Duke of Edinburgh International Award



ETA is proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, the Adventurous Journey section. We encourage a sense of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition to truly unique destinations. As part of a small team, participants plan, train for and undertake a journey with a purpose in an unfamiliar environment.

ETA provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop their self-confidence, team work and health. Participants are taken out of their comfort zone but kept within a safe and secure setting, achieved through suitable training and supervision.

Award Requirements

Bronze– two days and one night; average of six hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 12 hours of purposeful effort in total.

Silver– three days and two nights; average of seven hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 21 hours of purposeful effort in total.

Gold– four days and three nights; average of eight hours of purposeful effort per day; minimum 32 hours of purposeful effort in total.

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Award Framework

ETA works with schools to assist students achieve the Award’s three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

At each level ETA assists schools with service, skills, and adventurous journeys.

ETA’s five community-development projects in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia are ideal destinations for students to conduct community service, learn new skills take part in adventurous journeys while home-staying in rural village communities.

Community Health Education

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Global health care matters. Good health is a pre-requisite for community development and alleviation of poverty.  In our world of growing inequality, it is becoming even more imperative that students in health fields have both professional and cultural competencies. In this way we can address global issues such as access to quality health care. Our Community Health Education learning journeys take university nursing, midwife and medicine students into hands-on, faculty led experiences.


  • Explore Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Vietnam in a truly unique and educational way
  • Learn about health in development through community, gender and cultural perspectives
  • Develop professional skills and experiences
  • Live and learn in a rural community
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rice field health community

Student Outcomes

  • Students are exposed to practical concepts and ethical issues relevant to global health delivery
  • Students have opportunity to integrate health care knowledge, demonstrate competency in providing care, and exercise sound clinical and ethical decision-making as novice health professionals
  • Students explore appropriate and viable strategies for practically managing primary health care issues in international setting
  • Students critically analyse social and economic determinants of health affecting individual clients and communities

Subject Focus

  • Community health ethics
  • Resource constraints
  • Health care in marginalized communities
  • Critical thinking in Global Health Care

Related Fields

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Medical

Angkor Experiences: Knapor Project



This in-depth and service-based experience in rural Cambodia focuses on poverty reduction hand-in-hand with a local community. Following a fun and informative introduction to Cambodia at the Angkor Temple Complex, this journey combines hands-on work with locals in Knapor Village construction, daily English classes with local children and new culturally-immersive experiences each evening. Your community work is carried out in a rural village outside of Siem Reap – with accommodation at a local family’s home!

Main Subject Focus

  • International Baccalaureate CAS
  • Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Related Subjects

  • Geography
  • Development Economics
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Outdoor Education
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Student Outcomes

  • Help fight poverty through development.
  • Help build responsible tourism projects.
  • Discover local traditions and cultures.
  • See the world through the eyes of another.
  • Live, learn and laugh with local communities.