Guardian training follows the school year. Training will start in September of each year. The first training will start in September, 2020.
This program is open to Christian men and women, single or
married, who are 18 years of age or older and who meet the
• Prior international/cross-cultural mission trip
• Able to swim 50 feet
• Able to run a continuous mile
• Current passport
• High School Diploma or GED
Year 1: $20,000
Year 2: $20,000
Year 3: $10,000
*Year 4: $5,000
If completely paid upfront, you will receive a 5% discount.
After year four, Guardian International will cover all expenses incurred while working for the organization in the field.
*Year 4 cost varies depending on the training track chosen by cadet.
Year 1: $5000 due quarterly by the following dates.
September 4 (First day of 1.1 training.)
It will be held at various training locations including:
Ebenezer Bible School
6560 York Rd
Spring Grove, PA 17362
Medical insurance which covers international travel will be
required for each participant.
Participants are responsible for travel to the Guardian
International stateside base for training and deployment. Guardian
International will arrange and facilitate all other transportation
Guardian Academy is based on experiential learning. This means there will be lots of “hands on” learning. Plus, Guardian Academy runs year around which enables you to do three semesters per year.
Yes, you can. In fact, we encourage you to apply for scholarships.
Please note, Guardian does not participate with the Federal Title IV financial aid program which includes PELL Grants and Federal Student Loans.
There are an overwhelming amount of scholarships available to all types of students, but the difficulty is sorting through them to find which ones fit your situation. In searching for scholarships, you need to be aware of what the organization giving the scholarship requires. Do you need to attend an accredited college or university? Do you need to submit a receipt for school expenses? How is the money awarded – to you personally or to your school?
Many scholarships depend on your unique story of your life – what you plan to do with your education, your background or challenges you are facing to attend college, your financial need, etc. There are also scholarships that are associated with businesses or organizations you have personal connections with such as your bank or credit union, your place of work, or your church or church denomination. The easiest way to start looking for scholarships is to use one of the various scholarship search tools.
Currently the training in Guardian Academy is so specific that there is no room for outside credits in the first two years. In the third and fourth years there is more flexibility however the learning experience of Guardian training is unique and very team oriented. Students are learning as teams and as a group and therefore variations to the program will be limited until the fourth year which is the graduate level of training. Any credits transferring into the degree would need approved by ACU and will need to be determined on an individual basis.