Everything Students Need to Know about Link Year
• Curfew is 11pm on Sunday-Wednesday. There is no curfew Thursday-Saturday.
• No one is allowed to tour the dorms of the opposite gender at any time other than arrival and departure day.
• Any substance such as alcohol, drugs, cigarettes or anything that alters your ability to control your body is strictly prohibited. This includes abuse of any prescribed medications or over the counter drugs.
• No sexual contact of any kind during the course of the entire year, on or off campus.
• To protect the commitment to purity and renewing the mind, students choose to set aside secular television and secular music, as well as refrain from watching rated R movies.
Link Year welcomes any student taking personal medications that (s)he is able to manage and maintain at the recommendation of their doctor. Link Year is not responsible for or capable of administering any drugs.
Link Year wants every student who desires to grow closer to the Lord to have the opportunity to do so. However, we do not have the resources available to truly handle therapeutic care. If you have questions regarding your therapeutic regiment and if Link Year is the right place for you, please call us at 417.266.5465
You may contact your student as frequently as you like – we will always communicate ahead of time if they won’t have their phone for an event. We do encourage parents to allow their child the time to learn and grow while being on their own. Our Link Year team will connect with parents at least once a month via email.
Each student will live in a lodge dormitory setting on Link Year’s Campus, which is located in Branson, MO. The dormitories are not co-ed, and members of the opposite gender will not be permitted to enter the dorms of the opposite gender. Each student will have one or two roommates and each room has 2 bathrooms.
Items that will be supplied for you by Link Year:
• Twin extra long bed (may or may not be bunked)
• Closet space
• 2 bathrooms per room
• Washer and dryer facilities on campus
Each dormitory will have a Residential Advisor, which we call a Campus Shepherd. The Campus Shepherd will be responsible to build relationships with Link Year students, encourage them in their academics, and hold them accountable to uphold their contract. The Campus Shepherd communicates to the students their responsibilities and assists in their development both socially and spiritually. It is the Campus Shepherd’s responsibility to represent the voice of our students.
The Link Year meal plan consists of breakfast, lunch, and dinner 4 days a week (Monday-Thursday). On the weekend students will be required to feed themselves. Students will have access to a community refrigerator, freezer, and other appliances to prepare food. Students will allowed to have mini-fridges in their dormitories.
Yes. However we would encourage them to communicate their time constraints and need for flexibility with their employers up-front. We ask students to have a conversation with a staff member if they would like to request working more than 20 hours per week.
Our rigorous program develops leaders
An old proverb says, "He who follows the compass has freedom of the seas." Link Year students leave the program with an internal compass that is re-calibrated with a passion to heed god's calling as they navigate the journey they've been called to.