ISC Yunnan


This is an adventure and service trip hosted by Odyssey and is open for all ISC students in 10th – 12th grade to apply. Come along and hike deep into some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes to explore rugged mountains, high altitude plateaus, ancient forests, rushing rivers with waterfalls, and the nature of our life with Christ as we allow His words and presence to revive us and form the bonds of our team.


  • #1 PERSONAL GROWTH: We go to grow in our understanding of our Creator, our world, and ourselves. We go knowing we won’t be the same when we return… for our good and His glory.
  • #2 CULTURAL IMMERSION: We go to connect with local Hui people and Kham Tibetans in two villages, deepening our understanding of their cultural beliefs and practices by backpacking and camping among Yak herders, working alongside them in their fields, staying one night in a local host’s home, sharing meals with them and listening to their life stories.
  • #3 SERVICE AND SHARING: We go to serve in various ways such as helping with farming, small building projects and even hosting English or sports clinics, depending on interest and need. As a team and as individuals we are prepared to share the hope that is in us.


Applicants must currently be in 10th – 12th grade, must be prepared for the physical challenges of climbing, hiking, and working with hand tools. They should come with an open mind ready to accept new challenges and take risks, realizing the purpose of all these various elements is to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. The completed application is due on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Spaces are limited and applicants will be served on a first come, first considered basis.


2000 RMB* + Round Trip Transport to/from Yunnan (varies by city) *2000 RMB (cash) per person paid directly to Odyssey staff upon your arrival in Yunnan covers all your meals, lodging, and equipment rental during the trip. Each participant is responsible for purchasing his or her own round trip transportation to and from Zhong Dian, Yunnan. Odyssey staff will assist applicants by identifying the best flights to purchase and informing them of the best time to purchase.


The application can be found here.