On this extraordinary journey, LSI Immersion Students fly to Borneo, and learn about the island's rich biodiversity while travelling down the Sekonyer River aboard an Indonesian riverboat. You'll eat and sleep aboard the boat and make frequent trips ashore to visit the various orangutan research camps and feeding stations along the river.
3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS (on a riverboat)
The first blueprint of orangutan genetic code has confirmed that they share 97 per cent of their DNA with humans. This remarkable similarity to humans evokes a sense of familiarity in their gestures, so you'll definitely want to bring a camera. A trip to Borneo is one you'll want to capture.
Orangutans aren't the only wild animals you'll encounter in this rainforest. In addition to orangutans, you're likely to see a selection of endemic proboscis monkeys, macaques, a wide variety of bird species, and even a crocodile or two.
On arrival, travel to the nearby Kumai dock where an Indonesian riverboat awaits you.
Board the boat for a two hour trip down the Sekonyer River to Camp Tanjung Harapan.
Enjoy panoramic views as the vessel moves steadily through the river.
Arriving at Camp Tanjung Harapan, trek into the lush forest canopy to one of the National Park's strategically positioned orangutan feeding stations.
After breakfast, take a short trek to Camp Pondok Tanggui, a second feeding station.
Travel to Camp Leakey, the biggest site in Tanjung Puting National Park.
Here a tour guide will direct you to the Visitor Information Centre,
to learn about the first orangutan research done by Professior Galdikas,
a pioneer in orangutan studies
Trek to the third feeding station for another opportunity to observe orangutans in close proximity before returning to the boat for dinner.
Enjoy a final breakfast aboard the boat before returning to Jakarta.
LSI's 'BEACH VACATION' is one of several activities and excursions offered through
LANGUAGE STUDIES INDONESIA'S Immersion Language Programs for Bahasa Indonesia (the Indonesian language).
Throughout the year, LANGUAGE STUDIES INDONESIA offers Foreign Language Immersion Programs for learners from around the globe.
And each year, from June to September, Summer Language Immersion Programs are made available for high school and university students.
Are you looking to get away from "the familiar" and make an unusual journey?
You might want to consider coming to Jakarta, Indonesia, to be immersed in the world's sixth most widely-spoken language.
While Language Immersion Schools are readily available for high-density European languages, it is more difficult to find
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If you would like to study language abroad and truly "live the language,"
then the LSI Language Immersion Program in Jakarta, Indonesia, may be for you.
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