Ethiopia Trip

We are no longer receiving applications for the Summer 2018 trip.

Ethiopia FAQ’s

When is the 2018 Trip?
Our next trip is July 14-28, 2018. Until we purchase plane tickets, these dates are subject to change by a day on either end of the trip.

What will we be doing in Ethiopia?
The primary focus of this short-term service trip will be to teach English to kids part of the Bring Love In homes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Think summer-camp-style English games, lessons, and of course, soccer!

How much does a trip cost?
$3,000.00 is the base price of the trip.  (It is possible the cost may increase slightly due to plane ticket prices). Your trip will cost more if you need a passport and/or current shots.

Is a passport required?
Yes. Traveling outside the United States requires an up-to-date passport.

Do I need shots?
Yes. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a list of shots they advise for travelers visiting Ethiopia. We will talk about this during our first team meeting, but you are welcome to visit the health center before then to begin the immunization process.

What is the age requirement to participate in this trip?
For this trip we ask that the participants be at least 16 years old. Participants are usually adults.

How do I sign up for a Short-Term Trip to Ethiopia?
We are no longer receiving applications for the Summer 2018 trip. Check back for future trips.

Who is selected for trips?
Each trip requires a different set of criteria in their applicants. It is important that we place people on trips that would be the best fit to meet the trip needs. This could include looking for people with specific skill sets or experience or it may be a “newcomers” trip where we want those who are new to the world missions experience. Please keep in mind that we receive more applications than we have availability. Sometimes we simply don’t have enough room to take all applicants.

I’m a medical/dental professional, am I limited to participating in a medical/dental focused trip only?
No, people with your skills are needed on most trips!

Do I have to attend Journey Church?
You do not have to be a Journey Church member to travel with us to Ethiopia. We will be focused on learning from God in a new and different culture, as well as loving people in the same way he would if he were with us! With that said, those that attend Journey will be given a higher priority than those that don’t. You must be willing to attend and be an active part of the team meetings. (Approximately 6 meetings prior to departure, 4 meetings after your return.)

What happens to my application if I’m not chosen?
If you are not chosen, your application goes on a “waiting list.” If another trip leader is still looking for people for his or her team, then they may contact you to see if you are interested.

I did not receive a confirmation email. Did my application go through?
No. Please fill out the application again. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is submitted.

What if you didn’t answer my question(s)?
Please check out our handbook here and if you still have questions, please email for more details.

Brandon Edwards
(406) 922-0190


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