Acts Project provides international internship opportunities
November 04, 2010

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Read the stories from Acts Project 2010:

Europe»      Asia»       Africa»
 
The Acts Project has been sending students around the globe since fall of 2004, melding readings and discussions on missions with hands-on service alongside local missionaries and churches. While the program's first internships took place in two-week team settings, the program has evolved to where it is today with summer-long internships and up to four students living and working in each location.
 
Program director Danielle Rebman explained that "internships help students explore their passions, gifts, and vocations while they serve cross-culturally in a missions context.  The program this past spring and summer was very successful, and we're excited about the plans for Acts Project 2011."

"We anticipate that 15-20 students will make up this spring's Missions 420 class that will include an overview of missions history, theology, and current trends. Students will also get a vision for what's happening around the globe through field trips to a missions agency and a nationwide prayer gathering."
 
In May, the field component will begin as students depart for overseas placements in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The internships will end in August with a group debrief near Venice, Italy. 

"This year," Rebman explained, "we are adding new ventures in arts and communications internships around the Mediterranean region. We are also incorporating a new partnership with the Education department. Throughout the summer, several staff and faculty connected to the missions class will visit interns and deepen partnerships."

Junior Sarah Becker, who participated in Acts Project 2010, wrote these three stories that provide a glimpse into the experiences she and her classmates had this past summer:
  • As World Cup fever permeated throughout South Africa and the world, four Bryan students were given the incredible opportunity to spend their summer in Africa».
     
  • In a land of unique architecture, rich history and extremely scrumptious food, life is more relaxed, more relational…and less spiritual. Five Bryan students made Europe» their home this summer, four working with Operation Mobilisation and the fifth with Saints Equipped to Evangelize.
     
  • With a population of nearly four billion, Asia» is the world's largest and arguably most mysterious continent. Five Bryan students immersed themselves in this diverse area for three months—one in Southeast Asia, one in the Near East, and three with Word for the World in India.

  Bryan's mission is educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today's world.