How much money should I take with me?
This is one of those piece of string questions. All we can helpfully say is that we aim to offer things as affordably as possible, with full funding for everything you'd need to subsist on the programmes. For a breakdown of the funded costs and those participants are expected to pay, please go to go-to.co/what-you-get
Money for extras...?
A small budget for extras would open up opportunities for you to e.g
- buy souvenirs
- go to bars and restaurants
- visit sites and places during any travelling you might wish to do
How much money you bring really depends on your free-time preferences.
Our best tip for budget planning if for you to consider carefully where in the world you might like to visit with us and once you know then purchase a Lonely Planet (LP) for that destination. LP usually gives good indications of average costs of restaurants, hotels, bars and excursions - this would help you to make a more generalised plan of expenditure.
You would want to calibrate the budget inline with the amount of time you expect to be spending time independent of our programme, e.g what you'd do on days off, nights out, and any travel you might plan for the pre/post programme period - we encourage you to do independent travel before joining us or at the end.
The amount of money you spend on your programme will vary depending on location and how you spend your free time. Accommodation and meals will be covered for all participants in all regions but it's always worth bringing a little extra spending money.
Do some research into the currency in your region (Asia will generally be cheaper than Europe, for example) and plan accordingly. If you're likely to have nights out or do extra travelling during your time abroad, factor those costs in.
In order to lessen costs and the risk of being overcharged (taxis, tuk tuks etc), we advise that you familiarise yourself with the local currency before arrival. It's always handy to have a currency converter installed on your app and a check with your bank how best to used your cards abroad.
Because most insurance policies require an upfront payment, it is advisable that you bring at least 100 to 200 GBP with you as an emergency fund. This could also be used as a safety net if there are any other unforeseen problems.
For a breakdown of the funded costs and those participants are expected to pay, please go to go-to.co/what-you-get