As a parent, we know you may have lots of questions. In this post we’ve addressed three of the most asked about topics:
All of our team members ﬁll out an extensive application, are required to have three reference forms, as well as pay an application fee. The easiest way to do this is through our online application. If, however, that is not possible for your student, we do have PDF applications that can be printed, filled out and mailed to our office.
Once we receive an application, it is reviewed by our staff to determine if a student is ready for that particular trip. Once a completed application is reviewed, we will inform the student about whether or not they’ve been selected for that summer. Please allow several weeks as our staff read through numerous applications.
Trip Speciﬁc Information:
Students receive an Acceptance Packet with speciﬁc dates and information about their trip once they are accepted. Another thing they will receive is a booklet full of fundraising ideas. We also have a blog series on raising support. Each trip cost varies depending on location and the length of stay.
The trip cost covers airfare, lodging, food, medical insurance through Adams and Associates, International, administrative fees, Base Camp costs, in country transportation, etc. Basically, the trip cost covers everything except souvenirs, travel to Base Camp and travel home from the airport.
On the Field:
Our teams work with established partnerships overseas. All of our teams have a designated Team Leader or Leaders. In addition, all of our teams are supervised by church planters who live and serve on the ﬁeld.
All iGo trips are designed strategically to impact the work on the ﬁeld while also helping our students become on mission Christians. On the ﬁeld, the main goal of all our teams is to assist and serve the church planters. We partner with workers overseas who are ready and willing to involve students in church planting work in their area. Our teams get to do all sorts of things in this process. Some teach English, distribute materials, prayer walk, build relationships, backpack to villages, as well as other things.
Our teams stay in university dorms, in youth hostels, in hotels, and sometimes in apartments. There are even some situations where our team members stay in host homes. We work closely with our in country contacts to ensure a safe and secure location for students.
If you have further questions not answered on our website, please feel free to email the Trip Coordinator.