Join us for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal and a special conference run by FOCUS! Our trip includes an International Conference in Europe before the start of WYD along with admittance into the currently scheduled World Youth Day events.
Trip Capacity and Cost:
- 90 U.S. Students at COST TBD*
- 70 European Students at COST TBD*
- July 25 - August 8, 2023*
* Dates and price subject to change
What's Included: International airfare, travel insurance, pre-trip orientation, post-trip debriefing, food & lodging in-country, project materials, in-country transportation
What's Not Included: Immunizations & personal travel medicines, travel to and from the designated departure city (determined by FOCUS Missions), passport and visa expenses, other personal incidentals
Fundraising: Each FOCUS Missions Participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of his or her trip. After you have been accepted on a trip, you will be contacted by your personal fundraising coach.
Promoting Safety & Mitigating Risk
FOCUS Missions holds safety for our participants as the primary concern for any trip we send. We offer trips to locations once they have been initially researched and vetted with people on the ground, as well as checked and monitored for safety from our security consultant.
Other precautions FOCUS Missions takes include consulting government agencies, such as the U.S. State Department, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), and the Center for Disease Control regarding traveler health. FOCUS Missions also has a number of resources dedicated to promoting safety and mitigating risk, including training every Mission Director in safety and risk management at our Mission Director Leadership Summit, arranging insurance policies for each trip, and equipping our staff and students with safety guidelines at trip orientation.
FOCUS Missions takes great pride in partnering with local religious orders, apostolates, and organizations in every location we serve. We regularly communicate with our contacts before the mission to plan the trip and assess on-the-ground conditions. We reserve the right to re-route or cancel a trip if there is a confirmed safety concern.