2017/18 Experiential Service Learning (Volunteer) Programs: CISaustralia

2017/18 Experiential Service Learning (Volunteer) Programs: CISaustralia

Published: 25 September 2017

Featured 2017/18 Volunteer Programs

Leadership and Cultural Development in Thailand

Program Dates: 12 - 28 January, 2018
Volunteers can spend a fun and fulfilling few weeks in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, Thailand being challenged and building on teamwork and leadership skills. Your time will be split between lectures at the Mahidol University International College, site visits, and team building activities, with the last few days being spent putting these new skills into practice by volunteering at a local village.

Rural Community Development in Nepal
Program Dates: 26 November - 9 December, 2017
During this immersive program, volunteers will have the opportunity to put their skills to use by working alongside the women of the local village doing farm work, assist in teaching English to women and school children, writing / proofreading requests for funding or other projects needed at the time of the program. 

Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica - $500 Scholarship Now Available
Program Dates: 29 October - Saturday 25 November, 2017  or 7 January -  3 February, 2018
Work on this program revolves around the hatchery, where endangered turtle eggs are incubated. Volunteers roam the beaches in search of eggs to deposit in the hatchery, ensuring a successful start for the hatchling turtles when their time comes to take on the open water. Time off can be spent surfing at nearby beaches, enjoying any of the other abundant outdoor activities, or heading into populated areas for some culture. 

Teaching and Community Development in Cambodia
Program Dates: 26 November - 16 December, 2017 or 7 - 27 January, 2018
This project targets local Khmer families who are struggling to support themselves and educate their children. Volunteers teach English and other related subjects in a local primary school, as well as help out with water and clothing distribution. They’ll experience big city and small village life, not to mention the opportunity to visit the popular attractions of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat!


If you wish to transfer credit for the program, you must first seek approval from your faculty for credit transfer through Cross-Institutional EnrolmentUNSW students should also complete the UNSW Overseas Short Course Application Form.

For more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.

To apply, students should see the website and apply directly to CISaustralia.

Risk assessment

All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.

Before departure

All students should register their travel with UNSW. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.

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