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Discovering Sharks in South Africa

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks

Dates

Visit our website for date availabilities.

Travel Types

  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Fishing
  • Tours

Qualifications

No experience is necessary – all you will need is enthusiasm and the desire to make a difference. For more than 40 years Earthwatch Institute has pioneered the involvement of ordinary people in peer-reviewed scientific research worldwide. By joining an Earthwatch Expedition, you have a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of the world’s rarest animals and visit remote and beautiful locations, while directly supporting conservation science. We offer life enhancing experiences in nearly 50 countries each year, with projects for teens, adults, and families.

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

2,275 - 3,750

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials pre-departure
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Medical services
  • Medical insurance
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Written materials abroad

Program Fees Include:

Our volunteers not only contribute essential funds that help to cover the cost of the research, but also, through their inspiration and effort, they provide the people power without which many of our vital projects simply couldn’t take place. We are a non-profit organization but accommodation, meals, insurance, training and transport in the field are also included in your contribution cost. As a non-profit organization that supports scientific research, your contribution and airfare costs are usually tax-deductible for U.S. citizens.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Tourism
  • Water Projects
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

Earthwatch expeditions appeal to a variety of people, including students, retirees, families, educators, and anyone seeking an exciting journey that enables them to give back to the environment. Our expeditions have a wide range of activity levels, from hiking intensive to easy expeditions with limited physical activity. There is an Earthwatch expedition out there for everyone!

This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide and Asian Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups

Scholarships are Available

Very limited fellowships may be available, mainly for high-school students and educators. Visit our website for more information.

Application Process Involves

  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Other
  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

Brief

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Alumni Network