What counts as an expedition?
CUEX understands an expedition to mean an adventure with a purpose. This means that an element of the expedition must involve the unknown, be it an unusual or culturally different expedition location, or a physical challenge. One overriding purpose is the personal development of expedition members: the process of planning and carrying out an expedition is not easy!
Overall, we look for expeditions which are imaginative, unusual, student organised, adventurous, fun, and purposeful.
Planning process: We hold several planning sessions in Michaelmas term, in which anyone and everyone is encouraged to come up with original travel plans or join a group that has a project in mind. In Lent term, we will help you apply for official University approval, making your expedition look much more professional.
Recent expeditions include: cycling the Ring Road of Iceland for charity, wilderness trekking in the Kamchatka Region of Russia, trekking in the Himachal Pradesh of India in search of Gaddi shepherds, and researching bison in the wilds of the Canadian Yukon. See "Profiles of Recent Expeditions" for more detailed descriptions.
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