Arcos Journeys Abroad understands that study abroad and international travel is a financial commitment. One of the biggest challenges about deciding to participate in an Arcos program can simply be finding the money in order to pay for the experience. For this reason, Arcos Journeys Abroad partners with FundMyTravel in order to provide a service where participants and their families can raise funds in order to afford a life-changing and enriching abroad experience.
Arcos Journeys Abroad is the division of Arcos Learning Abroad dedicated to providing study abroad programs and experiences for participants 14 to 18 years of age. Participants choose from three unique Program Types: Active Discovery, Cultural Discovery, and Spanish Immersion. Destinations are in Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, and Costa Rica. Arcos invites young travellers to step through the arch and into a world of new possibilities!
Sometimes it feels like the biggest obstacle to going abroad is financing your trip, but that doesn't have to be the case! Arcos Journeys Abroad has teamed up with FundMyTravel so that participants can make their very own fundraising pages online. This way, you have a creative platform to communicate personal messages, keep your audience engaged with your travel plans, and collect the funding to help make this experience a possibility.
With a simplified payment system, participants collect funds right to their secure PayPal or WePay account. There is a solid team of experienced travelers and professionals at FundMyTravel, who are here to offer campaigners support, including insights for fundraising success. You can check out a few tips below before clicking the button above, to get started!
Just like travel, fundraising is about an exchange - so whether you send them post cards, create a video-diary, start a blog, or grow a photo gallery - make sure to share these things with your networks in exchange for their donations and online support! You can check out more unique and creative ideas on our Fundraising Toolkit.
Using Social Media, writing Personal Emails and sharing consistent Updates on your campaign are essential steps for reaching that fundraising goal. You can plan the most inspiring trip, upload a video about it, and complete your campaign with profile details, but it won't make a difference unless you tell everyone where to find it!
Be sure to thank any and everyone who contributes to your campaign either through funding, shares, or even just likes. Be sure to acknowledge your supporters through Facebook and Twitter shout-outs, fun and engaging videos, individual emails or messages, hand-written letters and they are more likely to spread the word on your campaign efforts.