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AGE RANGE: 17-30

LENGTH: 3 Months

WE ARE A STUDY-ABROAD PROGRAM FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING YOUNG LEADERS.  WE BLEND COMMUNITY, SPRITITUAL DIRECTION AND PURPOSE.  WE INVEST IN HUMAN FLOURISHING.

We develop tomorrow’s Christ-following leaders through intensive experiential education, coaching & community.

We’re building a new, exciting model of higher ed that gives Christ-following students customized preparation for life. We do this by giving them experiences provoking wonder, curiosity and dialogue that lead to working on projects under world-class coaches and connections to apprenticeships launching them into calling.

We will ELEVATE students to a higher level in each of the following areas

  • Self awareness

  • Self-discipline

  • Biblical Worldview

  • Community Skills

  • Leadership Skills

  • Personal life plan

  • Deeper relationship with Christ

FREE COLLEGE CREDIT

Are you interested in earning college credit while on the field?  We have got you covered!
We are offering one year of FREE access to Sophia.org, an online college where you can earn colllege credit in over 60 classes at your own pace. 

What classes are offered through Sophia.org?
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatony & Physiology I Lab
  • Ancient Greek Philosophers
  • Approaches to Studying Religions
  • Art History I
  • Art History II
  • Business Communication
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Calculus I
  • Career Readiness
  • College Algebra
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Critical Thinking
  • Developing Effective Teams
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Environmental Science
  • Financial Accounting
  • Foundations of English Composition
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • French I
  • Human Biology
  • Human Biology Lab
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction ot Career Readiness
  • Introduction to Chemistry 
  • Introduction to Chemistry Lab
  • Introduction to College Mathematics
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Java Programming
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Python Programming
  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • IT Career Exploration
  • Lifespan Development
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Personal Finance
  • Precalculus
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • The Essentials of Managing Conflict
  • Topics in U.S. History
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. History I
  • U.S. History II
  • Visual Communications
  • Workplace Communication
  • Workplace Writing I
  • Workplace Writing II
Are Sophia.org’s credits accredited?

“Sophia’s ACE and DEAC-recommended courses have been reviewed for credit at 1,000+ colleges and universities.  The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE) has evaluated and recommended credit for over 60 of Sophia’s online courses”
sophia.org

Which colleges does Sophia partner with?
What if don’t see my college listed under the partner colleges?

Sophia has sent transcripts to more than 1,000 colleges and universities for review.  You can search for your college of choice here.

https://www.sophia.org/find-your-school/

Upcoming Study Abroad Trips

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    Emma Tweed

    Alumna

    ” Something that God really did on my heart during this trip was to point out His Love and Faithfulness for me. In these past 3 months, God changed my view from Sunday school and knowing that He loves me and has made it really personal and reminded me that He is the true source of Love and my Father.On my 3 month trip, I learned how to hear God’s voice. I had never really known His voice before, but when we were in Ecuador worshipping on the roof, I was staring up at the stars admiring the beauty of His creation when I heard His voice so clearly. I loved being able to see the Holy Spirit move in my life and the lives of my teammates on this trip. I am so thankful i decided to go on this trip!Before coming on this trip I didn’t really know how to be loved or how to love others well. Since coming on this trip and being in this community, I have truly learned that loving others well is super important, and that you can’t know how to love others well until you learn how to be loved by others first. I’m excited to go home and find Christian community there to keep building on this foundation that the Lord has given me on this trip.[This trip] stretched and challenged me spiritually and relationally, beyond what I could have imagined. I learned so much about patience, flexibility, trusting in God and His timing, and putting the needs of others before my own desires. Most of all, I learned the importance of a daily filling of the Holy Spirit, as well as the importance of inviting Him into every moment of my day. This experience has completely transformed my relationship with the Lord.I loved [this trip]. I’ve found God on a deeper, more vulnerable level, learned how to love people and be loved by people. I would 10/10 do it again, recommend someone else to do it, and lead a trip so others can experience what I’ve experienced. This is just a taste of what the Lord had planned for my lifetime! “

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    Benjamin Bartel

    Alumnus

    ” On my 3 month trip, I learned how to hear God’s voice. I had never really known His voice before, but when we were in Ecuador worshipping on the roof, I was staring up at the stars admiring the beauty of His creation when I heard His voice so clearly. I loved being able to see the Holy Spirit move in my life and the lives of my teammates on this trip. I am so thankful i decided to go on this trip! “

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    Julia Griffin

    Alumna

    ” Before coming on this trip I didn’t really know how to be loved or how to love others well. Since coming on this trip and being in this community, I have truly learned that loving others well is super important, and that you can’t know how to love others well until you learn how to be loved by others first. I’m excited to go home and find Christian community there to keep building on this foundation that the Lord has given me on this trip. “

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    Kelly Cunningham

    Alumna

    ” [This trip] stretched and challenged me spiritually and relationally, beyond what I could have imagined. I learned so much about patience, flexibility, trusting in God and His timing, and putting the needs of others before my own desires. Most of all, I learned the importance of a daily filling of the Holy Spirit, as well as the importance of inviting Him into every moment of my day. This experience has completely transformed my relationship with the Lord. “

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    Emma Hepinstall

    Alumna

    ” I loved [this trip]. I’ve found God on a deeper, more vulnerable level, learned how to love people and be loved by people. I would 10/10 do it again, recommend someone else to do it, and lead a trip so others can experience what I’ve experienced. This is just a taste of what the Lord had planned for my lifetime! “

As Seen On

HOW A SEMESTERS STUDY ABROAD TRIP CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Sahara heard God could do radical healing and amazing things, and on the Semesters trip to South Africa, she got to see that first hand.

Watch Sahara’s story to find out how the Semesters trip grew her relationship with God and how it prepared her to seek first the kingdom of God for the rest of her life.

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WORLD RACE COMMITMENT

Pursuing the Kingdom of God through intimacy, community and mission.

Intimacy – choosing to trust

  • Identity rooted in Christ – (Galatians 2:20) You are committed to becoming more like Jesus. You will run your race with a “yes” in your spirits. We are looking for people who are ready to deal with their past and move forward. We want to see you walking into the fullness and fruitfulness God has for you.
  • Faith grounded in Scripture – (2 Timothy 3:16-17) You are committed to dive into Scripture through avenues like Bible Studies that we will provide for you, to learn and grow into deeper connection with God.
  • Relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – (Hebrews 4:16, James 4:8) You are committed to humbly approach God, drawing near to Him as He draws near to you. This will require abandoning areas that you have clung to in the past for comfort and allowing Him to lead you through brokenness and into dependence on Him.

Community – choosing humility

  • Spiritual Gifts Activated – (1 Cor. 12: 4-6) You are committed to activate your teammates and squadmates in the gifts they have been given, humbly celebrating the differences you see around you, while also stepping into the gifts you have been given.
  • Feedback – (Hebrews 10:24-25) You are committed to encourage and challenge the people around you to look more like Jesus on a daily basis.
  • Unity – (John 13:35) You are committed to chose to love your brothers and sisters in all things. You will form relationships that are emotionally safe and vulnerable.

Mission – choosing intentionality

  • Spread the Good News – (Matthew 4:17-23) You are committed to spreading the kingdom of God through various ministry opportunities including sharing God’s story through your World Race blog weekly.
  • Make Disciples – (Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:2) You are committed to making disciples of all nations, that is to show others to live and love like Jesus as you do the same. This includes learning and understanding culture and sharing in a way that people are able to understand and follow you as you follow Christ. We expect you to disciple others according to 2 Timothy 2:2, helping each other to grow in faith while speaking truth in love.
  • Love all – (Luke 4:18-20, Matt 22:37-40) You are committed to seeing and treating all people as beloved. You will partner with the Father to reverse oppression in its various forms through sacrificial love.

*All Racers are expected to submit to each program’s 101 Policy and Rule Guidelines

Go deeper with God than you ever imagined possible.

Start your journey. Apply now for a Semester Study Abroad World Race.