Port Vila, Vanuatu

Based around the Vanuatu capital area, partnering with local schools, govt, organisations & stakeholders.


10 - 17 Dec 2022

The course takes place during the term three school holidays, and dates are inclusive of travel.


Yr 11(Aus only), 12 & 13 students

Open to students in leadership roles or with potential. Limited to 40 spaces for NZ/Aus students, and 20 Vanuatu students. 


NZ/Aus students NZD$4500

Vanuatu students VUV$7300

Food, accommodation, course materials and international flights are included.

All student applications will be screened within two days. You will then be notified of your selection.

Due to popular demand for our courses, your space will only be guaranteed once a 10% deposit is paid.

Students will be notified if their preferred course dates have become full.


About Vanuatu

Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu (French: République de Vanuatu; Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu), is a tropical island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is 1,750 km east of northern Australia, 540 km northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea, southeast of the Solomon Islands, and west of Fiji.


Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. The first Europeans to visit the islands were a Spanish expedition, who arrived on the largest island, Espíritu Santo, in 1606. In the 1880's, France and the United Kingdom claimed parts of the archipelago, and in 1906, they agreed on a framework for jointly managing the archipelago as the New Hebrides through an Anglo-French condominium.

An independence movement arose in the 1970s, and the Republic of Vanuatu was founded in 1980. Since independence, the country has become a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of NationsOrganisation internationale de la Francophonie and the Pacific Islands Forum.

Vanuatu has a population of 308,000, and its capital is Port Vila. The national language is Bislama. The official languages are Bislama, English and French. The principal languages of education are English and French.

What's Included:
  • 7 nights hostel style accommodation*

  • International return flights from NZ/Aus

  • Domestic travel in Vanuatu

  • All food (breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks)

  • All course materials (e.g. for activities and exercises)

  • Programme t-shirt

*Separate sleeping arrangements for males and females, and fully supervised by Future Leaders staff at all times.

What's Not Included:
  • Domestic travel to and from your international airport, which is the group place of departure. All participants' travel connections will be checked by our Programme Coordinator, with phone and email support available.

  • International travel insurance. Students will be required to arrange their own trip and cancellation insurance.

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