International Exposure visits to Partner Churches
Interested in combining your love of travel with supporting people from the UCA’s partner churches overseas? Looking for a short-term overseas ‘experience’ where you actually engage with local people? Considering volunteering overseas in the future but not sure where of what it might involve?
Do we have an experience for you!
InSolidarity teams are part of the Experience Programs of UnitingWorld, offering an introductory opportunity to people who would like to engage with and learn from our international partners, but who aren’t able to volunteer for a longer period at this stage.
Here are just a few reflections from former InSolidarity trip participants:
“It has brought a new perspective to my world view as well as enriching my faith”
“It was a most enriching and everlastingly memorable time!”
“A great experience of another culture”
2013 opportunities include…
Bunnun Indigenous Culture in Taiwan (8th – 17th May)
Immerse yourself in the fascinating and diverse Indigenous Bunnun culture as we spend time with UnitingWorld’s partners in the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan. Participants will meet with leaders of the Bunnun Cultural and Educational Foundation and hear of the transformational ministries happening among local Bunnun communities, as well as have the opportunity to see traditional crafts, singing and dancing! Arthur Poole, who has extensive connections and experience in Taiwan, will lead this trip.
Experience Tonga (12th – 22nd August)
This year, the ever-popular UnitingWorld InSolidarity trip to Tonga is running again! Visit our partner The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, engage with various church-based projects such as the newly-established preschool in Nuku’alofa and the deportee program.
This trip will be led by Alan and Judy Morrison and is ideal for people of all ages looking for an adventure!
Our leaders for these 2013 InSolidarity trips are chosen specifically for their knowledge of our partner churches, local culture and language.
Not only are these trips a great way to learn and engage with our partners and projects overseas, they also provide an opportunity for advocacy within your own community. Participants are expected to raise funds for the projects run by our partner churches before their departure. This will provide an opportunity for raising awareness of the work of the church overseas, as well as a great chance to contribute to this work in a meaningful way.
With teams limited to 10-12 people, you need to indicate your interest ASAP. Please click here for an application form.
For further information on InSolidarity visits contact Laura McGilvray: firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 8267 4411
To read or download “InSolidarity Exposure Visits – Why?”, click here.