Take a Trip With Us


Friends Across Borders offers exciting mission immersion opportunities.

We work with individuals as well as groups such as universities, parishes, dioceses, and other organizations interested in having a taste of mission life, experiencing cross-cultural immersion, or learning about the specific world realities to which Maryknoll Lay Missioners respond with our ministries in the fields of education, healthcare, justice & peace, faith formation/pastoral care, and sustainable development.

Each of our trips is designed and implemented by Maryknoll Lay Missioners to meet these expectations. Our missioners guide the immersion groups every step along the way – from morning prayer, through each day’s varied activities, to evening debriefings. Participants get to know the missioners and those among whom they live and work – experiencing first-hand the obstacles faced by impoverished people, and their inspiring efforts to overcome those obstacles.

The cost of the trips varies by country (it’s usually between $1,200 and $2,600, plus airfare). Please note that because of safety concerns in the places where Maryknoll Lay Missioners serve, and because our mission immersion trips are designed to challenge adults, very few of our mission sites have the capacity to welcome children as visitors. We receive many requests for trips and we give preference to qualified applicants who are able to commit early in the process to a specific trip. If you are interested in taking a trip with us, please CONTACT US