As a U.S./International volunteer, what is included in the program and what do I have to pay for?

As an ETA4 volunteer, the following expenses are covered during your trip:

1. Accommodations

  • Hotel room (40 days to be shared between 2-3 volunteers)
  • Water (filtered gallon of water)
  • Laundry (weekly stipend)


2. Two (2) meals a day, five (5) days a week

  • Typically breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday


3. Supplies for your classroom

  • Art (paper, paint, scissors, crayons, chalk, erasers, etc.)
  • Athletic (sport balls, hula hoops, jump rope, games, etc.)


Note: Please make sure to check our inventory before buying new supplies!

Volunteers have the option to be reimbursed for supplies they’ve purchased individually from the section mentioned above


What ETA4 volunteers are responsible for:

1. Your plane ticket(s) from your country of origin to the location of the camp in Vietnam (although we can help with this by helping you fundraise - just ask us!)

2. Your transportation while in-country

  • Transportation to and from the airport
    • A taxi ride in Hue to and from the airport should cost ~$11
  • Daily transportation in and around Hue (from hotel to school and vice versa, etc.)
    • Motorbike rental (~$80 for 6 weeks → ~$2/day)
      • Semi-automatic motorbike
      • Automatic motorbike


3. Costs for food and activities in your free time

  • Weekdays nights (leisure, dinner)
  • Weekends
  • Before/after the program


4. Miscellaneous

  • Speakers (a must for playing music and videos)
  • American sports equipment not available in Vietnam
    • American footballs, nerf balls, frisbees, etc.