Serve with brothers and sisters in Christ as they work to reach the heart of their city.

Serve in Mexico City with Avance for a summer, year, or more. Immerse yourself through language and culture while living with a host family, taking Spanish classes, serving under National leadership and participating in the local Church.  Together with Mexican Christians, you will reach out with compassion and love in one of the largest cities of the world while growing and learning about God’s will for your life at the same time.

“The word ‘obedience’ brought me to Mexico City with Avance. Trying to adhere to this Word has brought me into places of difficulty and growth while here. I have been able to see God actively working within me, the Avance team and Mexico City. I pray to be able to continue working alongside what God is doing here and it is so encouraging to be able to serve our perfect, loving and passionate God. I have seen a great amount of change in my being as I seek God first while serving in Mexico City! And I am excited to continue serving our partners well for the remainder of my time with Avance and beyond.”

Zack Jimenez ’18-20 
Avance Participant


Opportunities with Avance

Summer – Explore Mexico for a whole summer

  • Dates: June 10 – August 7, 2020
  • Cost: $2150 + airfare

YearOut – Serve for a whole year

  • Beginning September 15, 2020
  • Cost: $1650/month + fundraising training fee + airfare


Earn College Credit

Many colleges and universities offer academic credit to participants of the Avance Summer and YearOut programs. Language Training and Cross-Cultural Studies are key elements of our 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 pleased to announce our 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.( add Paul’s email:

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


Interested in Avance?

Please follow the link and fill out the form below, indicating your interest in Avance!

Talk to a Coach

Canadians interested in the Avance program will serve through Latin America Mission CANADA. Click the link below to begin the conversation:

Canadian Contact Form