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Northern Ireland

Book your place on Politrip 2019 to Northern Ireland today.

Dates

2-week Spring placement

18th April - 3rd May 2019

3-week Spring placement

11th April - 3rd May 2019
These dates are flexible +/- up to 2 days; where possible we will encourage groups of Politrippers to travel to their destination together, on these dates and with the rest of their group, but realise this may not always be possible and cheaper flights from different locations may mean volunteers arrive a few days apart. This will not affect airport transfers or accommodation.

We realise many Politrippers may be college students and as such we are open to requests for flexibility around your school's semester dates and exams. Please email us at hello@politrip.org before applying to make sure we can design a trip that suits your schedule.

Costs

Price per person 2-week Spring placement

$800

Price per person 3-week Spring placement

$1000

This does not include flights or living expenses in Ireland. It does cover:

  • Return international flights from all Major US airport to either Dublin or Belfast
  • Provision of host accommodation. With host accommodation, volunteers will be housed with local party supporters in the community they volunteer unforeseen. All hosts are vetted by Politrip and you will have the chance to meet them before traveling. You will be staying with at least 1 other volunteer and may be asked to share a room – but we’ll ask you if you’re happy with this beforehand.
  • Airport transfers in Ireland from Dublin or Belfast airports to and from your accommodation
  • A local Politrip Coordinator to guide you throughout your trip, including facilitating the entire trip programme, providing travel advice and ensuring you are supported and looked after
  • All ground transportation related to the trip programme, including a driver, vehicle and fuel costs (does not include transportation during your time off)
  • Provision of phones/tablets and mobile data to facilitate field canvassing
  • All entry fees and ticket costs for cultural activities
  • Group travel Insurance (individual travel insurance is also recommended)
  • 24/7 pre-departure support and advice, including help with any visa applications and cultural awareness training
  • Any visa costs, if applicable (most, if not all applicants, should be eligible to take part in this trip with a tourist visa. If this is not possible for you, Politrip will provide you with the support to process a visa before entry to the UK & Ireland)

This price is highly competitive when compared with many other international volunteering programmes, who often charge upwards of $2500 for as little as two weeks and also do not include flights.

Flights

You can check out prices on Skyscanner to see what a flight from your location to Ireland might cost. As stated, we provide flights from all major US airports such as New York, LA, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, Boston and many more.

We can book flexible dates if you want to travel before or after your trip!

Payment Options

Full payment due 10 days from your offer of a place

$800 or $1000

How To Apply

Closing date for both trips

31st March 2019
Applications for Politrip 2019 to Northern Ireland are now open. Please email hello@politrip.org to request an application form. Do not use the Apply now tab on this website as it is only for our USA trips!

Places will be granted on a first come first served basis.

What Happens Next

Once your application has been submitted, we’ll be in touch within 1 week informing you of the outcome. If successful, you’ll be informed by email and will be asked to pay your fee and complete a declaration form to formally accept you onto the programme.

After receiving your deposit, you’ll also be asked to sign up for an induction video call via Skype or FaceTime which will be your opportunity to meet your programme Coordinator and go over the logistics of your trip, including flights, visas, accommodation and answer any other questions you may have. This will also help us place you with a suitable party & candidate!

Soon after your induction, we’ll book your flights and arrange a training call and a meeting with your local candidate(s)!

 

Any Questions?

Get in touch at hello@politrip.org
or take a look at our FAQs