INTERNATIONAL SUMMER PROGRAMME

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI BRUNEI
July 2019

Introduction

Universiti Teknologi Brunei offers an Odyssey Summer Programme to provide students an enriching educational and social experience through a mixture of Brunei’s rich array of cultural activities. We welcome local and international university students and relevant applicants. This programme comprises a blend of social and cultural contents such as exciting hands-on practical activities and outdoor adventures to explore Brunei’s diverse culture with a sense of global responsibility and appreciation.

Programme Overview

The Odyssey Summer Programme is designed to include educational elements where participants will be given project- and problem-based tasks that revolve on contemporary issues to come up with innovative solutions. To enhance diversity and cultural exchange, participants will be given opportunities to stay at different places offering diverse cultural identities. Participants of our cultural programme will experience some unique jungle to plate cuisines, handicraft workshops, tribal arts, music and customs. They will also find opportunities for hiking and nature walks around Brunei.  

After the orientation programme at the university, excursions such as exploring Bandar Seri Begawan for a day before being transferred to Tutong to experience the Dusun and Kedayan cultures. Participants will return to Bandar Seri Begawan to experience the unique Bruneian celebration of His Majesty Sultan of Brunei 73rd Birthday. Participants will also get the chance to explore Temburong which offers the tranquility of the rainforest where team building and jungle activities await.

Medium of communication           : English

Programme Objectives

The objective of the programme is to expose participants through experiential learning and hands-on activities. At the end of the programme, participants are expected to develop their:

  • Leadership skills
  • Social and professional network
  • Communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Perseverance
  • Mental toughness
  • Working in a team

Programme Details

Open to registration                      : immediately
Registration deadline                    : 15th June 2019
Full Payment deadline                  : 25th June 2019
Programme Date                      : 8th -21st July
Duration                                           : 2 weeks
Locations                                    : (1) Tutong   (2) Bandar Seri Begawan    (3) Temburong 

Minimum No. of Participants: 10
Maximum No. of Participants: 20

Application Form

 

Who is eligible

Programme is open to:

  • Local and international university students and relevant applicants.
  • Minimum age of 18 years old.

Certificate

Certificate of Participation will be given to the participants at the end of the programme.

 

Programme Fee

Participant

Local Fee

Local Participants

BND 2265 

International Participants

USD 1665

 

Fee will cover:

Airport Transfer / Shared Accommodation / Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) / Activities and Excursion / Daily transportation

Fees will not include:

Return airfare / International Travel Insurance for International Participant / Insurance Coverage for Local Participant / Visa

 

Payment Details

The fee is non-refundable and can be paid in either cash, cheque (payable to Universiti Teknologi Brunei), or through bank account transfer, upon submission of the registration form and documents.

Cash or cheque payment can be made at:

Finance Section
First floor, Administration Block
Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB)
Tungku Highway BE1410
Brunei Darussalam

Payment details for bank account transfer are as below:

Account Name         : Universiti Teknologi Brunei
Account No.              : 00-001-01-0045184
Bank                           : Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam
Bank Address           : Lot 159, Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8711, Negara Brunei Darussalam
Swift Code               : BIBDBNBB

All bank charges should be borne by the participants and once the bank transfer has been made, the copy of slip or bank advice must be submitted by email to payment.info@utb.edu.bn.

9.    Tentative Itinerary

Proposed Programme Itinerary

DAY

 

Venue

Activities

Day 0

Sunday

7th July

Arrival of participants

Day 1

Monday

8th July

Universiti Teknologi Brunei

Orientation

Briefing on Programme Schedule and HSSE

 

Day 2

Tuesday

9th July

Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB)

Explore Bandar Seri Begawan

 

Walk around Kampong Ayer / Royal Regalia and introduce the village to students

Day 3

Wednesday

10th July

ECO Ponies Garden

Lamunin, Tutong

(Outdoor Camping)

 

Departure for Tutong

Tasbee Melipoliculture Farm, Orchard Tour, Campfire Social

Day 4

Thursday

11th July

Tutong Market Tour, Udang Galah Fishing, Tutong and Kedayan Culture & Handicrafts, Open Air Cinema

Day 5

Friday

12th July

Eco-Sustainability Organic Farm, Hands on Handicrafts & Games, Cultural Performance

Day 6

Saturday

13th July

Tasek Merimbun, Nature Trek, Jungle Masterchef

Day 7

Sunday

14th July

BSB

Departure for Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB)

Day 8

Monday

15th July

His Majesty’s Birthday Celebration

Free Day for Participants

Day 9

Tuesday

16th July

Trandie

Eco-Lodge,

Temburong

Departure for Temburong

 

Medicinal Trail, Ice Breaking Exercise

Day 10

Wednesday

17th July

Team Building Activities, Iban Culture & Longhouse Visit, BBQ and Campfire

Day 11

Thursday

18th July

Jungle Trekking, River Rafting, Group Exercise and Activities such as Abseiling, Flying Fox and Wall Climbing

Day 12

Friday

19th July

Time Tunnels, Group Challenges, Celebratory Dinner

Day 13

Saturday

20th July

Departure for BSB

Day 14

Sunday

21st July

Departure from Brunei

 

WHAT PARTICIPANTS NEED TO KNOW!!

Facilities

  • Prayer Room will be provided for the Muslim participants

What to bring

  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Detergent
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Small towel
  • Swimming attire
  • Light Raincoat
  • Water bottle
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Toiletries
  • Chargers
  • Hiking/Trekking Shoes and Clothes
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