Learn to lead in a classroom like no other.
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of 21st century living and venture into the wilderness with our first LOYAC expedition. Join us as we head to Three Capes Track in Tasmania, and hike its breathtakingly beautiful 48 km trail. Leap outside your comfort zone, as you face real challenges and discover your leadership style.
This program is designed to guide students on building crucial life and leadership skills they can apply to navigate our rapidly changing world, while offering long-term benefits on overall well-being.
Leadership: Take charge and be responsible for your team by organizing daily activities, meal preps, schedules, and more.
Problem-solving: Learn how to deal with unfamiliar challenges and ad-hoc situations out of your regular environment by working as a team to come up with solutions
Team-building: Build connections and friendships, and share stories with your team as you support each other through an unforgettable experience
Stress management: Commune with nature to decrease anxiety, depression, and boredom, practice a gratitude habit, and develop techniques to stay grounded and calm throughout the trip to also blend into your lifestyle back home
Cooking and Nutrition: Understand different food groups, their health benefits, and how to cook them or include them into your daily meals
Self-confidence: Build self-confidence, resilience, and self-esteem by overcoming physical challenges and mental barriers
Awareness: Learn about sustainability programs through the workshops, and immerse yourself in nature during the trip
The program will be divided into 3 phases:
Pre-expedition Workshops starting January 2020: Workshops on leadership, environment and sustainability, health and well-being along with a training program in preparation for the trip
Expedition to Tasmania in February 2020: 2-day stay in Melbourne followed by a 4-day hike on the breathtaking Three Capes Track in Tasmania, ending with 2 rest days in Melbourne before flying back to Kuwait
Post-expedition Reflections in March 2020: Presentations on the whole experience, and the skills developed during the trip, with reflections on how they can be applied towards the betterment of local communities
This program is ideal for university students between the ages of 18-27, who are passionate about the environment, enjoy physical activity and being outdoors.
Difficulty level: Moderate to Hard
Registration Fee: KD 500*
Trip Dates: February 21-28, 2020
Ages: 18-27 years
Application deadline: December 26, 2019
*The registration fee does not cover the cost of visas and the supplies required during the trip.
Apply now to receive a detailed schedule of activities by email.