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The Long-Term Program usually runs for 6 or 12 months. This is our primary program, and in terms of being able to fully submerge into another culture, the Long-Term Program is the way to go. This is where you truly make an impact on the community you're volunteering in, and also where the impacts made on you can be completely life-changing.

We'd love every young Kiwi and Aussie to experience a Long-Term placement abroad. It honestly can be one of the most memorable things you'll do in your life.

To try and make that happen for you, we have some of the lowest program fees for any international program that you'll find. These program fees cover things like your training, your food, board, accommodation, and more. See below for what the Long-Term Program is all about!


Our Long-Term Program has two departure groups each year, being January/February and July/August. We take applications throughout the year.


  • All organisation and facilitation of your placement abroad

  • Pre-departure information and training

  • Assistance with visa applications and flight bookings

  • Airport pickups and transfers

  • On Arrival Training in your host country - Orientation!

  • Language course in your host country

  • Travel to your host project

  • Ongoing support and help from our local ICYE office

  • Emergency 24/7 numbers and support

  • Accommodation at your project

  • Food and meals at your project

  • ICYE training seminars

  • Comprehensive medical & third party insurance

  • Monthly pocket money

  • Host country final seminar with local ICYE staff

  • Return travel to the airport for your departure

  • Return debrief with ACVE

  • ACVE Membership


The only things to consider outside of your Program Fees not included above are your international flights (we help you find the best deal, and you're open to choose the best deal for you. Beware of other organisations who insist on booking your flights and clipping the ticket along the way!) There may also be visa costs and vaccinations to consider, although this will be dependent on your country of destination. If you would also like to organise extra travel insurance for personal effects (think theft - it does happen) then you are free to organise this yourself. The insurance that's included in your program fee is for medical and third party liability but doesn't include personal items.


Our program fees are some of the lowest you'll find for an international year abroad like this - especially considering everything you get!

For as little as $16 NZD per day - that's just $112 per week - you can be having an incredible cultural exchange abroad!

Get in touch to see what program fees are relatable for each country and program.

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