Typical service learning trips need a serious facelift. For years companies have winged students into developing countries to 'help' the 'less fortunate'. This mindset is outdated & can result in more harm than good for those being 'served'. REBAVA's shaking things up in the world of student travel & excited to invite students to think critically about what 'service' means & the impact they want to make in the world. Our students learn that complex issues can't be fixed in two weeks & come to understand that we often 'serve' best by supporting local initiatives & economies that rarely benefit from mass tourism. We've committed ourselves to working exclusively with in-country partners operating by the highest ethical standards. Working together, we provide students with life changing learning opportunities that better prepare them to make a positive difference in the world ... whether at home or abroad.

    Sometimes it feels like the biggest obstacle to going abroad is financing your trip, but that doesn't have to be the case! REBAVA 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.