SEE FIRST HAND HOW WE ARE EMPOWERING MARGINALIZED YOUTH IN BIH THROUGH EDUCATION.
**Applications close June 1st
Focus: The main focus of this trip is the continued development of our student leadership seminar. We will also work to increase in knowledge of BiH, through home visits and/or visiting historical sites. Participants can contribute as speakers, small group leaders, and support staff (team-building, organizing, relationship champions, etc). Wonder where you'll fit? Don't worry! We will have trainings leading up to the trip to help assess and utilize everyone's strengths.
TENATIVE DATES 2020
Depart from Chicago International Airport
Sept. 20 - 21
Arrive in Sarajevo, travel to Seminar location and prepare for students' arrival
Connect, empower, and teach our scholars at our Fall Leadership Summit. You will have opportunities to be a part of their stories as you use your experience to encourage and uplift students.
Travel back to Chicago
We'd say the experience is pretty priceless but here's the fine print of the tangible trip fees.
Food $ 80 Hotel $ 80
Transportation $ 30
Insurance, admin & tours $ 250
Total $ 440
What does this include?
-Team travel to and from Chicago
-Ground transportation in Bosnia
-All meals during the 5-day leadership summit
-Lodging (based on double occupancy)
-Translator and administration costs in BiH
**If your travel to and from the airport is outside of Jericho specified travel times, you will be responsible for additional costs.
*Airline cost is NOT included. We are happy to assist you with booking flights!
YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS?
How do I book my flights?
What about the money?
Is there any type of training before we leave?
Do people speak English?
The primary language in the country is Bosnian. However, the vast majority of our students speak English and you will be able to converse regularly with them. We may face some language barriers with younger children and other people we serve however, there will always be someone present who can translate.
Am I going to be "roughin' it?"
We are traveling to serve, and our accomodations comfortable but simple. With that in mind, we remain flexible and culturally aware that spaces are not always as large in European countries. We will always be staying in a safe and secure place with all the basic necessities!
Is Bosnia and Herzegovina safe?
Bosnia is a safe country but just like the US, you have to use wisdom in big cities and crowded areas. We always have a local person with us to help us navigate geographically as well as culturally. Although you assume liability on a mission trip, you do not need to be concerned about your safety while in the country. We've come up with rules and guidelines to help us maximize the experience and safety.
Can I do any personal travel?
Traveling to Europe is exciting and we know you probably want to make the most of it! We ask that all personal travel plans are made after the Jericho trip. Keep in mind that any travel logistics will need to be arranged by you before hand so you aren't stuck trying to figure it out with a language barrier.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? Wondering what comes next or need clarification on something? Contact us!