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 ignite your passion for missions and to consider your role in His global mission.” - Avance Director Paul Johnson
Summer Ministry Focus Areas
Community Development/Justice Ministries
Dates: June 7, 2017 – August 4, 2017
Cost: $2,150 USD + airfare
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
Community Development/ Justice Ministry
English/ ESL Ministry
Spiritual Formation Intern
Mexican Mission Mobilization Intern (End of 1st year, mostly 2nd)
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: $1,200 USD/month + airfare
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 (www.greenville.edu) 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
YearOut Certificate in Cross-Cultural Leadership
Coming soon! Stay tuned!
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.