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“Challenge Yourself”

published 30/12/2009

ProLife changing experience

ConsIt costs a lot but then that is part of the challe...

It would be wrong to think of World Challenge as a travel agent to be honest it is more than that, it is not the place that the average holiday maker would go to book a holiday as it pitches its business at educational institutions, in specialises in arranging expeditions to lesser developed or...

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“Not Just Any Challenge”

published 23/03/2008

Proexperience of a life time, looks good on cv/ucast,...

Conshark work, physically demanding

World challenge expedition is an charity organisation that allows young people from all over the uk to experience an eye opening cultural exchange to one of the world beautiful countries and a physical challenge. They could apply through their school or as an individual ( but you would need to go...

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“World Challenge Expedition”

published 22/07/2013

ProNone

ConsExcessive risk and poor skils on the part of the s...

Word Challenge is not a charity - it is a part of the TUI group. While I am sure some expeditions are great, don't believe everything you hear at the presentation. With my daughter just returning from an expedition, it isn't all about the challengers as you would expect. The development of the...

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ProBeautiful scenery and amazing experience if done b...

ConsMany, far too may to mention in this section

My daughter has just got back from a terrible experience in Swaziland. Being 15 i trusted the team leader to look out for her. Sadly this was not the case, after she had injured herself on the trek she and her teacher decided to head back to base. Team leader called through and arranged a pick up...

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ProYoung people get an adventure holiday in a remote ...

ConsOverpriced and misleading. Environmentally suspect...

World Challenge Expeditions is NOT a charity. It is a for-profit organisation that masquerades as a charity. None of the money raised by the young people who take part in these "adventure holidays" goes to charity, and the "work" that they undertake in remote areas of the world takes jobs away...

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ProIf you're extremely rich, then it is an easy way t...

ConsMany. Main one: outrageous cost.

I did a World Challenge Expedition years ago, and I've been warning people off them. It still bothers me that the 4 weeks cost the same (or more than) 6 months away on the gap year soon after. The price is extortionate, and simply not worth it. Anyone who wants to travel and do things should...

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“World Challenge Expeditions”

published 21/07/2014

ProTraveling with teachers from you school

ConsVery very low budget that is not good for the nutr...

Traveling with $6.00 budget for food - at least that was what the World Challenge kids where telling us at the front desk here in Ometepe I was forced to become an ambulance driver, translator, coordinator and the bridge between the hospital staff in the Ometepe Island, as the ability to be...

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ProGood life skills if managed well

ConsA big money making machine, Do not trust communica...

My daughter joined an expedition to Nepal. They pulled her out from the trek. We found that the communication with us parents was deceiving while the children were there. They told us that they pulled her due to her safety and group safety, whilst what really happened is that they coerced her to...

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Not for me

published 13/09/2008

World Challenge is an expensive way for young people to go on an expedition. Their leaders are not fully qualified and are more often than not appointed at the last minute. The company is focussed on making profit rather than delivering a quality experience. They were sold to TUI this year for £20m and will continue to charge exhorbitant prices so that TUI ca get their money back.

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