GYPC / Mar 15, 2017
How Much Will It Cost to Participate in the Global Young People’s Convocation 2018?
The Global Young People’s Convocation will be held in July 18-22, 2018. If you or young people from your jurisdiction or Central Conference want to participate, it is good to identify the costs and start planning, saving, and raising the funds you will need.
Registration fees are listed below:
|Arrival Date||Voting Delegates||Non-Voting Delegates|
|17 July 2018||$899||$999|
|18 July 2018||$799||$899|
A non-refundable deposit of $299, which is part of the overall registration fee, will be due upon registration. The remainder will be due no later than April 30, 2018.
The non-refundable deposit of $299 is transferable to another member of a Jurisdictional or Central Conference delegation until registration closes on March 31, 2018.
The amounts above are based on double occupancy rooms. If you want to stay in a single occupancy room, there will an additional charge, which will be posted at a later date.
The registration fee covers about half of the program costs, meals, lodging and other expenses related to participating in the GYPC. The rest is subsidized by the program budget of Discipleship Ministries as allotted through the World Service Fund of the United Methodist Church.
These are approximate airfares for travel in July 2017. For more airfare estimates, please visit any travel website such as Expedia, Kayak, Priceline, or the websites of major airlines going to Johannesburg City, South Africa. These amounts only serve as guide for planning and may change significantly closer to the event.
|City/Country of Origin||Approximate Cost|
|Atlanta, GA USA||$1,500 - $2,000|
|San Francisco, CA USA||$1,200 - $1,700|
|Detroit, MI USA||$1,200 - $1,700|
|Dallas, TX USA||$1,400 - $1,800|
|Manila, Philippines||$750 - $1,200|
|Berlin, Germany||$800 - $1,200|
|Moscow, Russia||$650 - $1,000|
|Paris, France||$600 - $900|
|Amsterdam, The Netherlands||$900 - $1,100|
|Lagos, Nigeria||$450 - $650|
|Kinshasa, DR Congo||$450 - $750|
|Luanda, Angola||$350 - $700|
|Freetown, Sierra Leone||$1,200|
Other individual expenses may include the following:
- South Africa visa application fees
- Meals and lodging while in transit
- Other expenses in your country or city of origin (travel taxes, airport fees, etc)
- Travel Insurance Cost
- Pocket money for personal use
Scholarships are available based on need for Voting Delegates only. The scholarship application process will be posted at a later date.