Borneo Expedition

Oaks Christian School

Trip Leader: Mrs. Goeser

June 11 – 22, 2017

About Mrs. Goeser

Christi Goeser has participated in international service trips for 25 years, traveling with students to over a dozen countries to build, teach, support and explore. A veteran middle school and high school teacher, she understands the impact trips like these can have in engendering compassion and fortitude.

Expedition Highlights

Explore your World. Explore your Self.

Your personalized itinerary will include the following three program components to ensure your tip is unforgettable. 

COMMUNITY PROJECT

A unique opportunity to work closely with local communities offers students an authentic

cultural exchange. Sharing meals and stories, developing language skills, and making a meaningful difference are all part of this rewarding and life changing experience.

ADVENTUROUS TREKKING

Discover the natural beauty and pristine environment by getting off the beaten path. With support from expert guides, students summit volcanoes and mountain peaks high above the clouds, or navigate lush jungles seeking hidden waterfalls. This blends the perfect combination of challenge and teamwork.

CULTURAL EXPLORATION

Traveling ‘back-packer” style, students take on leadership roles and responsibilities of planning and executing daily activities. The Unearthed Leader facilitates orientation discussions and de-briefings to ensure students are prepared and empowered to collaborate and make responsible team decisions. Students enjoy some independence and develop valuable life skills while soaking up the local atmosphere.

 

Travel Fee Info

Total Fee: $3,875

 

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All parents just want their kids to be healthy and happy, yet sometimes we take these things for granted. I am so happy to hear my son say technology is sometimes a waste of time, he lived on his phone! Well done everyone.

– Lori Field, Parent

An Unearthed trip isn't like any other holiday that you would go on with your family because of the way we traveled, where we traveled and who we traveled with. It is an experience that you will never forget.

– Kate Norris, Student, Nepal Expedition

Chances are, there won't be another time in your life to have an experience that's even remotely similar. It's 100% worth all of the effort, time and money.

– James Stringer, Student, Thailand Expedition

Trip Itinerary

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Day 1 - Depart Los Angeles

In transit

 

Day 2 - Kuching

 The team will be met and transferred to their pre-booked accommodation in Kuching, the "City of Cats." Free day to explore and settle in to Borneo!

 

Day 3 -  Orangutans Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary

This morning the team will be met by their guide and transferred the Semenngoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where they will hopefully catch a glimpse of the Orangutans in their natural environment. 

Day 4 to 6 - Community Project

The team will have the opportunity to interact with families and local children throughout their stay and learn about their day to day lives and how they make a living. The locals will also be keen to learn some English from the girls.

Day 7 - Kuching

Today the team may choose to have the day to explore Bako National Park to see proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques and numerous species of birds. In the Wetland National Park the team will navigate the mangroves and smaller river channels trying to spot crocodiles and fireflies. 

Day 8 - Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer to Mt. Kinabalu Park HQ to settle into their accommodation and prepare to depart on their trek the next morning.

Day 9 - Climb Mount Kinabalu

The team will commence the 2-day trek on Mt Kinabalu with organized guides on the Timpohon Trail. 

Day 10 - Descend Mount Kinabalu

Summit Mt Kinabalu (4095m) at dawn to experience sunrise and spectacular panoramic views before descending the mountain for breakfast at the Laban Rata Hut. 

Day 11 - Kota Kinabalu

Today the team has a free day at their leisure for sightseeing in and around Kota Kinabalu. 

Day 12 - Depart Kota Kinabalu

Arrive Los Angeles

I learned that I'm completely capable. I am able to save the money to fly half way round the world and have the experience of a lifetime. It was incredibly eye opening and refreshing to do something outside of my comfort zone and actually enjoy it! It made me realize the extent to which I can lead a group and it was pretty inspiring to know that I can make a difference to those less fortunate than me.

– Jack Saunders, Student, Peru Expedition

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