Gapyear - 2019

Route 6: Swaziland, Thailand, Nicaragua

World Race: Gapyear - 2019 Route 6
FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT $16,600 Wow! That’s a lot. How does fundraising work?
TRAINING CAMP July 9-19, 2019
Countries Swaziland, Thailand, Nicaragua

Route Description

This Gap Year route starts in the tip of Southern Africa and ends up closer to home in Central America. You’ll thoroughly explore and invest in three unique regions of the world.

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Your first stop is in the small but incredible nation of Swaziland (its name was recently changed to eSwatini). Swaziland has the highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world and as a result 1,000 of children have been left without parents. We have had a long-standing presence in Swaziland and have built a base there run by local and international staff. We partner with Children’s Hope Chest to operate large system of care points serving local orphaned and underserved children.


Your World Race: Gap Year will take you to 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.


Your final stop on the Race will continue south to the thick rainforests, rugged highlands, and stunning crystal lakes of Nicaragua. Nicaragua has a large number of people who know the Gospel, though there is great poverty and political unrest. Racers typically focus on relationship building with abandoned children over sports, English, and arts and crafts. The children are wounded but still have childlike joy and just crave the opportunity to be kids.


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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