THE EDUCATION PROJECT

**Applications close on June 1st

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

Sept. 19

Depart from Chicago International Airport

Sept. 20 - 21

Arrive in Sarajevo, travel to Seminar location and prepare for students' arrival

Sept. 22-26

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.

Sept. 27

Travel back to Chicago

TRIP COST

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

-Travel/medical insurance

-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?


The Jericho Foundation with will select the prefered dates and times of travel for the team. If you choose to book your flights outside of the given dates/times, any additional travel costs will be your responsibility. If you need help booking flights, we are happy to assist!




What about the money?


If your application is accepted (based on volunteer needs), you will be sent a link to pay trip costs. A payment schedule will be given at the first team meeting. Fundraising is a great way to get others involved in your mission trip and reduce your cost. You can request a fundraising guide to help you get a jump start! *Once purchased, each airline handles refunds uniquely but it will be your responsibility to seek out the various avenues to pursue a refund. All other trip fees are nonrefundable unless the trip is cancelled by the organization.




Is there any type of training before we leave?


Yes! We love team building and we’ve designed a training curriculum that will help prepare you for the trip through monthly meetings. As a participant, you are agreeing to attend these meetings ready to learn and excited to share! We will cover topics like country context, daily schedules, devotions, and what to pack. Basically, all the nitty gritty details of going abroad. *out of town team members can skype into meetings.




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. Bosnia has all the necessary infrastructure such as public transport and clean drinking water from faucets. You do not need any special immunizations to visit BiH!




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!

Jericho is a faith-based 501(c)(3) charity. Our faith drives our mission to serve youth in BIH. Our programs are designed to promote unity between various ethnic, religious, or socio-economic groups.                                                                             

OUR MISSION

On a mission to restore HOPE in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one child at a time.

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U.S. OFFICE

7170 Beatrice Drive, Suite B Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Jericho@jerichofoundation.org  |  (269) 321-9418

BIH OFFICE

Brace Begic 64 Sarajevo, 71000 - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mirela@jerichofoundation.org