Woman-to-Woman East Asia
Is this a traditional mission trip? No. This is not a ‘hands-on’ mission trip. Rather, it is an immersion experience that involves deep, active listening to our sisters of other countries so that we may learn from them what it means to be a woman of faith in their context. These international, ecumenical, and personal experiences are meant to encourage women to see the world with new, informed eyes and bring that perspective back to their congregation and community.
I have participated in W2WWW before. Can I apply again? Yes. While DWM aims to provide as many women as possible with this experience, and preference is given to first-time attendees, you may apply again.
What are the COVID-19 vaccination requirements? You must be fully vaccinated to enter Japan and Korea. Both countries consider you fully vaccinated after having two initial shots and at least one booster. Proof of vaccination is required before entry.
What are the physical requirements? All travelers must have a medical waiver signed by their physician indicating their fitness for this trip, which may include lengthy walks, prolonged periods of standing, etc. You must also be fully vaccinated to enter Japan and Korea. Both countries consider you fully vaccinated after having two initial shots and at least one booster. Proof of vaccination is required before entry.
Do I need a passport and visa? You must have a valid passport at the time of travel. Both Japan and Korea require an electronic visa for entry that can be obtained online prior to travel.
How much does it cost to participate? $5,000 includes round-trip airfare from the host city, lodging, and meals. You are responsible for travel to the host city, personal shopping, money, etc.
Are payment options available? Yes. The initial deposit of $550 is due May 5th, and the final payment is due August 1st. All payments are made directly to Disciples Women.
How can I fund this trip? There are several ways to fund to trip, including self-pay, donor solicitation, congregational support, regional support, and grants such as the Disciples Women’s Endowment Fund, which fund up to 2/3 of the cost for first-time participants and 1/3 of the cost for repeat participants.
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