Global U

Global U PARENT,


Global U first launched in September 2019 and we are excited about what we see happening through the program. Global U is a 9-month overseas educational and discipleship program designed for 18-23 year olds with a strong entrepreneurial drive and a desire to work toward web development certifications - along with a heart for missions and the Kingdom. We want to open their eyes and hearts to the deep needs of the world and equip them to become leaders in solving those problems.

They can be alumni of other World Race programs, but that is not required. For more information about the specifics of the overall program, click here.

Like our other programs, Global U will be an amazing adventure that combines growth, community and discipleship. In this case, students will be mentored in web development, leadership and discipleship. The program leadership who will be mentoring and guiding Global U students are committed to making a significant difference in their lives. You can find more about the overall program and staff on the Global U web page here.

It is also a journey for you as parents - especially if you’ve never said “good bye” to your son or daughter for a trip this long. We want you to get to know us and to have a glimpse into how and why we do what we do. And we want you to hear our heart for your sons and daughters.

Read through the Parent Guide (click on the button above for a downloadable copy). It will give you some information about the ministry side of Global U and Adventures in Missions. And it will answer some of your questions about the educational side as well. Let us know what other information would be helpful.

Check out the Reviews and Other Resources (click on the button above). While Global U is a unique program, we have a number of testimonies about our other programs and a list of resources that do apply to you as Global U parents.

As the Parent Liaison I’m also happy to talk with you about Adventures in Missions. In the meantime, to hear some words of encouragement from a WR mom click here. While there are some significant differences between World Race and Global U, our heart for your sons and daughters is the same.

In Him,

Betty Means

(770) 744-4542

You can find information about the international insurance plan at the Insurance and Safety Information link above. You can get information about the domestic insurance plan here.


We hope you find this page helpful as you begin to navigate your journey as a Global U parent. There's a lot of information in the Parent Guide, but we know you may be eagerly awaiting information about three things in particular.

Parent Facebook Group

Invitations for you will be sent before your student leaves for the field. If you have not received an invite by the time your student has left, please notify For more info, click here. PLEASE NOTE: The Global U Parent FB group will be governed by the same standards as the World Race and World Race Gap Year. The language in the link refers to Racers but applies to your students as well.

Parent Vision Trips

The Global U team will not be doing a Parent Vision Trip - but they are hoping to plan some similar opportunities which will give you the option to join in on what your student is doing on the field. We'll keep you posted!

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