Global

Experience new cultures, and serve others.

Study Abroad

Through either a semester or summer abroad, you will gain new perspective.

Task Force Service Teams

Join our teams as we serve around the world on short-term and long-term trips.

Urban Ministry Experience

Students serve in an under-resourced neighborhood in the South Bend community.

Study Abroad Options

Semester Abroad: Study abroad for an entire semester gaining a new perspective in a different culture, while also earning academic credit. Read about it.

Here are some Semester Abroad FAQs.

Summer Travel: Spend the summer earning academic credit while exploring a new part of the world.

Summer International Internships with World Partners: Pre-field orientation at Bethel College prepares students for the Summer International Internships. Learn more.

Past Summer Travel Programs

Spain

Links:

Summer International Institute

Choose a semester or summer abroad

Travel and grow with a Bethel team in a semester abroad experience.<br>

Travel and grow with a Bethel team in a semester abroad experience.

Use your skills in the Uganda Studies Program.<br>

Use your skills in the Uganda Studies Program.

Do a semester at the Nashville Contemporary Music Center.<br>

Do a semester at the Nashville Contemporary Music Center.

Task Force Service Teams

Join a group of Bethel College faculty, staff and students to serve on a short-term team. Each year Bethel College offers a variety of teams that serve in the United States as well as around the world.

2018 trips

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Past trips

Nursing Task Force: Guatemala

Community Development in Thailand

Alaska

Migrant Ministries in Ventura California

What is a Task Force?

A Task Force team is a group of Bethel College students that travels outside the walls of Bethel College (typically internationally) for the purpose of serving in a short-term mission capacity.

What is the cost of a Task Force trip?

The cost of a Task Force trip varies depending on the location and year. Typically, a trip will range from $1,400-$2,200 per student.

Find answers to more common questions.

Where will you go? Make it count.<br>

Where will you go? Make it count.

Urban Ministry Experience

Through Transformation Ministries, Bethel students can experience living, learning and serving in an under-resourced neighborhood in the South Bend community.

Learn about Transformation Ministries.

Ready to go?

Apply

To apply for a study abroad or task force program, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Log in to MyBethel
  2. Join the group “Semester Abroad” or “Task Force”
  3. Once you have joined a group, select the link titled “Apply Now!” on the left hand banner
  4. Select the link “Start New Application”
  5. Select the program to which you are applying. Keep in mind the application takes about 20-30 minutes and you will need to have the following items on hand: passport, three e-mail addresses for your references (including your Resident Director and Faculty member), and information regarding recent medical situations.

Contact Us

The Semester Abroad and Task Force Office is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. and is located in the Miller/Moore Academic Center, Room 349. To reach our department, call 574.807.7124 or email, MoveBeyond@BethelCollege.edu

Meet the Director

Director of Global and Community Engagement, Tyler Grant, has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Bethel College and a Masters in Global Development and Justice from Multnomah University. His international travel has taken him to Haiti, Kenya, Egypt, Canada, Mexico and Greece. He has a background as a counselor at the Youth Service Bureau (in South Bend), a readiness specialist at the American Red Cross (in Oregon) and a policy development intern at Covenant Children's Homes (in India).

Contact Tyler: Tyler.Grant@BethelCollege.edu or 574.807.7124

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Links to Global Engagement Opportunities

Service Learning: Opportunities to experience a life of service

Task Force Teams: Get the details

Study Abroad: Near or far, find the trip for you