Engage Greece, located in Thessaloniki, is for students who want to spend significant time overseas pursuing missions work but don’t want to get behind in university course work. The program is the perfect combination of schooling and ministry in Europe. The threefold mission is to push students to excel in academics, cultural immersion, and personal ministry. The program lasts three months and gives young people the chance to live overseas and pursue their vocation. Consider the benefits of three months abroad – not only will you walk in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul through the streets of Thessaloniki, but you will make your own mark on this ancient city. You will build friendships that last a lifetime. You will fight for social justice. You will have moments that make you stop and think, “I can’t believe I get to do this.”
Engage students spend 15-25 hours weekly in service through:
iHeart Cafe: Located just across the street from a university of 85,000+ students, iheart is a gathering place for the community and an opportunity to share your faith in a natural way.
A21: a non-profit organization that fights human trafficking through prevention awareness, legal prosecution, and aftercare for victims. Students regularly spend time on campus making students aware of the injustice happening in their city and how they can help.
ZOE CHURCH: Students help serve at Zoe Church, planted in 2012, Zoe Church is impacting the culture of Thessaloniki.
Renew Boutique consignment shop provides transitional job training for women rescued from human trafficking and interacts and influence the culture of the city.
Excursions: Students will have the opportunity to see the various local, historic sites and beaches: Athens, Philippi, and Delphi to name a few.
Additional Opportunities: Tutoring English, Weekly Gypsy camp outreach, Service trips to other European locations, Helping with outreach teams from the U.S., Children’s outreach, Music[/content_box]
Engage Greece Dates and Cost
Fall Semester (September – December) $7,195
Spring Semester (February – May) $7,195
Summer Internship (May – June) $2,900
*Students can only spend up to 3 months in Greece due to visa restrictions. Students desiring to continue in the Engage program longer than three months can transfer to another site after completing the Greece program.
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.[/content_box]
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