Journey of Smiles

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

group of smile train supporters poses with patients in Asia

A Journey of Smiles is your up-close-and-personal look at how Smile Train’s model makes long-term, local, and sustainable cleft care possible for children in need all around the world. On a Journey of Smiles, you'll meet Smile Train's local medical partners and staff, plus current and former patients and their families. From their smiles and their stories, you will experience the truly transformative impact your support for Smile Train makes in people's lives every single day. Participants often return home with a new perspective on life, inspired by the power their support for free cleft surgery and other comprehensive cleft care has to save lives, lift up entire regional healthcare systems, and truly change the world, one smile at a time.

How It Works


Explore this website to learn more about our past and upcoming Journey of Smiles trips.


Fill out the contact form for one of our upcoming trips to begin the Journey of Smiles registration process.


Visit our programs in the field and see firsthand how Smile Train is changing the world one smile at a time.

You think you understand Smile Train as a charity and all their outstanding accomplishments. But until you meet the kids and the surgeons face-to-face you don’t truly understand the miracles that are taking place.

Susan McGuire, Journey of Smiles Mexico