Acts Project sends students around the world
May 01, 2012

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Acts Project is coordinating international experiences for 14 Bryan students--10 will spend their summers overseas completing internships for their Acts Project class in missional living.  Four will be student teaching overseas during the coming fall and spring semesters.   

Internships Overseas (Summer 2012)

From mid-May through August, students will be putting into practice the concepts they studied in class this spring as they travel to locations in England, India, Ireland, Zambia, France, South Africa, and the Middle East.
 
Assistant Director for Faith and Mission Danielle Rebman explained that the Act Project is designed so that “students of all majors can see what their chosen course of study or profession looks like in a ministry context. Each field assignment is carefully chosen, considering how the field's needs, culture, and staff can employ and develop the student's skills and gifts, and vice versa.”

This summer’s Acts Project interns include:
  • Jeremy Brandon, a May graduate with a business administration degree–London, England
  • Gerleen Dineros, a rising junior music and communications major–Birmingham, England
  • Jessica Dudley, a rising senior communications major and missions minor–Lusaka, Zambia
  • Sarah Gray, a rising senior communications major–Paris, France
  • Josh Kirkland, a rising senior majoring in business administration: economics and finance–Capetown, South Africa
  • Andrea Manz, a May graduate with an elementary education degree–the Middle East
  • Meagan McIntyre, a rising senior majoring in business management–Dublin, Ireland
  • Aaron Shears, a May graduate with a degree in biology–Chennai, India
  • Matt Stombaugh, a rising sophomore English Literature major–Chennai, India
  • Jonathan Warner, a senior double majoring in politics and government and political communications–Dublin, Ireland

Student Teaching Overseas (Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Semesters)

The Education Department and Acts Project are partnering to send the following students overseas where they will complete one of their two required student teaching placements:
  • Katie Ratliff, a rising junior elementary education major, will be teaching in Budapest, Hungary, during the fall semester.
  • Monica Kehrer, a rising senior music education major, will be teaching in Budapest, Hungary, during the fall semester.
  • Samantha Bard, a rising senior elementary education major, will be teaching in Budapest, Hungary, during the fall semester.
  • Caleb Maness, a senior mathematics education major, will be teaching in Vienna, Austria, during the spring semester.