The Bahamas Sabbatical: Two months immersing yourself in real Bahamian culture and working with locals to help preserve an archipelago.— Airbnb (@Airbnb) January 28, 2020
Apply by 11:59pm EST on February 18, 2020: https://t.co/5ShjeykDCf
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After the success of their all expenses paid sabbaticals to Italy and Antarctica last year, Airbnb is offering the opportunity again – this time to the island nation of The Bahamas!
The vacation rental website is looking for five lucky volunteers to spend two months working alongside Bahamian community leaders in conjunction with the Bahamas National Trust on three of the countries islands: Exuma, Eleuthera and Andros.
“Over the course of the program, you’ll support important preservation projects inside the country’s national parks led by the Bahamas National Trust, and help design future Experiences centered around The Bahamas’ unique cultural heritage” Airbnb explained in a press release.
“While we work to restore parts of the archipelago devastated by Hurricane Dorian, the vast majority is ready for visitors,” Eric Carey, executive director of the Bahamas National Trust, said in a statement. “Partnering with Airbnb is an incredible opportunity to help further preserve our culture and resources and share our diverse country and the Bahamian way of life with the world.”
The two-month sabbatical will be broken down into three separate missions with weeks 1 – 3 spent helping to restore coral reefs in Andros. Weeks 4 – 6 will be spent on the island of Exuma where the volunteers will learn about ethical fishing practices and help create culinary experiences that pair lionfish (an invasive but tasty species which is threatening the Bahamian waters) with locally grown produce.
Finally, weeks 7-8 will give the volunteers a chance to spend time on the beautiful island of Eleuthera where they will work on promoting traditional agriculture, with a focus on the island’s preparation and use of bush teas and natural remedies.
To apply simply visit www.airbnb.com/sabbatical. Applicants must be available for travel between April and May of this year and must be 18 years of age or older.