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:  18-20 Fundraising Amount: $10,500 Training Camp: January 4‑8, 2021

Route Guides

Jeremy Cearbaugh
Program Exec
Read Bio
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 Abigailņs launch and learning about AIMņs 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 Abigailņs launch and learning about AIMņs 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.
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!

Where You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Central America

Nicaragua

Central America
Nicaragua

Nicaragua

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Central America

Costa Rica

Central America
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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Asia

Cambodia

Asia
Cambodia

Cambodia

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*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
Evie Corcoran
Evie Corcoran
Arvada, CO
Audrey Daubendiek
Audrey Daubendiek
Arnold, MO
Mayci Davidson
Mayci Davidson
benton, arkansas
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
Kira Kirkland
Kira Kirkland
ATLANTA, GA
Ella McCook
Ella McCook
Cumming, GA
Rachel Owen
Rachel Owen
Woodway, TX
Keerstin Pelow
Keerstin Pelow
Genoa, oh
Lilly Renn
Lilly Renn
Athens, Georgia
Mary-Meg Rust
Mary-Meg Rust
Selah, WA
Brianna Schwer
Brianna Schwer
Saint Louis, MO
Erika Talley
Erika Talley
Corinth, MS
Hannah Wirth
Hannah Wirth
Auburn, AL
Coryn Zurcher
Coryn Zurcher
Englewood, CO

Route Details

6 Months

Duration

January 4, 2021—June 24, 2021

*Dates are approximate and subject to change
Trip Dates

18-20

Age Range

November 20, 2020

Application Deadline

$10,500

Fundraising Requirement

Boot Camp

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”

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!