First and foremost, get a passport if you don’t already have one! Next, keep your eye out for the information and resources that we will be sending you via email. The more you know and understand, the more this experience will mean to you and the more prepared you will be to make a meaningful difference.
This trip leans to being a culture-heavy, sightseeing adventure trip. You will use the metro at times to get around, but many of the must-sees in Italy are in traffic-free areas so you will need to be prepared to walk a few miles each day. You also need to be able to participate in a strenuous hike along the Amalfi Coast. Be aware that you will also spend one day on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea. Lifejackets will be provided, but basic swimming skills are highly recommended.
Lastly, practice getting uncomfortable: try new foods, start conversations with people you don’t know, put away your phone for a few hours every day, etc. Traveling is exhilarating and life-changing, but it can also be full of moments that are new, hard, or uncomfortable. New people, new cultures, new languages, and new food can be a lot to take in at times. Everything you do to get ready now will make it that much easier. Just know that we’ll be there to walk you through all of it and help make your experience amazing!