CERES Global cultural exchange to Indonesia offers interested people the opportunity to take part in a socio-environmental and cultural journey focused on mutual learning and exchange. We’re excited to be able to invite you to join us in 2016!

The aim of the trip is to build cross cultural friendships, share ideas, skills and experiences, and create understanding. Travelers will experience daily village life and work alongside community organisations implementing fresh approaches to sustainability and community development.

This March and April we will travel to the Island of Java. The group will meet in Yogyakarta where we will undertake a day of language training before travelling to the small town of Cipanas where we will be working with our partner organisation Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM).

Yum’s community based projects aim to provide a better standard of living for those  families living in poverty working in a number of sectors including water and sanitation, agriculture and microcredit for women. YUM aims to create a foundation for long-term stability and growth by promoting cooperation between members of each community and show communities what can be achieved when they work together.”

How  you can get involved 

CERES Global works with communities to generate solutions that are community driven and meet the needs identified by members of the community. Project sustainability is a key aspect of successfully engaging with communities and we encourage projects that are designed and implemented with these principles in mind. We facilitate projects with the group and the communities visited, matching your skills to particular projects.

In recent years the YUM community have loved it when we’ve had some teachers in our group – we’re able to organise a teacher-to-teacher exchange comparing teaching styles and different ways we engage a class, it’s really interesting to see different cultures approach teaching in different ways!~

Focus areas include:

  • English teaching (kindergarten to adult)
  • Organic/permaculture farming/training
  • Community Library activities
  • Environmental/outdoor education
  • Art, drama, dance, sport, music classes
  • Waste Education (project development and implementation with staff)
  • Maternal Health
  • Recycling program
  • Eco tourism status
Accommodation is as far as possible in twin-bedded rooms (sharing with a participant of the same gender). It is in modest, comfortable hotels, guesthouses or guest rooms with our partner organisations. When in villages or small towns on project visits, accommodation can be basic but comfortable.
How much does it cost? 
Cost $1290.
CERES Global is a not for profit community organisation and all trips run at cost price. The price includes all internal food, accommodation, transport, community contributions, facilitator support, pre trip preparations and administration. It does not include flights to and from Indonesia, flights between sections of the trip, passport, visa, medical and travel insurance, vaccinations, alcoholic beverages, laundry and other items of a personal nature.
Express Interest

If you are interested in finding out more, please  contact Sophie at phone (03) 9389 0183.

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Photos from our Indonesia trip

Upcoming Trips

25th March – 3rd April 2016
Day 1: Group meets Yogyakarta (morning 25th March)
Day 2: Language training (Realia)
Day 3: Travel to Cipanas
Day 4 – 8: Community engagement YUM
Day 9: Travel to Jakarta
Day 10: Final group breakfast – Everyone flies home

How much does it cost? 
$1290 for 10 days

For further details contact Sophie


(03) 9389 0183

global-connecting-logo-10FEB15CERES Global travel to various communities, and in doing so identify partners and community groups with which we hope to develop a connection. Returning annually, sharing our stories and experiences, we are able to develop rapport and understanding, and build long term meaningful friendships. With these friendships and ongoing connection, we find we are able to have a greater impact, contributing to a more cohesive global community, and address social and environmental challenges from a position of equality.
global-projects-logo-10FEB15After a number of visits to a particular community, it is often the case that through community dialogue and engagement, an opportunity to work together on a project or activity is identified. CERES Global recognise that the activity must be community driven, seeking to work alongside the community, intending to overcome a social or environmental challenge. Based on the requirements of a particular project, CERES Global will recruit participants with a relevant skill set to the project, and in certain circumstances seek funding to meet the costs of undertaking the project. Often it is the CERES Global participants who will lead the way in establishing and playing an ongoing role in completing projects with the community.

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Indonesian Cultural Exchange, Cipanas.

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