Global Theological Education Immersions

Effective Leadership in a culturally complex world requires a combination of Cultural Intelligence and cross-cultural experience. The Perkins Global Theological Education Program prepares Christian leaders for culturally complex churches and communities. Through seminars and significant immersion experiences in other cultures we prepare our students for lifelong growth in cultural intelligence and cross-cultural competence. Students gain firsthand experience in building intercultural relationships, resolving cultural conflicts, and guiding intercultural ventures.

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READ THIS FIRST: You cannot register for an immersion outside the US unless you have a valid passport in your possession. Registrations must be accompanied by a photocopy or scan of a valid US passport.

Registrations for 2022 Immersions will be accepted beginning August 19th, 2021. Registration for Spring Break 2022 immersions closes November 30th, 2021.

Alumnae are Welcome - Unless otherwise noted all immersions are open to adult family members of Perkins students and to Perkins Alumnae. Registration dates are found above, and the registration form is available from the director:

 

Registration is through NelNet - Links available below. 

Travel Stipends are available on the basis of need and availability of funds. Students planning to request a stipend must file a FAFSA. Complete information is found on the GTE Registration Form. 

Upcoming GTE Immersion Courses

January Term 2022

  • Palestine/Israel Immersion (Registration Closed) - January 4th to 12th or 14th. Dr. Robert Hunt
  • Homeless Immersion, Waco January 4th - 9th – Dr. Hugo Magallanes. Students will travel on their own to Waco and participate in 5 days of programs with Mission Waco and the Church under the Bridge. The cost will be $600.00 to cover hotel accommodations, meals, and program costs. This does not include tuition, which is charged separately.

Spring Break 2022

  • El Salvador - March 12 - 20 with Dr. Hal Recinos. Featuring visits to and engagement with a variety of human rights and advocacy groups seeking justice for individuals and communities caught up in violence and abuse, as well as a chance to better understand US policy and its impact on immigration.

Summer Term 2022

  • Proposed -July 20th to August 1st - England/Wesley Immersion, Dr. Ted Campbell. 

January Term 2023

  • Palestine/Israel Immersion – Faculty TBA

Spring Break 2023

  • El Salvador Immersion – Dr. Hal Recinos

Summer 2023

  • Proposed - Civil Rights Pilgrimage May 16 to 22 - Dr. Michael Waters

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Participants in immersion courses are required to attend a designated GTE Orientation session.

All immersions outside the U.S. require a U.S. passport valid for six months following the ending date of the immersion. No application will be accepted without a copy of a valid U.S. passport.

For inquiries about the academic content and travel schedules of immersions, please contact the faculty member in charge.

Application forms must be submitted to the GTE office at 303C Selecman.

For all other inquiries, contact the Global Theological Education office, .

澳门威尼斯登陆:No advance applications will be accepted.

Effective Leadership in a culturally complex world requires a combination of Cultural Intelligence and cross-cultural experience. The Perkins Global Theological Education Program prepares Christian leaders for culturally complex churches and communities. Through seminars and significant immersion experiences in other cultures we prepare our students for lifelong growth in cultural intelligence and cross-cultural competence. Students gain firsthand experience in building intercultural relationships, resolving cultural conflicts, and guiding intercultural ventures.

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