skopje bridge reducedEngage Macedonia, is located in Skopje, Macedonia, and is led by Brian and Colleen Thomas, who have been serving in Eastern Europe since 1994. Engage Macedonia’s mission vision is to train students to reach the people of South Eastern Europe. Serbia and Montenegro are the least reached areas of Europe now and we are recruiting college age young people to help us plant churches around the various university campuses of nine cities in the area. The vision is to start coffee shops in the area near a college campus; share our faith with the students while offering them assistance with their English language. Students reaching students, near the campus, sharing coffee, life and Jesus. The dream is to see these shops become the core of a future church.

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Service Opportunities

Engage students spend 15-25 hours weekly in service through:

 Opportunities will be arranged for students to serve alongside local churches. There will be opportunities for service among children and youth, ministry among the poor, outreach and evangelism.


Engage Macedonia Dates and Cost

Spring Semester (January – April)  $4,255

*Students can only spend up to 3 months in Macedonia due to visa restrictions. Students desiring to continue in the Engage program longer than three months can transfer to another site after completing the Macedonia program.


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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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