There is a variety of policies among monasteries in Asia, with some leaving the foreign monk to completely fend for himself and others providing full support with regard to travel costs, visas etc. Pa-Awk Monastery seems to be somewhere in the middle: since they are strict about the prohibition against handling money they arrange for a lay kappiya to deal with all that stuff, but unlike, say, at Wat Pa Nanachat, the ordinand is required to pay the kappiya in advance of his ordination.
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First hermit: Still there’s one thing about being a hermit, at least you get to meet people.
Second hermit: Oh yes! I wouldn’t go back to public relations.
— Monty Python, The Hermits
(I shall be offline from 27th June until November)