Sunday, December 14, 2014
The priority deadline is December 14, and teams usually fill up before the start of the Spring semester. There is no guarantee of acceptance after the priority processing deadline, but the last day to apply for a team would be January 22.
Each student traveling on a TMC Global Outreach team (except for the Volunteer team for Special Olympics) must register for BMS 312 in the spring semester. Included in the class is a weekly team meeting to help plan for your trip abroad.
The GO class counts as either an upper division Bible elective or as a super cross-cultural general education class. If you take the class as gen ed credits, you will only need to take 3 credits of cross-cultural; the remaining 3 credits of the gen ed requirement can be used for any other class.
You may take the GO class even if you are not participating on a GO trip. Your will receive a modified syllabus, and the class will not count as a super cross-cultural gen ed credit. You would need to complete an additional 3 credit class to fulfill the 6 credits of cross-cultural general education requirements.
You can sign up for BMS 312 for 0 units so that you are not charged tuition for taking the class. The course fee will apply for all students.
No. The Global Outreach Office discourages any dating relationships on the GO teams. If you have concerns about this, please discuss this with your team leader and Lisa La George if you have further questions.
Any international travel carries certain risks. The Global Outreach Office evaluates political, health, and safety risks to potential destinations. We make every attempt to inform team members of anticipated risks. Further questions or inquiries about a specific destination can be directed to Lisa La George. Should a location become unstable, the team will either be redirected to another location or cancelled.
Repeat participants will be given a slightly different syllabus to govern assignments and class participation. You must still register for the class for 0 units.
No, sorry. Students are encouraged to choose one or the other opportunity. Both are an excellent choice.
The total trip cost, including airfare, food, lodging and ministry expenses will be around $3300. Chorale and Special Olympics have different pricing structures.
Faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to apply for teams. Others may be able to participate along with the team by working directly with the parterning organization such as a mission agency or church. Questions about this may be directed to Lisa La George.
Team rosters will be finalized during the first week of classes in January.
Apply for a passport if you don’t already have one.
Check in with your family doctor and make sure that your inoculations are current. If you do not have inoculations against Hepatitis A and B, start the series.
Tell your family and friends that they can give tax deductable donations toward your trip for Christmas. www.masters.edu/supportGO
Gather addresses while you are home for people you will send letters to in early February.