Health & Safety
- What does the government think?
- The government welcomes our presence as tourists! And as long as we aren’t preaching with mega-phones from street corners they don’t have a problem with us. Asia is changing so rapidly that new ideas are more welcomed than they ever have been before – especially in the cities and on college campuses. We have never had any major problems with local, state or national authorities.
- Will I be safe if I’m a girl?
Yes you will. Asian cities in general are much safer than American ones, and we are sure that you'll feel right at home in no time. One of our main leaders is known for saying that he feels much better about his wife living in Asia than in America because of the lack of crime.
Still, we intend to take great care of you. It won’t be ok to wander off alone at night, and you'll always be working with a partner. As an extra precaution, you will always have a cell phone with you that you can use whenever necessary.
- How are serious medical issues dealt with? Is there health insurance?
- We purchases international health insurance through a group program for every team member. Our response to medical emergencies varies based on the severity of the condition. Immediate needs will be taken care of in country, at least to the point of stabilizing the worker’s condition. If there is a need to evacuate the person to a country with better facilities, our insurance covers that eventuality. This will happen in consultation with the worker and his or her family members.
- What about vaccinations?
- We are not doctors, and it is always a good idea to check with a travel doctor before leaving the country. That being said, there are not many diseases of note in our area of operations, and team members commonly only choose to get Hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines, along with an up-to-date tetanus booster.