HUDDERSFIELD University graduate David Batty is flying to Ecuador to work on conservation projects.
David, 22, will join a voluntary work scheme helping conservation projects in Guayaquil on the coast of Ecuador.
He was jetting out today to the country's capital, Quito, for an orientation week.
He will then join the voluntary workers in Guayaquil, planting trees and saplings to counter the destruction of the rainforests.
He will also be maintaining forest nature trails used by tourists and helping with wildlife research. His trip will last six weeks.
David, who is originally from Surbiton in Surrey, got the travel bug while spending the second year of his course in New York designing web sites for a publishing firm.
He finished his BA honours degree in interactive media at the University this year.
David said: "After I went to New York I got itchy feet and wanted to travel again. Ecuador seemed different from places I had been before.
"I feel that deforestation is a big issue so I'm really looking forward to the experience."