Getting Started


Getting Started

The first step to creating an unforgettable experience for students is to get in touch and let us know you want to learn more. We’ll schedule a time for a quick discussion to see whether or not we are a good fit to achieve your objectives. Once we agree on objectives for the trip we’ll help you share information about the trip with students and parents. We will continue to support you through every element of planning the trip including scheduling, budgeting, student applications, and fundraising.



Who We Host

Better Lives hosts groups of high school and college students because we believe there are mutual benefits for visiting students and the families they visit. Visiting students help families as they work to create a positive change in their lives and community. Local families share their skills, culture, and knowledge with visiting students. These interactions depend on enjoyable communication and effective collaboration. Therefore, we are looking for students who are:


Group travel and project work are team activities. Each member of the team must be disciplined and organized so they can be responsible for their obligations and actions. Responsible students have the basic traits necessary to develop global citizenship.


We want to develop the leaders of tomorrow. Helpfulness is one of Better Lives’ values and is a trait leaders must exhibit to achieve success. Helpful students enable groups to achieve success in their service, education, and discovery experiences.


Encouraging creativity can be one of the greatest benefits of travel. We can only develop our creativity by being curious and open-minded when confronted with new people, places, and ideas.



How to Get Started

Get In Touch

Your Name

Your Email

School Name


We’ll email you to set up a time to talk and learn more about how Better Lives can help you achieve your objectives for a student trip.

Get the Word Out

Once we’ve agreed on a concept and objectives for the trip we’ll work with you to share this information with students and parents.

Plan Your Trip

We will help you with every element of planning and implementing the trip including building the itinerary, budget, student applications, and fundraising plan.



Contact Form

Ready to Get Started?

Fill out the form below and let’s get to know each other:

Your Name (required)

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Where Do You Want to Travel?

What Do You Hope to Accomplish For Students?

What Do You Hope to Accomplish in the Community?