FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the common questions we receive regarding our trips...

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General Team Information

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I want to lead a trip. What are the steps?
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Is there a minimum or maximum number of team members?
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What if nobody in my group speaks Spanish?
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What happens if a group doesn't finish a project?
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What items might I not have thought to bring?
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Do I need sleeping gear?
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Do I need a power converter for my appliances, camera charger, etc.?

Money

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How are payments and donations made?
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Will my credit cards and debit cards work in Costa Rica?
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What is the currency and rate of exchange?
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How do we change money?
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How much money do we need for the meals that are not covered?

Connecting with Folks at Home

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Will calling cards and cell phones bought in the U.S. work in Costa Rica?
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Is Internet Available?
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Can we send postcards home?

Travel Concerns

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What address do I put as my destination on the form at the airport?
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What do I do when I get to the airport?
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Can you help me with good airfare prices?

Costa Rica

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What's the weather like?
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How do I dress appropriately?
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Are there certain cultural taboos about which we need to be aware?
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Can we bring gifts for the children, families, etc?

Health and Safety

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Are there concerns about eating the food and drinking the water?
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What about medical emergencies?
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Do I need any shots?
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What do you need to provide us with insurance and what will it cover?
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What do we do with our valuables while working, etc?
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Should we be concerned about safety?
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Does Strong Missions have a Child Protection policy? What is it?

 


Strong Missions S.A., Carrillos Bajo de Poas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

phone: 1-512-614-8220 or 011-506-2458-4523 | e-mail: info@strongmissions.com

Specializing in short term missions trips to assist the children of Costa Rica

 

Strong Missions is an affiliate of the United Methodist Church and is a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission UMVIM Approved Project. Strong Missions Loaves and Fishes is also an Advance Project of the United Methodist Church.

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