Gapyear - 2019

Route 3: Thailand, India, Costa Rica

World Race: Gapyear - 2019 Route 3
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 Thailand, India, Costa Rica

Route Description

This Gap Year route starts in Southeast Asia and ends up close to home in Central America. You’ll thoroughly explore and invest in three unique regions of the world.

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Countries

Thailand

Your Gap Year journey starts in Thailand, known for its stunning beaches, friendly people and bustling outdoor food markets. You will feel welcomed here, and have countless opportunities to share your faith with both locals and tourists. In Thailand, you may spend your days loving on children with special needs or doing projects around our Adventures Thailand base. You will likely spend hours covering this country, your teammates, and the base in prayer.

India

Next, your Gap Year journey will take you to India. Most Racers live and serve in North East India, where the villages are bustling with activity. You’ll experience India with all your senses as you walk through the sea of colors and take in all the spices wafting through the air. Indian people might seem stern, but their hearts are incredibly warm and relational. Expect to be invited into someone’s home and offered chai often as people invite you to simply sit and talk.

Costa Rica

Your last stop is in the peaceful paradise of Costa Rica – where you’ll quickly grow to love the slow, “pura vida” lifestyle. The main focus of ministry for Racers will be partnering with local churches to share the Gospel with rural communities, especially in impoverished border towns. Some Racers even get the opportunity to grab surfboards, head to the sandy beaches, and minister to the surfer community while leading camps for kids on the beach.

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.

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