About the Projects
We try to include just about everything you’ll need! Click here to see what’s included.
Our price always includes your round-trip flight, accommodations, transportation throughout the trip, a local tour guide, a learning package prior to departure, company tours, all scheduled activities in the itinerary, and a swag bag!
Absolutely! Our 14-day tours include 1-2 free days each to go out and explore on your own terms! You’ll also get free time every day to relax or go out with your new friends!
We keep our traveler sizes low so you have the opportunity to get involved with your surroundings, and more personal attention from the local businesses you’ll be visiting. This intimate size makes sure that your group will not overcrowd your experience. The average is around 16 travelers. You can check your project’s page to get the number of travelers.
Our application process is in place because we want to know exactly why you want to experience an EMP tour. When you travel with us, you’ll be touring exclusive local and international businesses, and living an ultimate business trip. We want to make sure that this type of trip is the right kind of tour for your travel preferences and career aspirations!
We look for aspiring professionals – people who are ambitious and excited to learn more about emerging markets, culture, and/or international affairs. Our trips are the perfect balance of businessand fun, which means that you need to be professional at times, especially when meeting with local professionals and organizations.
You don’t need experience in traveling or in business. You don’t need a specific degree (or GPA if you’re a student). If you’re eager to travel with a purpose and learn; if you’re very interested in the countries we visit or the program in general, we want to hear from you!
Note the application deadline for the project(s) that you’re applying for. You will receive an answer not later than 1 week after that deadline, if not sooner. We read carefully through all applications and make sure we accept dynamic groups that will travel well together! Don’t worry, you’ll hear back from us whether you’re accepted or not! If you’ve been waiting for longer or you have questions while you wait, don’t hesitate to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you’ve been accepted, you’ll receive an email confirming your spot on the tour and a link to pay your $400 deposit securing your place. We use this deposit to begin booking your flights and accomodations.
From there, we’ll give you a call to better understand your travel requirements, ask you for more information before we book your flights, and help set you up on a payment plan if you need one.
Yes! We understand that life can get busy. Please email us at email@example.com to let us know which project you’d like to apply to. If there’s still open spots for that project, we can send you an application form so you can still apply.
Participating in a Project
No! We have two types of tours – tours that have a university/college name on them are reserved exclusively for students of that educational institution. If you want to travel with a friend or someone you know on one of those tours, please contact us.
All other tours are open to the general public.
We’re always looking for new partners! Please contact us to tell us all about your university/college.
No! Anyone who is interested in the countries we visit, emerging markets in general, culture, and/or international business is encouraged to apply to take part in our tours. The program is targeted more specifically at individuals aged 18-35 years old – your background and experience are not important as long as you are excited and eager to learn.
Yes, you must be 18 or older to qualify for an EMP tour.
We give priority to people currently residing in Canada (including student and work visas and permanent residency) but do accept applications from anywhere in the world. Please note that all prices on our website are in Canadian Dollars.
Many of our travellers don’t know anyone else who’s attending the trip – at first. A few months before departing, we will organize and invite you to a Facebook group with your fellow travellers so you can all introduce yourselves and get to know each other. We also organize a pre-departure meeting (in person or online meeting) so you can talk to everyone who’s going on the trip before you leave, and ask any questions you might have before departing.
Yes, definitely! We understand that travelling for first-time travellers can be a nerve-wracking (but exciting!) experience. Attending an Emerging Markets Project is a perfect opportunity for your to get out of your comfort zone. You’ll be travelling alongside experienced travel guides and tour leaders! This will allow you to ease into the world of travelling alongside those who know the ins and outs of the travel world.
There’s no scholarships or funding for projects available directly through EMP at the moment. The program fee is already a reduced fee because we do understand the restraints of a student budget. You can always check with your University or Student Association, and see if there’s maybe any programs available through the university. Some universities may offer funding (related to educational initiatives). If you do apply for funding and need documentation, we can definitely help you out! If that’s the case, please let us know.