WGC immersion trips are designed to promote understanding of different cultures and provide education as a means of promoting women’s leadership and community development. Volunteers prepare six months in advance and participate in an approximately 14 – 18 day trip that includes preparation for service and for leading professional workshops for our partners. Past workshops have included: women’s small business management and improvement; advocacy for women; education; early childhood development; caregiving; public relations/marketing; nutrition; clean water access; etc. Participants contribute to WGC’s mission, utilizing their expertise to improve the lives of women and their families.

Follow travelers on all our immersion trips at WGC Travelblogue

Women’s Global Connection has begun to plan for our next immersion trips.  If you are interested, please contact Tamarra Mencey at wgc.tamarramencey@gmail.com or call  (210) 828-2224 ext. 297.


Peru: May / June…………Smaller group sometimes goes in December

  • * For the current Peru Trip planning informational document, please click here. Note that dates remain tentative.
  • Tanzania / Kenya: Typically mid-summer


Sr. Dorothy Ettling 2014

Apply to Travel With WGC

Ettling Hayes Immersion Trip Fund

Anyone considering a trip with WGC is eligible to apply for a travel scholarship made possible through our Ettling Hayes Immersion Trip Fund. Download the application and return by email or in the mail to the indicated address by the deadline date for the overall trip application, which includes the trip waiver and personal background check. If you have any questions please contact the WGC office at (210) 828-2224.

Duff Nutrition Trip Fund

Nutrition students at the University of the Incarnate Word are eligible to apply for scholarships through the Duff Nutrition Trip Fund.



WGC Founders
Dorothy Ettling, CCVI and Neomi Hayes, CCVI

EHITF Policy- Final Jan2015

2019 Ettling Hayes scholarship application final

Duff Nutrition Trip Fund FINAL

Duff Nutrition Trip Fund Application