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

Country
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

Chile
$2295$2445$2575$2845$3075$3395$3685$4015$4325$4635$4945$5245$5545
China
$2625$2995$3445$3775$4145$4545$4945$5335$5775$6125$6345
Costa Rica*
$2285$2515$2645$2945$3265$3575$3885$4195$4515$4815$5135$5435$5735
Ecuador*
$1985$2165$2335$2695$3035$3365$3695$4035$4375$4725$5045$5395$5685
Ghana
$2595$2945$3275$3575$3875$4195$4495$4815$5125$5435$5745
Nepal*
$2195$2395$2575$2975$3365$3775$4145$4545$4945$5335$5775$6125$6345
Peru
$1995$2165$2285$2595$2915$3215$3525$3845$4165$4465$4775$5025$5275
Romania
$2285$2525$2645$2975$3295$3615$3885$4195$4465$4815$5125$5435$5735
South Africa
$3575$3875$4195$4495$4815$5125$5435$5745
Tanzania
$2595$2945$3275$3575$3875$4195$4495$4815$5125$5435$5745

*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. 

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.

Funding Your Quest

Many volunteers raise the funds to pay for their Quest and airfare themselves – this is a great way to involve your friends and family in your experience. We’ve created a fundraising guide with tips and ideas on how to raise money to fund this once-in-a-lifetime experience. By using these ideas, many United Planet volunteers have been able to raise enough money to pay for their entire volunteer Quest!

Learn about fundraising

Long-Term Fees

Country
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
Date
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, Switzerland, and Ecuador are earlier than stated above.

Germany: deposit due by January 23, 2015
Switzerland: deposit due by February 22, 2015
Ecuador: deposit due by April 20, 2015

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

Funding Your Quest

Many volunteers raise the funds to pay for their Quest and airfare themselves – this is a great way to involve your friends and family in your experience. We’ve created a fundraising guide with tips and ideas on how to raise money to fund this once-in-a-lifetime experience. By using these ideas, many United Planet volunteers have been able to raise enough money to pay for their entire volunteer Quest!

Learn about fundraising

Have questions? We’re here for you. We’d love to help.

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