Research on Dolphins and Marine Ecology in Langkawi

ASDAN Global Volunteering Program

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Schedule Dates Grade Location
Summer Aug. 2nd - Aug. 8th, 2024 Senior Langkawi
Service Time

ASDAN Global Volunteer Program(Research+Volunteer)

Combine volunteer and research, ASDAN Volunteer Program equips volunteers with research knowledge and method,encourages volunteers to complete research reports on diverse social issues, which contributes to applying for university and making an real influence


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Research on Dolphins and Marine Ecology in Langkawi

Embark on a journey to Langkawi islands in Malaysia and participate in frontline conservation efforts for wild dolphins!

Langkawi is not only a key marine mammal conservation area and home to numerous marine mammals but is also one of the popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. Over the past twenty years, the influx of a large number of tourists has driven the local tourism industry, led to the emergence of many large ships, and intensified coastal development in the area, resulting in a gradual threat to the ecosystems of Langkawi, and the dolphin populations inhabiting the area.

ASDAN China initiated this program with a local marine species conservation organization. Under the guidance of a senior mentor, students will participate in frontline dolphin conservation work, understand the relationship between biological survival and habitat, and understand the logic of a regional biological conservation program. Finally, based on the actions of field research and study, the program provides information and reference for local conservation organizations and proposes solutions for dolphin conservation.

Program Significance

Public Service Mentorship Team
1. Mentor Profile: Marine mammal researchers (Ph.D.), Public Advocacy Program Officers of the Marine Public Welfare Organization, and Dolphin conservationists who have been working in dolphin conservation for more than 10 years.
2. Professional Workshop: Langkawi Dolphin Conservation Workshop, Dolphin Conservation Awareness Survey Workshop, Public Advocacy Flash Mob Planning Workshop, Sustainable Community Workshop, ASDAN Mock Interview Workshop, Expression Workshop, and other thematic workshops.
3. Full Guidance: Pre-trip academic training and 1V1 research/documentary guidance from trip leaders.
Core Project Highlights
1. Real Contact with Research Stakeholders: Langkawi local marine conservationists, scientific research mentors, protected area staff, tourists, eco-tourism guides, etc.
2. Unique Experiences: Dolphin observation at sea, mangrove species exploration, island rainforest hiking, intertidal zone monitoring, local agricultural handicraft experience, and fun board games.
3. Visualized Outcome: ASDAN China Online Report, Langkawi Dolphin Conservation Research Report / Small Animal Conservation Documentary Video.

Program Itinerary

Why Us


  • Official member of International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
  • The ASDAN Volunteering Certfication is accredited by UCAS
  • Certification for 40-50 hours of volunteer service issued by ASDAN China,Volunteering Certification issued by official partner organization

In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , ASDAN "Volunteer + Research" Program meets the needs of colleges and the society for current and future talents, and cultivates the ability of discovering problems, actively acquiring and applying knowledge, and solving real problems.

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"Volunteering + Research", exclusively designed by ASDAN China, is an academic growth model that combines research-oriented learning and voluntary service. We refer to the authoritative theory of education, admission requirements of universities, 10 years of project experience, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to design our programs. ASDAN "Volunteering + Research" Programs cover four categories: Teach for Rural Areas, Community Support, Wildlife & Environment Conservation, and Cultural Heritage Conservation. Volunteers will experience rich and unique service scenarios and learn from different topics of research workshops concerning real social problems. We aim to guide volunteers to discover problems, propose solutions and report to the public, improve volunteers' research learning ability, meet the requirements of volunteers' personal growth and further education, and enhance their sense of social responsibility.

When it comes to voluntary services, admission officers of universities think highly of sincerely caring about society and comprehensive qualities and skills, such as proposers of innovative solutions, leaders of public welfare projects, and the continuity and depth of voluntary services. 62.1% of colleges would like to see applicants show a record report reflecting the whole process of volunteering. The world's top universities emphasize community commitment with problem-solving ability. Every high school student needs volunteering service experience that combines public welfare emotion and social problem-solving ability.


Value for University Application

  • Three authoritative certificates
  • Volunteer portfolio
  • Six transferable skills: research-based learning, self-directed learning, teamwork, problem solving, communication and presentation, use of IT resources
  • Research outputs can be further used in EPQ research learning certification to obtain university application UCAS bonus points and more opportunity of world-renowned universities' admissions
  • Visual academic outputs that is bene cial to the local communities
  • An uniqe volunteering portfolio that shows your growth



  • Professional tutor team: cooperate with frontline NGOs/social enterprises and experienced tutors
  • Participation: expose to real social issues and immerse in real volunteering scenes, and enhance the sense of experiencing
  • Realize self-worth: take actions and become an innovator and leader
  • Participate in volunteering service to contribute to the local communities
  • Long-term sustainable influence: take part in SDGs program continuously, and make a long-term sustainable impact!


Academic Outputs


research report: visible outcomes beneficial to real social issues


academic portfolio:an unique academic report records your volunteering services


real volunteering story:volunteering stories highlight your PS

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Qualification and Authoritative Certificates

Official member of International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

ASDAN UK Volunteering Short Course

which is accredited by UCAS

Volunteering Certification

issued by partner organization

Certification for 40-50 hours of volunteer service issued by ASDAN China

Sustainable Influence

Inspire more people with our stories

Sustainable Influence Platform:The ASDAN Volunteer QuarterlyThe ASDAN Volunteer Academic Journal、ASDAN Official WeChat Accounts and other multimedia platforms

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  • • Real stories:inspire more people
  • • Challenging volunteering services:skills learning and methodology
  • • Fruitful experience:various outcomes
  • • Sustainable Influence:participate continuously

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