Introduction Week in Mauritius

Le Morne, Mauritius

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15 people
7 days
Code: 566
Cultural Experiences
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The best way to embrace Le Morne, where you will get familiar with the culture and people of Le Morne. During this week we will explain the do’s and don’ts regarding safety and transport. After the formalities, this is a wonderful way to make new friends and learn a little more about their country. Dig a little deeper and see what you can discover, learn local language and cooking, and get to know you about your projects.

Le Morne represents one of the most significant global commemorations to the memory of the slave resistance at the Slave Monument. Not only does the region evidence a rich and remarkable oral history but in 2008 it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site precisely for this remarkable role. Take a hike on Le Brabont Trails wherein the higher you climb the more spectacular the view. A drive to Chamarel where you will see the mysterious seven coloured earth site coupled with a drive through the Blackwater National Park and catch a glimpse at the unique flora & fauna The week consists of five days of activities to introduce you to the La Digue Island culture and surroundings, and also for you to interact with the fellow participants. During the last day of the week, you will be visiting your project to commence your work.

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Aims & Objectives

To introduce you to Le Morne diverse geographical and cultural environment by fostering a deeper understanding of cultural similarities and differences through experiential learning in Le Morne & Mauritius and to help you develop awareness and deeper understanding of culture.

Monday to Friday

Sessions on safety, transport, and do’s and don’ts, information of Le Morne topography and popular beaches, as well as trails & attractions.

Visit a unique geographical phenomenon at Chamarel seven coloured site.

Drive through the Blackriver National Park with stunning views and spectacular waterfalls

 Attend a class to learn the unique dialect in Le Morne language and cooking.

Visit to the slave monument.

Hike on the Brabont Trail in Le Morne at your capacity.

Make friends around the world! - take part in our cultural exchange session with participants.

Visit your project placement sites and get to know the projects you will be working upon.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

For participants below 18, parental consent is required and for participants above 65, medical clearance is required.

For participants below 18, parental consent is required and for participants above 65, medical clearance is required.

Additional Equipment

No specific equipment necessary.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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