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Global Humanitarian Support and Leadership Experience

Explore the world and take your education to international urban and remote areas while helping to improve the wellbeing of those most in need. All majors are welcome!  You’ll be playing a critical role for the communities being served, form new friendships, advance your academic, professional, and personal development, and transform your life forever.

 

Using a unique, three-phase model, we:

 

1) place our participants in global community outreach initiatives working alongside professional educators and business leaders,

 

2) support needed human and capital resources for our nonprofit partners while,

 

3) providing critical education and service initiatives for the most underserved and vulnerable populations. 

 

Each team of 10 to 12 individuals, is led by experienced faculty and staff members who oversee the highest quality community support services through oversight of project outcomes and logistical services support.

 

Our global programs offer experiential education through US and international humanitarian service organizations placement of as a way to gain unique, hands-on work experience while serving the most underserved populations in challenging global settings.  Our primary aims are to resource our partners and their communities through educational outreach and support programs to increase the quality, availability, and effectiveness of educational and community-based programs designed to prevent disease and injury, improve health, and enhance quality of life.

During your program, you will provide support for educational and community-based programs to improve:

  • Community wellbeing services through mutual goals setting

  • Prevention of disease and injury through assessment, education, and skills development.  

  • Individual and overall community wellbeing through educational programs to equip community members with knowledge and skills.

 

Examples of projects include:

  • Business, political science, and engineering-related projects help to improve infrastructure in communities in need through construction projects and disaster relief as well as projects to support local, regional, and global economic development for local businesses.  

 

  • Healthcare and education-related projects provide health education for children and families through educational programming in local primary and secondary school classrooms, adult community English classes, and professional seminars.  

  • Social and behavioral science-related projects helping to increase access to healthcare in underserved communities, providing necessary social services, and support for women and children who are displaced as a result of abuse and neglect.  

 

     

Featured 2024 Travel Itineraries

 

 

London, England

Summer Session 1: June 1st - June 15th, 2024

 

Saturday June 1st: Arrive by 3:00pm local time 

Sunday June 2nd: Rest day

Monday June 3rd through Friday June 7th: Program week one

Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th: Optional excursions/activities

Monday June 10th through Friday June 14th: Program week two

Saturday June 15th: Final day / departure to airport

Lima, Peru

Summer Session 2: June 15th - June 29th, 2024

 

Saturday June 15th: Arrive by 3:00pm local time

Sunday June 16th: Rest day

Monday June 17th through Friday June 21st: Program week one

Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd: Optional excursions/activities

Monday June 24th through Friday June 28th: Program week two

Saturday June 29th: Final day / departure to airport

We are grateful for our many donors who continue to give generously. Mission University depends on your support and your pledges are needed to grow and sustain our programs so we can continue to provide programming to implement projects globally. Please consider pledging your support.

We also facilitate travel programs for individuals, groups, and corporations, please inquire if you would like more information about the programs and related costs. 

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Global Humanitarian Support / Community Service Program

This journey will undoubtedly transform your life forever, improve the lives of underserved populations, as well as help to further yourself both personally and professionally. Whether you are currently a working professional or still in school seeking a degree, you can earn valuable credits toward graduation while gaining skills that enhance your future employability with a broad range of experiences for participants each year. 

We'll work with you in all aspects of your preparation including project development, safety and health briefings, travel, orientation, academic support, medical coverage and 24/7 emergency assistance, housing/meals, personal time for sightseeing, shopping, etc., and post-program professional support.  

 

Additionally, we can facilitate college credit for your trip, through coordination with your home program academic and career advising departments. Our individualized approach, experiential learning model, comprehensive support, and flexible and innovative project development methodology ensures that you are successful!

 

When you work with us, you’ll positively impact a community in need while developing new interests and extend your leadership impact throughout the world.  You'll learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible and get real-world experience with marketable skills through our certification.  

 

Service Project

IDPT 201/501 Humanitarian Service Learning Project (3 credit hours):

This course is designed for any undergraduate or graduate major, including a wide-range of working professionals in a variety of industries to apply leadership and/or operations skills expected of a professional in a project-based, immersive experience through participation in a two (2) week global travel program. The focus of this program is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level. Satisfies typical field-based, clinical and practicum placements for most colleges and universities. (Passport, visa, and international travel required).

"Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us"
1 John 4:19

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