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New Zealand

Explore the beauty and variety of New Zealand's dramatic landscapes while preserving fragile ecosystems found nowhere else on earth. From the rolling mountains to the sweeping coastal plains, New Zealand will leave you breathless!

Cost

ISV has departure dates running between May-August and November-January each year. Standard 4 week programs conclude approximately 28 days after the departure date listed.

Price: $4,495 USD

Standard 4 Week Volunteer and Adventure Program

The ISV Standard Volunteer and Adventure Program is 4 Weeks in length, and consists of a 2 Week Volunteer Project and 2 Week Adventure Tour. Prices vary per country.

Your Program Cost Includes

  • Project fees as required by the host volunteer organization, i.e. project materials and supervision from host organization staff
  • Additional in-country (domestic) transportation by air in New Zealand
  • All accommodations during the ISV Program
  • All meals during 2 Week Volunteer Project(s) and at least half of meals during 2 Week Adventure Tour(s) as indicated in the ISV Travel Manual
  • Five (5) Adventure Tour activities as stated in the ISV Travel Manual and the ISV website (activities vary by country)
  • National park entrance / user fees as indicated in the ISV Travel Manual
  • All Program ground transportation in host country
  • Orientation(s) in host country
  • Program research, set-up and management
  • Administration and recruitment costs
  • ISV regional offices and local staff who provide 24 hour support while programs are operating
  • Professionally trained ISV Project Leader(s)
  • Professionally trained ISV Tour Leaders(s)
  • ISV Travel Manual, Project Overview, Country Resource Document and additional ISV documentation to prepare you for the ISV Program
  • ISV T-shirt

Your Program Cost Does Not Include

  • Air transportation, air taxes and ticketing fees, and any country departure taxes (where applicable)
  • All transportation and accommodation costs in your home country to and from the designated departure city
  • Half of your meals during the Adventure Tour
  • Medical and travel/trip cancellation insurance (required)
  • Passports (required), travel visas (where necessary), and any vaccinations (if required by your physician)
  • Additional optional activities during the Adventure Tour
  • Academic credit (optional)
  • Fiji Excursion (optional)

2 Week Volunteer Program

ISV gives you the option of doing just a 2 Week Volunteer Project with no Adventure Tour or additional excursions. This is a great option if you are running tight on time and would still like to make a difference by volunteering overseas.

Price: $2,795 USD 

Your Program Cost Includes:

  • All materials needed to complete your project as well as supervision/leaders from your host organization staff
  • Additional in-country (domestic) transportation by air in New Zealand
  • All accommodations during the ISV Program
  • All meals during 2 Week Volunteer Project
  • All Program ground transportation in host country
  • Fees as charged by host volunteer organization
  • Orientation in host country
  • Program set-up and management
  • Administration and recruitment costs
  • Professionally trained ISV Project Leader(s)
  • ISV Travel Manual, Project Overview, Country Resource Document and additional ISV documentation to prepare you for the ISV Program
  • ISV T-shirt

Your Program Cost Does Not Include:

  • Air transportation, air taxes and ticketing fees, and any country departure taxes (where applicable)
  • All transportation and accommodation costs in your home country to and from the designated departure city
  • Medical and travel/trip cancellation insurance (required)
  • Passports (required), travel visas (where necessary), and any vaccinations (if required by your physician)
  • Academic credit (optional)

Options & Excursions

ISV offers you a range of options and excursions before or after your ISV Program to give you an even more incredible experience overseas. Please refer to each specific option or excursion page for full details. Prices are listed below.

Optional Activity Package

The purpose of the Optional Activity Package (OAP) is to provide you with even more activities to enrich your experience overseas. We are able to negotiate excellent prices for these activities, much less expensive than what you could get if you booked on your own. In addition, all bookings will be taken care of for you by your ISV in-country staff, so all you have to do is show up and be ready for some amazing adventures! Each year, more than 95% of all ISV participants worldwide enjoy the benefits of the Optional Activity Package. Please note that the OAP in each country is offered in addition to the 5 included ISV Activities.

Fiji Excursion

Finish your trip in Australia or New Zealand by relaxing in the gorgeous South Pacific. The Fiji Excursion is an incredible chance to soak up the sun as you snorkel, SCUBA dive, swim and lounge around the tropical islands of Fiji with your new ISV friends.

ISV included activities vary from year to year and may include some of the following:

  • Snorkeling, Kayaking
  • Island and Village Tour
  • Guided Waterfall Hike
  • Special Themed Evenings

Your Fiji Excursion price includes:
  • 6 days and 6 nights’ accommodations
  • Additional airfare from Australia or New Zealand, including taxes and fees (Note: Excursion participants must be on ISV Group Flight)
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transport
  • Professional ISV Tour Leader
  • ISV provided activities (see above)

Your Fiji Excursion price does not include:
  • Additional optional activities

To sign up for Fiji, check the “Fiji Excursion” box on your flight reservation form and make the appropriate deposit. Due to the exclusiveness of this excursion, spaces are limited and on a first-come first-serve basis. For more details, see the Fiji Excursion offered for Australia or New Zealand participants.

(Available May to September only)

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