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Get off the beaten track to live on a beautiful Costa Rican beach, protecting the turtles that nest and hatch on the golden sands. Live like a local as you make a genuine contribution to marine conservation.

Live on the wild side and get stuck in to the life of an assistant game ranger on a stunning game reserve, home to Africa’s Big 5. Enjoy the thrills of taking a safari, all whilst helping to promote the survival of African flora and fauna. Experience the lions roaring, elephants trumpeting and antelope running as you work out and about on the reserve each day.

Bears, birds, orangutans, monkeys, gibbons, deer, otters – and much more! – are being cared for by volunteers like you at this inspiring sanctuary on the outskirts of Thailand’s largest national park. Help to look after over 700 neglected animals, rescued from the cruel tourist trade, and brought to this sanctuary to recover. If that isn’t enough of a draw, there is even an on-site elephant sanctuary that you may be able to help at too.

Become part of an elephant research team, monitoring these gentle giants in their daily lives together. The project is located in a beautiful park, where you will be working closely with rescued elephants as they recover from previous trauma and stress. In your free time, explore the stunning Garden Route and immerse yourself fully in this wonderful corner of Africa.

Step off the trodden tourist trail and into the heart of stunning Sri Lanka, where elephants are still clinging on to life in the wild. Work closely with the local community to help promote the survival of the endangered Asian elephant, all whilst enjoying seeing these creatures roam in their natural habitat – a rare wonder.

Head into the heart of Borneo’s rainforest, helping to regenerate habitats and monitor local wildlife. From orangutans to pygmy elephants and from primates to crocodiles, you will be preserving these creatures and their habitat for generations to come. This is a once in a lifetime experience to live in a small remnant of paradise, immersing yourself in a way of life that has all but been forgotten.

Experience the rare desert elephants in the wild, helping these endangered animals and rural communities to co-exist in harmony. Enjoy all that desert life brings, from cooking over camp fires to sleeping under the stars, and throw yourself into the volunteer role, which includes tracking elephants, doing building projects and helping the local community.

Are you looking for a career in medicine? Our two week Delhi pre med adventure is perfect for students aged 16-18 years old who are looking to gain medical experience abroad. Join our group heading to the iconic capital city this summer and see why India is on so many travelers’ bucket list.

Oyster Worldwide is an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.

Add extra meaning to your university holiday by taking part in our charity challenge trek and community project in Nepal. Raise money to support the work of the ADM Nepal Charitable Trust as you travel to Nepal, explore Kathmandu, trek through the Himalayas to Annapurna Base Camp, try your hand at white-water rafting and live with a local family whilst volunteering on a worthwhile community project. With such a variety of exciting activities crammed into a 4-week period, you will come away with many great memories, the satisfaction of completing a spectacular 10-day trek and the knowledge that all of your hard work and fundraising efforts have contributed to the important work of a small charitable trust.

Help to care for sick and injured animals in game reserves, vet clinics, farms and local communities on a mobile veterinary unit. See some amazing sights, help with some incredible animals and get unrivalled work experience on this internship in South Africa.

Teacher led university, college and school trips

For trip organisers looking to expand their students’ horizons outside the classroom and help them gain work experience, a course-related trip abroad is a fantastic opportunity. School tours are tailor-made to offer you and your students a safe and supported outdoor adventure. Not only will we organise a worthwhile educational school trip with plenty of outdoor activity, we will also provide all risk assessments needed for your school’s educational tours.

Study trips can be in line with the students’ subjects to offer unrivaled work experience. The hand-picked animal welfare and conservation projects across Africa and Asia are suitable for students studying animal management, animal care, veterinary studies, conservation, zoology and environmental science.

Organising school expeditions can be a daunting idea, but we help to reduce the stress and keen your planning on course. Why not get in touch for some school trip ideas?

IB student volunteer trips

We can also provide educational school trips for International Baccalaureate students hoping to complete their CAS volunteering requirements whilst travelling, providing an engaging and varied experience throughout the volunteering project. These volunteering school visits can broaden students’ experiences and educate them about different parts of the world through first-hand experience of the culture.  A tailor-made group educational trip ensures that the supervising teacher can participate in the volunteer work and guide the team. We can also provide Oyster branded notebooks for the students to record their thoughts and reflections during the trip. Whether you have an idea for the school trip destination or you need some help deciding, do get in touch with us about educational visits for the IB.

For more information about group travel, simply complete our enquiry form.

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