Trip Payments – Frequently Asked Questions
When are my trip payments due?
An initial deposit of $100 is due upon application. A second deposit of half the remaining balance is due 90 days prior to arrival date. A final payment of the remaining balance is due 45 days prior to arrival date.
Can I get a refund?
World Wide Village is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. tax code, all contributions to World Wide Village are non-refundable. Therefore, World Wide Village cannot refund any payments made for internships or mission trips. Your trip “payment” and any gifts toward your trip are contributions that are pooled into project and operating budgets. Per IRS requirements, all contributions are administered under the full control and authority of World Wide Village.
What if I have to cancel my trip?
Travelers who cancel their trip for any reason such as a medical or family emergency have the option to apply their trip balance toward a future World Wide Village mission trip up to 12 months following the date of the original team’s departure. That trip balance will be determined after subtracting any costs already incurred. The same applies to trips canceled by World Wide Village.
What will happen to any excess funds donated for my trip?
Excessed monies raised by team members will be held for 12 month in case the individual decides to take another mission trip with World Wide Village during that time. After one year, any remaining funds will be redirected to World Wide Village projects in Haiti.
How can I fundraise for my trip?
Please read the Fundraising Nuts and Bolts section of the World Wide Village handbook for fundraising best-practices.