The People and Landscapes of Malaysia

Study Humanities in Malaysia

Help support industry, innovation, and infrastructure when you travel abroad to Malaysia by introducing new skills to the people of the indigenous villages and communities. As you connect and learn from them, you will also help to provide greater access to opportunity and a higher quality of life.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Arrive in the spectacular city of Kuala Lumpur, boasting Malay, Chinese, Tamil, and other indigenous origins and meet your local guides at the airport who will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. After getting settled in, head out with your guides to explore the plethora of temples, mosques, futuristic towers and skyscrapers, and eat your way through the local markets and street food stalls. 

After enjoying a tempting breakfast, head outside of the city to the Batu Caves and admire the limestone cliffs and cave temples that double as Hindu shrines. Learn the ancient history of this important site as you explore the local flora and fauna, and spot the occasional wild monkey or two and cave bats as you get lost in these magnificent caves. Feeling up for an adventure? Go for a trek or climb along one of the 100-plus climbing routes in the cave area!

Rise early for breakfast and a quick journey over to the pristine coastal city of Malacca, where you’ll be enchanted by ancient history, learn the evolution of this once-small fishing village, and explore this storytelling UNESCO World Heritage Site. You definitely won’t be bored with the countless ruined churches, ancient fortresses, and vibrant colonial buildings on display as you stroll through this unique city. 

Today you will make the journey further north to the spectacular Cameron Highlands, ever rich in natural beauty. Make your way through the breathtaking tea plantations and learn from the indigenous community of the Orang Asli villages. You will marvel in the breathtaking tea fields as you make your way to the famous Mossy Forest where you will learn about the unique ecosystem of this scenic woodland that looks like it came straight from a fairytale!

Rise early for a satisfying high tea with views of the rolling hills that comprise the tea plantations, and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you in this picture-perfect town. After enjoying a hearty breakfast, head over to a strawberry farm where you will get to pick and taste the best strawberries in all of Malaysia, grown here due to the year-round ideal climate. Afterward, get lost in the jungle as you go chasing the waterfalls of Parit and Robinson and enjoy the cool mountain air. 

Get ready for some contrast as you depart the rolling mountains and tea plantation region of the Cameron Highlands and head to the beautiful island of Penang. There you will find yourself amongst sparkling beaches and in culinary heaven as you immerse yourself in the cultural melting pot of George Town. Here is where you can really witness the unique fusion of Malaysian, Chinese, and Indian cultures. Need a break from the hustle and bustle? Head over to Penang National Park and take the trail to Kerachut Beach and visit a turtle conservation center, or enjoy a beachfront picnic. 

Rise early to catch the sunrise at the top of Penang Hill for a panoramic view of the island and head back to the hotel for breakfast before being transported to the airport to catch your return flight home. 

Join us as we travel abroad to the Southeast Asia gem of Malaysia and uncover its hidden beauty, from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands and the spectacular island of Penang. Immerse yourself in a rich gastronomy exchange and true cultural melting pot as you discover the best of Malaysia and make an impact along the way to support indigenous communities.


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