All costs during the trip (transportation, meals and accommodation) are covered by the traveling group. Everyone is a volunteer and must not only pay their own way, but also bring medical supplies with them. Long before the trip, students start visiting doctors’ offices, hospitals, supply companies and pharmacies to ask for donations.
Students must pay approximately $1,625 to pay for their airfare and clean, yet humble, accommodations in Dominican Republic. They also need to collect a variety of medical supplies, pain medications, antibiotic ointments, wheelchairs, crutches, canes and baby items.
The trip fee does not include any medical preparation costs for individual, travel or out of country travel insurance. Rayjon and Georgian College provide detailed instructions for pre-trip medical preparation.
A receipt for most of the costs will be issued for tax refund as a charitable expense.