STEP 1: Read through Selamta’s Trip Guide
STEP 2: Sign Medical Relase form.
STEP 3: Sign Code of Conduct form.
STEP 4: Pay or fundraise Selamta’s $800 Trip fee. Review our Budget Tool to help with your trip planning.
STEP 5: Book your flights. Please work through Selamta’s Trip Coordinator to ensure you arrive with the Selamta team.
STEP 6: Send your booked flight itinerary to Selamta.
STEP 7: Update your passport if it expires within 6 months of your return date, or get a passport if you don’t already have one.
STEP 8: Send Selamta a copy of your passport via email.
STEP 9: Get any necessary vaccines.
STEP 10: Apply for a tourist VISA, if staying for longer than 3 weeks.
STEP 11: Book a hotel, if not staying at Selamta’s Community Center (please ask for recommendations).
STEP 12: Register your travel plans with the US State Department.
STEP 13: Read Selamta’s Cultural Awareness Guide.
STEP 14: Print first and last pages of Trip Guide (step 1) and keep with you during travel - you will need the contact info at immigration in Ethiopia.
We can't wait to have you with us in Ethiopia!