We are excited that you are interested in going on an Apostolic Youth Corps (AYC) trip! The current trip locations can be found here. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact us here. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found here.
AYC Global trips are open to applicants 17-35 years of age. If an applicant is 16 and turning 17 during the same calendar year as the trip, they also qualify. AYC North American trips are open to applicants 16-35 years of age. If an applicant is 15 and turning 16 during the same calendar year as the trip, they also qualify. Applicants must be US or Canadian citizens.
Candidates for AYC are required to complete an online application and reference form prior to the January 1st deadline for Global trips and January 15th deadline for North American trips. There is an online application fee of $150 that goes toward the cost of your trip. The application process requires the approval of the candidate’s pastor and is further evaluated by the General Youth President and AYC team.
You can find the link to the online application here.
Most communication will be done through email, so make sure you provide an email address that you check daily.
To read about the missionaries in your preferred area of travel, check out www.globalmissions.com.
Each AYC participant must raise his/her own budget. Support may be acquired from relatives, friends, and the local church. However, applicants are not allowed to itinerate from church to church as done by career missionaries. All funds must be U.S. All budgets are subject to change and include hotel stays, meals, medical insurance coverage, onsite transportation, sightseeing, and international airfare. Budgets do not include passports, Visas (if required), immunizations, luggage fees, souvenirs. AYC Global trips do not include travel to and from the departure city. AYC North American trips do not include airfare to the host city.
When travel visas are required for the country you are visiting, we will instruct you in the emailed acceptance packet how to proceed in getting your Visa. This is not included in the cost of the trip and is your personal financial responsibility.
Travel Health – Shots/Medicine:
Once you know your AYC destination, go to www.cdc.gov and search for your area under “Travelers Health”. After you are accepted, you will want to print off the suggested medications and take it to your doctor at least 2 months prior to your trip and discuss options. If there is any medication or shot required, this information will be communicated to you by the General Youth Division.
All global AYC trip budgets include international airfare. AYC Global trips do not include travel to and from the departure city. AYC North American trips do not include airfare to the host city.
Medical insurance is covered in the cost of your trip. We provide insurance for every AYC attendee.
If you are accepted, you will receive an emailed acceptance packet after the application deadline. It will include Legal Forms for you to fill out and have notarized, a preliminary schedule, trip FAQ’s from the missionary, the AYC dress code, and flight details.