The Gap Year: A New Development in Missions


Here at Students International, we do our best to be a holistic missions organization that provides students and adults with open doors to serve in vocational ministry short term as well as longer-term. SI is not just a short-term missions sending organization. Our trips range from one and two weeks to summer internships to semester and a gap year program…

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After a two-week outreach, now what?


During the Outreach Since the moment we drove away from the airport I knew I was going to love Costa Rica. The familiar smells of Latin America filled my senses as I took in all the foreign billboards and stacked architecture. Muddled Spanish was being spoken all around me and I longed for a piece of fruit from one of…

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Are Short-Term Mission Trips Worth It? Part 2


Part 2: Is it better to go or send money? If you’re just joining our conversation, this is part 2 of a three part series on the value of short-term missions. If you missed part 1, feel free to click here and get caught up. In the last twelve years of being involved in short-term missions (vocationally for the last…

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Alex’s Story


At times unbelievers, those who have not yet met Christ, come on an SI outreach. Some of these adventurous souls make a life-changing decision while on their trip. Team leader Cindy Noblitt had a front-row seat at the life-transformational power of the Holy Spirit when she brought her group down last year. Here is their story: Alex, a Chinese international…

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What is the Benefit of an SI Internship? Part 2


In this series, Erin has been corresponding with a couple interns from last summer in SI Dominican Republic. In this article, Anna Williams reflects on what two summers have meant to her during this pivotal time of her life. What was the value of the summer internship/STS program to you, personally? I interned with SI Jarabacoa in 2014 and then…

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What is the Benefit of an SI Internship? Part 1


In the article below Erin had the chance to correspond with Katie Harlander, who finished an internship with a Social Work site in the D.R. in the summer of 2015. Did your work this summer help clarify your future steps in your vocation? In the light of missions, this summer definitely showed me what a love I have for other…

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