This leadership development trip is for people who want to journey with God in a deeper and more profound way. On this trip, you will learn what it means to follow God's leadership, learn how to lead yourself in new ways and pass on your experience to others! If you aren't quite sure if you're a leader, don't worry. We want to show you what we've learned about how Jesus leads and how you can transform into the leader you always wanted to become!
From the modern city of Siem Reap to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the Kingdom of Cambodia intrigues and inspires. Hitch a ride on a rickety tuk-tuk down dusty village roads and you might see houses built on stilts or crumbling Buddhist temples. Join our partners as they minister to local street kids, teach English, and share the hope of the Gospel with local families. Even after a devastating genocide wiped out a generation, the Cambodian people are rebuilding with a resilient outlook and a generous heart.
This nation’s friendly people have earned Thailand its suitable nickname as the Land of Smiles. Here you will have the opportunity to reveal the truth of Jesus to a deeply unreached country. With our ministry partner Place of Grace, you will serve the ministry by helping them with their children’s clubs and youth groups that share the hope of the Gospel with young Thais.
As you wander the streets of Penang crowded with motos and food stands, you may notice a Buddhist temple next to an Islamic mosque next to a Christian church. This coastal nation is a melting pot of Indians, Chinese, Malays, and indigenous communities. Though Malaysia is technically a closed country, the people are eager and waiting to hear the Gospel. You will work alongside our ministry partners to build relationships with these diverse communities and show them a life of following Jesus.
Witness God moving through the ministries and people you serve. Rely on His strength to fuel your days and His voice to lead the way.
2. Find Community
Discover how to be the church, and love each other while living and serving together in Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia.
3. Make a Difference
In each country you will come alongside our ministry partners to serve the community you’ll live in. You will focus a lot of your time community outreach, sharing the Gospel and children’s ministry.
4. Grow as a leader
In addition to the ministries you’ll partner with to make a difference, you’ll also get the opportunity very practically be developed as a leader that will prepare you to lead in work, school, or wherever life takes you next.
Spend your semester on mission in Southeast Asia. You’ll kick off in Cambodia where you will join our partners as they minister to local street kids, teach English, and share the hope of the Gospel with local families. Next you’ll serve in Thailand where you’ll have the opportunity to reveal the truth of Jesus to a deeply unreached country. End your semester serving in Malaysia, technically a closed country, though the people are eager and waiting to hear the Gospel.
You’ll create a profile and complete a questionnaire application and then schedule a phone interview with our team so we can get to know you better. After that, we’ll let you know when you’ve been accepted!
Step 2: Fundraise
Once you’ve confirmed your spot, we will pair you with an Admissions Advisor who will help you with planning, fundraising ideas, and all the logistical information you need to prepare.
Step 3: Train
You will spend the first few days of your trip at our campus in Georgia, training, worshiping and bonding with your teammates before you leave.
Step 4: Launch
You will fly out with your team from the Atlanta airport and begin your semester on mission.
How We Support You
A large part of this journey is growing in your walk with Christ. We desire to model the way Jesus discipled his followers. Mentors, coaches, and fellow Racers will disciple you, while you serve, love, and disciple others.
You’ll spend the first few days of your trip at a training camp here at World Race headquarters in North Georgia.
You’ll get to experience raw Christian community as you travel, serve, and encourage each other. Once you officially join the Race, you will be invited to a private Facebook group to begin getting to know your squad.
We’ll provide coaching, video tutorials, scripts, and ideas for fundraising plus a free fundraising course and a blog so you can tell your story and accept donations. We also have structured deadlines to help you reach your goal.
Our commitment to risk management includes internal and external teams who constantly monitor and manage risk and create contingency plans as needed.
Our amazing Parent Ministry provides resources and communication so your parents feel supported and informed while you’re on the field.
Explore ALL World Race programs!
An Open House is the chance for you and your family to join us at the World Race Headquarters in Gainesville, Ga for either full day or half day experiences. You will hear from our leadership, meet the staff and alumni, and learn all about the World Race, World Race: Gap Year, Semesters by World Race, and Global U.