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Latin America – Inca Link Gap Year

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Latin America – Inca Link Gap Year

Nine months, three countries

TYPE: Cohort / Gap Semester


September to May


9 Months


4 (min) to 10 (max)


$13300 CAD

Short Description

Calling all 18-22 year olds! Are you a high school senior who is unsure if starting college next year is right for you? Are you a college student who needs a break? Are you a college senior who is searching for what the Lord has for you next? Are you looking to be discipled and grow in your walk with God? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we have an amazing opportunity for you! Inca Link wants to invite you to take a Link Year and join us in reaching the least of these. Our Linkers serve for 9 months in 3 different countries. Through serving a Link Year, we believe you will learn about how the Lord has wired you and where He may be calling you to next. So, take a break from school or work and come serve!

Is this you?

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About Inca Link

Inca Link helps facilitate teams to travel in different countries in Latin America: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Honduras giving groups exposure and a better understanding to God's work there.

Link year, the 9-month program, travels from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru giving interns and Linkers the ability to get exposed to a number of ministries.

Inca Link supports and encourages ministries that build up and equip the National Church to minister in it’s own context. That's why each location is partnered with local ministries where you will get experience in compassion ministries, youth workshops, recovery programs, urban church planting, a missionary-training institute in the jungle, day-care centres, sport ministries, and many others.

You'll get to experience three different countries which has its own unique and rich culture. Colombia, Ecuador and Peru all boast of diverse cultures from its various ethnicities and history. 

Meet your Hosts

Get to know the team on the ground


Inca Link Founders & IW's in the Sun Region

Born and raised as missionary kids, Rich and Elisa Brown found each other in high school at the Alliance Academy in Ecuador. Then they went to Toccoa Falls College and started dating. Rich studied and graduated with a degree in Missiology and Elisa with Interpersonal Communications. The two were married on June 23, 1990. One year later, the couple moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to serve as youth pastor and wife at North Ridge Church. In the four years spent there, Rich completed the ordination process and graduated with a Master’s degree in Bible and Theology from Wheaton Graduate School. 

They soon found themselves in Costa Rica and then moved to Peru in 1995. After 10 years of ministry in Peru, Rich and Elisa witnessed the growth of the Alliance youth from 30 in one church to over 1000 in three churches. In 2005, they began their ministry in Ecuador beginning a network of youth leaders in Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. Rich and Elisa have four children: Olivia, Michaela, Josiah, and Alexa. All of their children are intimately connected to the Brown’s ministry, especially with Short-Term teams as translators, Corban and helping in the orphanages and garbage dump ministries.

Before you head off

We think having as much information before you go overseas ensures a quality experience for everyone. It's our hope that you'll get a chance to see how God is at work and learn well with our hosts and their partners.

So here's two additional resources for you! >


Info Packet

Download a PDF version of the handbook which you'll find information on what to prepare, bring and expect during your trip.

Welcome Video

Here's a short video to guide you in the process. Watch at home or as a group, you decide!

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