World Youth Day 2016 (Poland)

“Let me tell you what I hope will be the outcome of World Youth Day: I hope there will be noise. … I want you to make yourselves heard in your dioceses, I want the noise to go out, I want the Church to go out onto the streets, I want us to resist everything worldly, everything static, everything comfortable, everything to do with clericalism, everything that might make us closed in on ourselves.”

— Pope Francis (July 25, 2013, Meeting With Youth, Cathedral of San Sebastián, Rio de Janeiro)



Join FOCUS for a pilgrimage with 150-200 students to World Youth Day in Poland in the summer of 2016, preceded by an International FOCUS Conference in Austria!  Our international conference will engage college students from around the world who are seeking to grow in faith and evangelize.  To listen to some talks from our last FOCUS International Conference in Ireland, please see our media page here.  For more info about World Youth Day, please visit the official website here.  More details to come.

Language: German

Exports: Machinery and equipment, paper, metal goods, chemicals, iron and steel, textiles, foodstuffs

Fun fact: Austria’s formal name is Republik Öesterreich (Republic of Austria), which literally means “Eastern Realm.


Language: Polish

Exports: Machinery and transport equipment, intermediate manufactured goods, miscellaneous manufactured goods

Fun fact: The Polish alphabet consists of 32 letters.

Summer 2016

Dates: Austria: July 17-23; WYD Poland: July 24-August 1*

* Subject to change

  1. Each FOCUS Missions participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of their mission trip. Consider that fundraising allows people who may not have the opportunity to travel on a mission trip to participate in this essential work through you. In another sense, “some give by going while others go by giving.” Allowing others to support us through their financial commitments and prayers is essential to the success of FOCUS Missions!
  2. You will be contacted by your personal fundraising coach soon after you have been accepted on a mission trip to train and mentor you in each step along the way.
  3. Please feel free to contact us at any time by phone or email with your fundraising questions.


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