About the Passport Program
Going on missions with Passport, our program for college-age (18-22 years old) individuals, is, as the name implies, not just an ends but a means to more. Passporters spend 1-6 months on the field, where they secure their identity in Christ, get equipped and grow empowered to advance God's kingdom. In addition to sharing and living out the gospel in community, Passporters may be presented with the opportunity to seek justice on behalf of orphans, the poor, and the trafficked.
FAQ for Passport
|Where does Passport go?|
|Passport has gone to countries all over the world, including Kenya, Swaziland, Uganda, Israel, India, Peru, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Thailand, Philippines, Tanzania, Guatemala, Mexico and more. Check out the upcoming trips to see where we're headed next!
|How long is Passport?|
|Passport launches in January, June and September and are anywhere from 1-9 months long. Check out the upcoming trips to see which one is right for you.
|What will we do on Passport?|
|Ministry looks different on every trip we offer. You can check out the trip descriptions to get an idea of what ministry might look like in each country. But we believe that ministry is a way of life, not just a daily assignment to complete. So we set up some options before you arrive, but much of your ministry is determined by asking the Lord what He is calling your team to specifically. You may see a need that we don't even know exists-and we want you to have the freedom to do something about that need! And remember, the most impactful ministry you're a part of might be the relationship that you build with your translator or the vendors at the market where you buy your groceries. Come with an open mind about what God has for you and you won't be disappointed!
|What kind of things do I need to pack?|
|It can be overwhelming to think of packing your entire life into a backpack or suitcase for several months.but we promise that it can be done! And you probably need a lot less than you think you will! Once you apply for a trip, you'll find a general packing list on your profile. We'll also send you additional trip specific items on your team blog.
|What is Training Camp?|
|You'll spend the first 2 1/2 days of your trip in Georgia to participate in Training Camp before you head to the field. During those few days you'll meet your team and leaders, and spend time getting ready spiritually, emotionally and physically.
|What does the cost of the trip include?|
|Your trip cost includes all expenses once you arrive in Georgia. It covers airfare, food, lodging and transportation and gives you a ministry budget. Travels to and from Georgia and preparation expenses are not included. You'll find more information about support raising on your profile once you apply.|
|Can I defer my student loans while participating in Passport Immersion?|
|Many participants have successfully deferred student loan repayment while participating in mission trips with Adventures in Missions. For specific information relating to your student loan, please contact your loan provider. If your loan provider requests a letter regarding your participation in Passport Immersion, please let your Mobilization Representative know, and they can help facilitate that request.|
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Info for Parents about Passport
Many of the milestones have come and gone. You’ve watched them celebrate sweet sixteen, high school graduation and, for many of you, moving into dorms and onto college campuses. But no matter how many times you’ve said goodbye, the thought of sending them overseas to another country can still be a scary idea. We understand your need to make sure this will be a positive experience for them and to make sure their safety and security are a priority on the field.
We believe in your student and the impact they can make around the world. And we believe in you and the calling God has given you to help your student navigate through this world. We’ve put together a short resource to introduce you to Adventures and the Passport program and you can navigate through our website to find lots more information about our ministry. We want you to be confident this is a good fit for your student. But we also respect and honor the fact that your kids are growing up and growing into adults. That’s why we expect them to be the primary communicators with you. We expect them to meet their admissions deadlines, turn in their paperwork and ask their own questions. Somehow, God uses these trips into the nations not only to change the places they go, but also to grow them more and more into the person he created them to be. And we love getting to be a part of that.
As you cross yet another milestone with your students, know that we are cheering with you and believing God is going to do incredible things in and through them.