Where We Work
For one week, participants base in a rural community housed in a classroom, community center, or village home. As a group, they spend their days learning about extreme poverty at both a global and community level. They eat well and work hard. Participants support community-managed projects that span the construction of classrooms, stoves, or hospitals to trenching water systems or sawing school desks. They dance, they play, and together, with community members, they exchange ideas, cultural norms, and dreams about what it means to be global citizens.
Most expeditions start and end on a Saturday. Itineraries, projects, and trip specific activities vary by country and community.
- Day 1 - Saturday
International arrival. Orientation meeting and welcome dinner with local directors and fellow participants. Overnight in hotel.
- Day 2 - Sunday
General introduction to native culture. Land transportation to rural villages. Greetings at the village. Overnight in tents, homes, schoolhouses, or in other shelters.
- Day 3-6 - Monday through Thursday
Village projects and humanitarian service. Direct interaction with villagers through project work, scheduled trainings, meals, games, and even music! Participants might also “shadow” village families and assist in simple household routines.
- Day 7 - Friday
Village celebration and farewell. Land transportation back to arrival point. Overnight in hotel.
- Day 8 - Saturday
Adults: $2,195 / Students: $1995
A 10% discount is available for groups of 6 or more. An initial non-refundable $300 deposit is required upon registration.
*Airfare is not included in CHOICE expedition fees.
Fees include two nights’ hotel accommodations, land transportation, village lodging, village meals, certified leaders, project costs, and materials.
Expedition volunteers help villagers implement planned improvements. Each village plans specific projects according to their unique needs and priorities. Depending on the needs at the time of the expedition, volunteers could be working on any of a wide range of projects.
- Classroom Construction
- Community Water Systems
- Bio-gas Digesters
- Health Clinics
- Personal Hygiene Workshops
- pit latrines
- Micro-enterprise Training
Other Fundamental Village Needs
Questions? Contact The Expedition Team