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What is Trek Year?

Trek Year is an opportunity to experience hands-on ministry while completing a year of college online. The program intentionally pairs a cross-cultural ministry setting with academics and discipleship to inspire your spiritual and personal growth. It integrates your coursework with your hands-on ministry experience!


On the Trek program, students take courses from Crown College, a fully-accredited Christian college associated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Students will take some courses face-to-face on-site and others online. Coursework can be applied to an Associate’s Degree in Global and Cultural Studies or in General Studies at Crown. Courses can also transfer to any other university in the country. 

Classes are intentionally designed to enhance your ministry experience. Students are also able to choose courses that meet their specific academic interests and needs.

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Students can choose to study in specific cohort sites, which offer an experience with a group of students, or individually at any of the Envision sites.

Academic cohorts are open for those who apply to the Atlanta or Berlin sites.


Explore all of Envision’s sites >


Why Trek Year with Crown College?

Trek Year is an opportunity to experience hands-on ministry while completing a year of college online. The 11-month program intentionally pairs a cross-cultural discipleship setting with academics to fuel development.



Grow in your faith while doing cross-cultural ministry.



Apply your learning to real-world ministry contexts.



Enjoy the freedom of online education alongside the practical ministry experience.



One of the best values for an online Christian college.



Crown faculty and Envision staff are committed to your personal growth!



Take a year to serve at an Envision Site, explore a new city, and develop in your calling and identity — all while earning a full year of academic credits with Crown College.

As a ministry of the C&MA, Envision identifies and develops missional leaders who innovate, establish and strengthen communities of faith in key urban environments. They do this through short-term trips, internships, leadership development, and ministry opportunities in the Alliance family.

Frequently asked questions

Crown College cost:
Tuition per Credit$425/credit.*
Application Fee$25
Technology Fee$140 per semester

*$495 per credit if not full-time (under 12 credits per semester)

Trek students also get a 25% off scholarship, making the price $318.75 per credit
That’s a 36% savings!


Envision on-site cost:

The on-site cost includes lodging, food, on-site transportation, utilities, and ministry expenses. It does not cover any personal expenses (e.g. souvenirs, entertainment, etc…).

*Students are able to raise support to cover the amount below.

Europe: Estimated cost of $20,350 for 11 months

United States: Estimated cost of $13,200 for 11 months


Other costs :

Airfare: $250 – $1500

Costs are comparable to four-year public in-state universities and significantly less than most private Christian universities.

Costs are subject to change.

For our international locations, round trip airfare may vary between $750 – $1500.

For our domestic location, if transporting by plane, round trip airfare may vary between $250 – $500.

*Students are able to raise support to cover airfare.

As for discretionary spending, a majority of the living expenses are covered in the on-site expenses. Students will need to provide their own personal spending money, for items such as entertainment, extra travel, gifts, souvenirs, etc.

Crown College expenses: Tuition is due prior to the start of each semester (mid-August and mid-January).

Envision Expenses: You will need to have the first 2 months of your total funds raised 30 days before you go AS WELL AS 100% of the rest of your funds pledged for the following months.

Students are encouraged to raise support for the on-site cost and airfare. Envision will provide fundraising resources. Students are required to have all their on-site costs covered 30 days before their launch date. Support raising will be through the Christian and Missionary Alliance National Office. ALL funds received from the C&MA National Office to your support account will be tax-deductible and supporters will get a receipt for their records. If students do receive any cash donations or cash any checks to their personal bank account for the on-site, it will be their responsibility to report it as taxable income, and donors WILL NOT be receiving a tax-deductible receipt. In order for donors to receive a tax-deductible receipt, they must send checks directly to the C&MA National Office or make the donation through the C&MA give page. Money that is raised through your support account from the C&MA give page is not refundable.

All gifts made to your support account is deemed a donation and is not a form of payment.

Students attending Crown College may be eligible for some form of financial aid. Crown provides a 25% reduction in tuition to Trek students, but no further institutional aid is available. Students who fill out the FAFSA may be eligible for Federal Grants and Loans.

Please refer to Crown College Financial Aid for more information.

Current Envision Trek Cohort Sites

  • berlin
  • atlanta
  • Individual Site 2
  • Work with site coordinators, Mike & Elissa Picconatto, to help lost people in NE Germany become found people. The capital of Germany is a collision of art, diversity, and history, mixing old and new amidst its large urban population.

    Learn more about Envision Berlin
  • Join Pete and Alice Brokopp in ministering to one of the country’s most diverse areas, with over 700 people groups. Envision Atlanta is located in Clarkston, GA — a city that has accepted over 40,000 refugees. This presents a unique opportunity for the Envision site to focus on ministering to 90 unreached people groups.

    Learn more about Envision Atlanta
  • Work alongside missionaries in the US and all over the world in unique sites that provide opportunities that are right for you.

    Explore all Envision sites

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Does Trek Year with Crown College sound like something that would fit your lifestyle?

Have a conversation with one of our Onboarding Specialists about programs Crown Online offers, financial aid, and how Crown College can get you to your end goal.


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Application Process

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    In order to begin the process, students interested in Trek Year must fill out the lead form to receive the correct application to the Envision Site of their choice.

    The application process then requires three references to be submitted.

  • 2

    Once the application and references are submitted, Envision will set up a time for an interview! Envision will then follow up to let the student know if they’ve been accepted or not to the Trek Year program.

  • 3

    Once accepted, Envision will connect the student with Crown College, in order to begin the academic portion of Trek Year. 

  • 4

    When the participants are accepted as a student through Crown College’s online program, they then will be fully approved and accepted as a Trek Year participant.

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