Your membership lasts for 12 months. We recommend purchasing membership as soon as you are committed to the idea of going experteering. This is because we use the profiles of our members to educate our organizations in the field as to the types of projects they post. The sooner you apply/enroll in a program, the more projects you'll get.
As a general rule of thumb, we advise that experteers begin getting in contact with host organizations about 2 months before they hope to travel. This allows enough time for the scoping and planning process to be completed to ensure a high-impact engagement once you arrive!
More questions about timing? You can schedule a free consultation with a team member here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.