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Summer International Missions

Serve Abroad with JBU's Summer Missions!

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. 

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.

A Note on Summer International Missions

Besides the trips listed below, other teams from JBU may be traveling on mission trips. For more information, please contact Mindi Stevenson at


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

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

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


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: June

Cost: TBA

Team Leaders:  Austin Robertson 

Location: Ecuador





IrelandNorthern Ireland

The Ireland mission trip has a long tradition at JBU. We have served with the towns of Ballynahinch, Belfast, Carryduff, Tobermore, Newcastle, Killyleagh, and others.  Our primary ministries involve Children's Bible Club for the youngsters ages 4-11, Sports Camp for students aged 11-16, Coffee Bar ministry for teens, and church involvement.  

Dates: Summer

Cost:  $2500

Team Size: Varies

Location: Northern Ireland

For More Information, contact:

Mindi Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University



For More Information, Contact:

Mindi Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University

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