Summer Program

The Avance summer missions immersion program provides you with an opportunity to explore your calling in cross-cultural ministries. You will live with a Mexican host family, serve in local ministries under local leadership, and learn Spanish, all the while falling in love with the culture. You will never be the same again!

“Avance provides an opportunity to explore your passion for missions and to consider your role in His global mission.” - Avance Director Paul Johnson


Summer Ministry Focus Areas

  • Local Church

  • Community Development/Justice Ministries

  • Sports Ministry

  • Student Ministries

  • Children's Ministry

  • English Ministry

  • Exploration Track

Dates: June 12, 2019 – August 9, 2019  

Cost: $2,150 USD + airfare



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YearOut Program


Dive deeper into cross-cultural ministries and missionary living through the Avance Year-Out Program. Get trained in effective cross- cultural leadership under the guidance of local leaders and long term missionaries on the field. You will have the opportunity to increase your Spanish language skills immensely while simultaneously building deep and lasting relationships with the locals. Discover your role in God's global mission throughout the next year as you ontinue your missionary journey in Mexico City.



Year-Out Ministry Focus Areas

  • Local Church

  • Community Development/ Justice Ministry

  • Student Ministry

  • Children’s Ministry

  • Education Ministry

  • English/ ESL Ministry

  • Medical Ministry

  • Media Ministry/Intern

  • Spiritual Formation Intern

  • Sports Ministry

  • Mexican Mission Mobilization Intern (End of 1st year, mostly 2nd)

  • Exploration track

Furthermore, there is also the opportunity to achieve a Cross-Cultural Christian Leadership certificate from United World Mission. Click here for further program details.

Dates: September – August

Cost: $1,650 USD/month + airfare & resource development training

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Earn College Credit

Language Training and Cross-Cultural Studies are key elements of the Avance program. Many colleges and universities offer academic credit to participants of the Avance Summer and YearOut programs. It is also possible to arrange an internship through Avance or for it to count as a study abroad experience.

The requirements vary by institution. To find out if your Avance experience is eligible for academic credit, you can contact the Foreign Language Department, Academic Advisory, or other appropriate parties at your school.

Avance is in the process of finalizing an agreement with Greenville College in Greenville, IL ( to offer academic credit for the Spanish courses offered during our summer program. More information on this option can be obtained by contacting the Avance director.

Summer Spanish Course Syllabi

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced



YearOut Certificate in Cross-Cultural Leadership

  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Intensive Spanish Language Training
  • Spiritual Character Formation
  • Ministry Internship
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership Studies
  • Leadership Practicum



Coming soon!  Stay tuned!

About us:

Serve in Mexico City with Avance for a week, summer or a whole year. Immerse yourself through language and culture while living with a host family, taking Spanish classes, serving under national leadership and participating in a local church. Help Mexican Christians reach out with compassion and love in one of the largest cities of the world, and grow and learn about God’s will for your life at the same time.


Ciudad de México, Mexico.