Jan 2021 — Jun 2021

Leadership Route

If you want to develop yourself as a leader as you live on mission, then this 6-month gap year is for you.
3 countries
Duration: 6 Months Age Range: 17-20 Fundraising Amount: $10,500 Training Camp: January 4 ‑ 8, 2021

Route Guides

Jeremy Cearbaugh
Program Exec
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Hey! My name is Jeremy! I am married to my high school sweetheart - her name is Kat, and she's the best human I know. We did the World Race together as a married couple in 2011. As we continue to say "yes" to God, He continues to blow our minds with the places we're going spiritually, relationally, emotionally and geographically!
Hailey Crump
Squad Mentor
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My name is Hailey and I am from Littleton, CO. I am one of the rare Coloradans that couldnȦĨœt wait to escape. Snow and I are not friends - give me warm weather any day. I went on the 11n11 World Race in January 2011 and have been with Adventures ever since. The Race changed my life and ignited a huge love for all things Asia. My favorite country is Japan, and if you talk with me for more than 5 minutes you will hear me reference when I lived there (usually prompted by people seeing my massive cartoon phone case). I make up songs on the spot for no reason, laugh incredibly loud and love finding markets when I travel!
Stephen Jernigan
Coach
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Stephen and Teri have been married since 1992 and live just outside of Greenville, Mississippi. Stephen grew up in Greenville and went to LSU for his undergraduate and to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for his doctorate in physical therapy. Teri grew up in Liberty, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a degree in health information management. They currently own and operate an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine clinic in Greenville. They have a daughter, Abigail, who is currently on the World Race after graduating from Mississippi State University and sons, Ross and Allen, who are currently attending MSU. They have worked with YoungLife for years and now feel called to work with Adventures in Missions after attending AbigailȹƑƉs launch and learning about AIMȹƑƉs mission and vision. The Jernigans are excited about the opportunity to work with a squad of racers and other coaches in the years to come.
Teri Jernigan
Coach
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Stephen and Teri have been married since 1992 and live just outside of Greenville, Mississippi. Stephen grew up in Greenville and went to LSU for his undergraduate and to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for his doctorate in physical therapy. Teri grew up in Liberty, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a degree in health information management. They currently own and operate an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine clinic in Greenville. They have a daughter, Abigail, who is currently on the World Race after graduating from Mississippi State University and sons, Ross and Allen, who are currently attending MSU. They have worked with YoungLife for years and now feel called to work with Adventures in Missions after attending AbigailȹƑƉs launch and learning about AIMȹƑƉs mission and vision. The Jernigans are excited about the opportunity to work with a squad of racers and other coaches in the years to come.
Drew Davidson
Alum Squad Leader
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Hannah Acevedo
Alum Squad Leader
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Hannah Mitchek
Alum Squad Leader
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Ronny Wilson
Advisor
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Hey! I'm Ronny! I went on the World Race in 2014, and my life has honestly never been the same. I met my wife, Casey, here at Adventures, and adventures we have had - the most recent of which is becoming parents to the most adorable son! Whatever comes our way, we're excited to continue walking out the story God has for us!
Katie Hill
Squad Logistics
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Hi, I'm Katie! I am married to a great man, Robbie, and we have a little girl named Noa. I am the Ministry Programs Executive Assistant, which means that I help leadership at AIM reach key objectives with excellence so that our programs are constantly improving. My husband and I said Yes to the Lord in an adventure of a lifetime by going on the World Race in July 2015. During our trip we started to grasp what it truly meant to say Yes to the Lord in every situation, both big and small. We moved to Gainesville, GA in July 2016 after returning from the World Race in May. I have a heart for teaching others how to steward the Lords money well, as well as discipleship of women as they seek to know the Lord further through their own stories. I love getting to watch people walk into freedom in the Lord and am truly blessed to get to be apart of that in any way. I also really love traveling, coffee and flowers, just sayin'. :)

Where You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Central America

Nicaragua

Central America
Nicaragua

Nicaragua

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Focus: Community Development, Leadership
Central America

Costa Rica

Central America
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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Focus: Community Development, Leadership, Children's Ministry
Asia

Cambodia

Asia
Cambodia

Cambodia

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Focus: Evangelism, Leadership

*Routes may change if unforeseen issues arise.

Active Squad

Squad is the term we use at the World Race to describe the 30-45 people traveling with you on your route this year!

Squad
Brook Anderson
Brook Anderson
Evans, CO
Audrey Daubendiek
Audrey Daubendiek
Arnold, MO
Asa Faherty
Asa Faherty
Basking Ridge, NJ
Jaylin Goins
Jaylin Goins
Bentonville, Arkansas
Macey Hair
Macey Hair
Lubbock, TX
Hadley Harris
Hadley Harris
San antonio, TX
Devin Helm
Devin Helm
Fort Worth, TX
Hannah Jones
Hannah Jones
Seymour, TN
Callie  Jordan
Callie Jordan
Beaumont, TX
Kira Kirkland
Kira Kirkland
ATLANTA, GA
Aby Mabry
Aby Mabry
independence, Oregon
Piper Mahan
Piper Mahan
rockwall, TX
Ella McCook
Ella McCook
Cumming, GA
Sara Morris
Sara Morris
Bois D Arc, Missouri
Lindsey Myhre
Lindsey Myhre
Hudson, Wisconsin
Nathan Oliphant
Nathan Oliphant
Beaumont, Texas
Aneleise Orticelli
Aneleise Orticelli
Buffalo, NY
Bree Patton
Bree Patton
Denver, CO
Keerstin Pelow
Keerstin Pelow
Genoa, oh
Lilly Renn
Lilly Renn
Athens, Georgia
Brianna Schwer
Brianna Schwer
Saint Louis, MO
Daisy Simmons
Daisy Simmons
Arlington, Virginia
Erika Talley
Erika Talley
Corinth, MS
Hannah Wirth
Hannah Wirth
Auburn, AL
Coryn Zurcher
Coryn Zurcher
Englewood, CO
Application Closed

Route Details

6 Months

Duration

January 4, 2021—June 24, 2021

*Dates are approximate and subject to change
Trip Dates

17-20

*Must be a high school graduate
Age Range

November 20, 2020

Application Deadline

$10,500

Fundraising Requirement

January 4, 2021—January 8, 2021

*Dates subject to change by a few days
Training Camp & Launch

Route Description

It’s not too late to take a gap year! Start 2021 with brand new challenges and adventures. Embark on a 6-month journey to 2 continents to discover more of God, yourself, and your calling”.

Passport issuing services are delayed

If you haven’t already been issued a passport prior to applying for one of our international trips, take note that US passport issuing services are significantly delayed in processing applications. You are more than welcome to apply for one of our trips. However, if you do not get issued a passport by the time we purchase a flight for your trip (around November 1st), you will need to choose a domestic trip option or defer to a later trip.

Stories From the Field

Want to know what it's really like to go on the World Race? Check out our most recent updates from World Racers about life on the field and how you could be a part of it!

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