Trip FAQs

WEC Short Term Trips

Because WEC works in over 80 countries the possibilities for serving is almost endless. There are some places we work that we can’t mention by name but contact us for more specific information.

To search for a specific trip go to to do a search for WEC short-term trips.

What kind of Trips does WEC provide?

What kind of things can short-termers do?

Ministry possibilities are:
• Administration / secretarial / office work / receptionist / accounting
• Agriculture / groundskeeper / gardening
• Bible schools / Bible teacher / ministry training
• Children’s work / child care / VBS for Missionary Kids at field conference
• Church planting
• Communications / writing / audio or video production / journalism
• Computers / networks / programming / repair / training / web design
• Construction / maintenance / mechanics / gardener
• Cultural experience / language learning
• Deaf ministry
• Development work
• Drug rehabilitation
• Home schooling / tutoring
• Hospitality / hostess / household help / cook
• Internships / missions exploration experience
• Literature distribution & production / literacy teaching
• Media / photography / journalism / radio
• Medical / dentistry / nursing / midwifery / veterinary
• Music / ethnomusicology / performing arts / teaching music
• Orphanages
• Prayer teams / prayer walking
• Research
• Sharing the gospel / discipling
• Social work / therapists
• Teaching / MK schools (teachers and dorm helpers)
• University student outreach / language study programs
• Vocational courses / seminars
• Youth work / camps / sports ministry

How much do short term trips cost?

All WEC short-term participants raise their own support. WEC will help you by giving you tips on raising support.
The budgeted cost of your short-term trip will depend on its destination and length of stay. Summer trips usually average $3,000.00 including airfare. Six-month trips average $6,000.00 including airfare.
Costs included in the budget:
• Round-trip airfare from Philadelphia to overseas destination
• Transportation on the field
• Medical Insurance
• Meals
• Accommodations
• Language learning
• Planned field trips
• Administration fee
• Orientation and debrief costs, including training materials
Costs NOT included in the budget:
• Travel from home to Philadelphia for orientation and travel from Philadelphia back home after debriefing
• Inoculations and physical examinations
• Passport and visa fees
• Prayer letter expenses
• Personal spending money
• Any money you raise above your budget can be applied toward some of these expenses.

What are the living arrangements?

During orientation and debriefing, you’ll be housed at the WEC USA campus in Fort Washington, PA just outside of Philadelphia.

Living arrangements on the field vary. Short-termers have lived in the homes of nationals or WEC personnel, guesthouses, individual houses or apartments.

Will I study the language?

During orientation we study language-learning principles. On the field you’ll spend time in language learning, either in a class or individually with a language helper. Some fields may require that you understand and speak the national language at a basic level before leaving for the field.

On the field you will have lots of opportunities to practice your new language as you work alongside or connect with nationals.

Does WEC arrange transportation?

We normally arrange all transportation from Philadelphia to your overseas assignment and back again for debriefing.

You’ll be responsible for arranging transportation from your home to Philadelphia for orientation and back again after debrief.

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If you’re from the USA and are interested in a WEC Short-term trip, fill in and submit our Contact form and we’ll contact you.

If you don’t live in the USA, you can apply through the WEC Short-Term office nearest you.

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