When does the program start and finish?
The program begins with orientation on Monday, August 26, 2013. Students will be expected to arrive and move in the previous weekend of August 24/25. Housing will not be available before this date. Graduation will be the weekend of May 3, 2014. Students will have a Christmas break from the beginning of December to the beginning of January.
How long does the application process take?
Once we have received all application items, we will conduct an interview in-person, online, or over the phone. You will be notified within two weeks after your interview of your acceptance status.
Can I get a job while in PYB?
Due to the weekly schedule and travel requirements, students will not be able to work a day to day job. However, when students have free time they may be able to work (i.e. photography, child care, janitorial, shoveling). Approval must be given by PYB directors.
Can I have a dating relationship while in PYB?
We believe that positive relationships are essential for a successful year in PYB and we encourage students to treat their PYB teammates as brothers and sisters in Christ. Because of the program’s purpose and format, dating relationships are not allowed at any time during these eight months between PYB students and/or TBC students.
Do I need a vehicle?
No. You may have your own vehicle, but it is not required. We will always travel in team vehicles. If you have your vehicle at the TBC base, a valid driver's license and automobile insurance is required.
Do I need a laptop?
It is highly advised that students have their own laptop because of the online courses, but it is not necessary as you will have access to computers.
Where will we live?
While on base at TBC, students will live in dormitory style with PYB roommates. Rent is included in tuition costs. While on mission trips, there will be different types of living quarters. Ladies and Men's quarters are always separate.
Do we get days off?
Students will have at least one free day a week. There will also be an extended Christmas break from the beginning of December to the beginning of January.
Can we visit family? If so, how often?
Students may use their free days and breaks to visit family. Students may request time off to visit their families in conjunction to keeping all PYB commitments and responsibilities. The request must be placed a week in advance.
How Do I Apply?
Print off the application found under the "Apply Now
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Can I stop by to visit?
Yes! You're welcome to visit us anytime. We would love to grab a coffee and chat with you!