Hungary / Slovenia

Hungary / Slovenia


Invitation to Hungary & Slovenia!

We are delighted to offer a stretching and intense 3 week programme in conjunction with D3 Hungary focused on ‘service learning’. A small UK team will work together with, and share life with, a team of Hungarian university students, as together they serve disadvantaged children and youth from Budapest through a service project and a youth camp before the adventure trip in the Slovenian Alps.

Steve McClure

International Missions Team, Navigators UK

Application Form Deadline








Programme Details


The programme will run from 2-23 June.

Participants should not buy tickets before we give confirmation of programme dates.


Budapest and Slovenia

Team Size

Team size: 2-3 people.Over 18’s only.

Programme Description
A 3 week service-learning programme in the city of Budapest and in the Alps of Slovenia.The UK volunteer team (serving alongside a team from the USA) will have a two-fold purpose:
(a) to serve youth and disadvantaged populations in Budapest and
(b) to share life and the Gospel with Hungarian university student teammates.
There will be three short camps which will focus on team building, service and adventure. UK volunteers will serve alongside Hungarian university students in Budapest and seek to share their lives and the Gospel with Hungarian teammates while relaxing in and exploring the Slovenian Alps. Further detail, stories & photos from the programme are available at the D3 Hungary website (

We will hold an orientation day in the UK a few weeks before the programme starts. Attendance at this is a required for all team members. Additionally, the first two days of the programme in Budapest for UK participants will be an on-site orientation with local Navigator Representatives.

Approximate Cost

There is a £15 admin fee payable to the Navigators UK that must accompany the application. In addition the programme in Hungary / Slovenia will be approximately 1,150 Euros.  Payment is in cash upon arrival This price includes all housing, main meals, transportation, programme materials, activities, and scholarship assistance for Hungarian participants. Please note that this cost does not include travel insurance, flights to and from Budapest and pre-departure travel all of which is at your own expense.


During the first week of service, all participants will share family housing in northern Budapest. In some cases, participants may share a room with one other participant (Hungarian or UK). During the second week, participants will be sleeping in tents in a comfortable campground in Kobarid, Slovenia. The campground is fully equipped with electricity, bathrooms, and warm showers. During orientation sessions, we will discuss any needs for camping equipment. During the final two days of debrief participants will be accommodated in family housing in northern Budapest.

Post Programme

We would like to reserve 1-2 days after the programme for debriefing with the UK team.

Responsibilities of the UK Team

The UK team will focus significant energy on the team of Hungarian university students, will depend on Hungarian teammates for translation and cultural sensitivity, will lead developmental team-workshops, will model servant-leadership, will share life-stories.

Other details

DBS Checks: All team members will have an enhanced DBS check (PVG in Scotland) before being accepted on the programme. This check will be organized by the UK Navigators office.

Travel Insurance: All participants are required to have suitable travel and medical insurance to cover their participation in the programme. This must include provision for medical repatriation, trip cancellation and trip disruption (e.g. due to civil unrest or volcanic ash affecting air travel). You are responsible also for supplying accurate information as required by the insurer, and communicating details of your insurance arrangements to your team leader. Insurers who offer suitable insurance include Master PolicySalt Insurance and Banner Insurance.

Passport and Visas: UK citizens with a valid UK passport with at least 6 months remaining on it can enter Hungary and Slovenia freely provided that their stay is for less than 90 days.

The Programme is run by D3 Hungary (website: who work in partnership with the Navigators UK.

Application and Deadlines

This trip is open to all students and recent graduates. The deadline for applying to the programme is 31st March 2017 and we will let you know if you have been accepted within two weeks (assuming all documentation and references all received). Application is no guarantee of acceptance. Contact us for more info or complete the application form below if you’ve already made up your mind.

Application Form (Word)


Application Form (PDF)


Any Questions?

Turner House, 54 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XQ

023 8055 8800

Charity numbers:
England & Wales: 1099148
Scotland: SC038484


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