Join JBU's International Missions Programs

What is a mission trip? Perhaps the phrase brings up images of a team working together to build a well or to give shots to orphans at a hospital or to share their testimony in front of a church. While all of these images can be accurate, a mission trip is so much more than just the sum of certain activities and experiences. Rather, a mission trip is an opportunity to get involved in the work of God's kingdom across the world, coming alongside brothers and sisters in the faith and sacrificing time and comfort to serve others.

At JBU, each mission trip has a different focus that is specially suited to the needs of the local community. While students do not receive any academic credit, a JBU mission trip does fulfill the Global Studies requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Application & Information

1. Complete the International Missions Application (.doc) in full.
2. Return the application and all documentation to International Programs Office.
3. The studies team leaders review all applications and will communicate with applicants accordingly.

Once accepted, students will need to fill out the Summer Missions Funding Application, which is used to calculate your funding for summer missions trips.



The Ireland mission trip has a long tradition at JBU. We have served with the towns of Ballynahinch, Belfast, Carryduff, and Killyleagh.  Our primary ministries are Children's Bible Club for the youngsters ages 4-11, Sports Camp for students aged 11-16, and church involvement. Other activities we have participated in previously include gospel presentations in public primary schools, small group leadership for teen girls, and worship or preaching leadership in Sunday services.

For information, please contact the team leaders listed below.


  • Choir: 2017
  • Other: TBD


  • Choir: $2800
  • Other: TBD

Team Size: TBD

Team Leader: TBD

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

For More Information, contact:

Mindi Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University

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JBU students will work as teaching assistants to teach English in the classrooms or as resident assistants in the dormitory of Lithuania Christian College. The teaching track is recommended for junior and senior Education majors.

Dates: July 2016

Cost: $2,200

Program: Summer Language Institute

Team Size: 3-6

Team Leader: Dr. Brad Gambill

Location: Lithuania International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Deadline: December 15, 2016

For More Information, contact:
Dr. Brad Gambill
Associate Professor Of Intercultural Studies
John Brown University

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Hut in EthiopiaEcuador

JBU students' main mission will be to help in hospitals and schools by drawing blood, giving shots, and teaching classes. In addition, JBU students will have the opportunity to share their testimonies and minister to people.

Dates: May 18th - June 18th, 201

Cost: TBA

Team Size: TBA

Team Leaders:  Austin Robertson arobertson@jbu.edu 

Location: Ecuador



For More Information, Contact:

Mr. Austin Robertson  arobertson@jbu.edu  or Rhonda Hostler rhostler@jbu.edu 

Melissa Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University

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