Gapyear - 2019

Route 2: Romania, Guatemala, Ecuador

World Race: Gapyear - 2019 Route 2
DURATION 9 Months
AGE RANGE 18-20
FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT $16,600 Wow! That’s a lot. How does fundraising work?
APPLICATION DEADLINE May 7, 2019
TRAINING CAMP July 9-19, 2019
Countries Romania, Guatemala, Ecuador

Route Description

This Gap Year route starts in Eastern Europe and ends up on the equator. You’ll thoroughly explore and invest in three unique regions of the world.

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Countries

Romania

First, your journey will take you to Romania, one of the least visited countries in Europe up until 15 years ago, because it was isolated behind the Iron Curtain. Our partners love relational ministry and ask Racers to spend lots of time getting to know people over coffee, dinner, or long walks. In this country, you will likely get the opportunity to share your faith while passing out eye glasses and Bibles in the local language. There's also a large Romani population (often unkindly referred to as gypsies). These people are often rejected and discriminated against. You might find yourself spending time in these communities, getting to know their people, and sharing the love and grace of Jesus Christ.

Guatemala

Next your Gap Year journey will take you to the “Land of Eternal Spring” – Guatemala. This is a country where Adventures has an established base. Guatemala is one of the most evangelical countries in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside local believers working to bring the Word of Christ to a new generation. You might spend your days building relationships with youth who are at risk for falling into gang violence, but you could also teach English or kick a soccer ball around in the lush rainforest terrain with volcanoes dotting the skyline. Life in Guatemala is slow and focused around hospitality, and it’s a truly stunning place where God is raising up a generation to serve His Kingdom.

Ecuador

Finally your Gap Year journey will wrap up in Ecuador. One of the smallest countries in South America, this nation is full of beautiful beaches, vast highlands and very proud locals. Most Racers serve with our well loved partner, Inca Link, in Quito. Racers in Ecuador have the opportunity to serve in a lot of ways including, ministering to children living on the streets, serving in hospitals for people with special needs, spending time in elderly homes, working with feeding programs, and teaching English. Overall your time in Ecuador will focused around building relationships and sharing your hope and joy in Christ with everyone you meet along the way.

Process

Step 1: Apply

The application includes creating a profile and completing a questionnaire. It should take a little under an hour to complete.

Step 2: Interview

After you complete and submit your application you will get the opportunity to schedule a phone interview with our team.

Step 3: Accepted

Once you are accepted, a $200 deposit will confirm your spot on the trip.

Step 4: Fundraising

Once you are committed, you’ll be paired with an Admissions Advisor who will help you with planning, fundraising ideas and all the logistical information you need to prepare.

Step 5: Training

Four-six weeks before your Race begins, you will spend 10 days at our campus in Georgia. This time will include missional and cultural training, discipleship, worship, and bonding with your teammates before you leave.

Step 6: Launch

After several days of additional training in Atlanta, you will fly out together as a squad and begin your ministry on the World Race.

You Are Just Moments Away from Taking a Step of Faith that Can Change Your Life and the Lives of Others...

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