Immersive Learning Journeys

Creating evocative learning environments in which participants are able to engage with academic subject matter on emotional and practical levels is fundamental to developing clear and courageous leadership for sustainability.

With this in mind, immersive learning journeys were set up by the Sustainability Institute with the vision of taking existing academic content into deeply experiential learning environments in emerging economies.

These journeys offer an adventure-based extension of the Sustainability Institute’s fully accredited programme which uses unique locations and uncensored experiences as the foundations for transformative learning. During 2019 we will immerse ourselves in the following place-based contexts:

South Africa: 26 April to 1 May 2019

Join us for an experience in the iMfolozi Game Reserve that will reconnect participants with the natural world in a manner never experienced before. Being deeply immersed in the wild makes one feel fragile again, and stirs new emotions and appreciation for the wonder of life that is unique for each person.

Some of the best guides in Africa from the Wilderness Leadership School will take you on a journey of learning and delving deeper into the sensitive balance and important relationship that exists between humans, animals and nature. Led by Dr Ian McCallum, this experience will take participants on a journey of rediscovery. 


For more information or to reserve your space for the South Africa journey, please email Vanessa von der Heyde at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Brazil: 9 - 19 June 2019

Brazil is a country of contrasts and contradictions. Crowded urban centres give way to massive soy and cattle farms, while traditional communities live simply in the world’s most biodiverse reserve on the earth. It’s vibrant and captivating – every traveller’s dream destination – yet Brazil faces many social and environmental challenges invisible to the average traveller.  

Travelling into the depths of the Amazon jungle, this encounter, in partnership with South Collective and FAS (Sustainable Amazon Foundation), will shake all your senses and present an immersion like no other. This 11 day, immersive learning journey to Brazil will teach travellers about the state of food systems, biodiversity, water and agroforestry.

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For more information or to reserve your space for the Brazil journey, please email Eduardo Shimahara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..