Introduction Week in Vanuatu

Pele Island, Vanuatu

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15 people
7 days
Code: 562
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The introduction week is organized for you to prepare yourself better for the coming weeks where you will be more engaged with the local communities. The first two days of your program will be spent in Port Vila where you will learn about the culture of Vanuatu, go on a city tour and visit a few interesting locations where you will learn more about Vanuatu. You will also learn the local language and get the experience of cooking a typical Melanesian meal. Then on Wednesday, you will be transferred from Port Vila to Pele Island where you will engage in supporting the local communities. Upon you visit, in the coming days, you will be introduced to the communities and visit the placement of your choice to get an understanding about the environment there.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

May 1st

May 15th

May 29th

Jun 12th

Jun 26th

Jul 10th

Jul 24th

Aug 7th

Aug 21st

Sep 4th

Sep 18th

Oct 2nd

Oct 16th

Oct 30th

Nov 13th

Nov 27th

Aims & Objectives

To expose you to the real culture of Vanuatu and make you prepare for the upcoming projects and the ways of living in the country.


Port Vila

  • Welcome and introduction to the program and collection of important documents
  • Cultural lesson and a city tour of Port Vila
  • Visit to the Secret Garden

Port Vila

  • Learn the basics of Bislama in the language class
  • Learn to cook traditional Melanesian dishes
  • Visit to the Vanuatu historical Museum

Pele Island

  • Travelling from Port Vila to Pele Island
  • Relaxing in the evening

Pele Island

  • Introduction to the Pele Island communities and Nguna-Pele Marine Protection Area
  • Presentation of the local environmental activities

Pele Island

  • Visit to the placement of your choice
  • Prepare for first placement activities

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

Participants below 18 require parental consent and participants above 65 require medical clearance to take part in this program.

Participants below 18 require parental consent and participants above 65 require medical clearance to take part in this program.

Additional Equipment
  • Clothes that cover your knees and shoulders to visit religious sites and schools.

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

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