How much does it cost to go on a World Hope Global Reach mission trip?
- Greater U.S. trips are between $1000 and $1500
- Mexico and Central America are between $1500 and $2000
- South America is between $2500 and $3000
- Africa trips are between $3500 and $4000
- Asia trips are around $4000
If people give money to help pay for the trip, will that count as a charitable donation for tax purposes?
Absolutely! Money given to WHMI for an individual going on a mission trip to minister or to teach for WHMI is 100% tax-deductible.
What if I run into some kind of problem/difficulty while in my location?
Your Team Leader will have contact information for ground personnel. Should a problem or situation arise, always contact your Team Leader first.
How will I get my plane tickets?
Global Reach will make airline reservations directly or through a travel agency, if possible on your preferred carrier.
What about transportation in the country?
All ground transportation is arranged by our contacts in the country.
What if I want to add personal travel days before or after the Institute dates?
All additional arrangements and costs will be the responsibility of the Team Member.
Is there a weight limit for luggage?
Most airlines allow a 50-lb bag with a total measurement of 62 inches at no additional charge.
Will I have internet access?
Many (but not all) of our accommodations have internet available.
What special items do you recommend that I take along?
Energy bars, a basic first aid kit, insect repellent, sunscreen, a mosquito net (under $20), and a water purifier bottle - such as the CamelBak All Clear Water Purifier Bottle (under $80).
What will my total trip expenses include?
Airfare, visas, incidentals, souvenirs, meals in transit, ground costs.
What is included in my ground costs?
Ground transportation, most meals in-country, bottled water, international travel insurance, translator fees.
How much spending money should I take?
$15-$20 per day, in small bills.
What if I have to cancel my trip after having paid my ground costs? After purchasing plane tickets?
All ground costs paid are non-refundable; airline tickets will be subject to the airline refund policy.
How can I find out about the locations and dates of World Hope Global Reach trips?
Contact us at GlobalReach and we will get back with you on the latest information on upcoming trips.
Where will I stay?
Types of lodging vary by location, but we ensure that each Team Member has a safe place to stay.
Will meals be provided?
Meals in country, as well as purified water, will be provided.
Will I have to get special immunizations?
It depends on the location. We will refer you to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
How far in advance do I need to apply?
Usually, 3 to 6 months in advance can be done, but we prefer 8 months to 1 year or more in advance.
How long do most of the mission trips last?
Usually, one week in North and Central America, and between 10 days to 2 weeks in South America, Africa, and Asia.
What kind of skills or education do I need to go on a World Hope Global Reach mission trip?
If you have a sense of calling to go, and a willingness to go, then we can use any skill or education level you already possess.