Cost & Details


Length of Program ELI Youth Initiative/ Volunteer Programs

Medical Programs

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
(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.

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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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