Why the Global Changemaker Program is perfect for you:
Experiences to last a lifetime! Try new foods, meet new people, travel the world and do something good.
Everything organised for you. Travel in an exciting and easy way!
Take on changemaking and leadership training.
Improve your confidence and sense of self.
Kickstart your career in changemaking.
Join a network of changemakers and earth-shakers!
So, where are we going?
The Global Changemaker program starts in Hanoi with some orientation activities like a city scavenger hunt, language lessons and historical site tours.
We then travel to rural Mai Chau where we will see stunning green rice paddies and mountains, and have a chance to culturally imeerse ourselves in a local homestay.
We will travel to Hoa Binh with its enormous lake which plays host to several temples and sacred sites, then to Ba Vi to spend five days learning from some social change movements in Vietnam.
Finally we will return to Hanoi and its surrounds for a final day of reflection and celebration of our time together. Before taking our changemaking journey back to Aus!
Safety is a top priority at Sonder Youth. We use our extensive travel experience and experience working in Vietnam to ensure the Global Changemaker Program keeps teams safe at all times.
Safety measures include:
24/7 coverage by International SOS providing emergency medical assistance and advice.
First aid trained Sonder Youth leader supervising all activities 24/7.
Pre-departure safety and medical information is distributed 12 weeks prior to travel to allow for complete preparation.
Travellers MUST be covered by personal travel insurance in order to come on the Global Changemaker Program.
Through our accommodation across the program the team will see a range of lifestyles in Vietnam.
In the city we will stay in May De Ville hotel in the centre of the bustling Old Quarter of Hanoi. In rural Mai Chau we will stay in a homestay in a local village where we will spend time immersed in local Vietnamese culture. In Ba Vi we will stay in a comfortable guesthouse within walking distance from the our friends Red Lotus at the Ba Vi Disability Centre.
Throughout the program we will sample all manner of delicious Vietnamese food. From home-cooked meals to top quality restaurants, food is certainly a part of the trip to look forward to!
Accommodation and Food
Personal Development Training
The Sonder Youth Global Changemaker Program includes 5 personal development workshops. These workshops are designed to improve self-confidence, teach leadership and changemaking skills, and encourage participants to create the world they want to live in.
Travellers will return home with increased self-awareness, personal development strategies and the skills to make a difference in their own communities, networks and the world.
Throughout the Global Experience Program you will be immersed in the rich, vibrant culture of Vietnam. From home-stays to city scavenger hunts, we take every measure to ensure you get the most out of your time in the beautiful country.
In each location we will take you to the edge of your comfort zone, making new friends, using a new language, eating exciting new foods and facing cultural difference which will leave your perspective of the world changed for good.
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