Quest Fees

About our Quest Fee

We want you to succeed. That means having in place the support our volunteers need. We don’t just drop you in country and hope for the best. We provide training before you leave … language exposure … 24/7 in-country support … support for your host family … accommodations, meals and airport transportation … activities and excursions. The whole idea is to make the experience successful and productive for you and the host community, and we have found that these things are crucial. Remember that we are a non-profit, mission-driven organization – we wouldn’t spend money on something that wasn’t important.

Short-Term Fees
Long-Term Fees

Short-Term Fees

1 wk

10 days

2 wks

3 wks

4 wks

5 wks

6 wks

7 wks

8 wks

9 wks

10 wks

11 wks

12 wks

Costa Rica*
South Africa

*Costa Rica: add $150 for Sea Turtle Conservation Quests
*Ecuador: add $995 for Galápagos Quests
*Nepal: add $250 for Quests outside Kathmandu

All prices are in US Dollars. Current for 2015. Please note prices are subject to change. 

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Included in your Quest

  • Lodging (usually at a local homestay)
  • Home-cooked meals in your host country
  • Language lessons, cultural activities and excursions*
  • Online pre-departure training with our Boston staff
  • In-country airport transportation
  • Emergency medical and travel insurance
  • 24/7 in-country support and supervision, ensuring complete safety
  • A United Planet t-shirt

*Available in most countries.

Long-Term Fees

6 mo.
1 year 
Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, The Philippines, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam$7,775$11,175
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan$8,995$12,295
Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom$10,195$13,495

*$1,000 deposit needed upon acceptance to confirm placement in host country. This deposit will be credited directly toward your Quest fee. Please note late enrollments are not accepted.

Deadlines for Quests leaving in August 2015
Early Bird Enrollment Deadline ($300 off Quest fee)Mon, March 23, 2015
Regular Enrollment DeadlineMon, May 18, 2015
50% of total Quest fee dueFri, June 12, 2015
Total Quest fee dueFri, July 10, 2015

Due to visa regulations, enrollment deadlines for Germany and Switzerland are earlier than stated above.

Germany: deposit due by January 23, 2015
Switzerland: deposit due by February 22, 2015

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Included in your Quest

  • Extensive pre-departure preparation, including a training weekend in New Hampshire with United Planet staff
  • Food and lodging in your host country (host family or shared residence)
  • Airport transfers
  • Emergency medical insurance
  • Top notch safety and support
  • In-country orientation upon arrival and ongoing support and supervision throughout your Quest
  • Language training
  • Mid-year camp (for 1 year volunteers) and final camp
  • Monthly stipend for incidental expenses

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