What Is World Race: Semesters?

At a Glance

  • World Race introduces our new program World Race: Semesters.

  • The program is open to ages of 18 – 22.

  • You can choose your Spring 2019 trip right now!

Are you interested in the World Race, but not quite ready for a yearlong commitment?

We’ve got just the thing.

We’re thrilled to introduce a brand new program called World Race: Semesters!

This program will allow anyone between the ages of 18 and 22 to travel with us on mission for 1 to 3 months, instead of 9 to 11, like other World Race programs. This means you can get experience in international ministry without taking too much time away from college.

But this isn’t a vacation or a study abroad trip.

Racers live like modern-day disciples of Jesus and spread the Gospel to the ends of the Earth — while making real change in the world.

It’s a chance to step back from your fast-paced life and set aside an entire semester to pursue deeper intimacy with God while you minister to those in need. 




You can check out the upcoming trips we’ve got planned and begin your application here.

We’re excited to see how God moves through this program, and it sounds like we aren’t alone! Take a look at some of the responses we’ve already seen on social media:

“Oh my gosh, yay!! An answer to my prayers ????” – @shannon_c

“Ok now I HAVE to do it!!!!” – @theeverydaymiracle

“This is perfect!!” – @the_reidhoss

“I’m crying yes” – @lexiebell28

“This is a dream!! The only thing holding me back was the 9-11 months” –@ahlagrant

“Ohhhh my goshhhh yesssss” – @courtney_hodges98

“Now this is AMAZING” – @freida3renee


Top 5 reasons we think you should go on a Semesters trip:

  1. You’ll be challenged and empowered while fulfilling the Great Commission to spread the Gospel to all nations.

  2. You’ll get to see the world from a perspective that tourists don’t often experience.

  3. You’ll make a real difference without taking much time away from college.

  4. You’ll experience growth and self-awareness that only comes from journeying alongside fellow believers.

  5. You’ll expand your capacity for love and care for others while learning to put all of your trust in Jesus.


World Race trips always fill up fast, and there’s already a ton of interest in Semesters. If you think this is for you, the best thing to do is start the application process now!

Applying doesn’t mean you have to commit to the trip now, but it does help to ensure you can go on the trip you choose.

Where will you be this time next year? Maybe you’ll be a world traveler with new purpose, clarity, and a closer relationship with God than you ever imagined.