Making a Difference in the World: Learn and Serve Abroad with Bryan College
Many colleges and universities offer study abroad programs, but at Bryan College, we believe studying abroad goes beyond a classroom overseas. We value putting faith into action and truly becoming the hands and feet of Jesus. We offer many international opportunities to make a difference and share the Gospel with the rest of the world. All of our international programs provide students with opportunities to learn, serve, and minister.
Students at Bryan College can spend a semester taking classes overseas in three distinct locations: Italy, Costa Rica, and Scotland. Each program is an innovative semester-long experience is designed to bring together exciting academics, cultural experiences, and personal encounters with a missions lifestyle.
In addition, high school students also have the opportunity to study in Italy. Through the partnership with Saints Bible Institute in San Lorenzo, Italy, high school juniors and seniors can earn three hours of college credit while taking a two-week tour of Italy during the summer.
The Acts Project
The Acts Project is a vocational internship in a missions context preceded by an intensive semester of preparation. The preparation course, Missions: Foundations and Applications, meets weekly in a small, highly interactive Bible study setting, where students explore God’s call to cultivate the Gospel around the world and study current trends in missions. Once on the field, Acts Project interns serve alongside believers of many nationalities, and live with missionaries who become cultural guides, vocational mentors, and spiritual friends. Recent internship locations include India, Cambodia, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Zambia with new locations offered every year.
Center for International Development (CID)
CID is an international Christian outreach program designed to provide expertise and assistance in response to learning and educational needs in nations experiencing economic, political, social, cultural, or spiritual transition. CID initiatives focus on Executive & Educational Lectures and Seminars, Conferences & Projects related to business, law, the social sciences, and missions. The valuable relationships built through these partnerships provide the opportunity for Bryan College students to participate in unique international internships. Recent internships include:
- Austrian Red Cross in both Jennersdorf and Neusiedl am See, Austria
- Pro Mente Burgenland (psychiatric center) in Kohfidisch, Austria
- The Bryan College International Christian Film Series in Olomouc, Czech Republic
- The Slovak National Emergency Center in Bratislava, Slovakia
- Erste Österreichische Sparkasse Bank /Slovenská Sporiteľňa in Vienna, Austria
- Raiffeisen Bank International /Tatra Banka in Vienna, Austria
- Central European Journalism Internships in Bratislava, Slovakia
- The Carter (Presidential) Center through the GADOE, conference on both global and domestic human trafficking in Atlanta, Georgia
Break for Change
Break for Change is a student-led, short-term missions program that cultivates long-term relationships with ministry partners across America and around the world. Students, staff, and faculty are provided annual opportunities to serve alongside various missions. The program challenges students to dedicate one of their school breaks to be an active part of change in the world. The learning starts before and continues after the trip, as each diverse team of students prepares and travels with a Bryan faculty mentor. Together, they seek practical ways to engage culture, reach people with the gospel, and address real problems in the world. Recent Break for Change international trips include Grand Goave, Haiti and Lima, Peru while domestic destination include Opelousas, Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan.
Educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world.
No matter the location, our students are actively bringing hope and Good News to truly make a difference in today’s world. Our work is never done, and we constantly seek new opportunities to show God’s love in action. To learn more about our study abroad programs or other information about Bryan College, please visit bryan.edu.Do you enjoy articles like this? Click here to become a monthly partner and receive a copy of OVERCOMER on DVD!