Ethiopia Open Team

You and your team will have the opportunity to serve alongside Ethiopia Young Life Staff and leaders as work crew at a Young Life Africa outreach camp.  You will also visit Young Life clubs, our Karama Collection Artisan partner, and a community orphanage where our African staff have developed strategic relationships. 

Young Life has a rich history in Ethiopia dating back to 1999 when Chuck and Linda Reinhold, Young Life veterans from the United States, moved into the neighborhood of Addis Ababa. Chuck began telling kids about the love of Jesus and teaching them leadership skills. Chuck also worked with the surrounding communities to identify, disciple and train Young Life leaders to work in this difficult neighborhood. From this beginning, it was demonstrated that the basic principles of Young Life work very well in an African culture and Young Life quickly took root in several neighborhoods and high schools in and around Addis Ababa. Young Life Expeditions has been sending Teams to Ethiopia since 2005.


Dates: June 25 - July 8, 2018 
Cost: $3178 from Washington DC/Dulles Airport.** (pending sign ups)
Includes all lodging, ground transportation, meals, and YLA ministry donation. Does not include visas and incidentals. ​
**Airfare to Dulles not included.  If you would like assistance with air tickets, let us know.

How to Apply:

  • APPLY HERE and select trip code – XET01 Ethiopia Open Team.
  • Reference required. 
  • $250 deposit due upon pending application. Send deposit payable to: Young Life (Attn: XET01 – Ethiopia Open Team) P.O. Box 1293, Danville, CA  94526. If you’d prefer to pay online, we will send you instructions after your application is completed. Deposits due March 15, 2018.

Additional Details: 

  • Application approval by our staff is pending until your reference has been accepted. If you do not receive a reference then your deposit will be refunded.
  • Group minimum is 10 people. If this minimum is not met by March 15 then the Expedition may be canceled and your deposit will be refunded. Alternatively, we may offer trip but at a different price due to airfare changes.
  • Our complimentary travel insurance covers things like trip delays, lost luggage, emergency medical or security evacuations.
  • Questions? Contact our Expeditions office​.


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Phone: 504-453-6510

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