Vanuatu A service learning trip - August 2017

Travel to Vanuatu for 2 weeks during the summer of 2017 with Melanesian Women Today chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Sovick . You will enjoy the beauty of the South Pacific and at the same time get environmental education, do service learning, and participate in a cultural exchange with a local school.

Where is Vanuatu located?

Why go?


Students who travel to Vanuatu will experience a cultural exchange with students from Eratap Village secondary school. Students from the USA will learn what the lives of students from Vanuatu are like and vice versa. We will learn about language, food, songs and dances, gender equality, and social issues.

Climate Change

Students will witness the effects of climate change first hand. We will travel to Moso Island to see what it is like to live with the uncertainty of a changing climate. Moso is home to the largest protected reef in Vanuatu and students will get to snorkel and see it first hand. Moso also has a turtle sanctuary where students will see sea turtles and how they are protected and released into the wild.

Service Learning

Students will be able to participate in a service learning project helping a local school. This will be a hands on project the whole group can participate in which benefit the school and its students. We will be working alongside local students, getting to know them in the process and working together for a good cause.

Trip Details

Some details

The trip will cost between $3,500 and $4,500 dollars. There will need to be between 10 and 15 students at a minimum to go on the trip. Students will need to make sure they have health insurance and a passport. Students have to be healthy and able to travel.

Your Experience includes

  • Round Trip Airfare from Seattle to Vanuatu
  • Accomodations in Vanuatu
  • Regional Style Meals
  • Guided Sightseeing
  • Entrance Fees
  • Full Time 24/7 Tour Director
  • Expert Local Guides
  • Private Online updates for Families
Moso Island


  • 24 Hour Safety and Security
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Inspections of all Equipment
  • 24/7 Tour Director

Before we go

Before leaving for Vanuatu we will have 4 sessions lasting 2 hours each so students can get familiar with Vanuatu. We will discuss 1. Nuts and Bolts of the trip 2. Language 3. Culture and 4. Safety. These will be fun get togethers that help students to prepare and have a successful trip.

About us

Mr. Jason Sovick is a 20 year veteran teacher from Bainbridge Island High School and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Vanuatu from 1995-1998. Mere Sovick is a Doctoral Student and is the Director of Melanesian Women Today, a non profit organization which is dedicated to helping the women and children of Melanesia lead better lives. Jason and Mere met in Vanuatu while Jason was a Peace Corps Volunteer there.

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