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Do you feel called to embark on a pilgrimage?  Do you feel called to a life of purpose and destiny?

Then come and join the Northbound journey!

Working together with your fellow teammembers, you will get the opportunity to share hope and the love of Christ to a world in need.  This is a journey of discovery and discipleship.  This is the life Christ has for you.  A life like no other!  Adventure awaits as you join us on this amazing journey!



Using every mode of transport available, the Northbound team will crisscross the Northern Hemisphere in eight months.  Starting in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, they will travel all over Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle-East through more than 12 countries ending in Jeffreys Bay on the 27th of November. 

Follow this link to see a possible Northbound itinerary: 

Itinerary for Northbound 2016

Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Macedonia, China, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal and India


Who can apply?

* Christians with a heart for the nations
* Eighteen years and older
* All nationalities are welcome
* Individuals as well as married couples
* Enter as an individual or as a team (5 to 6 people)

When is the next Northbound and journey?

The next Northbound journey will start on 6 January 2017.
Participants must be available from 6 January 2017 – 27 November 2017.


(Successful applicants will receive their very own copy of "We have come this far by Faith" - the official Global Challenge Expeditions Documentary)

*If the participant is under the age of 18 year when the travel commence, we will need an unabridged birth certificate, an affidavit from the parents giving permission for the minor to travel and certified copies of the parents' identity documents.

Costs involved:
We have sought to respond to the economic differences of our potential students through a sliding scale depending on average income levels of the nation you come from. We have found this to be the fairest way to address economic differences.
We base our charges for GCEX Journeys on our budgeted expenses and by taking into consideration the national average Per Capita Income (PCI) of 208 countries.

These countries are assigned to one of three categories based on the PCI. They are:
Category A – Countries or territories with a PCI between US $0 - $10,000
Category B – Countries or territories with a PCI of more than US $10,000
For a complete list of countries and the category they are assigned to, please contact our office.

The sliding cost scale for participation of Northbound 2017 will be as follows:

Category A country of income - R 89 000.00 (ZAR, Brazil, etc.)
Category B country of income - R 108 000.00 (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc.)

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*PCI categories will be allocated according to your country of income in the year prior to your participation.

NOTE: Costs may change without prior notice due to fluctuations in exchange rates. See terms and conditions

The above costs include:
All expenses for your entire journey, like: travel, flight tickets, food, lodging, ministry expenses and all other planned activities.

The above costs do not include:

Travel to and from the start and end of the journey, visas, travel insurance, communications, entry into unplanned sights, spending money, etc.

Global Challenge Expeditions encourages a lifestyle of simplicity and participants will have to be willing to, in every situation, choose the cheapest way of transport, accommodation, etc.

A more complete budget and financial guide will be available to successful candidates.

How do I apply and what happens there after?
* Step 1 - Complete the Quick App below
* Step 2 - Submit Application
* Step 3 - Give time for us to respond to your application

One of our staff members will assist and guide you through the rest of the application process.

Once you have been accepted into the selection process you will have to fill out a longer Second Application and also pay a non-refundable admin-fee of R200.

Successful candidates will receive an Official Members Guide with all the information needed to prepare you for an awesome adventure around the world.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Northbound journey!


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Global Challenge Expeditions Trust
Registration Number: 066-651-NPO
Street Address: 11 Tulip Street, Jeffreys Bay, 6330, South Africa
Postal Address: PO Box 1064, Jeffreys Bay, 6330

Telephone: (+27)42 293 1511
Fax: (+27)42 293 2964

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