Missionary Kids

The Top 5 Perks of MK Life at JBU:


JBU is committed to being affordable for MKs. JBU offers a need-based MK scholarship. Additionally, students may be eligible for federal aid and academic / performance-based scholarships.

Diverse Community

Over 15% of JBU students grew up outside the U.S., with over 100 MKs currently at JBU.

Missionaries in Residence

Each year, JBU hosts a different missionary couple who become "Aunt and Uncle" to the MKs. The MIRs often have MKs over to their home for dinner, send them birthday cards in the mail and help advocate for missions at JBU.

Mu Kappa

A ministry to serve and unite the MK and international community. Annual events include a goat roast, float trip, ice skating and camping trips.

MK & International Orientation

A 3-day freshman orientation designed to help MKs and Internationals get to know each other and adjust to life at JBU.

I have absolutely loved being an MK here at JBU. They really strive to create an environment that is a home away from home. There are so many MKs here that it is easy to fit in and feel like there are people who can understand where you are coming from.  The community is so much bigger than most would think, and it has such a family atmosphere.  Everyone just understands each other, and it really is a place to be comfortable.

Elisa Neibling '15

MK from The Philippines


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