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#APUAbroad - Maldives


#APUAbroad International Study Tour 2020: Maldives is an experiential learning through educational and enriching excursions to discover Maldives’ unique natural environment and world famous tourism activities. Students will undergo intellectual engagement and intercultural exchange with the academic community of the leading higher learning institution in Maldives. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in a mix of business visits to local organisations and cultural visits to places of interest.

The Study Tour also involves a pre-departure workshop, post-return debriefing workshop, a mixture of in-country activities and assessment tasks.

The Study Tour will be led by Academic and Student Services Staff throughout the tour.


“#APUAbroad Maldives has given me the experience of the lifetime. The deep engagement with the locals via several talks and seminar sessions has widened my knowledge about the beautiful and wonderful island of Maldives with their unique culture and sea-life. I also learned about the devastating effect of pollution and what the impact to the Maldives islands. Lots of activities were arranged for us in order for us to have the best experience of our #APUabroad international study trip to Maldives. I look forward to join in more #APUAbroad Study Tours in future,” - Justin Louis Halim (Indonesia), BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics

At the trip, I have learnt to be always eager in learning new cultural experiences. Activities like the sunset fishing trip have given me a truly local Maldivian experience. I feel really grateful to participate in the trip, and I will also cherish the memories of interacting with the local community.” - Wan Nurashiqin binti Nor Azmi (Malaysia), Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering




PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE (Tentative - Subject to Changes)

Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights

  • Arrival in Male', Maldives : Tueday, 14th April 2020
  • Departure from Male', Maldives : Monday, 20th Apr 2020
Tue, 14 Apr
  • Group Arrival at Male', the capital city of Maldives
    • 0950 Arrival in Male by Air Asia (Group Arrival)
  • One Night Stay in Male'
  • Male' City Tour and Opening Dinner
Wed, 15 Apr
  • Seminars & Talk Sessions in Male'
  • Speedboat Transfer to Lagoon View Hotel
  • Free & Easy - Swimming / Snorkelling
Thu, 16 Apr
  • Guest Lecture Sessions
  • Activity: Learn about the reefs & types of fishes
  • Reef snorkelling
Fri, 17 Apr
  • Activity: Maldivian Fishing Methods & Fishing Trip
Sat, 18 Apr
  • Guest Lecture Sessions
  • Team Activity / Games / Beach Cleaning
  • Free & Easy - Swimming / Snorkelling
Sun, 19 Apr
  • Free & Easy - Optional Paid Tours
    • Manta Snorkelling Trip and BBQ Lunch on Sand Bank
    • Dolphin Watching Tour
    • Jetski / Fun Tube Rides
  • Closing Dinner
Mon, 20 Apr
  • Speedboat Transfer to Male' Airport
  • Departure to Kuala Lumpur
    • 2055 Departure from Male' by Airasia (Group Departure)

* All activities and schedule are subject to change due to weather conditions.


  • Overview of Country and Culture
  • Economic Outlook of Maldives – Past, Present and Future
  • Industry Specific Development – Tourism, Fishing, Shipping etc
  • Environmental Changes and Challenges
  • Growth and Opportunities of a Small Island State

Students can earn the credit points of Co-curricular module through participation in the study tour. Upon completion of the study tour, students are required to submit an assignment that address the learning outcomes of Co-curricular module.


7 Days / 6 Nights Package:

  • RM 1,330 / pax for Quad Sharing Room (SOLD OUT)
  • RM 1,520 / pax for Triple Sharing Room 

*Package Price is exclusive of flight ticket, travel insurance & other personal expenses.

Package Price includes:

  • Visit to Male' Island (1 night), City Tour and Opening Dinner
  • Triple / Quad room at Lagoon View - Island Hotel, Maldives
  • Full Board meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) at Lagoon View Hotel
  • Ground Transfers and Speed Boat Transfers to Lagoon View / Male' - 5 nights
  • Lecture sessions on Economic Outlook, Environmental Changes / Challenges and Maldives Culture
  • Explore and learn about reefs and types of fishes / reef snorkelling
  • Learn Maldivian fishing methods and fishing trip
  • Students can earn the credit points of Co-Curricular module through participation in the Study Tour
  • Transport to / from KLIA - Group Departure to / from APU
  • Study materials 
  • Certificate of Participation

Optional Items (subject to additional cost)

  • Manta Snorkelling Trip
  • BBQ Lunch on Sand Bank
  • Dolphin Watching Tour
  • Basic Swimming & Snorkelling Lessons
  • Jet Ski and Fun Tube Rides
  • You are required to purchase your own flight tickets in accordance to the departure & arrival times, as well as travel insurance. The details of your flight booking and travel insurance details have to be submitted to the Programme Coordinator by 27th Mar 2020.
  • The Maldivian government provides a 30-day tourist visa for all nationalities. To be eligible for the tourist visa, you are required to meet the following conditions:
    • You must hold a valid passport, with at least 6 months before expiration.
    • You must hold a confirmed hotel reservation. This will be provided upon departure, please keep a copy of the hotel voucher and present to the Immigration counter when requested by Immigration officials.
    • You must have a departure flight ticket out of Maldives at the end of the Study Tour.
  • You are required to declare any medical conditions, food and dietary requirements to the Programme Committee before departure.
Online RegistrationUntil 27th Feb 2020
Advance Payment Deadline (RM 300)

Until 27th Feb 2020

Balance Payment Deadline27th Mar 2020
Flight Ticket & Insurance Ticket Confirmation27th Mar 2020
Pre-Departure Briefing03rd Apr 2020
Commencement of Study Tour / Arrival in Male'14th Apr 2020