Students Wanted for Expedition to Borneo
January 26 2011
Students interested in ethno-cultural studies or biodiversity have an exciting opportunity to take part in an expedition to Borneo next spring. Sponsored by Ethical Expeditions, a non-profit society dedicated to conserving the natural world through education and community empowerment, the expedition is looking for students to take part in two studies with the Wehea Dayak people of Borneo.
Janelle Baker, an AU anthropology tutor, is looking for as many as 12 students to join her from mid-May to the end of June 2011 for a unique field study opportunity. Students will start their expedition in Balikpapan, Indonesian Borneo, and will travel to Wehea, participating in field lectures and real world experiences along the way.
"The ideal student is passionate about preserving biological and cultural diversity," says Baker. "They will seek to make a difference, and be inspired to understand other cultures. We're looking for students who are interested in the complex issues facing the island of Borneo."
The students will then be split into two groups: one will participate in an ethno-ecological study with the Wehea Dayak and will assist in community development projects, and the other will join a scientific team conducting the first comprehensive biodiversity study of the Wehea Forest.
The cost for the trip is US$5,500 and includes university credit, all meals, accommodation, internal travel and educational materials. Students will be responsible for their own airfare to Balikpapan, visa costs, travel insurance and personal spending money.
For more information, contact Janelle Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also visit the website at Borneo 2011 Expedition.