Indonesia and Bali Signature Trip - Medical & Dental Relief

Indonesia and Bali Signature Trip

January 11, 2020 - January 19, 2020

Join For As Little As: 3,400*

  • * Includes $300 rebate for bag scholarship. Apply to purchase a group ticket and carry supply bags for IMR. See More Info below.
  • * Includes $200 Early Bird Special savings. After Oct 15th, 2019, Minimum Donation increases to 3,600
  • See More Info below for full details and additional options for travel.

IMR Signature Trip
You will stay in a beautiful resort property on one of the most magnificent islands in the chain.  Signature trips have upgraded hotel accommodations and much more!  Sumbu has gorgeous azure waters and white sand beaches, amazing waterfalls, surfing, and a saltwater sea with beautiful coral.  Close to Bali but culturally and traditionally world's apart, Sumba is unique in the Indonesian archipelago.

About The Mission Trip

trip_InfoAboutIMR has provided care to the most impoverished villages on several island communities in Indonesia over the last decade. We have also responded to some of the many disasters that Indonesia is prone too. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,500 islands. It has thirty-three provinces with over 238 million people and is the world’s fourth most populous country.  The island of Palau Sumba has seen its’ share of tragic disasters and IMR has been invited here in the past. Please join us in this remarkable location in 2020.

Indonesia is a beautiful conglomeration of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. The largest—and politically dominant—ethnic group is the Javanese. Indonesia’s considerable ethnic diversity forms a striking combination with its impressive array of native species such as tigers, rhinoceros, orangutans, elephants, and leopards.  

If you are traveling on the group flight, your team will have a free day in Bali on the return to the United States. Enjoy your day off and have some fun!!

 

About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicYour team will work on one of the most undeveloped islands in Indonesia, Palau Sumba is one of the most remote and impoverished islands in Indonesia.  The majority of residents survive on subsistence farming and are without electricity, clean water, sanitation, and food - malnutrition is one of the most common health concerns.  

Health education and patient care will make a difference here! You will treat and educate many patients with acute respiratory infections, gastritis, skin infections, fungal diseases, diarrhea, and wounds. You will also see many patients with chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and TB. Measles, prematurity, and accidents are still leading causes of death in children under five.  

Transportation & Lodging

You will stay in a lovely resort property on this trip. The accommodations, food, and amenities will allow you to recharge and get ready for the next day.  Transportation to clinic will be by small trucks or vans with safe, professional drivers and enough room for all. 

Bakso, a savory meatball soup, is a wonderful part of many meals. Nasi goreng is considered to be the national dish of Indonesia; this take on fried rice is often made with sweet, thick soy sauce called kecap (pronounced ketchup) and garnished with acar, pickled cucumber and carrots. This is truly a unique island adventure.

This trip will require an in-country flight to our first destination upon your arrival at the main airport. Please contact the IMR office at travel@imrus.org to get more information!

Don't forget your free day in Bali! There is no better time to plan than now. This is a fantastic opportunity to relax!!

Trip Highlights

In one word, the highlight of this trip is "sustainability." Training local health educators and seeing the results of your efforts is a true and meaningful joy. This trip also provides you with unique experiences in a very underdeveloped location, working with people left out of the health care system in some of the most impoverished places on earth. You will make a huge impact on the lives of many. The sunrises and sunsets are an added bonus, your's for the watching. Be warned! You will leave a piece of your heart behind when you leave this remarkable place.

Don't forget your free day in Bali! There is no better time to plan than now. This is a fantastic opportunity to relax!!

Extend Your Stay

trip_InfoExtendedStay  IMR is offering a fabulous four day, 3 night Balinese adventure - filled with history, culture and excitement. Your extended stay will begin in Kuta, Bali where you will see the Monkey Forest, Mas Village, and the Tehalaland Rice Terrace. A two hour traditional Balinese massage with a body scrub and flower bath will complete your afternoon - but the day won't be complete until you attend the cultural dinner that evening! On day two you'll change gears and get some speed! A speed boat ride will wisk you away to snorkling and a tour of the mangrove ecosystem. Day 3 will find you at the Taman Auyn temple and a visit to a fabulous local market . Lakes, more temples, and a visit to the breathtaking Tanah Lot will finish your 3rd day in style. On day 4, free time and the airport to fly home await. You won't be ready to go!! Interested? Choose "independent" for your flight choice and let our travel agent get you booked!

Trip Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Please note:  Independent flight arrangements should not be made until after the group flight is booked.  You will be notified about the group flight at the Early Bird deadline. If you are planning on flying independently and want to book your flight in advance, please contact Worldwide Navigators at travel@worldwidenavigators,com for the most up-to-date trip information before you book your independent flight.  Thank you.

If you are not traveling on the group flight or joining an extension, please contact IMR at office@imrus.org if you wish to arrange transportation between your arrival airport and your clinic location.

January 12, 2020 - ARRIVALS

You will arrive at Sumbawa Airport on the island of Palau Sumba on January 12 by 5:00pm. If you are flying on an IMR group flight, you will be transferred to your hotel on IMR transportation. If you are flying independently you will need to arrange your own ground transfer or contact the IMR office at travel@imrus.org to arrange transportation through IMR at a small cost.   You and your team will be staying on Sumba for the week, working in small villages on one of the poorest islands in Indonesia.. Your team will meet for dinner and an orientation meeting this evening.  

Meals: Dinner

January 13, 2020 to January 17, 2020 - CLINICS

Clinics will be held in small villages and remote areas of Sumba.   You will work in schools and communities in  these small villages and remote communities to provide medical care, dental care, and health education.  Your days will be fulfilling as you care for many children who have never received medical or dental care.  Healthcare on the island is almost non-existent and everyone in the community will come to see you, be checked, and be cared for.

On the evening of January 17,  you will transfer Bali for your free day of relaxation, sightseeing, and shopping.   If you are flying independently, you are welcome to book your return flight through Bali or any destination of your choice.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

January 18, 2020 - FREE DAY 

Wake up in the morning to a lovely breakfast on Bali.  You will be departing late evening so get out early to see one or two of the many temples or to get that massage you have been thinking about all week!  The day is yours - enjoy it!

Be ready for your late evening departure that will take you back home.  Your hotel will hold your luggage and IMR will make all the ground transportation arrangements for you.  It's time to say goodbye to Indonesia but we know that you will return.  Indonesia isn't easy to forget.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trip Donation & Flight Options

Pay 1,950 and complete your application to secure your place as a TEAM MEMBER!

Payments & Requirements

How much do I need to pay?

Before Oct 15th, 2019: 3,400

  • Pay 1,950 of the total cost by the Early Bird date AND upload/complete all of your required documents and forms receive $200 off the cost of your trip.  
  • Meeting this goal ensures that your space on the team is confirmed
  • You are an EARLY BIRD!  
  • Payment in full is due by Dec 21st, 2019

After Oct 15th, 2019: 3,600

  • To confirm your space on the team: Pay 1,950 of the total cost AND upload all of your required documents and forms!  
  • Space on our teams is on a first come/first serve basis.  Your space is not reserved until you have met these requirements.  
  • Payment in full is due by Dec 21st, 2019
  • Unfortunately, eligibility for the $200 savings on this trip is no longer available after Oct 15th, 2019.
     

Flexible Flight Options

Is group airfare available through IMR?

Before Oct 15th, 2019:  YES! IMR will arrange your international flight on a "group" ticket at your request!

  • Domestic and international airfare is not included in the published cost of the trip.
  • Pay 1,950 of the total cost AND upload all of your required documents and forms to be eligible to fly on the international group ticket.
  • Submit your flight choice as “economical” or “premier” in your account.
  • Approve the ticket that IMR is going to purchase on your behalf and complete the purchase with IMR's approved travel agency.
  • The cost of airport transfers are included in the cost of your ticket!

After Oct 15th, 2019: You may still be able to join the group flight on a space-available basis only

    • Pay 1,950 of the total cost AND upload all of your required documents and forms by Oct 15th, 2019
    • Contact the office to see if group tickets are still available.
    • Submit your flight choice as “economical” or “premier”, approve the ticket, and complete the purchase with IMR's approved travel agency.  
    • The cost of airport transfers are included in the cost of your ticket!
    • You will need to purchase your domestic roundtrip ticket after your international flight is ticketed and confirmed.
May I purchase my own international flights?

Yes! Purchasing your own international flights provide you with maximum travel flexibility! 

  • Some trips may require an international flight and a domestic flight in country to meet the team.
  • You are required to meet the IMR team at the designated time and location per the trip itinerary
  • Submit your flight choice as “independent”.
  • You have many options for extending your stay including extended stays available through IMR’s preferred travel agency, Worldwide Navigators
  • If you would like to request airport transfers at an additional cost, please click on the link to send an email to the IMR office.

$300 Bag Scholarship

Doesn’t IMR need to send supply bags for my trip? Can I save some $$$?

YES!

  • We hope you made the Early Bird and saved $200.  Would you like to save $300 more?
    • YES - We need your help to take IMR supply bags internationally to Indonesia and Bali Signature Trip!
      • The scholarship is first come, first served.  We only have a few on every trip!
      • Priority is given to group flight ticket holders but independent fliers are also welcome to apply!
      • Apply for the scholarship on your account page.  It is simple to do.
      • You will receive the funds in the form of a rebate after your IMR bags have been received at the IMR warehouse after your trip.
    • The IMR office will let you know when you have been approved for the scholarship!  
      • REQUIREMENTS:
        • Take 2 supply bags for IMR both ways to Indonesia and Bali Signature Trip.  
        • IMR will provide prepaid shipping to send you IMR bags and to receive IMR bags from you after your trip.
        • Occasionally, bags are not included on international flights.  If you are flying on the group ticket, IMR will cover this cost for you.
        • You are responsible for any checked baggage charges on your domestic ticket to and from the departure airport.
        • Bags may weigh up to 50 lbs and are not always roller bags
        • You will receive a rebate check for $300 after returning your assigned bags to IMR immediately following your trip (using your pre-paid UPS mailer).

Extended Stays - Trip of a lifetime!!

May I book an extended stay through IMR if I choose the group flight?

Yes!

Contact Worldwide Navigators to see your options

May I book an extended stay through IMR if I choose to book my own tickets?

Yes!

Sleeping the way you want to!

What are the sleeping arrangements?
  • Triple or double twin bed rooms are standard on IMR trips. This is part of our safety and security policies.
  • Each volunteer has their own bed (no shared beds outside of couples). 
  • Let  the IMR Office know if you are a family or couple.  We always try to accommodate our volunteer’s needs!  Please use the link to email our office. 
  • IMR does not discriminate in any way – please let us know your rooming needs.  
  • Please understand if we are unable to accommodate your specific needs based on availability at the hotel or lodging on your trip. 
Are single rooms available?

Yes!

  • Contact the IMR Office to find out if single rooms are available and at what cost
  • Standard IMR sleeping arrangements are double or triple rooms, twin beds

Sleeping the way you want too!!

Travel Assistance

If you would like help booking flights, hotels, extended stays, and more contact Worldwide Navigators at (970) 633-3033.

Fundraising

IMR provides a personal and customizable fundraising page to all registered trip applicants.  We provide a fundraising packet that is full of ideas on how you can raise support or supplies to be utilized on this specific mission.  You may download this information and individual items such as letters requesting support, our 501(c)3 information, and a list of needed supplies from your Volunteer Resources page.  When soliciting donations for any of our trips, your personal story is your most powerful tool.  Why do you want to go? Whom will you help?  How will your donors help you achieve your ultimate goal?  Tell your story to anyone and everyone. Refer your potential or active donors to your IMR personal fundraising page by sharing your unique URL on social media, via email, and through personal contact.  Give your supporters our website and Facebook page so they can see the great things that IMR has accomplished since our founding in 2002.  Did you know we have cared for almost 300,000 patients in the last 16 years?  We need your help and the help of your donors to see 300,000 more patients in the years ahead!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the donation amount include?

The donation amount covers the cost of lodging, meals, and transportation while after joining the IMR team at the designated starting location, and clinic supplies/medications for our patients.  You may choose to join an economical or premier group flight, priced at the time the tickets are purchased, if you donate 50% of the total donation by the Early Bird date. 

Costs that are not included in the donation amount are your passport, travel visas (if applicable),  and if you choose the group flight, your domestic airfare to the group departure city, vaccinations, and insurance. If you choose to fly independently, the cost of your international flight and all other costs in transit are not included in your donation to IMR.  This option gives you the opportunity to extend your stay to do some sightseeing after the trip, choose a routing that best meets your need and your budget, and/or fly directly from your home city to your final destination.  

What will the team be doing on the trip?

IMR teams provide medical and dental care and community health education to communities that lack access to care. A typical IMR team consists of doctors, dentists, and advanced practice providers, nurses, EMTs, medical/dental/nursing students, pre-med students, and non-medical volunteers.  The team makeup for your trip is not guaranteed to be as described above and is dependent on the individual volunteers who make up your team.  The team usually stays in a central location and travels each day to a different community to set up a mobile medical and dental clinic. In order to promote lasting and sustainable improvements in the health of those communities, IMR conducts an extensive community health education program, teaching about prevention and treatment in small groups and during individual consultations with providers. No matter what your specialty or skill level, there is a job for you on an IMR trip!

Can I fundraise for the trip?

Yes!  Many volunteers fundraise for trips.  You can find information and tips on how to fundraise on your Volunteer Resources page on the IMR website.  You will have access to a personal fundraising page with a unique URL that you can share with family, friends, business associates, and any potential donors via social media.   IMR is a 501(c)3 charity, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Are there any important dates I need to know?
      • IMR Group Flight: In order to qualify for the IMR Group Flight, you will need to reach 50% of the required donation on or before Oct 15th, 2019.
      • Early Bird Special: A discount of $200 is awarded to team members who raise / pay 50% of the required donation on or before Oct 15th, 2019.
Are there additional costs / expenses for the trip?
  • If flying on a group flight: your domestic round-trip airfare to the central point of departure and any costs associated with this portion of your travel or during the international portion of your travel.  Your all-inclusive trip starts and ends at a designated location in country.
  • If flying independently: your international round-trip flight and any costs associated with this portion of your travel until joining the team at the designated starting point and after you separate from the team at the designated ending point of the trip.  If you wish to join the group ground transportation from the final airport to the designated starting point and/or back to the airport at the end of the trip, you may do so for a small fee.  
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit.
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel.
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases.
  • Trip supplies and personal equipment or small gifts for the special people you meet. 
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team itinerary, payable at the time of service to the local vendor.
Can IMR assist me with travel plans and extended stay options?

Yes!  We encourage our volunteers to extend their stay and explore.  Extending your stay also puts money into the economies of these developing countries!

Trip Preparation


A service that we are very proud of at IMR is the preparation that each team and team member receives prior to the trip. This is one of the most important reasons that you should join an IMR team.

All team members have access to the IMR Volunteer Resources page where you may view and download important conference calls, a detailed briefing packet outlining the important elements that make a successful trip, packing lists, a checklist to keep you on track, and much more. You will find detailed information on how clinic operates, the roles on an IMR team, community health education topics, fundraising tips, and all of the materials our licensed providers need including best practices for providing care in short term medical clinics, public health information specific to the country you are traveling too, and a guide to the infectious diseases of that country.  You will also find a comprehensive country briefing packet that provides background information, cultural etiquette, common phrases, and links to additional information from a variety of sources on your volunteer resources page.  Finally, a departure packet that outlines how and where to meet your team will be sent just prior to departure and can be downloaded from the volunteer resources page.

IMR applicants and team members are also able to join in two informational calls: About IMR and How Clinic Operates/Provider Guidelines.   A Q and A call just prior to departure helps to ensure that you have the most important information and are ready to go!  If you can't join our live calls, you can listen at any time via your Volunteer Resources page.  Your team's departure call will be recorded by and sent by email to the team immediately following the call.

All of our volunteers have access to a personal IMR fundraising page with a unique URL that can be emailed and shared with family, friends, business associates, and other potential donors.

Did you know you can earn CME credits on line with IMR?  www.cmeonline.net will get you to 6 1 hour courses containing great tips for treating a variety of conditions in the field including wounds, hypertension, dengue fever, and more.

Most importantly, we are always here to answer your questions or help you complete your application. It is our goal that we exceed your expectations for preparation, patient care, and your overall trip. Let us know how we can help and how we did!

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