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Frontier Group Projects


When you're looking through the website, you'll notice that there are three kinds of project to choose from: Frontier Partner projects, Frontier Group Projects and Frontier Connect Projects.

What is a Frontier Group project?

Frontier Group projects are operated by Frontier in collaboration with long-term partner organisations in five countries across four continents.

These projects are run by Frontier field staff, carefully selected for their experience and expertise, along with highly skilled staff from the partner organisations in the host countries. The projects are exclusive to us and are not available through other providers.

Entry to Frontier Group projects is competitive and follows an application and telephone interview – to find out more, see What's Next?

Most Frontier Group projects have research, conservation and development components and most have separate teaching activities. As an international conservation and development agency we are without equal in our field. Three of the Frontier Group projects encompass major, internationally recognised, marine conservation and dive training programmes.

When you join a Frontier Group project, your contribution will go towards developing and sustaining that project. Although we keep all project costs to an absolute minimum, we always ensure that value for money is not achieved by compromising on your health and safety, such as by purchasing inferior quality technical equipment for our diving expeditions, contracting poor quality services for camps or by selecting inappropriate staff for projects.

While working on a Frontier Group project, you may typically be living and working with a group of 4-30 volunteers, all carefully selected by us. Most likely, you will have already met some of them during your project briefing in the UK. This will vary depending on the season, location and nature of the project: for instance, teaching projects will typically utilise smaller volunteer numbers of between 1 and 15.


What can I expect on a Frontier Group project?

Staff

On a Frontier Group project, you'll get a dedicated team of young, full time Frontier staff recruited by Frontier head office. The staff will be on hand 24/7 providing mentoring and dive and research training (as appropriate), leading treks and introducing you to life in the field. All the staff are trained and qualified in all the necessary subjects.

Food

Food on camp is simple and nutritious: meals of beans, rice, noodles, pancakes and other staples, along with fruit and vegetables cooked over an open campfire helped by other volunteers.

Location

You'll be off the beaten track, in a remote location, isolated from the tourist or backpacker trails and surrounded by staggering landscapes and pristine environments.

Accommodation

You will live in a simple beach camp or wilderness camp, in local style eco-dwellings with a group of other Frontier volunteers.

Entertainment

You'll be taking part in organised camp activities – anything from sports and games to themed parties, it's up to you!

Other volunteers

You'll be living and working with a group of Frontier volunteers – who have gone through the same selection process as yourself – usually aged between 18 and 30. Group sizes vary between projects but are typically somewhere between 4 and 30.


Last but not least!

This information is designed to give you ideas and inspiration for your project abroad with Frontier. It's intended as a guide only and although details are correct at time of publishing, all projects are subject to change.

Just remember..

Part of the excitement of a gap year experience is the unpredictability of life in a remote location and the thrill of the unknown;

Remember to check our website regularly to find the most up-to-date project information and perhaps even discover a new project you haven't considered before.

Alterations

As the time of your project approaches, we'll tell you about any alterations to your activities so you'll be well prepared for your adventure. Don't forget, whilst on your project you're there to provide help and skills wherever they are needed most, rather than to impose what you want to do upon the local people. With this in mind, you can be sure to have a rewarding gap experience and be confident that all your efforts really have made a difference.


Take a look at all our group projects:

Frontier Group Projects

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Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Contribute to vital conservation research in one of the most ecologically diverse locations on the planet.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: CBP

Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Discover, monitor and assess the huge variety of Madagascar's exotic and rare species as you trek through remote regions of this hugely exciting island with Frontier-Madagascar.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: MGF

Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

Crystal clear waters host a wealth of marine habitats and wildlife, making this a perfect location to learn to scuba dive and explore this pristine and magical underwater world.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$445

  • Prices: from US$445
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Marine
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: TZM

Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems and work towards a sustainable environment in Madagascar.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$445

  • Prices: from US$445
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Marine
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: MGM

Fiji Marine Conservation & Diving

Scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of the south Pacific. Live in paradise on a beach camp and carry out important marine conservation work.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$445

  • Prices: from US$445
  • Region: Australasia
  • Activity: Marine
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: FJM

Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

An unforgettable adventure through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, amongst Mayan ruins and the azure waters off the coast, with a teaching or conservation project.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$4,095

  • Prices: from US$4,095
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Project code: CAX

South East Asia Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

Travel with us to ancient Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, lands of unimaginable beauty, on an adventure that will take you from night bazaars to picture perfect vistas.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$4,095

  • Prices: from US$4,095
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Project code: CCX

Madagascar Teaching

Teach in a local school in one of the most extraordinary destinations on earth. Provide vital, basic skills and environmental education and get involved with a variety of activities.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 4 weeks +
  • Project code: MGT

Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

An unforgettable teaching experience, a breathtaking trek through the prolific forests teeming with flora and fauna and scuba diving in one of the best diving spots in the world!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: MGA

Fiji Teaching

Enhance your skills as you earn your TEFL certificate teaching underprivileged children in a local school, and soak up the true Fijian lifestyle in a friendly and laidback community.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: Australasia
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 4 week +
  • Project code: FJT

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