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March 2017


By Mighty Rasing

How Much Will It Cost to Participate in the Global Young People’s Convocation 2018?

The Global Young People’s Convocation will be held in July 18-22, 2018. If you or young people from your jurisdiction or Central Conference want to participate, it is good to identify the costs and start planning, saving, and raising the funds you will need.

Registration Fee

Registration fees are listed below:

Arrival Date Voting Delegates Non-Voting Delegates
17 July 2018 $899 $999
18 July 2018 $799 $899

A non-refundable deposit of $299, which is part of the overall registration fee, will be due upon registration. The remainder will be due no later than April 30, 2018.

The non-refundable deposit of $299 is transferable to another member of a Jurisdictional or Central Conference delegation until registration closes on April 30, 2018.

The amounts above are based on double occupancy rooms. If you want to stay in a single occupancy room, there will an additional charge, which will be posted at a later date.

The registration fee covers about half of the program costs, meals, lodging and other expenses related to participating in the GYPC. The rest is subsidized by the program budget of Discipleship Ministries as allotted through the World Service Fund of the United Methodist Church.


These are approximate airfares for travel in July 2017. For more airfare estimates, please visit any travel website such as Expedia, Kayak, Priceline, or the websites of major airlines going to Johannesburg City, South Africa. These amounts only serve as guide for planning and may change significantly closer to the event.

City/Country of Origin Approximate Cost
Atlanta, GA USA $1,500 - $2,000
San Francisco, CA USA $1,200 - $1,700
Detroit, MI USA $1,200 - $1,700
Dallas, TX USA $1,400 - $1,800
Manila, Philippines $750 - $1,200
Berlin, Germany $800 - $1,200
Moscow, Russia $650 - $1,000
Paris, France $600 - $900
Amsterdam, The Netherlands $900 - $1,100
Lagos, Nigeria $450 - $650
Harare, Zimbabwe $300
Kinshasa, DR Congo $450 - $750
Luanda, Angola $350 - $700
Freetown, Sierra Leone $1,200
Monrovia, Liberia $1,300

Other Expenses

Other individual expenses may include the following:

  • South Africa visa application fees
  • Meals and lodging while in transit
  • Other expenses in your country or city of origin (travel taxes, airport fees, etc)
  • Travel Insurance Cost
  • Pocket money for personal use


Scholarships are available based on need for Voting Delegates only. The scholarship application process will be posted at a later date.