Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is the melting pot of cultures and religions with a diverse population consisting of different ethnic groups such as Malay, Indian, Chinese and other ethnic minorities.
Malaysia is composed of Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the north coast of the island of Borneo, 640 kilometers (400 miles) across the South China Sea. The exotic, tropical islands and lands of Malaysia holds some of nature’s treasures with some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet and a collection of unrivalled rainforests and national parks. With a population of over 30 million, multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals.
During the thirteen-day programme, you will be put together in a group and will be involved in activities that will help to develop your survival and leadership skills. From engaging with others, learning the knotting techniques, building a raft, learning the climbing and belaying techniques, and many more.
This programme also encourages tolerance and to accept differences, teaches you how to cope with pressure and acquire leadership and teamwork skills under changing, demanding and unfamiliar circumstances.
- AFS Introduction to Global Competence
- Kayak Expedition
- Campcraft and Camping
- Wall Climbing
- Maps & Compass Lesson
- Trekking Expedition
- Overnight Stay with Local Host Family
- Community Service Project
Accommodation for participants will be in dormitories set around the slopes, from where one obtains a fabulous view of the sea below and island of Pangkor across. Students will be placed in a dormitory that is equipped with pillow, bed sheets, blanket, and a shared bathroom.