"The fact that mission work and study abroad exist together is the best thing I could have done with my summer, and I truly believe this program should continue." -Claire B., Georgia Southern University, Costa Rica 2014
Study Abroad and Missions
An exciting part of studying abroad with Veritas Christian Study Abroad is being able to participate in mission work in your host city and country! Studying abroad is an awesome experience on its own, but being able to do missions will multiply your experience. It’s a great way to see Christianity in another culture and learn more about yourself and others. You will be serving with students from all over the United States and Canada and making some great friends from all over the world.
My experience in ministry abroad was not only gratifying and useful, but it taught me lessons I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
|-Sergio D., University of Florida, Spain 2014|
Get Off Campus and Out of the Country
Your interest in Veritas shows you’re not okay with the norm. It’s not enough to be comfortable in your everyday living—no—you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone and into a life-changing experience. You’re ditching the status quo and saying ‘yes’ to the journey God has called you on.
Get off your campus and out of the country. Discover a new culture and serve a community. Experience the local church in a host country while you learn a new language and earn credit toward your degree. Study abroad and do international missions, together.
|"When I was looking at different study abroad programs, I had no idea how to choose one. They all seemed basically the same to me...When I stumbled upon Veritas Christian Study Abroad while poking around on the ISA website, I realized that I had found a way to differentiate. I called and talked to Katie, and the mission work sounded really intriguing and I liked the idea of getting plugged into a local church!"|
|-Nick R., University of Tulsa, Costa Rica|
Don't Go Alone
At each of our sites, you will be connected with a Mission Mentor who will meet with you regularly to help you connect to mission opportunities and Christian community. They love mentoring, praying, and doing Bible studies with students.
"More than anything, my Mission Mentor was the biggest support system I had while there. To have a friend who had such a strong faith, a beautiful personality, someone I could pray with, and who had the same passion to serve others was such a blessing from God." -Emily M., Texas A&M University, Dominican Republic 2014
Live Your Mission
Participating with Veritas is a great option between short and long-term mission trips. You will get a better understanding of the life of a missionary and have more time to make lasting relationships with people in your host country. Your language skills will grow as you interact with the culture and learn more about the blessing of cross-cultural ministry all while you are getting college credit.
Whether you are teaching Sunday school, working at an orphanage, working with abused persons or prayer-walking, you will be blessed as you serve a community and live out God's Word. As you live your mission, the connections you will make with the people of your host city, other study abroad students, and the congregation at your church will increase your understanding of Christ’s love for the nations.
"The Mission Mentor and the experience at a local church easily were the most valuable. I find it so important to be around people from the culture you're studying. I learned how to love the local church...they have become my family. They reminded me that when we have Jesus in common, we have everything in common. I also loved having a mentor to guide and encourage me. She reminded me to make the most of my time here and trust God."
-Kat P., University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, England 2014
Elder Care Ministry
Prayer & intercession