Preparing Yourself for a Mission TripArticle filed under: Travel Tips
You’ve probably learned the language of the country you’re visiting, but do you know the local culture and customs? What about vaccinations needed to enter the country? Have you considered your options in case an unexpected accident or medical emergency occurs?
Anatomy of a Missionary Traveler
A little bit of research will go a long way when venturing to a foreign country. Being enthusiastic about your trip is only the first step, you’ll need to have more than that under your belt if you want to be completely ready. Knowing the culture, getting vaccinated and purchasing reliable missionary insurance can help you avoid unforeseen circumstances.
How Prepared are You?
A checklist of preparedness (Click all that apply.)
- You have the right plugs and adapters so you can charge your laptop and camera while you’re on your trip. More power to ya!
- You have all of your appropriate documentation – visas, passport, I.D., etc. – packed in a secure place.
- You have all of your up-to-date vaccinations and immunizations.
- You have packed clothing that is appropriate for the climate and culture of the country where you’ll be working.
The Mission Travel Locations
Your guide to mission locations around the globe
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Official Language(s): Spanish
Ecuador is located in the Northwest portion of South America, bordering Colombia, Peru and the Pacific Ocean. The rough terrain and dense jungles that define the Ecuadorian landscape have created a number of remote villages around the country, where locals go largely without the benefits of modern hospitals or medical treatment. For that reason, Ecuador has long been an attractive destination for medical mission groups like Doctors without Borders.