Vietnam Trip Information

Our next trip (2020) to Vietnam is currently in the planning stages. The dates being considered are Jan 8-18, 2020. Please complete a trip application and in the comments section let us know you are interested.  We are planning the cultural activity to be a visit to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.  

Group Leaders

Dr. Stan Grogg and Barbara Grogg will be your group leaders. If you have
questions, please contact Barbara at [email protected].

We will be partnering with Tiny Hearts of Hope and Tim Case International Ministries


The dates being considered are Jan 8-18, 2020 with a post-trip to Angkor Wat - The 7th Wonder of the World -in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  

Goals

  • Build relationships with the orphanages and tribal villages
  • Partner with organizations that care for these populations on a daily basis
  • Fulfill requests by the orphanages and Tiny Hearts of Hope for specific needs of identified individuals
  • Provide competent, appropriate medical care to an extremely underserved population and to orphans, many with disabilities
  • Facilitate educational opportunities as requested
  • Request referrals for other services to be provided by local private organizations
  • Supply much-needed medications and supplies during our outreach program
  • Offer a safe learning environment for medical students, other healthcare personnel, and ancillary team members
  • Allow learning experiences for medical students and other healthcare students
  • Give intensive training of students in the art of medicine - without the use of lab, x-rays, and other technology.  Students are encouraged to use their minds and hands to evaluate and treat patients
  • Furnish opportunities to learn about a different culture and global issues encountered


Checklist

  • Complete the application
  • Submit your $206 deposit
  • Make certain your passport does not expire 
  • Make certain you have the required immunizations for Peru as stated in the Trip Information
  • Upload the required documents for your team role
  • You will receive the final  invoiced via email 70 days prior to departure
  • Payment by check to Power of a Nickel due 60 days prior to departure. 
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Cost

In 2019, the cost was $1300 plus additional post trip activities.  In 2020, a return to Angkor Wat in Cambodia is planned at the end of the medical mission for those wishing to participate. 

Requirements

Participants will be responsible for all travel and routine vaccinations. Malaria prophylaxis is not required for the areas we serve.   More information can be found at www.cdc.gov and www.headinghomehealthy.org

  • Evacuation insurance is required.
  • Trip cancellation insurance is suggested.

Payment Schedule

A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $206 is required to hold your space. 

Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. 

Cancellation Policy 

$206 deposit is non-refundable. You may transfer this to another person if you find you are unable to participate but you will need to make any financial arrangements with that person.

  • Final payment for the trip is due 60 days prior to trip start date.
  • 59-30 days prior to departure, 50% refund.
  • 29-0 days prior to departure, no refund.

Trip cancellation insurance (different from evacuation insurance) is strongly encouraged to avoid forfeiting funds if you must cancel for any reason.