Kenya Trip Frequently Asked Questions
What do students do during the trip? |
Students will go on a one-of-a-kind experience that will show them issues pertaining to developing nations as well as participate in service learning activities by working alongside villagers and students in Kenyan schools.
Are there chaperons on this trip? |
Yes, there are male and female teachers who lead the trip. Along with these trip leaders, parent and other volunteer chaperons accompany the students on the trip.
The 2016 Trip Chaperons:
Dr. David Angwenyi:
About Medicine / Health
Do participants need certain shots in order to be eligible? |
All travelers should make sure they are up to date on the following routine vaccines:
Students will be provided medical attention at the certified medical centers in Kenya. Arrangements can be made, if needed, to fly the student back to the United States as per the insurance plan that has been purchased before the trip.
Where will participants stay during trip? |
Students will be staying at 3-4 star hotels. Some places trip participants have stayed in in the past are:
Will students need to dorm with other students? |
Students are housed in pairs and rarely in triplets. A rooming list shall be distributed to the students at least 30 days prior to the trip departure.
About What to Pack / Clothing
What will students need to bring to Kenya? | Packing List Guideline
Students will receive a list prior to the trip. The list will give an idea of what students should bring. The list is modified every year, by previous participants who have gone and realized that it is a good idea to bring certain things. Students should be prepared to bring clothes that they can wear for the duration of the trip and then give to a local village. These clothes will change the lives of the villagers further. Click here for a suggested packing list.
Will students need to follow a certain dress code? |
Students will be attending conferences and dinners in Kenya. These dinners are formal, so female participants should wear a collared shirt and slacks, a nice skirt and blouse, or a dress. Male participants should wear a collared shirt and slacks as well. Although there is not a dress code for the other destinations, students should look appropriate and remember they are representing their community.