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1, 3, 6 & 9-Month Mission Trips for Young Adults

Discover more about who God is, his heart for people across the globe, and your place and calling in this world

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Slow down and dive in.

Individual Mission Trips

As followers of Jesus, we are invited to step out of the center of the story and join what God is already doing.

But life rarely slows down long enough to figure out where to start and which direction to go, and we lack the experiences with different people and cultures needed to truly understand our place in the world.

EM's IMMERSION program is the perfect experience for any young adult (age 18-30) seeking to slow down and learn more about who God is, his heart for people across the globe, and where your life is headed.

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Slow down and dive in.

As followers of Jesus, we are invited to step out of the center of the story and join in on what God is already doing.

But, for most young adults, life rarely slows down long enough to figure out where to start and which direction to go, and we lack the experiences with people and cultures different from ours needed to truly understand our place in the world.

EM's IMMERSION program is the perfect experience for any young adult (age 18-30) seeking to slow down and learn more about who God is, his heart for people across the globe, and where your life is headed.

Find your 1-9 Month Trip

What IMMERSION is all about

Immerse in communities and cultures around the world

Dive in with both feet! Set aside the comforts of home and adopt new daily rhythms as you live with local host families and experience new ways of being in the world.

Serve others in practical ways

Love your neighbors around the world! Give your time and resources to better the community, encourage local ministries, and build real relationships in a cross-cultural setting.

Mature and grow together

You're not alone! Practice the way of Jesus as a group, learn about culture and history, and build life-long friendships forged through the many challenging and life-giving experiences along the way.


Fill Out an Interest Form  Quiz: Are you ready for IMMERSION?

 



Join a team of 6-15 young adults, age 18-30. Browse upcoming programs
below or search all trips by dates, group size and more.
6 MONTHS / 3 COUNTRIES

6-MONTH
AFRICA
Jan. 8 - June 28, 2024
6-MONTH
CARIBBEAN / LATIN AMERICA
Jan. 8 - June 28, 2024
3 MONTHS / 1 COUNTRY

3-MONTH
BELIZE
Aug. 21 - Nov. 9, 2023
3-MONTH
COSTA RICA
May 22 - Aug. 10, 2023
Aug. 21 - Nov. 9, 2023
3-MONTH
HOLY LAND
Aug. 21 - Nov. 9, 2023
3-MONTH
NAMIBIA
May 22 - Aug. 10, 2023
3-MONTH
PEOPLE OF AMERICA
Aug. 21 - Nov. 9, 2023
3-MONTH
SOUTH AFRICA
Aug. 21 - Nov. 9, 2023
1 MONTH / 1 COUNTRY

1-MONTH
AFRICA - HIMBA
July 11 - Aug. 11, 2022
July 10 - Aug. 10, 2023
1-MONTH
AFRICA - NAMIBIA
May 22 - June 22, 2023
1-MONTH
AFRICA - SOUTH AFRICA
Aug. 21 - Sept. 21, 2023
1-MONTH
CUBA
May 22 - June 22, 2023
July 10 - Aug. 10, 2023
1-MONTH
HOLY LAND
July 10 - August 10, 2023
1-MONTH
SOUTH TEXAS
July 10 - Aug. 10, 2023
GAP YEAR PROGRAMS

GAP YEAR
BELIZE / AFRICA
Aug. 21, 2023 - Jun. 28, 2024
GAP YEAR
COSTA RICA / AFRICA
Aug. 21, 2023 - Jun. 28, 2024
GAP YEAR
HOLY LAND / AFRICA
Aug. 21, 2023 - Jun. 28, 2024
GAP YEAR
HOLY LAND / CARIBBEAN
Jan. 4. - Aug. 5, 2021
Aug. 21, 2023 - Jun. 28, 2024
GAP YEAR
U.S. / AFRICA
Aug. 26, 2019 - Jun. 26, 2020
Aug. 24, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2021
Aug. 21, 2023 - Jun. 28, 2024
GAP YEAR
U.S. / CARIBBEAN
Aug. 21, 2023 - Jun. 28, 2024
GAP YEAR
SOUTH AFRICA / CARIBBEAN
Aug. 21, 2023 - Jun. 28, 2024


Joining an IMMERSION team is simple!

1

Fill out an Interest Form

Only takes a minute! Simply choose the program and trip dates you’re most interested in—no commitment necessary.

2

We’ll personally follow up with you this week

Answering your questions and walking you through the process of finding the best trip and applying to join the team.

3

You join an IMMERSION team on a cross-cultural learning and service experience!

After you're accepted, start preparing for your trip! Organized by EM and local partners and led by a dedicated team leader, your 1-9 month experience will bring encouragement and light to people in difficult circumstances, as you learn more about who God is, his heart for people across the globe, and your place in this world.

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IMMERSION program?

Why join an IMMERSION program?

As a young adult, right now is the best time for this type of experience! Life will not give you very many opportunities to take a break for 1-9 months and give 100% of your energy and focus to immersing and serving in unique cultures, while learning from people different than yourself.

Joining an IMMERSION team gives you the opportunity to slow down and start living into your calling as a follower of Jesus on a daily basis.

If you let it, pursuing this kind of "others-first" experience—serving and learning new things every day—has the power to dramatically change the direction of your life. It's the kickstart we need to pursue life in the Kingdom of God with reckless abandon, instead of simply living for ourselves.

Fill Out an IMMERSION Interest Form today! A member of our IMMERSION Support Team will connect with you this week to help you determine if an EM Group Mission Trip is right for your team and which community is the best match for you.

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Why IMMERSION?

Where is your life headed? Whether you’re still in school, taking a break, or just trying to start your adult life, you probably wish you could slow down and really explore the answer to that question. But, sadly, we rarely have the time or space to figure out our purpose in life.

Trying to move forward without a clear direction can leave you feeling anxious and unsure about the future. Maybe you have an idea of where God might be calling you, but “life” is getting in the way. Here’s the good news: you can do something different. A 1-9 month IMMERSION experience gives you the opportunity to grow in your faith and discover who you were created to be as you serve others and make a difference around the world.

Join an IMMERSION team and discover the experiences, answers, and life direction that can only be found outside of your comfort zone. Allow yourself to be challenged and changed by experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, and serving others on a daily basis—and figure out where you want your life to go next.

Take the first step and fill out an interest form today! Our staff have all experienced IMMERSION first hand, and we’re here to help you figure out if this journey is right for you.

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What IMMERSION is all about

What IMMERSION is all about

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We’re here to help!

The IMMERSION staff team at Experience Mission have all lived and breathed Christian travel and service experiences, personally leading groups through 1-9 month long term mission trips around the world.

When you fill out an IMMERSION interest form, we connect with you to help find the right program and answer any questions you have about joining a team. Get started today!

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We’re here to help!

The IMMERSION staff team at Experience Mission have all lived and breathed Christian travel and service experiences, personally leading groups through 1-9 month long term mission trips around the world.

When you fill out an IMMERSION interest form, we connect with you to help find the right program and answer any questions you have about joining a team. Get started today!

Learn More about Experience Mission

 

How will IMMERSION change you?

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“On my IMMERSION trip, I really discovered Jesus. I was surrounded by his presence every day and fell in love with who He is. I became passionate about living out my life as a Jesus follower being His hands and feet here on earth.”

A.J. Cocetti 3-Month Namibia
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“Experience Mission's approach to missions is very relational and biblically-focused. They provide training in a relevant and God-centered way that not only prepares you for your time serving with them, but also the rest of your life.”

Shauna Falconer Gap Year South Africa / Caribbean

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Are you ready for IMMERSION?

Take our 10-question quiz to find out if you’re up for the challenge of an experience like IMMERSION!

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Are you ready for IMMERSION?

Take our 10-question quiz to find out if you’re up for the challenge of an experience like IMMERSION!

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