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 about your trip. 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.
Third, be prepared to walk for a few miles each day and to take part in some moderate-difficult hiking. You will also need to be comfortable riding a bike—don’t worry, the trail will be for beginners and nothing too intense, but you will need to be confident pedaling a bicycle.
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 the experience amazing!