We wish it does not come from your pocket to cover the expenses of your trip. It all depends on how soon we start the process and how we all work together to raise funds to cover this trip. But you should understand that we are serving people in need so we cannot burden the poor host family with the cost of your meals, utilities, etc. And we do not want to prioritize resources to be redirected from the real programs to cover your expenses. So please apply early and let us start working towards this as soon as possible to make enough money to cover your expenses, otherwise, we will need you to kindly cover that. And we hope you will come to experience an adventure and soul-fulfilling work that will give you new skills, perspectives, and satisfaction that far outweigh the expenses involved.