteers and donations to function, so your participation is vital in helping these animals.

NIC A RAGUA

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Jabilos (outside of La Fortuna) Getting There: transfer from San José to Jabilos included on Day 2 Accommodation: hotel (1 nt), homestay (6 nts) Meals: most meals included Trip Code: GATCRWRT

La Fortuna

San José

CO S TA RI C A

PANAMA

Stay Longer: Fr £409 per week

Jaguar research in costa rica

2 - 12 WEEKS

Jalova, Costa Rica

Highlights

• Help to protect endangered jaguars • Work in the heart of Tortugero National Pk

Volunteer at this project which aims to save this elusive and beautiful predator from extinction. Based at a research station in the heart of the rainforest you’ll work alongside a team who focus on the development and management of long-term wildlife conservation along the alluring Caribbean Coast. Help out with anything from setting up remote cameras to jaguar research, witnessing unique wildlife in marine and coastal rainforest environments. NICAR AGUA

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Selected Saturdays Project Location: Tortuguero Getting there: on arrival into San José, make your own way to the joining hostel Accommodation: multi-share facilities (14 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAGVIJAG

CO S TA R ICA

Tortuguero

San José PANAM A

Stay Longer: Fr £410 per fortnight

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Volunteer with Children in Guatemala

£319

FR

1 - 8 WEEKS

San Miguel Duenas (outside Antigua), Guatemala

Highlights

• Inspire the kids to carry on with education • Help at-risk children improve their skills • Hang out with locals at a family homestay

Volunteering your time at this vibrant after-school programme means you’ll spend afternoons with local kids, sharing your skills and knowledge, taking part in IT programmes, literacy, arts, crafts, sports as well as oneto-one tutoring and maintaining the centre in their absence. You will be staying with a local family with chance to improve your Spanish and get a real glimpse of life lived as a local.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: San Miguel Dueñas (20 minutes outside Antigua) Getting There: transfer from Guatemala City airport to project included on Day 1 Accommodation: family homestay (6 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: basic Spanish mandatory, intermediate recommended. Background check required Trip Code: GATCGLST

Stay Longer: Fr £99 per week

M EXICO

GUATEM AL A

Antigua

HONDURAS

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Make a real difference and help towards making a brighter future for Guatemalan kids. This incredible after-school programme seeks to provide meaningful education opportunities to more than 1,000 children who come from poor coffee-growing families. The goal is to help improve living conditions and provide skills and confidence needed to make changes in this beautiful colonial corner of Guatemala.


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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

2 - 12 WEEKS

Highlights

• Immerse yourself in Mexican culture • Support a Save the Children campaign

Central ASIA America

Prepare to be surrounded by dazzling Caribbean reefs and the pristine beaches of Playa del Carmen, as you volunteer at a children’s centre run by Save the Children. You’ll help empower underprivileged local children, as well as providing them with a safe haven to learn and play in. You will be involved in the general running of the centre and your participation will help these children have the childhood they deserve.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Saturdays Project Location: Playa Del Carmen Getting there: transfers from/to Cancun International Airport included (depending on time of arrival) Accommodation: shared dormitory (14 nts) Meals: all meals are included Notes: background check required Trip Code: STAGVIMKD

Stay Longer: Fr £300 per fortnight

YOU MIGHT LIKE PROTECT ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO 15 DAYS  Fr £1,395 Join forces with a team of international volunteers contributing to the protection and conservation of endangered sea turtles. Run both day and nighttime patrols to check for nesting turtles, recording data of hatchling success, poaching rates and mortality rates. Trip Code: STAGVISEA

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£995

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MEXICO MARINE CONSERVATION EXPEDITION

£1,795

FR

4 - 12 WEEKS

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, (Playa Del Carmen), Mexico

Highlights

• Develop sustainable tourism in the area • Wake up to turquoise ocean panaromas

Playa del Carmen M E X I C O ME X I CO

Sian Ka’an Biodiversty Reserve

Central America

Azure Caribbean waters and sublime rays could this place be any more dreamy? Soak up Mexico’s way of life while joining forces with this conservation project based on the world’s second-largest barrier reef. Help with coral reef and fish monitoring, seasonal turtle nesting surveys and developing sustainable programmes. While working on this project you can earn PADI dive certificates.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected Saturdays Project Location: Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Getting there: make your own way to the joining hotel in Playa del Carmen Accommodation: basic shared huts (28 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: must have Open Water certificate before starting the project unless staying 8 weeks + Trip Code: STAGVIMEX

Stay Longer: Fr £800 for 4 weeks

Volunteer and Learn Spanish in Nicaragua

£429

FR

1 - 8 WEEKS

Granada, Nicaragua

Highlights

• Get a taste of colourful Nicaraguan life • Give back to the country, inspiring its kids

Granada needs volunteers to support its not-for-profit initiatives that help deprived city communities. Local children only have access to early education because of projects like the programmes you can volunteer with facilitated by the Spanish School where you will be studying. Your Spanish lessons will enhance your experience, enabling you to interact with the locals you volunteer with, making for a memorable time and maximum impact. HO NDUR AS

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Sundays Project Location: Granada Getting There: transfer is included on Day 1 Accommodation: multi-share dorm homestay (6 nts) Meals: most meals included Notes: basic Spanish recommended, background check required Trip Code: GATCNSVT

NICAR AGUA

Granada

Stay Longer: Fr £319 per week

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NORTH AMERICA North America

Explore a land of majestic mountains, vast ranches and golden sandy beaches “I learnt so much on this trip - about the environment and what’s happening to it around the world. Getting my hands dirty, I knew I was making a difference and keeping it beautiful for the future.” Sarah McDonald - Conservation Experience in America


Conservation experience in America

£596

FR

12 DAYS

Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon or Catalina Island, America

Highlights

• Volunteer in beautiful national parks • Sleep under the stars or camp beachside • Protect enangered plants and animals

This may involve several different tasks such as removal of invasive species, planting native species, park restoration and light trail work, all of which are guaranteed to be rewarding, engaging, and memorable. From an island paradise to vast wilderness, these projects capture the beautiful and unique experience of working in America’s great outdoors. Help contribute towards maintaining this fantastic natural environment and keeping it accessible to the public. If you love a challenge and are passionate about conservation, this is the one for you! As well as making a real difference you’ll experience camping at its best in some simply stunning areas of this vast land.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: selected dates between March & September Project Location: various within America Getting There: make your own way to a set meeting point for each project and onwards transfers are included from there Accommodation: shared camping (11 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STALAXCON/STAGCYCON/STABRYCON

C A L I FOR NIA

Bryce Canyon

Los Angeles

Grand Canyon

Catalina Island

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North America

Join energetic participants from around the world working on a variety of conservation projects in and around Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona, Bryce Canyon - Utah and Catalina Island - California. Help the National Park Service of the United States to maintain and conserve the delicate ecosystems of these stunning areas and their surrounding environs.


Australia, New Zealand & South pacific

australia, new zealand & south pacific

Embrace unique environments, sun, sea and solitary placeS “The local villagers were so welcoming, I instantly felt at home. Their hospitality meant that my experience helping their community was even more rewarding than expected.� Ellie Craigen - Sustainable Communities in Fiji


£241

CONSERVATION IN AUSTRALIA OR NZ

FR

Australia or New Zealand

8 OR 15 DAYS

Highlights

Experience the great outdoors in either Australia or New Zealand on projects that focus on preserving and protecting local wildlife and natural resources. All offer exceptional opportunities and the team leaders will teach you practical conservation techniques. Wherever you decide to volunteer you can be sure that you’ll actively contribute to the country’s conservation issues. Activities can include tree planting, seed collection, weed identification, construction projects and surveying.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Fridays Project Location: selected cities in Australia & New Zealand Getting There: meet at the Conservation Volunteers local office on the Friday (11am) for your orientation briefing. All transport is included from briefing Accommodation: accommodation varies according to project but includes caravans, houses, hostels & camping (equipment provided) (7 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAMELCEX (Australia) / STAAKLCEX (New Zealand)

Stay Longer: Fr £465 for 15 days (AU) fr £438 for 15 days (NZ)

Cairns AU ST R AL I A

Fremantle Adelaide Melbourne Hobart

Brisbane Sydney Auckland Greymouth N E W Z E AL AN D

YOU MIGHT LIKE FraSer Island CONSERVATION 5 DAYS Fr £558 Located in Queensland’s Great Sandy Region, Fraser Island is a magnificent setting to contribute to conservation. Help with marine debris surveys, environmental rehabilitation and work alongside Wildlife Rangers to collect valuable biological specimens (scats) on the local dingo populations. Trip Code: STAFRACON

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Australia, New Zealand & South pacific

• Help with practical conservation projects • Soak up the great outdoors environment • Test your practical conservation skills


Kiwi Encounter and Conservation in NZ

£327

FR

6 DAYS

Tauranga - Rotorua

Highlights

Australia, New Zealand & South pacific

• Protect kiwi birds’ natural environment • Assist with rainforest restoration

NEW Z EAL AND (NO RTH IS L AND)

Auckland

Tauranga Rotorua

This voluntour combines touring of the stunning North Island and a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering experience. You’ll get up close with endangered kiwi birds and help with hands-on conservation, working to restore their natural rainforest habitat. You will learn to monitor the success of conservation actions - measuring forest growth, presence of native birds and animals and stream water quality. After the project you can go on from Rotorua to enjoy New Zealand to the max.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: daily Project Location: Tauranga Getting There: transfer from Auckland airport or Rotorua included Accommodation: shared dorm in hostel (5 nts) Meals: no meals included Trip Code: STATAUKIW

VOLUNTEER WITH TURTLES IN VANUATU

25 DAYS

Sunae (Moso Island), Vanuatu

Highlights

• Conserve turtle populations and nests • Live and work among the locals

In the Pacific, turtles are symbolic of the islands’ culture and traditions, so take part in a grass-roots project that aims to protect them from being killed for their eggs, shells and meat. Working with the inhabitants of Tasiriki village on Moso Island, you’ll protect the endangered Hawksbill turtle population. Contribute to research on turtle welfare, see nesting turtles and new hatchlings, all while staying in a dreamy postcard-perfect location.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 07Jan14, 04Feb14, 04Mar14 plus selected dates between Apr-Oct. Please ask for specific details Project Location: Sunae, Moso Island Getting There: transfers from/to Port Vila included Accommodation: shared bungalow rooms (24 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAGVITUR

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£1,295

FR

Sunae

VANUATU

Port Vila

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children & schools programme in fiji

£573

FR

1 - 12 WEEKS

Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Highlights

Dive straight into vibrant island life with this hands-on project. Based in the paradise of the sublime Yasawa Islands, you’ll work with teachers to help local school children develop their education and sporting abilities through lessons, workshops and extra-curricular activities. As well as spending time with the kids you’ll also encourage parents to understand and appreciate the value of education, inspiring change within the community for future generations. In your free time, spend lazy days on the beach, swim with Manta Rays (seasonal) or chill with a book in your hammock. This is Fiji. Enjoy.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Saturdays Project Location: Yasawa Islands (2.5 hr vessel transfer from Nadi) Getting There: local taxi transfers available from Nadi airport, or purchase a Bula Welcome Pack fr £30 Accommodation: traditional Fijian Bure accommodation with shared facilities (7 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: background check required. Mandatory project donation payable on arrival (from FJD 200) Trip Code: STANANCHI

Stay Longer: Fr £445 per week Yasawa Islands

Nadi

F I J I

TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL) Not sure how to teach English in a classroom? Gain some confidence by preparing yourself and taking a crash course in English teaching before you go overseas. Knowing how to manage a classroom and plan your lessons will ultimately help you help them - plus it could fund years of further travel, living and working abroad teaching English. See pages 92-93.

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Australia, New Zealand & South pacific

• Work with kids from remote island schools • Raise awareness of the value of education • Soak up the idyllic paradise of the Yasawas


FR

Yasawa Islands, Fiji

1 - 12 WEEKS

Highlights

Australia, New Zealand & South pacific

• Establish better living conditions for locals • Swim with incredible manta rays in season • Admire the volcanic beauty of the Yasawas

Warm azure waters, endless stretches of white sands and palm trees blowing in the wind - how can you not love Fiji? The volcanic Yasawa Islands make a perfect location to volunteer however life isnt always idyllic for the locals so get active and help to support villages and improve local living conditions. The project’s main aims are to improve nutrition and access to drinking water for its local people. No two days will be the same as you will get involved with everything from constructing and repairing water harvesting systems to assisting with agricultural initiatives.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Saturdays Project Location: Yasawa Islands (2.5 hr vessel transfer from Nadi) Getting There: local taxi transfers available from Nadi airport, or purchase a Bula Welcome Pack fr £30 Accommodation: traditional Fijian Bure accommodation with shared facilities (7 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: Mandatory project donation payable on arrival (from FJD 200) Trip Code: STANANSUS

Stay Longer: Fr £445 per week

Yasawa Islands

Nadi

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£573

sustainable communities in fiji

FIJ I

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VOLUNTEER WITH DOLPHINS IN FIJi

£1,295

FR

15 DAYS

Moon Reef, Fiji

Highlights

Australia, New Zealand & South pacific

• Immerse yourself in traditional Fijian life • Contribute to research on Spinner dolphins

Dive into a Fijian community while volunteering on a project that protects Spinner dolphins. Working in the idyllic location of Moon Reef, you’ll play an active role in the research and conservation of the dolphins amongst the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Fiji. As a volunteer, you’ll work with the project’s conservation team tracking and studying dolphin behaviour.

Inclusions

Moon Reef

Nadi

Project Start Date: 05Oct13, 18 Jan14, 12 Apr14, 05Jul14, 04Oct14 (seasonal departures only) Project Location: Moon Reef Getting There: On arrival into Nadi International Airport, make your way to the joining hotel by 6pm on Day 1 Accommodation: shared mixed huts (14 nts) Meals: all meals included Trip Code: STAGVIDPH

FIJI

fiji marine research & conservation

FR

Yasawa Islands, Fiji

1 - 12 WEEKS

£814

Highlights

• Dive in vibrant reefs and coral cays • Contribute to vital local marine research

Nestled in the serene Yasawa Islands, this location is the postcard-perfect backdrop to a vital local marine research and conservation project. Here you will play an active role with a local dive company, snorkelling and diving the depths of the South Pacific to carry out important research on food gathering areas and reefs surrounding the villages.

Inclusions

Project Start Date: Saturdays Project Location: Yasawa Islands (2.5 hr boat transfer from Nadi) Getting There: local taxi transfers available from Nadi airport or see Bula Welcome Pack on p.80 Accommodation: traditional Fijian Bure (7 nts) Meals: all meals included Notes: must have PADI Open Water certificate prior to starting this project. Mandatory project donation payable on arrival (from FJD 200) Trip Code: STANANMAR

Yasawa Islands

Nadi

FIJI

Stay Longer: Fr £675 per week

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EUROPE europe

Glorious scenes steeped in history – from Northern Lights to Mediterranean shores “The thrill and excitement we all felt watching the first of the hatchlings scramble towards the waves was amazing.” Laura Howard - Volunteer With Turtles In Greece


£995

volunteer with turtles in Greece

FR

2 - 12 WEEKS

Mavrovouni, Greece

Highlights

• Protect future generations of sea turtles • See turtle hatchlings head for the sea • Live near a traditional fishing town

Inclusions

Project Start Date: 14Jun14, 28Jun14, 12Jul14, 26Jul14, 09Aug14, 23Aug14, 06Sep14 Project Location: Mavrovouni (6 km west of Gythio) Getting There: arrive in Athens and make your own way to Meltemi campsite Mavrovouni, Gythio Accommodation: shared tents with shared facilities (14 nts) Meals: most meals included Trip Code: STAGVIGRE

Stay Longer: Fr £400 per fortnight

G R E EC E

Athens

Mavrovouni

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Lakonikos Bay is perhaps best known as an important nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean. With the help of other volunteers, you will follow the nesting season (June - September) of the loggerhead sea turtle. Volunteers work to ensure the maximum success rate of turtle hatchlings by monitoring nests and protecting them from land predators, destruction and other risks. The project also provides conservation information and education to tourists and the local community.


WORKING ABROAD

WORKING ABROAD, EARN & TRAVEL Why work abroad? Worki ng visas Maybe the question should be ‘Why not?’ Picture Our travel experts can help you with all the daunting paperwork and specific this: it’s Monday morning. It’s January. The sky is grey and you’re dragging yourself out of bed to catch your bus. Now, consider the alternative: it’s Monday morning. It’s January. The sun is streaming through your window. You jump out of bed, grab a coffee as you walk along the beach or city streets to start your working day. Obviously, jobs will vary depending where in the world you end up, but working in a different culture and environment is always going to be exciting. Working abroad will allow you to experience a country as a local, not just seeing the tourist sites but living the culture. It looks great to future employers and gives you something to talk about in those all-important interviews. But let’s not think about that now, in the short-term you’ll make new friends, have the time of your life and can fund further travel so the experiences just keep rolling in.

Where can I go? There are options all over the world, whether you want to work your way around the entire globe or pick and choose between travelling. Always popular, Australia has tons of job options in its cities and you’re sure to be surrounded by likeminded travellers with fun as their priority! For a unique experience you could head to the Outback and work in the Great Outdoors or work on a boat cruising the Whitsundays. New Zealand’s amazing landscape is a great option for outdoor enthusiasts too, but you could also find work in its cosmopolitan cities. Head to North America or Canada and you could be skiing at Whistler inbetween shifts, or travelling Route 66 once you’ve earned some dollars. Consider teaching English abroad to immerse yourself in vibrant, colourful cultures. Speak to your Travel Expert for advice on the best option for you.

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processing requirements for the country/ies that you plan on visiting. Restrictions, proof of funds and age cut-offs are constantly changing and you may need to produce medical/employment records and attend an embassy interview. Come in store or call us for help and we’ll make the ride a whole lot smoother. COUNTRY

AGE

VALIDITY

PROCESSING TIME

COST

Australia

18 years - 30 years & 11 months old

12 months

At least 4 weeks to process, and a maximum of 8 weeks if further information is required

fr £330

New Zealand

18 years - 30 years & 11 months old for the standard working visas. Option available for those aged 30-35 years & 11 months, see page 89

UK applicants can live in New Zealand for a period of either 12 months or 23 months

At least 4 weeks to process, and a maximum of 8 weeks if further information is required

fr £138

fr £100 plus programme fee Note: Limited number of visas released each year, ask us for details fr £145 plus programme fee, mandatory insurance and US government fees.

Canada

18 years - 30 years & 11 months old.

12 months

Allow 8-12 weeks for processing. However, it can take longer if medical is needed

USA

No age requirements, must be a full time university student

3-4 months

Apply as early as you can, places are limited

STA Travel partners with BUNAC, the work and travel experts BUNAC is a preferred partner of STA Travel. Established in 1962, BUNAC has helped over a quarter of a million young people to work and travel abroad in some of the world’s most exciting destinations. You’ll get personalised customer service at every stage your travels and 24-hour emergency support is available throughout the world. Check out their programmes on pages 86, 89, 90 and 91. A top tip: the company’s reputation with employers and universities alike will see your CV grow wings. Ask us about our working holiday information evenings, meet the team and make plans!

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WORK IN AUSTRALIA The Australian lifestyle is often envied the world over, with its year-round sunshine, tropical climate, beach culture and vast and varied landscapes to explore. Here is your chance to get a little taste of life Down Under. Now’s the perfect time to get working, help fund your travels as well as boosting your CV.

Worki ng Holiday visas FR £330 Our visa service is quick, competitive and efficient. You tell us what we need to know and we’ll sort it out. Simple! Get planning your escape strategy now.

The essentials Just want to sort out the basics? We’ve stripped it down so you can get your hands on the essentials needed by anyone looking for work in Oz. Tax pack fr £25 If you’re travelling to Australia and intend to work, an Australian Tax File Number is essential or you could end up paying half your wages in tax. Emergency tax in Australia is 48%, ouch! By arranging a tax file number before you head to Oz saves hassle and stress on arrival and you’ll avoid losing a chunk of your pay to the taxman. You’ll also get help applying for your tax and superannuation refund at the end of your trip or tax year. The average refund is £1,500! Australian Bank account fr £25 Avoid banking bureaucracy by setting up your bank account before you arrive. Organised in just 4-5 days, you can even start paying money into it before you leave so you have money ready and waiting for your arrival. No need to delay working, your bank account will be ready to receive wages immediately. Global sim card fr £19.95 including £10 call-time Our Prepaid Global SIM card can be used all over the world, offering up free incoming calls in 70 countries, and great call and data rates. One number wherever you travel makes it easy to keep in touch with friends and family, as well as potential employers.

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Stress-free starter packs FR £176 Our starter packages are perfect for anyone wanting a head start getting settled in Oz. Going abroad and attempting to find work in a foreign environment can be a daunting task, so our starter packages offer support every step of the way. With everything you could possibly need to help you find your feet once in Oz, they offer excellent value for money. On arrival in Australia, your included transfer will get you to the hostel in no time. Staff will give you one-to-one help with job hunting, and you’ll get help setting up a bank account, tax file number and Medicare account. You’ll also get an Aussie mobile SIM card so you can be in touch with potential employers straight away. Help with CV building, 2nd year visa and migration help and discounted training courses can help set you up for the future too. At the hostel you’ll be surrounded and supported by other travellers in the same position. Included daily activities will give you a break from job searching and a chance to get to know your new home, and new friends. See page 87.

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WORKING ABROAD

There are some absolute essentials even the most die-hard, freestyling, independent traveller shouldn’t leave home without. We’ve stripped it down so you can ‘build your own’ working holiday adventure to fit your own style of travel. Or, if you prefer to just get on with planning the fun stuff, choose one of our fully inclusive starter packages.


BUNAC WORK AUSTRALIA

£339

FR

Spend up to 12 months living and working in Australia

WORKING ABROAD

This is the ULTIMATE working holiday package offering you unparalleled support both before you travel and on the ground in Australia. An ideal package for a first time traveller to Oz, anyone nervous about life Down Under or someone who wants the chance to make friends before they even land! It’s THE definitive gap year survival package, providing you with assistance for the duration of your trip so you can have an amazing experience without having to go it alone.

WHAT MAKES THIS THE ULTIMATE SUPPORT PACKAGE • Visa application assistance

HOW THE PROGRAMME WORKS An Australian Working Holiday Visa gives you the flexibility to apply for any job, anywhere in Australia and you can change jobs whenever you like. Our partner in Australia has four walk-in resource offices across Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane) and their staff only deal with working holiday customers so it really is expert advice from people in the know!

• UK pre-departure planning • Group flight option • Detailed arrival orientation • 24-hour emergency hotline • 12 month job database access • Job hunting advice • Access to four Australian offices and staff • Organised social events • Unlimited Internet access • Tax file number registration and bank account opening assistance • 12 month Hostelling International membership • Mail holding and forwarding and free luggage storage • Access to discounted travel products

ELIGIBILITY Are you: • Aged 18-30 at the time of visa application • A British or Irish passport holder

BUNAC PROGRAMME FEE FR £339 Get your adventure started! A deposit of

programme info

OTHER COSTS TO CONSIDER You will also need to budget for your Australian Working Holiday Visa, flights and insurance.

just £50 will get the ball rolling on your BUNAC working adventure!

VISA APPLICATION & PRE-DEPARTURE PLANNING Use BUNAC’s expert staff to help with all aspects of your pre-departure planning. JOB DATABASE & JOB HUNTING ASSISTANCE Log-on to Work n Holiday’s exclusive job database filled with jobs specifically for working holiday makers like you! Jobs are updated three times per week and are never advertised for longer than three weeks so there are no timewasters. Book a one-to-one session with a member of staff and receive expert CV and job hunting advice.

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ARRIVAL ORIENTATION There are daily arrival orientations in each office so whether you start in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, you can get up-to-date info and advice on transport, accommodation, work, tax and banking. Get support from staff in person or via email and phone throughout the year - wherever you are in Australia.

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GROUP FLIGHT OPTIONS FR £960 ONE WAY BUNAC run monthly group departures to Sydney, stopping off in Hong Kong for three days. This option also includes accommodation, tours and transfers in Hong Kong. However, more importantly, you’ll get to travel with fellow BUNAC participants making the whole trip a lot less daunting. We recommend early booking to secure your seat! Alternatively you can book flights independently and still make use of all the BUNAC support package.


£176

WORK & travel STARTER PACKages

FR

An effortless start to your working holiday Get your working holiday in Australia off to an effortless start with one of our starter packs. These nifty little packages do all the hard stuff for you, so you can concentrate on settling in to your new life abroad as soon as you land.

WORKING ABROAD

Choose from 3, 4 or 7 night packages in the major Australian cities of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns, Darwin and Perth. 3 nights fr£176 4 nights fr£190 7 nights fr£243

i• Accommodation nclusions including daily breakfast Sydney packages All Sydney packages include day trips with like minded travellers. Relax, chat and get settled into the Aussie way of life…… 3,4 & 7 night paCkages include: • Harbour Bridge walking tour and picnic • Beach BBQ day with free bus transfer • City walking tour

theCheckfulloutmonty fr £497 our 7-night Full Monty starter pack. You’ll get all our standard Sydney package inclusions and a LOT more! Extra Inclusions: • Group welcome drinks and dinner • Hop-on Hop-off Harbour Explorer Ticket • Day ticket to Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari Cable Car • Full day learn to surf trip including lunch • Full day Blue Mountains trip including lunch • City highlights picnic including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Botanical Gardens

• Airport transfer to the hostel • Free Wi-Fi for length of stay • Local activities with other Work and Travel participants • 12 months’ membership to Job Search Australia which includes: »» Indepth orientation from your local guide covering everything you need to know when living, working and travelling in Australia »» One-to-one CV building and jobs consultation »» Bank account set-up »» Australian SIM Card »» Medicare set-up (applicable countries only) »» Tax file number set-up »» Help with your tax and superannuation refund »» 2nd Year Visa and migration help »» Discounted training courses (eg RSA required for bar jobs in certain states) »» 140-page Australian Harvest Guidebook »» Discounted WWOOFing membership »» 12 months’ access to the Job Search Australia online jobs board »» 12 months’ access to Job Search Australia offices nationwide

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT PACKAGE FR £581 Use your healthcare skills in Australia, where great working conditions and excellent salaries come hand in hand with working in the sun! Our specialist agency will do all the tricky stuff for you, guiding you through registration paperwork, medicals, police checks and visa requirements as well as setting you up with interviews before you leave the UK so you’ll have the best chance of working as soon as you land. There is a shortage of skilled healthcare workers in Oz and we work with some of the biggest employers in this field, to give you the best chance of finding the right job for you. Available roles include doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and social care. You also get our 7 night starter package included in your chosen city, so your accommodation will be sorted whilst you find your feet, as well as fun local activities to help you explore before starting work.

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WORK IN NEW ZEALAND

WORKING ABROAD

From the giant sand dunes of Ninety Mile Beach, to the bubbling mud pools of Rotorua, the vineyards of Marlborough and the ice capped peaks and glaciers of the Southern Alps, New Zealand is a country that will never cease to amaze you. You can nab all sorts of jobs, from ski instructor to kiwi harvester, to sales person and grape-picker.

Worki ng visa FR £138 Our visa service is quick, competitive and efficient. We’ll run through all the requirements with you and get your application in quick-smart! Once approved, you have 12 months in which to arrive in New Zealand, and you can then stay for up to 23 months. Available to people aged 18-30 years-old.

Exclusi ve to BUNAC and STA travel Our BUNAC Work New Zealand support package offers a visa option for people aged up to 35 and second time workers to NZ. Check out page 89 for details.

NEW ZEALAND WORK & travel starter PACKAGE Landing in New Zealand on a working holiday needn’t be daunting. Our Work and Travel Starter pack is designed to provide you with a hassle-free arrival, accommodation and job placement service. Yay! This way, as soon as you arrive into the country, the good times can roll without having to worry about boring logistics. Choose from a 3, 4 or 7 night Work and Travel Starter pack in Auckland 3 nights fr£183 4 nights fr£197

I• Accommodation nclusionS for 3,4 or 7 nights including daily breakfast • Airport transfer • Free Wi-Fi for length of stay • 12 months’ membership to Job Search NZ which includes: »»In depth arrival orientation »»One-to-one CV building and job consultation

7 nights fr£236

»»Bank account set-up »»SIM card »»Tax file number set-up »»12 months’ access to Job Search NZ online jobs board and offices nationwide »»1 month of free luggage storage »»Discounted WWOOFing membership

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT PACKAGE FR £554 Use your healthcare qualification in New Zealand. A shortage of skilled workers means you could soon be working in the medical profession in one of NZ’s cosmopolitan cities, near the mountains of Queenstown or in the land of the fjords near Milford Sound. You’ll be given a dedicated specialist to guide you through the registration paperwork and set you up with interviews before you land. Available roles include doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and social care. You also get our 7-night starter package included, so your accommodation will be sorted whilst you find your feet, as well as fun local activities to help you explore before starting work.

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£183

FR


BUNAC WORK NEW ZEALAND

£339

FR

Spend up to 23 months living and working in New Zealand

WHAT MAKES THIS THE ULTIMATE SUPPORT PACKAGE • Visa application assistance • Job search assistance for up to 12 months • UK pre-departure planning • Group flight option • Detailed arrival presentation • Access to the jobs database • Bank account & tax file number registration • Unlimited Internet access • Help with tax file registration & banking • Mail holding, forwarding & free luggage storage • 24 hour emergency hotline

HOW THE PROGRAMME WORKS BUNAC offers two visa options for working in New Zealand. The Working Holiday Visa

BUNAC PROGRAMME FEE FR £339 Get started! A deposit of just £50 will get

allows anyone aged 18-30 to work for 12 months but stay for up to 23 months. You can apply to any job, anywhere in New Zealand. The IEP Work Exchange Visa, exclusive to BUNAC and STA Travel, allows travellers aged 18-35 to work and travel for up to 12 months, even if you have previously held the Working Holiday Visa. Both options give you access to IEP - BUNAC’s sister operation in New Zealand who will assist you on the ground. The Auckland walk-in centre offers full support for the duration of your trip so can have an amazing experience without having to go it alone.

the ball rolling on your BUNAC working adventure!

programme info

OTHER COSTS TO CONSIDER You will also need to budget for your New Zealand Working Visa, flights and insurance.

VISA APPLICATION & PRE-DEPARTURE PLANNING Use BUNAC’s expert staff to help with all aspects of your pre-departure planning.

ELIGIBILITY BUNAC offers two visa options for working in New Zealand.

JOB DATABASE & JOB HUNTING ASSISTANCE The IEP team will give you great advice to improve your CV and let you know about jobs around the country! Use the exclusive Work New Zealand online members lounge to flick through tons of jobs and accommodation listings. There is also a classified section for you to find everything from guitars to cars or even roommates!

Working Holiday Visa - Work and travel in New Zealand for up to 23 months

ARRIVAL ORIENTATION Take a seat with other new arrivals and get the A - Z on all things Kiwi at the IEP Auckland office. The comprehensive arrival orientation will cover everything from jobs, accommodation, work, tax and banking. Get support from staff in person or via email and phone throughout the year - wherever you are in New Zealand.

IEP Work Exchange Visa - Work and travel in New Zealand for up to 12 months

GROUP FLIGHT OPTIONS FR £1019 ONE WAY BUNAC runs monthly group departures to Auckland, stopping off in Hong Kong for three days. This option also includes accommodation, tours and transfers in Hong Kong. However, more importantly, you’ll get to travel with fellow BUNAC participants making the whole trip a lot less daunting. Alternatively you can book flights independently but still make use of all the BUNAC support services and meet up with other participants at the arrival orientation.

You are eligible for this visa even if you have previously had a Working Holiday Visa. There is limited availability once visas are released at the beginning of the year, so get your application in as soon as possible.

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Are you: • Aged between 18 and 30 inclusive • A British or Irish passport holder

Are you: • Aged between 18 and 35 inclusive • A British or Irish passport holder

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WORKING ABROAD

This is the ULTIMATE working holiday package offering unparalleled support both before you travel and on the ground in New Zealand. This is an ideal package for a first time traveller to NZ, anyone nervous about what you need to do to get your working holiday started or someone who wants the chance to make friends before they even land! This is THE definitive gap year survival package, providing you with assistance both before and during your trip.


WORK IN CANADA

with the BUNAC support programme

£339

FR

WORKING ABROAD

This is the ideal programme for anyone embarking on a working holiday in Canada. After securing your IEC visa you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to do almost any job anywhere in Canada and work for up to 12 months. Work at a summer resort that offers mountain biking, canoeing and hiking... or a winter resort where you can carve it up on the slopes... or find a job in your chosen career field and experience the city life of Vancouver or Toronto. You have the chance to earn some cash, do some travelling and gain some great life skills. Experience independent work and travel with all the help you need from BUNAC.

BUNAC PROGRAMME FEE FR £339 Get your adventure started! A deposit of just £50 deposit will get the ball rolling on your BUNAC working adventure! Other Costs To Consider * • Canadian Working Holiday visa fee (IEC) £100 • Police background check £35 • Personal support funds CAD2,500

How the programme works The BUNAC UK team are here to guide you through the visa application process, help with job hunting and generally assist you with your trip preparation. The Canadian High Commission release a limited number of IEC visas every year, and the expert team at BUNAC can help get you through the challenging application process correctly firsttime, minimising your chances of rejection. In Canada, BUNAC’s partner have resource centres in Toronto and Vancouver and their expert team will be on hand to help you secure a job, find accommodation and generally help out with any questions or problems you have.

WHAT’ S INCLUDED • Pre-departure Visa assistance

WORK CANADA FULL PLACEMENT - 2014 Ski season fr £539* Grab a guaranteed job in Canada’s ski resorts before you arrive With options to work in either British Columbia or Ontario, we’ve partnered with some of the top ski resorts in Canada to offer pre-arranged placements in hospitality and tourism. Typical roles include front desk assistant, ski concierge, ski lift attendants and housekeeping.

• Pre-departure advice and resources • Job search assistance for up to 12 months • BUNAC benefits and travel discounts • Arrival orientation in Vancouver or Toronto • Opening of bank account and tax file number registration • Walk-in resource centres in Vancouver and Toronto • Access to the jobs database • Organised social events

For most jobs, you’ll need to be available from the beginning of December until May. Get your adventure started with a deposit of just £100. *plus third party costs, see other costs to consider

eligibility Are you: • Aged 18-30 at the time of visa application • A British or Irish passport holder

YOU MIGHT LIKE Learn to be a ski or snowboard instructor Check out p111 Fr £4315 Become a qualified instructor learning in world renowned resorts in Canada.

Visas are limited and allocated on a firstcome, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

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*Note: other than the BUNAC programme fee these are third party costs. They are not unique to BUNAC participants and are subject to change.

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WORK IN AMERICA

with the BUNAC support programme

£495

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WHAT’ S INCLUDED • Full programme administration and help in

HOW THE PROGRAMME WORKS Work America runs over the university summer holidays and you have the flexibility to work and travel anywhere in America. The four-month work permit, commonly referred to as the J-1 visa, can only be obtained with the assistance of an organisation such as BUNAC. They help you with all aspects of your visa application and US Embassy appointment, as well as provide support for the duration of your trip. This programme is exclusively available to university students so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! It is very difficult to arrange to work in the States once you have graduated. BUNAC works with hundreds of employers throughout the US who have been hiring ‘BUNACers’ every summer for over 50 years. Many employers rely on seasonal labour to fill their vacancies and you may find yourself surrounded by many other fellow BUNAC participants from all over the world.

obtaining J-1 visa (your flexible 4-month working visa) • Pre-departure online orientation • Access to the Work America Job Zone, which includes job hunting and CV advice in addition to job listings. • BUNAC support services (including 24/7 emergency contact) • Assistance in obtaining a Social Security number while in the US • Advice about job and accommodation hunting • Programme handbook covering everything you need to know about living and working in the USA • SIM and phone card

BUNAC PROGRAMME FEE FR £495 Get started! A deposit of just £50 will get the ball rolling on your BUNAC working adventure! Other Costs To Consider * • US Visa fee £145 • SEVIS fee (paid to the Department of • Homeland Security) £25 • Travel insurance (compulsory) £148 • Personal support funds USD600 (USD1,000 if you don’t have a pre arranged job in America)

WORK AMERICA FULL PLACEMENT – Summer 2014 FR £695* Grab a guaranteed job in tourism or hospitality Choose from a range of seasonal jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry - BUNAC organise your job and accommodation for you. Examples of employers include Amusements parks in Maryland, Hotels in Martha’s Vineyard and the New England Country Club. Most jobs come with subsidised onsite accommodation, helping you to save the $$$ for travelling.

*Note: other than the BUNAC programme fee these are third party costs. They are not unique to BUNAC participants and are subject to change.

Eligibility Are you: • 18 years-old by 1 June 2014 • A full-time degree level student at a UK or Irish university or college • Fluent in English

BUNAC will organise interviews with employers so you can have your job, visa, flights and accommodation arranged before you depart.

Bookings are accepted from October to March and departures take place in May and June of each year.

Get your adventure started with just £100 deposit

Start the adventure

*plus third party costs, see other costs to consider

CALL 0333 321 7850 TO BOOK

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Live the American dream! For full-time university students only, this programme allows you to spend your summer living and working in the USA. Work on a ranch in Texas, in a cafe in San Francisco or hit the beaches of California - discover the real America and be more than just a tourist! You have the chance to earn some cash, do some travelling and have the summer of your life!


Teach English as a foreign language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is qualification that will enable you to teach English abroad. If you’re an adventurous spirit with a passion for living and working within a brand new culture, then TEFL could be right for you.

TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD

The 120-Hour Online TEFL Course Fr £165 • • • • •

Study anywhere in the world Access your course from any device, including mobile phones Receive intensive training, equipping you with essential skills Expert tutor support with a 99% pass rate Gain an internationally accredited LONTEA qualification for life

Fantastic salaries across the globe The world is full of incredible TEFL opportunities with the chance to earn great salaries. WHAT YOU COULD EARN PER MONTH North Asia: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China and more 

up to £2,000

South East Asia: Thailand, Vietnam and more 

up to £1,000

Central and Eastern Europe: Many destinations

up to £1,000

Western Europe: France, Germany, Spain and more

up to £1,800

Middle East: Saudi Arabia and more

up to £2,600

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A second language Previous teaching experience

TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD fr £165


TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD

Worldwide TEFL internships Fr £795 TEFL internships range from two to six months and are unique experiences designed to give you a flavour of teaching abroad in some of the world’s most amazing travel hotspots. You’ll be fully TEFL trained before you venture to your host country where you’ll be supported as you teach English to local students. With in-country orientations and fantastic opportunities for exploring, these programmes are the perfect teach and travel experience.

Be a TEFL intern in: China Thailand Cambodia

South Africa

More destinations launching - ask us for details

TEFL Internships include: • 120 Hour accredited online TEFL qualification • • • • • • • •

Full training and orientation in-country Airport pickup and transfers Accommodation and meals Practical teaching experience in a local school Full support from an in-country team Monthly allowance (depending on programme) Professional reference to add to your CV Incredible trips and social events

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The 5 big benefits of becoming a TEFL intern 1 2

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary new culture

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Meet like-minded friends for life

Acquire a set of transferable skills you won’t gain anywhere else

Gain a fully accredited TEFL qualification See a country like no tourist would

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why learn a language? There are so many great reasons to learn a new language

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so where on earth do you start?! Well how about the fact that it not only allows you to develop new skills but it also helps boost employment opportunities and makes travel not only more enjoyable but more rewarding. If all that wasn’t enough it also allows you to interact with local cultures and arguably, most importantly, has your confidence sky rocketing! Getting to grips with the likes of Mandarin, Spanish or Italian allows you to discover more of the world. The majority of language students are aged between 18 and 27 and many travel independently, so learning a language is a great way to make new buddies as well as giving you the skills you need to really make the most of your travels.

LEARN A LANGUAGE Extend your reach, take the challenge and gain a competitive edge

Top 10 Tips CASE STUDY “South America has always fascinated me – it is such a diverse continent full of culture - but the thought of travelling there without speaking the language daunted me. Instead of letting that put me off however, I decided to get out there and learn Spanish. I chose to learn in Cuzco as I have always wanted to do the Inca Trail and I couldn’t have picked a better location! I stayed in a homestay to allow me to practice outside of classes and my grasp of the language was soon underway. Travelling afterwards was so rewarding when I was able to talk with locals.” Jemma Allen – Language Student Learn Spanish in Cuzco

Our Partnership/Support network STA Travel has chosen globo-study as our preferred partner in providing first-rate language holidays in over 200 schools spanning five continents. Schools and programmes are monitored by globo-study for quality, service, teaching excellence and accommodation.

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Be clear about what language and level you want to study. Is it for social, business or educational reasons?

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Manage your expectations on what proficiency level you intend to achieve

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Getting to basic grips with a language will take at least 2 weeks of intensive study and practice; you will not be fluent in a matter of weeks

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Ensure you grab every social opportunity to practice conversing and reading – restaurants, museums, theatres…

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Form a study group. Learning with others helps decrease knowledge gaps

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Write down new words and phrases in a pocket notebook and keep it on you for quick reference

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Live with a local family where possible and your understanding of the language will blossom, as it is the best way to fully immerse yourself.

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Learn a little each day, rather than a long spell once a week; this way you will retain a lot more information

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Extend your stay and add on a local course such as tango lessons and again the social interaction will improve your speech

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Once your course is over, don’t stop speaking join a social group back home where the focus is your new language


ACCOMMODATION We offer a fantastic variety of options to make this an easy choice depending on how you want to experience the time on your course. Self-catered apartments or boarding houses are perfect for all those independent types. Shared and student apartments are great if you would like a bit of company (and a practice buddy or two!).

Whi ch course? What language and course level you opt for is totally based on what interests you, your current level of knowledge and the amount of time you have up your sleeve. If you’re keen to significantly improve your language skills within a short period of time, an intensive or combination course (including private lessons) might be the one for you. If your main aim is to refresh your memory and brush-up on your chosen language, then we recommend a standard course. Making sure you choose the right location and course for you will mean you are sure to have an amazing time.

Opti onal extras If you have ever pictured yourself catching a wave, cooking up a storm, learning to dance or getting creative with paints then one of the additional programmes is for you. While you spend your mornings in language lessons, your afternoons can be filled with an altogether different activity allowing you to return home and impress all your mates with your new-found array of abilities.

Before you go Get savvy and research language, visa requirements and travel and health insurance. Don’t assume tourist visa rules apply to you as a student! It’s also a good idea to equip yourself with foreign language books, audio books, DVDs and a dictionary before you depart. Finally, research your destination a little and you may be able to squeeze in some exciting local events. Just imagine being in Valencia for Las Fallas, Paris for Bastille Day or Beijing for the Chinese New Year celebrations!

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If you want to really immerse yourself in the local culture, opt for host family lodgings. Here you can practice your new language in a natural and authentic way outside of the classroom.


LEARN SPANISH IN BUENOS AIRES

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£320

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Highlights

See a Tango show at Café Tortoni Experience a Boca Juniors football game Attend the opera, ballet or orchestra at the Teatro Colón Dance until sunrise at Niceto Club Sample one of Argentina’s famously juicy steaks Go bargain-hunting at the Sunday markets Take in La Boca’s colourful vibe Take a day trip into Uruguay

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Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina Accommodation: Homestay or shared apartment Meals: Half board or self catering Minimum Age: 16 years old (homestay) or 18 years old (shared apartment) Class Size: 5-9 students

PRICES

A = Homestay, single room, half board B = Shared apartment, single room, self catering Standard course     A     B 1 week fr £352 £320 2 weeks fr £645 £594 3 weeks fr £941 £870 4 weeks fr £1,239 £1,144 Additional weeks fr £293 £264 Intensive course 1 week fr £403 £374 2 weeks fr £748 £699 3 weeks fr £1,100 £1,029 4 weeks fr £1,442 £1,359 Additional weeks fr £337 £315 Combination course 1 week fr £557 £528 2 weeks fr £1,056 £997 3 weeks fr £1,557 £1,464 4 weeks fr £2,058 £1,936 Additional weeks fr £491 £469 Spanish and Tango 1 week fr £391 £364 2 weeks fr £733 £677 3 weeks fr £1,078 £990 4 weeks fr £1,420 £1,298 Additional weeks fr £337 £303

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What better introduction to a journey through Argentina or South America than this language school in the buzzing cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires? It is the birthplace of Tango, home to the Boca Juniors football team and a city where you can sample some of the finest steaks and wine in the world. Buenos Aires literally has something for everyone. Once immersed into the Argentine lifestyle you’ll be itching to explore your surroundings and learn the language of the locals. Buenos Aires is one of the most beautiful cities in South America, and with its eclectic mix of food, shopping and nightlife, it is the ideal setting for your Spanish language course. The language school in Buenos Aires has a fantastic location – just picture yourself learning from a historic building in the heart of the city! Being just two blocks from Plaza de May and one block from the Obelisco means that all the exciting shops, bars and cafés are on your doorstep. The school also boasts small class sizes allowing you to interact more with your tutor and fellow students and get the most out of your lessons. The school has 24 bright, spacious classrooms, a roof terrace (to top up your tan during the breaks!), a computer room with free Wi-Fi, a library and a student lounge. When the end of the day comes, you are perfectly located to get practicing that Spanish too.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Intensive course 30 lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Combination course Same as standard course plus 10 private lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Spanish and Tango Same as standard course plus 2 Tango lessons -1 private Tango lesson (60 minutes) and 1 group Tango lesson (90 minutes each). The course is held in a specialised Tango school in the centre of Buenos Aires.

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ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room with half board. The travel time to the school is approximately 60 minutes by public transport. Shared Apartment (Package B) Single room, self catering. The apartments are shared with locals. Between 2 and 7 people are accommodated in an apartment and share the bathroom and kitchen. The travel time to the school is approximately 30-40 minutes by public transport.


LEARN SPANISH IN QUITO

£188

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For an absolutely unforgettable location to learn Spanish, how does a city surrounded with snow peaked mountains but enjoying year round warm weather sound? Quito has a stunning location and also boasts a cultural old town and a cosmopolitan new town – everything you could need. The language school is located in the popular new town district of El Batán. The school has 9 classrooms, a cafe, an internet lounge with free Wi-Fi and a communal terrace with table tennis. There’s also a bus stop right outside so you can get to the historic centre of Quito in a flash.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Combination course Same as standard course plus 5 private lessons per week, 50 minutes each.

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room with half board. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-30 minutes walk or can be reached by public transport. Student Residence (Package B) Single room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 10 minutes walk.

PRICES

A = homestay, single room, half board B = school residence, single room, self catering Standard course    A     B 1 week fr £215 £188 2 weeks fr £418 £359 3 weeks fr £616 £528 4 weeks fr £814 £699 Additional weeks fr £205 £171 Combination course 1 week fr £249 £220 2 weeks fr £479 £418 3 weeks fr £716 £623 4 weeks fr £946 £826 Additional weeks fr £237 £205

LEARN SPANISH IN MONTANITA

£220

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Start date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration:1-48 weeks Location: Montañita, Ecuador Accommodation: Homestay or student residence Meals: Half board or self catering Min Age: 18 years old Class Size: 3-5 students

PRICES

A = homestay, single room, half board B = school residence, single room, self catering Standard course    A     B 1 week fr £220 £220 2 weeks fr £430 £418 3 weeks fr £633 £616 4 weeks fr £831 £814 Additional weeks fr £205 £198 Spanish and Surfing 1 week fr £303 £303 2 weeks fr £567 £557 3 weeks fr £836 £821 4 weeks fr £1,100 £1,090 Additional weeks fr £271 £264

Montañita is the surfer’s paradise of Ecuador, with a laid back atmosphere and beach lifestyle your language course here is sure to be relaxed and carefree. Watch international surf festivals, view breathtaking sunsets, explore the surrounding mountains or relax in a chilled beach café. The language school in Montañita is just a few minutes from the beach and has incredible views of the ocean. The school has 10 classrooms but true to the Montañitan vibe, teaching also takes place in the open air. There is also a communal kitchen and a surf shop on the ground floor.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Spanish and Surfing Same as standard course plus 5 surf lessons per week. Each surf session lasts 1.5 hours, board rental and wetsuit is included.

CALL 0333 321 7850 TO BOOK

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room with half board. The travel time to the school is approximately 5-10 minutes walk. Student Residence (Package B) Single room in rustic bamboo cabaña with en-suite bathroom. Communal facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, kitchen and sitting area with TV / DVD player.

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Start date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Quito, Ecuador Accommodation: Homestay or student residence Meals: Half board or self catering Min Age: 18 years old Class Size: 3-5 students


LEARN SPANISH IN CUZCO

£249

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Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Cuzco, Peru Accommodation: Homestay or residence Meals: Half board (breakfast and lunch) Minimum Age: 18 years old Class Size: 3-6 students

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Cuzco is not only Peru’s oldest city but it’s also the gateway to Machu Picchu and historical heart of the Inca Empire. A mountain setting, cobbled streets, colonial mansions and ancient Inca architecture make this stunning Peruvian city a must-see. The language school is housed in a beautiful colonial building in the heart of Cuzco just a stone’s throw from the main square. The dedicated and experienced teachers here will not only have you clued up on Spanish but also the local culture and history. There is no shortage of activities to enjoy in your free time, both in and around Cuzco.

COURSES

Standard Course 20 lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Combination course Same as standard course plus 5 private lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Private course 20 private lessons per week, 55 minutes each.

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room with half board (breakfast and lunch). The travel time to the school is approximately 20-30 minutes walk. Residence (Package B) Twin-shared room with half board (breakfast and lunch). The travel time to the school is approximately 1 minute walk.

PRICES

Standard course 1 week  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks Combination course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks Private Course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks

LEARN SPANISH IN LIMA

A&B fr £249 fr £462 fr £667 fr £880 fr £210 fr £286 fr £545 fr £799 fr £1,056 fr £259 fr £303 fr £567 fr £831 fr £1,095 fr £271

£342

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Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Lima, Peru Accommodation: Shared apartment Meals: Self catering Minimum Age: 18 years old Class Size: 5 - 8 students

PRICES

Peru’s largest city has a distinctly European feel making it a great place to find your feet in South America. With plenty of sights, a charming old town and beautiful Holiday course colonial architecture, you can spend days or weeks discovering all it has to offer. 1 week fr £342 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks Standard Course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks

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The language school is located in the popular district of Miraflores, a great place to sample some traditional Peruvian Cuisine, best enjoyed with a Pisco Sour, Peru’s most famous cocktail. This is a safe and lively area near the beaches of Lima making it perfect for a post-class sunbathe! The school has nine classrooms, a lounge and free Wi-Fi. The courtyard also offers a relaxing place to take a break.

COURSES

Holiday course 16 lessons per week (Mon-Thu), 50 minutes each. Standard course 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes each.

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ACCOMMODATION

Shared Apartment Single room, self catering. The apartments are also home to locals. Between 2 and 7 people are accommodated in an apartment and share the bathroom and kitchen. The travel time to the school is approximately 30-45 minutes by public transport.


LEARN SPANISH IN SANTIAGO

£352

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Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Santiago, Chile Accommodation: Shared apartment Meals: Self catering Minimum Age: 18 years old Class Size: 5-8 students

The school is centrally located in the popular, upmarket area of Providencia, and boasts 16 classrooms with air-con, a computer room, kitchen, library and a garden. It has intimate class sizes and a host of additional activities for you to enjoy. This, coupled with the fact you are surrounded by cafés and bars, makes it the perfect place to learn.

COURSES

Holiday course 16 private lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Standard course 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Combination course Same as holiday course plus 4 private lessons per week, 50 minutes each.

ACCOMMODATION

Shared Apartment Single room, self catering. The apartments are also home to locals. Between 2 and 7 people are accommodated in an apartment and share the bathroom and kitchen. The travel time to the school is approximately 30-45 minutes by public transport.

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Framed by snow-capped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it is no wonder this city is a popular choice for learning Spanish. A bustling metropolis but with a colonial past, Santiago offers stacks of culture, a friendly attitude and a buzzing nightlife!

PRICES

Holiday course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks Standard course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks Combination course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks

LEARN SPANISH IN ANTIGUA

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£144

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Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-24 weeks Location: Antigua, Guatemala Accommodation: Homestay Meals: Full board (no meals on Sundays) Minimum Age: 18 years old Class Size: Private tuition (1 student)

PRICES

Standard course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks Intensive course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks 

fr £144 fr £286 fr £425 fr £567 fr £144 fr £183 fr £359 fr £535 fr £716 fr £183

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Narrow cobblestone streets, Baroque architecture and striking backdrops, Antigua didn’t become a UNESCO World Heritage Site for nothing. In fact, now it is one of the most popular language holiday destinations in Central America. At this established language school you will enjoy one-to-one classes specifically tailored to your individual language needs and run by one of the school’s 20 experienced Spanish teachers. From this small school you can reach shops, bars, restaurants, the market and Antigua’s main square easily by foot.

COURSES

Standard course 20 private lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Intensive course 30 private lessons per week, 50 minutes each.

CALL 0333 321 7850 TO BOOK

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay Single room with full board (no meals on Sundays). The travel time to the school is approximately 15 minutes walking or on public transport.

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£320

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Calling all beach bums! If you want to combine learning Spanish with relaxing on sandy beaches and surfing the waves of the Pacific Ocean then Tamarindo is the place for you. This language school will appeal to nature lovers, sports enthusiasts or just those looking to take it easy. The school is within walking distance of the beach, has ten spacious and bright indoor classrooms and four outdoor classrooms. After a day of learning your new lingo, grab a surf board and catch some waves.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Spanish and Surfing course Same as the standard course plus 3 surf lessons per week during the first 2 weeks; one surf excursion per week in weeks 3 & 4; surf board rental & transport to surfing locations.

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay Single room with half board. The families live in the towns of Santa Rosa or Villreal, approximately 5-6 km away from the school. Daily transport to the school by shuttle-bus (only one way).

Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica Accommodation: Homestay Meals: Half board Minimum Age: 18 years old Class Size: 5-9 students Notes: Course certificate is provided; allow approx. US$20 per week for course materials which are not included

PRICES Standard course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks Spanish and Surfing 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Extras per week Student houses (shared)

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£418

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Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration:1-48 weeks Location: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Accommodation: Homestay Meals: Half board Minimum Age:18 years old Class Size: 5-8 students

PRICES

Standard course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks Combination course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks

fr £418 fr £787 fr £1,095 fr £1,420 fr £352 fr £623 fr £1,205 fr £1,716 fr £2,195 fr £550

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If you want to learn Spanish in the most popular National Park in Costa Rica, then tropical Manuel Antonio is the place for you. It has wildlife in abundance, lush rainforest and gorgeous beaches, as well as plenty of sports (such as surfing, horse riding and kayaking) to keep you active after class. The language school in Manuel Antonio is just 2.5 km from the beach and has fantastic views of the ocean. There are 12 classrooms, an internet lounge and fresh fruit and coffee between classes.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 45 minutes each. Combination course Same as standard course plus 10 private lessons per week, 45 minutes each.

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ACCOMMODATION

Homestay Single room with half board. The travel time to the school is approximately 15-20 minutes walk.


LEARN SPANISH IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

£330

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Grab that sombrero, slap on the sun lotion and hit the beach. Sun worshippers will love this language school located on the gorgeous Riviera Maya in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean. This lush, tropical landscape is famous for its white sandy beaches and glistening turquoise sea, you could almost forget you had come over here to study! You’ll be studying Spanish in a typical Mexican hacienda just a few minutes walk from the beach. The school has 10 modern classrooms with air-con overlooking exotic gardens. Whilst studying here you’ll be able to take excursions to archaeological sites of Yucatán or explore the popular cities of Cancun, Cozumel and Xcaret.

COURSES

Holiday course 16 lessons per week, 60 minutes each. Standard course 20 lessons per week, 60 minutes each.

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room including breakfast. The travel time to the school is approximately 10-15 minutes walk. Shared Apartment (Package B) Twin-shared room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 5-10 minutes walk or on public transport.

PRICES

A = homestay, single room with breakfast B = shared apartment, shared room, self catering Holiday course     A    B 1 week fr £359 £330 2 weeks fr £601 £545 3 weeks fr £865 £765 4 weeks fr £1,117 £990 Additional weeks fr £254 £227 Standard course 1 week fr £381 £359 2 weeks fr £655 £601 3 weeks fr £953 £858 4 weeks fr £1,239 £1,112 Additional weeks fr £281 £249

LEARN SPANISH IN MADRID

£413

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Start date: Selected Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Madrid, Spain Accommodation: Homestay or shared apartment Meals: Half board or self catering Min Age: 17 years old Class Size: 6-9 students

PRICES

A = homestay, single room, half board B = shared apartment, single room, self catering Standard course     A     B 1 week fr £457 £413 2 weeks fr £821 £733 3 weeks fr £1,178 £1,046 4 weeks fr £1,496 £1,320 Additional weeks fr £337 £293 Combination course 1 week fr £616 £572 2 weeks fr £1,144 £1,056 3 weeks fr £1,672 £1,540 4 weeks fr £2,207 £2,031 Additional weeks fr £535 £491

Madrid is packed with fantastic art galleries, amazing restaurants and tapas bars. However, it is probably most famous for its relentless nightlife, the streets truly come alive after sun down with live music being a major focus. So, if you enjoy learning by day and partying by night, Madrid is your place! The school is located in the Salamanca district and is easily accessible by local transport. The modern building has 25 classrooms, a living room, media centre and library. Dedicated teachers and small classes create the perfect learning environment.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 45 minutes each. Combination course Same as standard course plus 5 private lessons per week, 45 minutes each.

CALL 0333 321 7850 TO BOOK

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay Single room, half board. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-35 minutes by public transport. Shared Apartment Single room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-35 minutes by public transport.

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Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Accommodation: Homestay or shared apartment Meals: Bed and breakfast or self catering Minimum Age: 18 years old Class Size: 3-5 students


LEARN SPANISH IN BARCELONA

£403

FR

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Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Barcelona, Spain Accommodation: Homestay or shared apartment Meals: Bed and breakfast or self catering Minimum Age: 16 years old Class Size: 6-10 students

As far as cities go, you would be hard pushed to find one with more on offer than Barcelona. Winding medieval streets in the Gothic quarter, swanky restaurants along the marina, a beach on which to sunbathe and delicious food on every corner and that’s even before the buzzing nightlife has been mentioned! This bohemian language school with its high ceilings and ornate decorations is located close to Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya. The school organises social evenings, movie nights and sightseeing, so there is plenty opportunity to practice your new skills.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Spanish and salsa course Same as standard course plus 5 dance lessons per week, 60 minutes each.

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room with breakfast, half board is available at an extra charge. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-25 minutes by public transport. Shared Apartment (Package B) Single room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-25 minutes by public transport.

PRICES

A = homestay, single room with breakfast B = shared apartment, single room, self catering Standard course    A     B 1 week fr £408 £403 2 weeks fr £711 £699 3 weeks fr £1,019 £1,012 4 weeks fr £1,298 £1,210 Additional weeks fr £308 £286 Spanish and salsa course 1 week fr £479 £474 2 weeks fr £826 £821 3 weeks fr £1,195 £1,178 4 weeks fr £1,552 £1,481 Additional weeks fr £374 £369

LEARN SPANISH IN VALENCIA

£293

FR

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Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Valencia, Spain Accommodation: Homestay/shared apartment Meals: Bed and breakfast or self catering Minimum Age: 16 years old Class Size: 5-10 students

PRICES

A = homestay, single room, breakfast B = shared apartment, single room, self catering Standard course    A     B 1 week fr £337 £293 2 weeks fr £601 £528 3 weeks fr £875 £765 4 weeks fr £1,151 £1,002 Additional weeks fr £276 £242 Intensive course 1 week fr £352 £308 2 weeks fr £633 £562 3 weeks fr £931 £821 4 weeks fr £1,222 £1,078 Additional weeks fr £298 £259 Seasonal supplement (per week) from 28Jun - 30Aug fr £29

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With its buzzing night life, endless beaches and historical centre, Valencia has a lively atmosphere all year round. The city will excite architecture fans with its futuristic buildings, sports fans with the Grand Prix and sun lovers with its sandy beaches. The language school is located on a traditional street in the heart of Valencia next to the old University and close to the Cathedral and Town Hall. Classes are taught in small groups in modern rooms with air conditioning and free internet. There is also a comfortable lounge and rooftop terrace.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Intensive course 25 lessons per week, 55 minutes each.

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ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room with breakfast. The travel time to the school is approximately 15-20 minutes walk or on public transport. Shared Apartment (Package B) Single room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 15-20 minutes walk or on public transport.


LEARN SPANISH IN SEVILLE

£337

FR

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Seville has been coined the most beautiful city in Spain and if that wasn’t enough, it also boasts over 3000 hours of sunshine per year. This Andalucian city is renowned for flamenco so you may leave with more than just Spanish under your belt. The school was founded in 1983 and is now considered one of the leading language schools in Spain. It’s located in the heart of the lively old town and has 30 classrooms and free Wi-Fi. After class, you can meet your fellow students in the café on the patio, or on the sunny terrace.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Intensive course 30 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. (Both courses include 4 special lessons per week such as Spanish literature, art, history, Andalucian cooking and Spanish history).

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room with half board (breakfast and lunch). The travel time to the school is approximately 15-20 minutes walk or on public transport. Shared Apartment (Package B) Single room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 15-20 minutes walk or on public transport.

PRICES

A = homestay, single room, half board B = shared apartment, single room, self catering Standard course    A     B 1 week fr £403 £337 2 weeks fr £677 £562 3 weeks fr £963 £799 4 weeks fr £1,244 £1,019 Additional weeks fr £293 £237 Intensive course 1 week fr £484 £418 2 weeks fr £843 £733 3 weeks fr £1,205 £1,041 4 weeks fr £1,530 £1,315 Additional weeks fr £369 £315

LEARN SPANISH IN MALAGA BEACH

£281

FR

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Start Date: Selected Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Málaga, Spain Accommodation: Homestay/shared apartment Meals: Half board or self catering Minimum Age: 16 (18 for shared apartment) Class Size: 8-12 students

PRICES

A = homestay, shared room, half board B = shared apartment, shared room, self catering Standard course    A     B 1 week fr £364 £281 2 weeks fr £660 £491 3 weeks fr £958 £694 4 weeks fr £1,261 £909 Additional weeks fr £303 £215 Holiday course 2 weeks fr £853 £655 3 weeks fr £1,254 £968 4 weeks fr £1,667 £1,276 Additional weeks fr £418 £315 Seasonal supplement (per week) from 08Jun–13Sep fr £61 fr £56

Set against the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, Málaga is both historic and modern. There are plenty of tapas bars and trendy boutiques to be found when strolling through the narrow streets and leafy boulevards. You never know, you might even encounter a traditional bullfighter. The language school in Málaga is located in a beautiful Andalucian villa with a garden. It is also just a few steps from the beach. The language school belongs to a renowned language travel organisation who have been offering Spanish courses for 30 years.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Holiday course 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Includes a city tour, 4 activities per week, 2 excursions every two weeks.

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ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Twin-shared room with half board. The travel time to the school is approximately 15-20 minutes walking or with public transport. Shared Apartment (Package B) Twin-shared room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 15-20 minutes walking or with public transport.

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Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Seville, Spain Accommodation: Homestay or shared apartment Meals: Half board or self catering Minimum Age: 17 years old Class Size: 6-10 students


LEARN FRENCH IN PARIS

LEARN A LANGUAGE

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£535

FR

Highlights

Swat up on your art at The Louvre or Musee d’Orsay Indulge your taste buds by visiting one of the many patisseries Stroll down the Champs-Élysees Get unrivalled views of the city by tackling the climb up the Eiffel Tower Take in a cabaret at the famous Moulin Rouge

Inclusions

Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Paris, France Accommodation: Homestay or student residence Meals: Bed and breakfast Minimum Age: 18 years old Class Size: 6-14 students

PRICES

A = homestay, single room, breakfast B = student residence, single room, breakfast Holiday course     A    B 1 week fr £535 £567 2 weeks fr £980 £1,085 3 weeks fr £1,437 £1,623 4 weeks fr £1,887 £2,163 Additional weeks fr £430 Standard course 1 week fr £594 £645 2 weeks fr £1,117 £1,217 3 weeks fr £1,640 £1,794 4 weeks fr £2,163 £2,388 Additional weeks fr £506 Intensive course 1 week fr £623 £660 2 weeks fr £1,161 £1,244 3 weeks fr £1,689 £1,838 4 weeks fr £2,234 £2,449 Additional weeks fr £523 Combination course 1 week fr £968 £1,007 2 weeks fr £1,860 £1,943 3 weeks fr £2,745 £2,877 4 weeks fr £3,637 £3,806 Additional weeks fr £897 Extras per week Half board fr £51

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Paris is a city packed with iconic monuments, amazing art history and great food so no wonder it is one of the most famous cities in the world. And where better to learn French? You can take your newly acquired language skills to a little backstreet café or out viewing famous sights such as the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame. Paris certainly doesn’t sleep so in the evening why not catch a cabaret, hit the theatre or find a Parisian wine bar to indulge in your favourite tipple? There is never dull moment in this exciting European city and you will certainly discover what lies beneath the surface when learning the language. The language school in Paris is recognised by two French universities and is located in the very heart of Paris. The excellent reputation of the school has spread and now international students from all over the world come here to learn French. Due to its central location (just a short walk from Centre Pompidou and the shopping oasis that is Les Halles), the city’s attractions are easily accessible after a day in the classroom. The school has 20 classrooms, a cafeteria and a multimedia room.

COURSES

Holiday course 15 lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Standard course 20 lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Intensive course 23 lessons per week, 55 minutes each. Includes 3 workshop lessons of your choice, such as business French, grammar, listening. Combination course Standard course plus 5 private lessons per week, 55 minutes each.

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ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room with breakfast. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-30 minutes by public transport. Student Residence (Package B) Single room, private bathroom with breakfast. The travel time to the school is approximately 35 minutes by public transport.


LEARN FRENCH IN MONTPELLIER

£462

FR

Inclusions

Start Date: Selected Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-26 weeks Location: Montpellier, France Accommodation: Homestay/student residence Meals: Half board or self catering Minimum Age: 16 years old Class Size: 6-10 students

The language school in Montpellier is located in two 18th century buildings and has fully equipped classrooms, a library and a computer room. Lessons include going to restaurants and excursions out of town so that you learn not just French but also about French culture.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 45 minutes each. Intensive course 30 lessons per week, 45 minutes each.

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room on half board. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-30 minutes walking or with public transport. Student Residence (Package B) Shared room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 5-15 minutes walking.

PRICES

A = homestay, single room, half board B = student residence, single room, self catering Standard course A&B 1 week fr £462 2 weeks fr £848 3 weeks fr £1,254 4 weeks fr £1,662 Additional weeks fr £391 Intensive course 1 week fr £550 2 weeks fr £1,024 3 weeks fr £1,503 4 weeks fr £1,987 Additional weeks fr £474

LEARN FRENCH IN NICE

£408

FR

Inclusions

Start Date: Selected Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-24 weeks Location: Nice, France Accommodation: Homestay/shared apartment Meals: Half board or self catering Minimum Age: 16 years old Class Size: 6-10 students

PRICES

A = homestay, shared room, half board B = shared apartment, shared room, self catering Standard course    A     B 1 week fr £447 £408 2 weeks fr £848 £738 3 weeks fr £1,217 £1,046 4 weeks fr £1,613 £1,376 Additional weeks fr £396 £330 Intensive course 1 week fr £535 £491 2 weeks fr £1,002 £892 3 weeks fr £1,459 £1,288 4 weeks fr £1,926 £1,694 Additional weeks fr £474 £413 Extras per week Single room fr £34 fr £34

Nice, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Riviera’, has a stunning setting in a wide bay surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. With plenty of sunshine, swanky cocktail bars and palm tree-lined promenades, it’s a fantastic place to get to grips with the French language as well as soaking up the glamorous French lifestyle. The internationally-renowned language school is just 600 metres from the beach and very close to Nice University, the city park and various wine bars and shops. Located in a stunning villa, the school offers 9 classrooms, a student lounge and a large garden to relax in after a hard day’s study.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 45 minutes each. Intensive course 30 lessons per week, 45 minutes each.

CALL 0333 321 7850 TO BOOK

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Twin-share room, half board. The travel time to the school is approximately 20 minutes walk or on public transport. Shared Apartment (Package B) Twin-share room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-35 minutes by public transport.

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You might be surrounded by magnificent historical buildings and old world architecture but you can’t escape the bohemian buzz of Montpellier. Located near the beach, full of independent cafés, bars and music venues, Montpellier is undoubtedly a student Mecca and the perfect place for a language school student.


LEARN ITALIAN IN ROME

£418

FR

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LEARN A LANGUAGE

Start Date: Selected Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Rome, Italy Accommodation: Homestay or shared apartment Meals: Bed and Breakfast or self catering Minimum Age: 16 years old Class Size: 7-12 students

If you can picture yourself sipping an espresso in a street side café, speaking Italian with new friends then Rome might be the place for you. With over 3000 years of culture and a huge variety of delicious food and drink, this city has it all. Situated in the old town and just a few steps from Piazza Navona, the school is located in a typical patrician’s house giving students an authentic Italian experience. The school has 12 spacious and bright classrooms, a lounge area and a computer room with free wireless internet.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 45 minutes each. Intensive course 30 lessons per week, 45 minutes each.

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room with breakfast. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-40 minutes by public transport. Half board is available at a supplement, please ask for details. Shared Apartment (Package B) Single room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-40 minutes by public transport. Please note a deposit of EUR 100 is payable on arrival.

PRICES

A = homestay, single room with breakfast B = shared apartment, single room, self catering Standard course    A     B 1 week fr £430 £418 2 weeks fr £650 £628 3 weeks fr £953 £914 4 weeks fr £1,254 £1,205 Additional weeks fr £286 £276 Intensive course 1 week fr £540 £528 2 weeks fr £831 £804 3 weeks fr £1,222 £1,183 4 weeks fr £1,613 £1,562 Additional weeks fr £369 £352 Extras per week Half board fr £95

LEARN ITALIAN IN FLORENCE

£369

FR

Inclusions

Start Date: Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Florence, Italy Accommodation: Homestay or shared apartment Meals: Half board or self catering Min Age: 16 years old Class Size: 6-8 students

PRICES

A = homestay, single room, half board B = shared apartment, single room, self catering Standard course    A    B 2 weeks fr £799 £611 3 weeks fr £1,122 £814 4 weeks fr £1,398 £1,012 Additional weeks fr £337 £242 Intensive course 1 week fr £462 £369 2 weeks fr £858 £682 3 weeks fr £1,254 £946 4 weeks fr £1,591 £1,200 Additional weeks fr £374 £286

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Impressive architecture, plenty of piazzas and more art than you can shake a stick at; Florence is a top choice destination for learning Italian. When you are finished sipping cappuccinos, why not head out to the Tuscan countryside for rolling hills and some wine tasting in one of the many vineyards? This relaxed and friendly language school in Florence is located in the city centre by the Basilica of Santa Croce. The typical old town building has 10 classrooms and is close to a variety of small bars and restaurants.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 60 minutes each. Intensive course 30 lessons per week, 60 minutes each.

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ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Single room on half board. The travel time to the school is approximately 15-20 minutes walking or with public transport. Shared Apartment (Package B) Single room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 15-20 minutes walking or with public transport.


LEARN GERMAN IN BERLIN

£342

FR

Highlights

Walk in the footsteps of history at the Brandenburg Gate Get a panoramic view of the Berlin skyliine from the Reichstag Shop ‘til you drop at Potsdamer Platz Arcades Drink German beer in the Mitte district Gobble up some currywurst from one of the city’s takeaways

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Berlin is a fascinating city with history on every corner and a nightlife that oozes ‘cool’. It is teeming with amazing museums and galleries for all you culture vultures and there are enough bars and clubs to keep any night owl happy. When the wall came down, this city sprung up in terms of architecture and you will now find a mixture of modern masterpieces next to the 19th century gems. In terms of the arts, Berlin offers theatre, opera and music by the bucketful too. Overall, the contrast, diversity and modern history of this city truly make it an exciting place to learn German.

Start Date: Selected Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-48 weeks Location: Berlin, Germany Accommodation: Homestay or shared apartment Meals: Bed and breakfast or self catering Minimum Age: 16 years old Class Size: 8-12 students

The Berlin language school is located in a quiet side street in the historic city centre, in Berlin-Mitte, the former Eastern part of Berlin. The most popular meeting point at the school has to be the cafeteria where there is a computer centre which you can use free of charge. When your lessons finish, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area with its large variety of museums, cinemas, bars and cafés on the school’s doorstep.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 45 minutes each. Intensive course 25 lessons per week, 45 minutes each. Combination course Same as standard course plus 5 private lessons per week, 45 minutes each.

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay (Package A) Twin-shared room with breakfast. The travel time to the school is approximately 30-40 minutes walking or with public transport. Shared Apartment (Package B) Shared room, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 30 minutes walking.

CALL 0333 321 7850 TO BOOK

PRICES

A = homestay, shared room, breakfast B = shared apartment, shared room, self catering Standard course A&B 1 week fr £342 2 weeks fr £667 3 weeks fr £975 4 weeks fr £1,288 Additional weeks fr £303 Intensive course 1 week fr £391 2 weeks fr £726 3 weeks fr £1,051 4 weeks  fr £1,386 Additional weeks fr £330 Combination course 1 week fr £545 2 weeks fr £1,068 3 weeks fr £1,579 4 weeks fr £2,097 Additional weeks fr £518 Seasonal supplement 29Jun–30Aug per week £61 Single room (homestay) £51 Single room (apartment) £51

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LEARN PORTUGUESE IN LISBON

£403

FR

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Start Date: Selected Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 1-36 weeks Location: Lisbon, Portugal Accommodation: Homestay Meals: Bed and breakfast Minimum Age: 18 years old Class Size: 4-8 students

LEARN A LANGUAGE

Lisbon has all the medieval charm of some of the most beautiful cities in Europe but there is also an exciting and edgy feel to Portugal’s capital. Jump on a famous yellowfronted tram and let it wind you through the hundreds of historical backstreets to get a glimpse of traditional Portuguese life. The language school is located by Saldanha Square, has been around since 1959 and houses 20 classrooms. Located in a quiet residential and business district, the school is surrounded by parks and is only a short bus ride from the city centre.

COURSES

Standard course 15 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Intensive course 25 lessons per week, 50 minutes each.

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay Single room with breakfast. The travel time to the school is approximately 20-30 minutes by public transport.

PRICES

Standard course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks Intensive course 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional weeks

fr £403 fr £755 fr £1,129 fr £1,381 fr £347 fr £562 fr £1,090 fr £1,635 fr £1,953 fr £491

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LEARN JAPANESE IN TOKYO

£940

FR

Inclusions

Start Date: Selected Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 2-48 weeks Location: Tokyo, Japan Accommodation: Residence Meals: Self catering Min Age: 18 years old Class Size: 4-7 students

PRICES

Standard course 2 weeks fr £940 3 weeks fr £1,255 4 weeks fr £1,575 Additional weeksfr £320 Intensive course 2 weeksfr £1,045 3 weeks fr £1,420 4 weeks fr £1,795 Additional weeksfr £375

What better place to learn Japanese than the vibrant and exciting city of Tokyo? With its flashing neon lights, dramatic skyscrapers and countless colourful sushi bars, you will be sure to have an eventful time on your course. For some chill out time, there are numerous Shinto shrines and peaceful temples to visit. The Japanese language school is just a short walk from Shinjuku Station, the world’s busiest train station. Despite being in the centre of the busiest part of Tokyo, the school’s location is peaceful and relaxing.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Intensive course Standard course plus 5 lessons of conversation per week, 50 minutes each.

Seasonal supplement 06Jul-30Aug per week fr £30

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ACCOMMODATION

Residence Single room with shared facilities, self catering. The travel time to the school is approximately 30 minutes by public transport. Homestay with a Japanese family is available upon request, from where the travel time to school may be approximately 60 minutes by public transport.


LEARN MANDARIN IN SHANGHAI

£1,078

FR

Inclusions

Start date: Selected Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 2-52 weeks Accommodation: Homestay Meals: Half board Min Age: 16 years old Class Size: 6-12 students

You will be taught Mandarin in one of 12 bright classrooms in a modern commercial building in the Xuhui district. Here you will find an array of cafés, restaurants and shops for when you are finished with class. Other facilities of the school include a common room with computers and internet access.

COURSES

Standard course 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Intensive course 30 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Combination course Standard course plus 5 private lessons per week, 50 minutes each.

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay Single room on half board. The travel time to the school is approximately 45 minutes by public transport.

LEARN A LANGUAGE

You couldn’t pick a more fascinating place for a language holiday than Shanghai; where east meets west and modern mixes with exotic. A world leader in the latest gadgets, technology, fashion and food, learning Mandarin here will help you absorb every last bit of this city.

PRICES

Standard course 2 weeks fr £1,078 3 weeks fr £1,496 4 weeks fr £1,931 Additional weeks fr £413 Intensive course 2 weeks fr £1,227 3 weeks fr £1,711 4 weeks  fr £2,217 Additional weeks fr £484 Combination course 2 weeks fr £1,332 3 weeks fr £1,882 4 weeks fr £2,432 Additional weeks fr £535 Seasonal supplement 31May–30Aug per week fr £61

LEARN MANDARIN IN BEIJING

£1,078

FR

Inclusions

Start Date: Selected Mondays (arrive Sunday) Duration: 2-52 weeks Location: Beijing, China Accommodation: Homestay Meals: Half board Min Age: 16 years old Class Size: 6-12 students

PRICES

On one hand, Beijing has ultra-modern skyscrapers, the Olympic village and a lively cultural scene. On the other, you will find some of the finest remnants of China’s imperial past including the famous Forbidden City. As if there wasn’t enough to do in the city, Beijing is also the gateway to the amazing Great Wall. Lessons are taught in a modern commercial building, with eight classrooms, a common

Standard course room and a computer room with internet access. The language school is located in the 2 weeks fr £1,078 Chaoyang district, the most popular shopping and entertainment district of Beijing. 3 weeks fr £1,496 You will find numerous cafés, restaurants and shops around the school. 4 weeks fr £1,931 Additional weeks fr £413 Intensive course 2 weeks fr £1,227 Standard course Homestay 3 weeks fr £1,711 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. Single room on half board. The travel time to 4 weeks fr £2,217 Intensive course the school is approximately 30-45 minutes by Additional weeks fr £484 30 lessons per week, 50 minutes each. public transport.

COURSES

ACCOMMODATION

Seasonal supplement 31May–30Aug per week fr £61

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LEARN A NEW SKILL Whether it be tracking rhino or exploring coral reefs, you can make your travels an exciting adventure by learning a new skill along the way. Get involved and you’ll finish up with the best souvenirs – knowledge, expertise and certification. Broaden your horizons, pick up new talents and enjoy an amazing experience all while gaining a CVboosting new skill. What are you waiting for?

LEARN TO SURF

LEARN TO £85 DIVE

£325

FR

Highlights

FR

Highlights

• Hit the waves with professional surf lessons • Sleep and party under the stars at a surf camp

• Check out some of the world’s best dive sites • Get your PADI or SSI Open Water certification

Learn the fine art of wave-conquering and surf lingo! Take four or eight days in Jeffreys Bay (South Africa’s Mecca for surfing) or spend three days (or more) close to sunny Byron Bay in Australia. Whichever surfer’s haven you choose, you’ll be red-hot at ‘dropping in’ and ‘snaking’ and hopefully not ‘wiping out’ in no time at all.

If learning to dive is on your bucket list then the most complicated step is choosing where and with whom to do it. ‘Learn to’ or ‘Open Water’ courses are available in the island paradises of Koh Tao or Fiji, or soak up tropical Cairns’ vibes with a PADI course on the legendary Great Barrier Reef.

Inclusions

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa Fr £85 3n / £202 7n GDXVSC/GDXS42

• 3 or 7 nights dorm accommodation with breakfast & dinner daily • Daily surf lessons with qualified surfers • All equipment, boards, wetsuits & free daily shuttles into town

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Spot X, Australia Fr £186 SYDMOO/SYDMOJ • • • •

2 nights dorm accommodation with all meals at the chilled beachfront surf camp 1 surf lesson a day All equipment Longer courses also available

Cairns Australia Fr £561 CNS5DA/CNSLDC

• 5 day PADI Open Water Dive course (including 3d/2n liveaboard trip) & 9 dives

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Koh Tao, Thailand Fr £325 3n/ £471 6n FJJKTL/UDMLTD

• Accommodation, PADI Open Water Dive course & additional dives (7 days only)

Fiji Fr £444 NANSSO/NANSSI

• 4 nights accommodation, SSI dive course & 6 dives. Theory is done online.


LEARN TO BE A SKI OR SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

£4,315

FR

Highlights

• Ski or board by day, party by night • Experience the world’s best powder • Develop a career in snow sports

3-11 Week Instructor Courses, Lake Louise & Big White, Canada/Lake Tahoe, USA Fr £4,315 EDASCT • • • • •

Ever fancied being a ski or snowboard instructor? Well if the answer is yes, become a ski or snowboard instructor with one of these all-singing-all-dancing inclusive packages. Nestle yourself in one of the world’s most incredible snow locations, make some life-long friends and watch your skills develop. Hit the slopes and gear up for a challenging career in snow sports or just an adrenaline-fuelled gap year or snowy holiday. From 3 weeks of pure powder fun to a full season course (including a job offer) you can get some serious snow skills under your belt, as well as getting bucket loads of experience on your CV. Full-on fun, sheer excitement and invaluable learning are guaranteed with every package. Bring it on!

LEARN TO BE A SURF INSTRUCTOR

Become a qualified instructor 3-11 weeks professional snow coaching Avalanche safety, backcountry skiing and first aid Internationally recognised qualifications (level 1 and 2 available) Accommodation included

Instructor Internship Courses, Vancouver or Kelowna, Canada Fr £4,806 EDASCI • • • • •

Guaranteed job offer before you leave home 3-4 weeks on-snow coaching Internationally recognised qualifications Get paid to ski or board by Christmas Accommodation included before starting work

All programs include first class support from start to finish, including on-hand Program Managers who will meet you, show you the local deals and where the best powder can be found.

£5,276

FR

(plus local payment)

Highlights

• Advance your surf skills to pro level • Get up to speed with surf safety • Learn weather forecasting skills

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3 months accommodation at “Spot X” with all meals included 7 days a week Mojosurf 5 day Sydney to Byron Tour Surf lessons & fitness training (weekends off!) All qualifications (Surf, Senior First Aid, Ocean Safety Surf Coach Award, Advanced Resuscitation and Work with Children check) Up to 40 hours work experience with Mojosurf schools Qualified Level 2 surf instructors available to assist and support

* A local payment of AUD$1000 applies for Statutory Certification & Accreditation to become a Level 1 Surf Instructor Departures from: Sydney - SYDTCI Brisbane - BNETCI Byron Bay - QYNTCI

Start the adventure

Spot X Surf camp is the best place to do a surf instructor course. Three months based north of Coffs Harbour and south of Byron Bay, eating and breathing surf culture will result in an internationally recognised Level 1 Surf Instructor Qualification. Outside of pure surfing you can enjoy long days kayaking, rafting, relaxing, exploring and hanging out with some of the best surf coaches in Australia quizzing them for pro tips until your hearts delight. Soon enough you will be a pro yourself with ocean safety, advanced resuscitation and coaching experience all part of the course. So what are you waiting for? Learn how to teach one of the coolest sports around in a place that lives and breathes the culture!

CALL 0333 321 7850 TO BOOK

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LEARN TO SAIL

£1,645

FR

Highlights

• Live aboard a boat • Boost employment opportunities • Sail the beautiful Whitsundays

Inclusions LEARN A NEW SKILL

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Week 1: Live-aboard accommodation on Sail Training Vessel around the Whitsundays, Commercial Crew Certificate Course, meals, tuition, snorkeling instruction and equipment, park fees, log book and course certificate Weeks 2-3: 12 nights on sailing tours with meals, 2 crew uniforms, 6 nights dorm accommodation in Airlie Beach

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Imagine being part of a yacht crew sailing around Australia’s stunning Whitsunday Islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Become attuned to ‘hoisting sails’ and revel in the azure seas and salt spray. In as little as three weeks the skills you will have learnt could see you certified and in line to gain onward employment in the Whitsundays, or in the marine industry - and get paid for it! Whether you choose to spend the rest of your time Down Under sailing and exploring or if you take the skills and certification with you to a new destination, you will soon realise that this is no office job!

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Highlights

• Easy access to ‘Big 5’ sitings • 4x4, rifle and snake handling • Live on a safari game reserve

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59 nights accommodation at Shamwari’s Ranger Training Facility 3 meals daily Theoretical and practical field guide course training and assessment Game drives, walks and a hospitality and wine tasting module At the end of the 60 days (upon passing the course), students will receive a recognised FGASA Level 1 qualification

*Transfer from Port Elizabeth available at an additional cost PLZG60

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Have you ever fancied yourself as a game ranger? Well how about learning all the skills necessary to professionally conduct a game drive at one of South Africa’s largest private game reserves situated in the stunning, malaria-free Eastern Cape. Shamwari Game Reserve has won several hospitality and conservation awards annually including ‘World’s Leading Conservation Company’, since 1997. Where better to get to grips with nature and learn about animal identification and behaviour, ecology and tracks and signs of the wild. Along with an intense course-based experience, participants will visit Shamwari’s wildlife department, Animal Rehab and Rhino Awareness Centres and the Born Free Foundation Big Cat Sanctuary, so every base is covered, allowing you to get exposure to the best in hospitality conservation practice and the most out of your experience.

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IMPORTANT BOOKING CONFIRMATION Terms & CONDITIONS Our Agreement With You In these terms and conditions, references to “STA Travel”, “we”, “us” or “our” mean STA Travel Limited (our registered office is at Priory House, 6 Wrights Lane, London, W8 6TA and our company number is 01263330). References to “you”, “your” and “your party” are references to you and all of the persons named in your booking.

Our Agreement With You

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Our agreement with you sets out what you are legally entitled to expect from us and other suppliers of travel services (for whom we act as a booking agent) when you purchase travel services through us. Because we sell a variety of travel products, you should make sure you understand the terms and conditions which apply to your particular arrangements in addition to these general terms and conditions (which apply to all bookings made through us).

Your Travel Booking When you make a booking, you guarantee that as the lead name, you have the authority to accept and do accept, on behalf of your party, these terms and conditions and those of any other suppliers of travel services applicable to your booking. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of the details on your travel documents are correct and to bring to our attention any errors or discrepancies immediately.

Who your contract is with and the legal protections that apply to your booking will depend on the type of arrangements you book. A contract will exist (either between you and us or you and the other suppliers of travel services, as described below) as soon as we issue our confirmation invoice. The types of arrangements we offer are as follows:

If we arrange a Flight-Plus for you, the contract for each of the services within the Flight-Plus will be between you and the supplier(s) of those services. The name(s) of any supplier(s) who will be supplying the services will be stated on your booking confirmation. Where the services are supplied by other suppliers of travel services, we act as a Booking Agent and we accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions made by other suppliers of travel services in relation to the relevant services.

The relevant supplier’s terms and conditions will apply to the supply of the services by the supplier to you. These will be provided to you by the relevant supplier or, if they are not, they are available on request from us or the relevant supplier. Please read the supplier’s terms and conditions carefully as they are incorporated into the contract between you and the supplier for the supply of the relevant services.

Although your contract for the services within the Flight-Plus will not be with us (it will be with the relevant third party supplier(s)), if we have arranged a Flight-Plus for you, it is protected by the ATOL Regulations. For full details of what this means, please ensure you familiarize yourself with “Your Financial Protection” section of Terms & Conditions.

Flight-Only, accommodation only and other individual services We also offer travel services (including flights, accommodation, excursions, etc.) for purchase as individual items (and each of these items are priced separately). If you purchase a flight, accommodation or other services from us as individual items (i.e. not as a Package or a Flight-Plus arrangement), the contract for the relevant service will be between you and the supplier(s) of those services. The name(s) of any supplier(s) who will be supplying the services will be stated in your itinerary.

Packages Unless otherwise stated on your booking confirmation, your contract will be with us if we sell you a Package. These terms and conditions are incorporated into the contract between you and us in relation to the sale of the Package.

Your holiday will be a Package if: (1)

it is a pre-arranged combination of at least two of the following components: a) transport; b) accommodation; and c) other tourist services not ancillary to transport or accommodation which account for significant part of the arrangements; and

(2) the services are sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price; and (3) the services cover a period of more than 24 hours or include overnight accommodation.

If we sell you a Package, the Package has protection under The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992 (Regulations) and The Civil Aviation (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) Regulations 2012 (ATOL Regulations). Please see the “Your Financial Protection” section below for what this means.

If you select and purchase a combination of services which are sold by us separately (i.e. not pre-arranged) and which are individually priced, this will not be considered to be a Package. In some circumstances, this may be considered to be a Flight-Plus – please see below for details.

Flight-Plus Your arrangement will be a Flight-Plus if you request and we arrange the following for you: a) a flight (provided that the outbound flight departs from the UK or the flight is into the UK and you have commenced your journey in the UK and departed the UK using another means of transport); and b) accommodation outside the UK or self-drive car hire outside the UK (or both) in connection with the flight, provided that: (1) the accommodation or self-drive car hire is requested to be booked on the same day, the previous day or the day following the day that you requested to book the flight; and (2) the arrangement covers a period of more than 24 hours or includes overnight accommodation.

Other services supplied in connection with the flight which were requested to be booked on the same day, the previous day or the day following the day that you requested to book the flight and which account for a significant proportion of the arrangement (but which are not ancillary to the flight or accommodation) will also be included in the Flight-Plus.

Your arrangement will not be Flight-Plus if your flight begins and ends in the UK or if you are purchasing the flight and other services in the course of your business or trade (i.e. not as a consumer).

Your arrangement will stop being a Flight-Plus (and the protections set out in the “Your Financial Protection” section below will not apply to your arrangement) if you cancel any part of your Flight-Plus and, as a result of that cancellation, the requirements set out above are no longer met.

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In the case of Flight-Only services, we act as an Airline Ticket Agent on behalf of the relevant airline. In the case of accommodation only and other individual services, we act as a Booking Agent. In either case, we accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions made by an airline or other supplier of travel services in relation to the relevant services.

The airline and other suppliers’ terms and conditions will apply to the supply of the services by the airline and/or any other suppliers to you. These will be provided to you by the airline or other suppliers or, if they are not, they are available on request from us or the relevant airline or other suppliers of travel services. Please read the airline and any other suppliers’ terms and conditions carefully as they are incorporated into the contract between you and the airline and/or the other supplier of travel services for the supply of the relevant services.

Unless otherwise stated in your booking confirmation, Flight-Only, accommodation only and other individual services are not covered by the Regulations or the ATOL Regulations and the protection described in the “Your Financial Protection” section below does not apply to these services.

Your Financial Protection All the Package and Flight-Plus holidays we sell come with protection for your money. If you buy a single travel service (such as Flight-Only, accommodation only or other individual services) then this might not apply.

Our Package and Flight-Plus holidays are ATOL-protected (our ATOL number is 3206). If we are not the organiser of your Package, the Package is still protected by the Package organiser and we will provide you with their confirmation.

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. On all Flight-Plus holiday arrangements, your money is ATOL protected meaning that you will be able to continue with your holiday or receive a refund of the amount paid to us in the unlikely event of our insolvency or the insolvency of your suppliers. Please note however that we have no liability beyond that for insolvency as set out in the ATOL scheme, because we act as agent of the suppliers.

The price of our Packages and Flight-Plus holidays includes the amount of £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC). This amount is paid to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as part of the ATOL scheme. This charge is included in our advertised prices for Packages and Flight-Plus arrangements.

In respect of our Flight-Plus holidays, we are obliged to tell you: •

We or the suppliers of the services you have bought will provide you with the services you have bought (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances, the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract

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to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable).

• If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.

For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.

Deposits and Payment Deposits are non-refundable. Payment of a deposit enables us to hold a reservation for you but does not guarantee the price. The price can only be guaranteed once we receive full payment and tickets and/or other travel documents have been issued. We will advise you of the date that full payment is required. All prices shown are ‘from prices’ and we reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the holidays shown in our brochure. You will be advised of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.

If payment for your booking is made by credit card, an administration fee is payable, as advertised. No charge is made for payments made by debit card. We reserve the right to refuse personal cheques as a method of payment.

After full payment, if we are your Booking Agent or Airline Ticket Agent, the conditions of the contract with your airline or other supplier of travel services may permit them to increase the cost of your arrangements. We will pass on the details of any such increase to you and we will collect the additional amounts from you on behalf of the airline or other supplier of travel services (as their agent).

If we have arranged a Package for you, changes in transportation costs including the cost of fuel, taxes, fees and exchange rates mean that the price of your Package may change after you have paid in full. You will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% or less of the price of your Package. You will be charged for any amount over and above that. No price increases will be charged to you in the period of 30 days or less prior to your departure date.

Documentation Our general practice is to send documents to our customers electronically whenever possible. We reserve the right to charge an administration fee should you make a request for such documents to be sent as hard copy.

Your travel documents are valuable and should be safeguarded as if they were cash. It is not always possible to replace travel documents in the case of loss, theft, damage etc.

Cancellations and Changes If we are your Booking Agent or Airline Ticket Agent, your contract with your airline or other supplier of travel services may permit them to cancel or amend bookings. We will ensure that you are promptly notified of any significant changes to your booking, but we accept no liability for any changes or costs incurred which may result.

If you have booked a Package and we make a significant change to your booking, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us (we will refund any price difference if the alternative has a lower value), or cancelling your booked arrangements and receiving a full refund. We will pay compensation in respect of any significant changes that we make to your booking, using the scale below. These may include (but are not limited to) the following changes: a change in accommodation to that of a lower official category, a change of UK departure airport (except between London airports), a change of supplier, a change in the time of your departure or return flight by more than 12 hours.

This standard payment will not affect your legal or other rights. We will only make one payment for each full fare paying adult in the booking. Any children not paying the full adult fare will receive 50% of the listed amount. If the value of your booking is less than the compensation outlined, we will pay compensation only to the value of the booking.


Period before departure when a significant change is notified

Compensation payable per person

More than 56 days

£0

55-29 days

£10

28-15 days

£20

14-7 days

£30

7-0 days

£40

Important note - changes beyond our control

If you have booked a flight and we are alerted to a significant schedule change by your airline before you leave the UK, we will contact you by email to advise you of this. Please ensure that you have given us your contact email address and that you regularly check for messages before you leave. We have no control over airline schedule changes and we accept no liability for costs which may arise as a result of such changes. After you have left the UK, it is your responsibility to check with the airline that any onward flights you have confirmed are operating as booked. We strongly recommend that you contact your airline at least 72 hours before the scheduled departure of each flight to do this. Please note that for some airlines it is mandatory to confirm with them your intention to fly.

Our Responsibility For Your Arrangements Nothing in this section or elsewhere in these terms and conditions is intended to or shall operate to exclude our liability for performance of our obligations under the Regulations and/or the ATOL Regulations.

In all circumstances, we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to: you (including, without limitation, unacceptable behaviour by you); or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or the other suppliers of travel services, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall.

If we have arranged a Package and the contract we have with you is improperly performed by us or the other suppliers of travel services, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements.

Our liability to you in relation to any Package arranged by us, except in cases involving death or injury caused by our negligence or fraud, shall be limited to a maximum of three times the cost of your Package.

Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to: (1) the contractual terms of other suppliers that provide the transportation and other services for your Package (the terms and conditions of those suppliers are incorporated into our contract with you); and (2) any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions.

In relation to Flight-Plus and Flight-Only, accommodation only and other individual services, we have taken all reasonable care to make sure that all the services that make up the arrangements are provided by efficient and reputable suppliers. These suppliers should follow the local and national laws and regulations of the country where the services are provided (however, please be aware that overseas safety standards may be lower than in the UK).

Except as otherwise stated in these terms and conditions, any relevant international convention and in cases involving death or injury caused by our negligence or fraud, we have no liability to you for the actual performance of the services by the other suppliers of travel services unless it is proved that we have breached our duty to select the suppliers with reasonable care and skill and damage to you has been caused as a result of that breach.

You can ask for copies of the suppliers’ terms and conditions, or the international conventions, from the relevant supplier or from us by contacting Customer Relations, STA Travel, St Georges House, 56 Peter Street, Manchester M2 3NQ. Or email your request to us at http://www. statravel.co.uk/customer-services.htm.

Your Agreement With Us By finalising your arrangements with us, you are accepting that these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of any contract made with any other suppliers of travel services within your arrangements apply to your booking and your travel arrangements. You also consent to our processing personal information about you and other members of your party for the purposes of performing our obligations in relation to your booking (which includes, but is not limited to, giving your personal information to airlines, other suppliers of travel services and public authorities (such as customs or immigration) where this is required for the fulfillment of your arrangements).

If you travel outside the European Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers of travel services, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to provide your booking. In making your booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons. The protection of your personal information is important to us, please see our privacy policy (available at www.statravel.co.uk/general-policy.htm) for further details of how we use your information.

Your contract with us is subject to the laws and jurisdiction of England and Wales. You may, however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland instead.

If You Change Your Booking Where a change to your travel arrangements is permitted and possible, STA Travel service fees apply in addition to any additional supplier charges. Please see the ‘FAQ’ pages on www.statravel.co.uk for details of how to request changes. Please note that all reservation changes are subject to availability and the terms and conditions of the services purchased. Changes to name details are not allowed by many airlines and other suppliers of travel services. Whilst we do our best to make such a change if necessary, please bear in mind that most airlines and other suppliers of travel services treat a name change as a cancellation, to which standard conditions and cancellation charges apply.

Flights must be taken in the sequence they appear on your ticket or eticket confirmation. If you plan not to take a flight as booked, please contact the airline as far in advance as possible to discuss your options. If you do not check in on time for a confirmed reservation, the airline may register you as ‘no-show’, which could result in extra charges and/or your whole flight itinerary being cancelled and/or render your ticket void.

If You Cancel Your Booking If you cancel your arrangements, you may be entitled to a partial refund. In addition to any cancellation fees set out in any supplier of travel services’ terms and conditions (which may be 100% of the cost of the travel arrangements), we will also charge the cancellation fees outlined on your receipt. We need to receive written notification of cancellation and your original ticket/voucher from you before any refund can be considered. If you decide to cancel arrangements before the balance due date, any deposits paid are non-refundable. Refunds will only be paid to you once we have received the funds back from the relevant supplier of travel services. Generally flight tickets cannot be refunded if they are partially used. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your travel insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim your cancellation charges through your insurer.

If the person paying for the booking (the paying customer) is different from the travelling customer, and the paying customer wishes to cancel or withdraw the funding of any booked tickets, STA will notify the travelling customer of the paying customer’s funding withdrawal and give the travelling customer the option of continuing with the booking, subject to payment of the full cost of the travelling customer’s booked ticket by the travelling customer. If, following this notification, the travelling customer does not pay the full cost of his or her booked ticket, the booked ticket will be cancelled and the amount paid by the paying customer in relation to the booked ticket will be refunded to the paying customer (subject to the relevant supplier of travel services’ terms and conditions and the provisions of previous paragraph of these terms and conditions). Any airline costs/ charges associated with the cancellation will be deducted from the refund due to the paying customer. STA Travel will not charge a cancellation fee in these circumstances.

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If You Have A Complaint If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier of travel services (e.g. your hotel or airline) immediately. Should they be unable to resolve the matter, please contact us in the UK, either through the office where you made your arrangements, or through http:// www.statravel.co.uk/customer-services.htm. If you fail to contact us, we will not be able to investigate your complaint and rectify any error whilst you are away and this may affect your rights under this contract.

We are a member of ABTA (membership number V1958) and operate according to ABTA’s Code of Conduct. ABTA can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes involving us or another ABTA member. Further information can be found at www.abta.com.

Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements It is your responsibility to fulfill the passport, visa and other immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. You should confirm these with the relevant High Commissions, embassies and/or consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you are unable to travel due to not complying with any such requirements.

Insurance Travel insurance is a vital part of your arrangements. We strongly recommend that you have taken out adequate insurance for the duration of your journey. Travel insurance is a mandatory element of some travel arrangements. We can arrange travel insurance for you and provide you with a quote and answer any queries you may have regarding the insurance we can offer.

Travel Advice and Vaccinations British Citizens should refer to the travel advice posted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk for all the countries you intend to visit. You should take advice about the health precautions you need to take prior to departure.

Vaccinations may be required for some or all of the places you are intending to visit. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have arranged necessary vaccinations for your itinerary. Information on health and any vaccinations required to travel is available from your GP and on the Public Health England website www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ public-health-england. Alternatively, the STA Travel Clinic offers a full range of travel vaccinations, anti-malarials and expert advice as well as other services for your travel health needs. Locations, open hours and consultation appointments can be viewed/booked online at http://www. statravelclinic.co.uk/.

It is your responsibility to behave in a reasonable and responsible manner over the course of your travels, including abiding by any local laws and bilaws. We reserve the right to immediately cancel any travel arrangements in the event of unruly behaviour towards airline/ hotel / supplier representatives or other guests and you will be liable in full for cancellation charges and the costs of purchasing replacement accommodation and air tickets.

EU Notice Requirements Under EU law (Regulation (EC) 2111/2005), we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a ‘Community List’, which contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the EU. The Community List is available for inspection at http://ec.europa.eu/transport/ modes/air/safety/air-ban/index_en.htm. We are also obliged to notify you of the airline(s) to be used in your booking. For details please see your booking confirmation or itinerary. You will be notified if any carrier changes as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Please note that a change of carrier is not considered to be a significant change to your arrangements.

Under EU law (Regulation (EC) 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from your airline. The airlines are responsible for compensating you in these circumstances. Please note that, if affected flights comprise part of a Package arranged on your behalf, any reimbursement from the airline under these regulations will not automatically entitle you to cancel and/or obtain a refund of your Package cost from us. Further information about your rights is available from the CAA www.caa.co.uk.

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Compensation will not apply if a significant change is made for reasons beyond our control. These reasons include (but are not limited to): war, threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemics, health risks, changes due to rescheduling or cancellation of flights by an airline or alteration of the airline or aircraft type; closed or congested airports or ports, hurricanes and other actual or potential severe weather conditions, and any other similar event.

Please note that any other suppliers of travel services who provide services as part of your arrangement may also limit their liability to you. We cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of the contract between you and us. As such, you are advised to read the terms and conditions of any other suppliers of travel services who are supplying services to you.


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