Frequently Asked Questions
Curious what your trip may look like? Check out our frequently asked questions.
When will the trip take place?
The 2018 trip is scheduled for June 16-23.
What will I be doing?
As a team member, you will work alongside your fellow missioners and the Dominican community on projects that can range from construction to formation programs for kids.
You will also form truly transformational relationships with the people you will meet and work with, sharing life and spirituality through time in worship, fellowship, and shared purpose.
How much does it cost?
The approximate cost for each team member is $1,800-2,000.
Here’s how this breaks down (All numbers approximate):
FLIGHT: $750-800 with group rate discount
LODGING w/MEALS: $500
ON-SITE MEALS: $70
TOURIST VISA: $10
While there are general funds being raised for this multi-year project, as a team member you are required to solicit funds for your trip. This is not easy for some, but remember, you are not asking for funds for yourself but for support of the DR project and relationship building.
Will there be any required pre-trip meetings?
Yes, you will receive more information about scheduling after you apply.
What should I bring with me?
Great question! Click this link to check out our recommended packing list.
Do I need to speak Spanish?
Nope! While it certainly helps, you do not need to speak Spanish to participate on a mission trip. We’ll have people who can translate along with us and you are sure to pick some up along the way and to learn other ways of communicating!
Am I too young to go?
Missioners need to be at least 15 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
In addition, Minor to Travel forms must be signed and notarized.
Am I too old to go?
Nope! There’s something to do for every age.
Where will we stay?
It depends on the project. Sometimes we stay in dorm-like accommodations and sometimes we’re in a traditional hotel. It can vary.
Do I need a passport?
Yes. If you don’t already have one, click here for information about applying. The application process usually takes about six weeks.
Do I need a travel visa?
You will need a tourist card. They can be purchased for $10 USD at the airport when you arrive or they can be repurchased at this website before you leave the US.
What is the climate like?
The DR is a tropical country in the caribbean. Because elevations vary widely, you may see varied climates over quite short distances. During our summer mission projects, it is usually warm and humid.
Can I bring gifts?
Any gifts or items to be left in the DR must go through the priest – this is an absolute, no exceptions. We are there as guests to form relationships.