Democratic Republic of Congo

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Engage Congo is located in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Site Directors, Bill and Sonia Shaw are 30-year veteran missionaries in Africa. With Engage Congo, students can take the next step in the journey, and see what it takes to live in a cross-cultural environment. Students continue college courses online, learn a foreign language-French, follow a plan of spiritual formation, and develop a ministry platform with the missionary team. Students learn what best practices are in a cross-cultural setting and begin to see how God can use their skills, gifts, and personal ministry.

“Our vision in the DRC is to come alongside our Congolese colleagues to develop viable ministries that contribute to the long-term success of local churches.” – Bill and Sonia Shaw

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Service Opportunities

Engage students spend 5-10 hours weekly in service through:

Working with at-risk children, University campus outreach, Youth ministry, Primary and secondary school teaching, Teaching English as a second language, Business as missions, Music


 Congo Tapia KidsDates and Cost

Engage Congo has a 6 month minimum term requirement

6 months $5,520

Full Year (11 months) $10,120

Start Dates: Mid September, Mid January, Mid May

(Additional months cost $920 per month)

*Students can spend from 6 months up to 2 years abroad.


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Engage fees cover the following: housing with utilities, meals, required medical insurance, internet access, language classes, local transportation, residence visa, pre-paid cell phone credits, and ministry travel excursions.

Engage fees do not cover: airfare to and from the site, personal pocket money, personal travel before, during, or after the Engage program, and personal toiletries and entertainment.  Students will individually purchase plane tickets, however, the Site Directors will provide instruction and guidance in purchasing tickets.

Please note: Engage fees do not cover student’s university fees and tuition.


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