Cost & Details


of Program
Program Fee
2 Weeks US $395 US $590 N/A
3 Weeks US $487 US $660 N/A
4 Weeks US $534 US $730 US $1595
5 Weeks US $661 US $805 US $1845
6 Weeks US $748 US $880 US $2095
7 Weeks US $835 US $955 US $2345
8 Weeks US $922 US $1030 US $2595
9 Weeks US $1009 US $1105 US $2845
10 Weeks US $1096 US $1180 US $3095
11 Weeks US $1183 US $1255 US $3345
12 Weeks US $1270 US $1330 US $3595

Application Fee: $200
The application fee is a separate administrative charge for all programs. It does not apply to the program fee. (Please see our application fee refund policy here)

Programs require at least a two week commitment with a 6 month maximum. Each additional 2 weeks cost $140.

Program Fee Includes:

*Airport Pickup in Entebbe
*Orientation Upon Arrival
*Volunteer Work Placement
*In-country coordinator available 24/7

Program Fee Does Not Include:

*Round-trip Airfare
*Return Trip to Airport 
*Required Travel and Medical Insurance
*Visa Fees


Volunteers in Uganda stay with local host families. ELI truly believes that this is the best way to fully immerse in another culture and get the most from an international experience. All families are carefully screened and are well-respected members of the community with at least one family member who speaks English. Participants will have either a private or shared bedroom with secure storage (volunteer must provide own padlock). Bathrooms are shared with the host family. Please note that bathroom facilities are going to be very basic. Participants will need to be prepared to use pit toilets and take bucket baths. Participants will be provided with breakfast and dinner daily.

Arrival Dates:

ELI's Uganda volunteers fly into Entebbe International Airport, located approximately 40 minutes from Kampala.  While there are not set arrival dates in Uganda, the airport is 3 hours from Iganga, and we may request participants to attempt to time their arrival dates to coordinate airport pickups efficiently.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. We prefer to let participants decide what kind of coverage they need.

All prices are listed in US Dollars. The program fees reflect the costs ELI faces when setting up a program. We work hard to keep our costs as low as possible. ELI is a registered 501(c)3 non profit. US taxpayers may be able to deduct some or all of the program fees. If you are outside the US and wondering what these costs translate to in your currency, click here for an online conversion tool that will give you the approximate current exchange rate.

Apply Now

After you fill out the application form on our website, our application advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.  We have set up a checklist for you see exactly what steps you need to take to go abroad with ELI.


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