The Los Angeles Urban Project (LAUP)
The LAUP Six-Week Summer Internship gives students a real-life experience of living out their values by sending them in teams to partner with community-based organizations that address the social issues of the city.
You will live among the poor, go to church in urban communities, and live on a fixed-income comparable to the residents in their neighborhoods.
In the midst of this experience, you will receive teaching from a Christian perspective on the biblical values of service, justice, and compassion, as well as receiving regular training in leadership, teamwork, and decision-making.
This combination of hands-on experience and training will equip you to use your life to combat the social, economic, and spiritual challenges of our world.
Ghana Global Project
The Ghana Global Program is a five-week experience of living with a Ghanaian family, teaching and doing physical labor at a school (grades pre-K through 8), and entering into the mutually transformative partnership between Ghana and the US called the Adom Foundation. At the heart of this experience is the opportunity for American students to put themselves at the feet of Ghanaian friends and leaders.
The program is the fulfillment of the vision of Ghanaian Pastor Joseph Mante, who has nurtured relationships between a poor village outside Kumasi and Los Angeles Division InterVarsity students, staff, and alumni. The result of this vision has been the formation of the amazing grace school, which now outperforms private schools while still serving children who could not afford to attend public school.
Participation involves language learning in cross-cultural training, raising around $3,000 of support, and participating in orientation and debriefing activities.
This is a great experience for anyone wanting to learn about international development, the history of race relations and slavery between the US and Africa, or ministry to the poor and marginalized. Please note that there have been no cases of Ebola in Ghana.
Global Urban Trek: Thailand
The Global Urban Trek sends students to slum communities around the world (this year, to Bangkok, Thailand), to live and learn alongside those who are poor. You will serve in ministries in urban poor and slum neighborhoods while learning about issues of justice, poverty, and spiritual warfare all in the international urban context. You will be challenged in their discipleship, leadership, servanthood and spiritual disciplines. The Trek is designed to be a continuation of what God is already doing in your life and to help usher you to the next level of your journey with Jesus.
Admissions to the Trek are quite selective, including criteria such as previous cross-cultural experience, sophomores or older, etc. Talk to your a 3CIV staff if you are interested.
Turkey Global Project
God is at work in Turkey! This year we hope to utilize the Turkey Global Project both to water new shoots of growth God has brought, as well as continue plowing the hard soil for further growth. During the first half of the project, we plan to organize a Christian Discipleship and Leadership Camp for a small group of believing Turkish students, and in the second half we will host an English Leadership Program appropriate for non-believers. We have never done anything quite like this, so it will be a fun experiment!
American students who join this program will: