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Trip Information

Vietnam Exploration (January 2-12, 2020)

Come explore Vietnam on a 10-day trek through the country! Our journey starts in dynamic and robust Hồ Chi Minh City (Sài Gòn). If time permits, we will visit the Mekong Delta before flying out to the beach city of Nha Trang, where the bulk of our Allies program exists.

We will visit the towns of Cam Ranh and Ninh Hòa during our stay before going up the mountains to Đà Lạt, the city of eternal springs. After a few days amongst the blooming flowers, we will leave for Hà Nội to tour the current capital before heading home.

Visa: Required before embarking

Guaranteed: Great food, beautiful sights, plenty of kids to love on!

Trip fee $3,500

Payment Schedule

$100 down payment 120 days prior to departure

1/3 - First payment 105 days prior to departure

1/3 - Second payment 75 days prior to departure

1/3 - Third payment 45 days prior to departure

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If you have questions or are interested in more information, please call 682-400-8218, or click here to sign up.

UTA / AiYD Internship

Earn 3 credit hours from University of Texas at Arlington and travel to Moldova or Russia with Allies in Youth Development. This internship will involve culture, language, and modeling volunteerism as well as a written report on a selected topic pertaining to the trip portion of the class.

If you are not a UTA student, check to see if this course will transfer to your university. Register and pay $1050.00 UTA tuition and fees through Admissions / Registrars office.

The trip fees are paid to Allies in Youth Development. Financial aid is available for the combined cost.

What is included in the trip fee:

  • 3 Year Visa for the Russian Federation trips
  • Round Trip Airfare from DFW or IAH
  • In-country Airline Tickets
  • Overnight Train Tickets
  • Major Transport and Transfers
  • Hotel & Dorm Housing
  • Guided Excursions to Major Attractions
  • AiYD Programing Expenses
  • Medical / Trip Insurance
  • Translators
  • Most Meals

What is not included in the trip fee:

  • Spending / Souvenir Money
  • UTA Tuition and Fees for Internship


I'm back from serving Eastern European orphans. Now what?


You can still hear their ringing giggles and their warm arms around your neck. Those children in Voronezh and Talavaya have little hope for a future right now. They need cheerleaders and a support system. And, although you blessed them with a visit, you just don’t know if you'll be able to go back anytime soon.

Have no fear. Even if you are many miles and several countries away, you can still provide opportunities for Eastern European children to escape the clutches of abandonment right here at home. And, we promise to be with you every step of the way. Here's how:

1. Choose a cause.

birthday parties

soccer balls and toys

summer camp


2. Choose an event type/advocacy.

start a AiYD chapter on your campus

host an all-night dance-athon

host an art show


give up coffee for a month

choose your own!


3. Sign up.

Sign up for how you want to help and we will be with you every step of the way to make it happen!


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