Learn to travel travel to learn

Full time 6 months

Your first taste of travel and volunteering. Learn about real-world issues, volunteer and travel by land through South-America and share your experiences.

CURRICULUM

Our program curriculum

The program consists of 4 stages full of challenging experiences. Expand your view on volunteering and traveling in South-America together with like-minded people from all over the world.

  • 1.-  Study
  • 2.-  Volunteer
  • 3.- Travel
  • 4.- Conclusion
1.-  Study

Study

Period

Location: Norway

Duration: 2 months

Learn about the big issues of our time, prepare yourself for investigations, travels and volunteering together with your International team from all over Europe.

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2.-  Volunteer

Volunteer

Period

Location: Ecuador

Duration: 1 months

Participate in the project that you choose during your study period, teaching English, working with community development, agriculture and climate change.

Volunteer period Learn to travel
3.- Travel

Travel

period

Location: South America

Duration: 2 months

Now it is time to really get to know places, different cultures, people and their stories by investigations that you have pre-planned in your Study-Period.

Travel period Learn to travel
4.- Conclusion

Conclusion

period

Location: Norway

Duration: 3 months

Process your adventures and new experience how they have changed your understanding of the places you have visited. Share your new knowledge with others!

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1. Study
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Study

Period

Location: Norway

Duration: 2 months

Learn about the big issues of our time, prepare yourself for investigations, travels and volunteering together with your International team from all over Europe.

2. Travel
Volunteer period Learn to travel

Volunteer

Period

Location: Ecuador

Duration: 1 months

Participate in the project that you choose during your study period, teaching English, working with community development, agriculture and climate change.

3. Volunteer
Travel period Learn to travel

Travel

Period

Location: South America

Duration: 2 months

Now it is time to really get to know places, different cultures, people and their stories by investigations that you have pre-planned in your Study-Period.

4. Conclusion
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Conclusion

Period

Location: Norway

Duration: 1 months

Process your adventures and new experience how they have changed your understanding of the places you have visited. Share your new knowledge with others!

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What our students say

HIGHLIGHTS

Program highlights

6 months of exciting adventures

Opportunity to learn in a creative way and prepare yourself for the upcoming travel and volunteering. Travel and seek new adventures together with the team, your new family.


Gap year

South America

International team

Environmental program

PROGRAM COSTS

How to cover the costs of the program

Pre-course
Self-payer

Work to cover all the program costs

Our goal is to allow volunteering abroad to everyone independently of the background or financial possibilities.

Starting every 1st

September

Pre-course

Sign up cost 9000 NOK

Cover all the program costs by working in one of our partner companies.

Starting the 1st of September

You will work between 5 to 7 months

Food
Visas
Vaccines
Travel expenses
Health insurance
Accommodation
Volunteer abroad
Team travel with One World Institute

Pay it Yourself

The most affordable way to travel and volunteer abroad for 6 months with all the expenses covered thanks to our common economy.

Starting every 1st

September

Self-payer

52.300 NOK

Cover all the program costs during all the 6 months

Starting the 1st of September


Food
Visas
Vaccines
Travel expenses
Health insurance
Accommodation
Volunteer abroad
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Study period – 2 months

Once you arrive at One World Institute, Norway, you will get together with your team and will be part of running the school with other students here. We will have studies about the countries’ environmental and social problems you’re going to visit, and a goal of points to achieve during this time.

In One World Institute, the concept of studying is different, because we believe that Learning by Doing is the best way of adopting new knowledge. In our school, you will find that learning is not first and foremost about listening to the teacher.

Learning will take place through communication, deliberations, through working out your plan for learning and sticking to it and putting to use what you learned. 

Therefore the studies are combined with various activities like having investigations and road-trips in Europe, meeting new people to learn from, making presentations about what we have learned-researched. You will train yourself in being adventurers, living and traveling under humble conditions, not using much money and always finding a way out by ingenuity, being smart and sticking together with your teammates.

During Study Period, we will also prepare everything necessary for travel: visas, tickets, investigations, and places to visit. We will make a final agreement together on our traveling plan and present the final product to the Teacher’s Council and other students.

Volunteer period – 1 month

After choosing one of the projects in Ecuador, together with your team, you will work in the following areas to get to know more about community life and current issues:

  • Preschools
  • Tree planting campaigns
  • Schools for street children
  • Educating teachers for rural areas
  • Vocational schools for young people
  • Sanitation and hygiene in rural areas

Ready for doing the work needed at the project, bringing plans and materials from the previous periods. Getting to know the people at the project, the vision, the idea of the project and the many concrete tasks to be carried out.

Carrying out the tasks as defined within the necessities of the project and by the Project Leadership. Helping locals out with the community’s issues.

Travel period – 2 months

Once our route is ready, tickets bought, investigations planned and approved by the Teachers’ Council, we will travel through land different countries, ready to learn about environmental practices, problems and peoples’ reactions and actions to them.


Reforestation, wildlife protection, organic farming, pollution and social problems around the environment (employment, destruction of natural areas, responsible fishing, urbanisation, illegal hunting, etc.) will be subjects of investigations during our travel. We document our travel with pictures, videos, interviews.

Conclusion – 1 month

This is our last month of conclusions, presentations, and promotion to spread the word about the Program.

On our final month in Norway, we will concentrate on sharing our experiences with the other teams in the school. We will make presentations from the different countries we traveled, from people that we met and the projects that we visited.

Conclusions and final discussions will close our Learn to Travel, Travel to Learn Program.

BTP period – 3 months

Returning to school with heads and hands full of new knowledge and energy for Bringing it to the Public. Meeting with the team, showing, telling, exchanging experiences and making it common knowledge.

Producing articles, pamphlets, videos, presentations, exhibitions, speeches for debate forums, books and more. Studying further the curriculum in Fighting with The Poor, bringing the truth to the public. 

Going to different schools around Europe to spread the new knowledge in various creative ways – speeches, newspaper articles, lectures at universities and colleges, debates and other public events, exhibitions – leading to a better understanding and inspiring to take an action.

Passing the final exams in Fighting with The Poor. Using the last months together to conclude our future perspectives and possible ways of improving The Poor’s quality in life with humble ways of sharing knowledge.

Volunteer period – 6 months

The Project Work in Africa or India in cooperation with Humana People to People. In this period, you can work at:

  • Teacher training colleges
  • Educating teachers for rural areas
  • Vocational schools for young people
  • Schools for street children.Preschools
  • Sanitation and hygiene in rural areas
  • Tree planting campaigns
  • Raising funds for social projects by forming partnerships and selling second hand clothes and shoes
  • Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS (following the program TCE/Total Control of the Epidemic)

Arriving at the project in Africa or India, having left behind a courageous journey where fundamental human capabilities have been turned around, refreshed and energised by knowing that things such as travelling can be done in a totally different way than the mainstream tourist travelling.

Ready for doing the work needed at the project, bringing plans and materials from the previous periods. Getting to know the people at the project, the vision and idea of the project and the many concrete tasks to be carried out.

Carrying out the tasks as defined within the necessities of the project and by the Project Leadership. Fighting shoulder to shoulder with The Poor: building preschools, starting Garden Farming, doing literacy campaigns, eradicating malaria, teaching about big issues of our time while working as a teacher at DNS, starting income-generating activities, working as a TCE Special Force in the fight against HIV/AIDS – as a few examples.

Studying and working with your Specialisation in Fighting with The Poor, finalising with a People’s Exam and a written thesis at the end of the period. Acquiring skills in information work: making interviews, taking notes and pictures, writing summaries and reports, recording videos.

Living together with the people at the project, being a good example of living a humble life while improving things with small means to make daily life better.

Travel period – 3 months

Living on the road, being on the move, finding means of transport and places to sleep, talking to people on the road, being curious to understand and know about the countries you are traveling through.

Making investigations, meeting people, visiting their workplaces, staying in their homes, understanding their problems, meeting their culture and values and sharing thoughts with them about the world and the future.

Telling people about your venture to a third world country, trying out bringing it to the public what you have so far experienced and learned. Putting up investigations on a higher level, asking tough questions to self and to the group, getting hold of more answers and putting up new questions.

Taking notes and pictures, writing reports and discussing the seen and the experienced.
Finding good ways of sticking together in the Trios and in the group as such during the travel period.

Study Period – 6 months

At this school, you will find that learning is not first and foremost about listening to the teacher.

The school’s Program consists of a range of intense and spirited activities, theoretical studies and experiences that constitute the sum of learning and life processes carried through by a group of people who for a considerable period of time share a Program with each other that demands cooperation and efforts, and which at the same time is sprinkled with elements that are inspiring and also quite out of the ordinary.

Thus, learning will also take place through communication, deliberations, through working out your plan for learning and sticking to it, and putting to use what you learned, the methods you used, the ideas you got from it and the results you harvested from the training.

You will train yourself in being adventurers and survivors, living and traveling under very humble conditions, not using much money and always finding a way out by ingenuity, being smart and sticking together with your teammates.