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Our Short-Term Program is available at select projects for anywhere between 4 - 16 weeks. The Short-Term Program gives you a taste of living in another country, while exchanging cultures and giving your time to others.

Our approach to a Short-Term placement is that it must meet our ethical criteria to ensure that we do not facilitate any voluntourism-type project. Our local partners are there to make sure that we can provide you with quality experience that is beneficial to all involved.

The Program Fees for the Short-Term Program are some of the lowest you'll find. These program fees cover things like your training, your food, board, accommodation, and more. See below for more info of how the Short-Term Program could be for you!


Our Short-Term Program is available year round, with flexible start times, depending on projects available. 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 Meet and Greet 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

  • Comprehensive medical & third party insurance

  • Host country final debrief with local ICYE staff

  • Return travel to the airport for your departure

  • Return debrief with ACVE


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 cultural exchange like this - especially considering everything you get!

For as little as $21 NZD per day - that's just $147 per week - you can be having an incredible cultural exchange abroad!

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