We offer educational travel programs for international university student groups. We work with lecturers to design travel programs based on specific university courses. Our team conducts research and connects with appropriate organisations to provide educational workshops and experiences for our groups. Our flexible programs are suitable allow us to accommodation for all-inclusive multi-day programs or short day trip/overnight experiences that compliment your existing program.
Below is an outline of the experiences we incorporate into our university travel programs.
FIELDS OF STUDY
We have experience facilitating educational programs focusing on the following topics;
Permaculture and agriculture
Marine and environmental conservation
Traditional food and hospitality
Health and hygiene
Physical education and sport
COMMUNITY HOMESTAY EXPERIENCE
A community homestay experience provides context to student's study experiences.
Homestay program where students live with local families and participate in daily life of the village including visits to local primary school (outside of school hours) and markets
Coordinated visits to local community projects (For example, womens groups, aquaculture, coffee processing facilities)
Guided walk through coffee plantation and farmlands where students about subsistence farming in the village life
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ACTIVITIES
Snorkeling / Diving
Village homestay experience
Historial and cultural tours
Coffee plantation and processing tours
Our experienced team manages accommodation, guides, drivers, and transport schedules for large annual university travel programs in Timor-Leste. This has included groups with up to simultaneous 6 programs and over 50 students and lecturers. If you need assistance organizing a university study program or placement get in touch with the Timor Unearthed team!
Below is a map of some common communities we visit.
We know how time-consuming and difficult it can be organizing a university program overseas. We work closely with all our group leaders and take care of everything to ensure that the planning and preparation of your group trip to Timor-Leste is stress free.
Consultations to design the itinerary and discuss activities to focus on group learning objectives
Comprehensive risk assessment for each group
Immersion pre-departure information package
Immersion pre-departure information session with group leaders and students to ensure everyone is prepared for the experience
On-going support via phone and email leading up to the immersion
Partnership with an experienced travel agency managing group flight bookings to Timor-Leste.
All-inclusive travel program
In-country pre-departure briefing on arrival
An experienced team of local guides and drivers who have completed training in workplace health and safety, safe driving, child protection, first aid, and tour guide skills
High quality educational workshops provided by our partnering organisations
Co-ordinated sustainable tourism activities. All our sustainable tourism experiences include an educational component (i.e. snorkeling and marine conservation, homestay experience and Timorese culture, trekking and eco-tourism).
Historical and cultural tour of significant sites
Reflection sessions and journal. We believe it is important that our groups take time to reflect on their experiences. Our team co-ordinates reflection sessions to encourage students to share their thoughts, ask questions, and enhance their learning experience
All accommodation carefully selected to be safe and comfortable
All transportation in well-maintained vehicles
All meals. Our restaurants are carefully selected based on similar values and quality. We include meals at hospitality training centers and restaurants that share the same vision to grow the hospitality and tourism in Timor-Leste.
We want our programs to inspire students to make a positive change when returning home. After the immersion experience, many students and teachers want to continue their connection with Timor-Leste. This may be by fundraising and supporting a local program students visit during the immersion. We assist in connecting schools to our partnering organisations where students can fundraise and support local Timorese communities.
Flights, personal travel insurance, entry visa fee ($30.00USD), medical expenses, or personal spending money (~$50.00USD).
FIND OUT MORE
Please feel free to get in contact with our team to find out more about our programs.