International

The advantage of working with Group Mission Trips is the many options available for planning the kind of trip you want. No other organization approaches service like we do. Some trips focus solely on service and impacting the local community. Others, called Lifetree Adventures, include service and a cultural experience component. No matter what you want from the experience, our trip advisors can help you customize an international mission trip with any size youth group, family, or friends.

Plan the mission trip you want to make an impact and grow closer to Jesus! The table below shows what each type of trip offers.

Group Mission TripsLifetree AdventuresCustomized Trip
Mission TripMission and Cultural ExperienceCall for Assistance
Service and impact
Growing closer to Jesus
Growing closer to other people
Sightseeing Limited Included Add-On
Lodging Dorm Style Hotel or Semi-Private Customizable
Cost
Planned trip with other groups Custom for your group

For more information call Robin at 1-800-747-2157

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What to expect

Group Mission Trips

We’ve partnered with long-term ministries that are rooted in the countries we serve. As you’re reading this, they are passionately serving and loving their neighbors, working to meet physical and spiritual needs in Jesus’ name. When we arrive, we come alongside their efforts for long-lasting impact. Types of work vary based on location, so here are a few examples of what you could be doing:

  • Minor home repairs for people in need
  • Construct shelters used for Bible school sessions and retreats
  • Help build a water filter factory
  • Invest afternoons helping with Vacation Bible School through local churches
  • English classes for interested locals
  • Community block parties for outreach

What to expect

Lifetree Adventures

If you’re looking for a mission trip with a culturally-rich experience, check out Lifetree Adventures. We intentionally combine volunteer service with cultural exploration in six destinations. Lifetree Adventures plans every detail of the trip to give you the most out of your time away. You’ll even stay in comfortable hotel-style lodging (single occupancy available for an additional fee).

In addition to serving with amazing local ministry partners, you’ll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the area’s culture. Whether it’s a multi-day safari in Kenya, a tour of the Chocolate Hills in the Philippines, or Peru’s famous Machu Picchu, we’ll get you there as part of your Lifetree Adventure. These trips are great for individuals, families, and groups of friends. Join us on a Lifetree Adventure!

Help & Explore All Week

Group Mission Trips
Saturday Travel to your destination city and transfer to your lodging for the first night.
Sunday Experience worship in a different culture and get to know the ministry partner.
Monday Begin service projects.
Tuesday Continue to serve.
Wednesday Free day to explore the local area.
Thursday Keep serving
Friday Complete your project.
Saturday Journey home.
Lifetree Adventures
Saturday Arrive to the destination, meet your host, and get settled into your hotel.
Sunday Attend a local church and spend the afternoon getting to know your location.
Monday - Wednesday Serve on your project site. Each evening will include God Sighting discussion led by your expert guide. Some evenings will include cultural activities.
Thursday - Saturday Local attraction/tour. Spend the last days of your trip immersing yourself in the best that the destination has to offer.
Saturday/Sunday Journey home.

*Each itinerary is exclusively created based on the specifics of each location, this is just a sample. Your actual trip schedule may vary.

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Call our expert International Mission Trip advisors at 800-747-2157.

Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa.

To reserve space on a trip, a nonrefundable $100 deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. Please visit our website for complete details of our cancellation policy.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 866-595-4906 for more location-specific age requirements. You must have one adult (21 or older) for every five students. If you have both males and females in your group, you must have at least one adult volunteer of each gender.

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

While some adventures are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Your mission trip advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at ralm@group.com, or call 1-800-747-2157 for more information.

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Trip Details

Ages:
All ages
Trip Type:
International Service
Trip Length:
8-14 days
starting at
$699 /person

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