Airbnb invites residents of Dubai to apply for a free 4-week expedition to Antarctica

Image Credit: Pixabay

Dubai: Airbnb and Ocean Conservancy announced on Tuesday the launch of the Sabbatical Antarctica, an opportunity for five enthusiasts to travel to Earth’s most remote continent and join Antarctic scientist Kirstie Jones-Williams on research one-of-a-kind scientist. mission in December.

What is that?

An all-expenses-paid, four-week expedition with Kirstie Jones-Williams, leader of the science and expedition team.

The expedition aims to study the extent to which microplastics have penetrated the interior of Antarctica. The statement issued by the company states: “The purpose of the sabbatical in Antarctica is to increase human awareness of the impact of humans on the climate in one of the least understood and most isolated ecosystems in the world. world”.

Who can apply?

Any natural person, over the age of 18, who resides in the following cities – of which Dubai is a part.

The countries are Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Dubai (UAE), France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland , Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States.

This would obviously help your application if you have a proven passion for the environment. However, you can also be a beginner – depending on the application form – there is a “None” or “Other” field. Your residence will be verified by the Airbnb team that processes the requests.

What do you need to do?

Simply complete an online request form. In addition to your full name, age, occupation, and other details, you will also need to submit a 500-word article explaining why you want to participate in this expedition.

What do I have to pay?

Nothing. In fact, the selection conditions on the website make it clear that payment or donations of any kind will not help your application in any way. Your travel expenses excluding visa, passport and insurance will be covered. Please contact the organizers directly for more information on these aspects.

Where will you go?

Chile and key Antarctic sites. You will spend two weeks training for the Chile Research Expedition, followed by the all-important Antarctic Research Week.

You will be able to visit the South Pole and explore the beauty of Antarctic sites such as the Drake Icefall, Charles Peak Windscoop and Elephant’s Head. Then, between snowmobiles and big bikes, the team will spend time collecting snow samples to study in the lab. The fourth week will be used to compile the results, back to Chile.

Important appointments

Applications began on September 24, Monday. You can apply until 11:59 p.m. [EDT] October 8 – this translates to 7:59 am on October 9, Wednesday, here in the United Arab Emirates.

Travel dates will be November 18 to December 16. Organizers suggest planning two more days towards the end of the trip to account for unforeseen circumstances such as weather.

Please contact Airbnb directly for more details and a verification. Gulf News is not responsible for changes or misinterpretations of the above information.

Comments are closed.