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G5 Colombia


Touch. Engage. Go.

 

Colombia will be this year’s country of focus for the G5 Campaign, led by LU Serve within the Office of Spiritual Development during the 2019-2020 academic calendar year.  Much like the G5 initiative the previous year, there will be many opportunities for students to engage in service to the Colombian nation.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how they can serve, study, and travel through these key avenues afforded to them as a result of the key partnership with Samaritan’s Purse.  Our goal is for LU students to love and serve the nation of Colombia.

How this will happen?  

Through various on-ramps that allow students to touch, engage, and go.  Students will have unique opportunities to learn about the Colombian culture, taste Colombian food, and participate in interactive and enriching content events and experiences that showcase the cultural values and needs of Colombians.  Students will be able to pack a box and participate in the on-campus Operation Christmas Child Shoebox campaign for children in need.  Lastly, students will hear about the many ways to go travel on LU Send Trips, study through LU Send’s Study Abroad programs, serve with LU Serve’s strategic partners, and discover key service projects.  Much of this will be connected to learning and serving alongside Colombians.  Some of the key outcomes will be connected to the Venezuelan refugee crisis happening in Cucuta and the surrounding area.  Others in Bogotá through Operation Christmas Child.  Currently, over 4,000,000 Venezuelans have left their homes in search of hope and refuge and over 1,000,000 refugees and migrants are living in Colombia alone.  This has created a challenge for the entire nation.  But, in the midst of this crisis, God is working! He’s bringing these displaced peoples to where Colombians want to freely serve and help.  You can serve too and take the gospel to them.  This is a unique opportunity to minister to hurting people in crisis through serving alongside the Colombian people.

Through the partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, students will be able to interact and engage Colombia through the following ways:


Touch

Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for you to learn about Colombian culture, taste Colombian food, hear Colombian music and more. You’ll learn more about the refugee crisis and how you can help.

Samaritan's Purse Shelter Experience (GFW EVENT)

Monday, September 16 -  Friday, September 20 •  9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Location: Freedom Tower Lawn 

Experience how a shelter is utilized in Colombia! Learn how Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is working to provide immediate and long-term aid through these shelters to serve those most vulnerable. You will have the chance to interact with SP staff who work alongside Colombians.  Come hear how God is meeting physical and spiritual needs and discover G5 service opportunities!

Colombia Food Tasting (GFW EVENT)

Wednesday, September 18 •  11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Location: Outside Montview Steps

Come taste different foods from Colombia* and learn about the culture!  *While supplies last.

Samaritan’s Purse: Serving Colombia (GFW EVENT)

Wednesday, September 18 •  5:00 P.M. - 6:15 P.M.

Location: South Montview Ballroom

Whether your focus of study is Ministry, Counseling, Public Health, or Government; there is an opportunity for you to use your skills and passion to serve the nation of Colombia. Through a series of engaging talks, you will see why Colombia is our G5 nation this year and how to connect to travel opportunities. Discover your part and serve the nation of Colombia!  Light-Dinner provided, while supplies last.


Colombian Salsa Dancing Lessons (G5 Colombia)

Thursday, September 19 •  9:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.

Location: Freedom Tower Terrace*

Grab some friends and come learn to salsa dance under the stars! No dance experience required! International tastings will be on-site, while supplies last.

* In case of inclement weather, the event will move to North Montview Ballroom. 

Engage

LU Serve: Operation Christmas Child 

You’ll have the chance to contribute to projects that will benefit the children of Colombia!

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Go

Finally, there will be opportunities to travel to Spain with LU Send. Whether it’s a short-term trip, an academic internship or a study abroad opportunity, you’ll be able to find the perfect option for you to go and experience Spain.

Student Group Travel

Colombia - College of Arts and Sciences

 The College of Arts & Sciences is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the hidden gem of South America: Colombia! This trip will grow you academically and spiritually through enriching experiences of culture, history, literature, architecture, and performance. Further, you will have the unique opportunity to partner alongside Samaritan's Purse to serve among vulnerable peoples.

Dates: 5/11/2020 - 5/25/2020 | Course Options: CSTU 102, HIEU 201, HIEU 202, HIWD 370, HIWD 371, HIWD 372, HIWD 597, INDS 497 

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Colombia - College of Arts and Sciences

Come and join the College of Arts and Sciences for the educational experience of a lifetime. You can take one of your General Education courses abroad while enjoying the vibrant culture of Colombia. This trip will take students through Bogota, Cartagena, and Cucuta to partner with Samaritan's Purse in serving among vulnerable peoples. You will visit historic and cultural sites, interview locals and consider how Christians can truly love our neighbors, all around the world. 

Dates: 3/12/2020 - 3/22/2020 | Course Options: CSTU 101, PHIL 201

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Colombia - Counseling & Psychology

If you are feeling called to help minister to refugees then this is the Spring Break trip for you! Come to Colombia and serve alongside your classmates and international partners from Samaritan's Purse in their work with refugees. This trip will equip you to better understand the trauma survivors and ministry workers experience in this ministry. This will be an exciting week with educational and professional experience while enjoying your study abroad in beautiful Colombia! 

Dates: 3/13/2020 - 3/21/2020 | Course Options: CEFS 604, COUC 604, COUC 698, COUC 699, CRIS 302

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Colombia – CSER

Come and explore the hidden gem of South America: Colombia! Throughout this 10-day journey, you will have the exclusive opportunity to serve among vulnerable peoples and experience the rich culture of Colombia from the Caribbean coast to the mountain top of Monserrate. This unique opportunity is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don't miss out! 

Dates: 1/3/2020 - 1/12/2020 | Course Options: CSER 

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Colombia – CSER

Come and explore the hidden gem of South America: Colombia! Throughout this 10-day journey, you will have the exclusive opportunity to serve among vulnerable peoples and experience the rich culture of Colombia from the Caribbean coast to the mountain top of Monserrate. This unique opportunity is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don't miss out! 

Dates: 3/13/2020 - 3/22/2020 | Course Options: CSER 

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Colombia – CSER

Come and explore the hidden gem of South America: Colombia! Throughout this 10-day journey, you will have the exclusive opportunity to serve among vulnerable peoples and experience the rich culture of Colombia from the Caribbean coast to the mountain top of Monserrate. This unique opportunity is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don't miss out! 

Dates: 5/22/2020 - 5/31/2020 | Course Options: CSER

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Colombia – Department of Social Work 

Come and explore the beautiful nation of Colombia with the Department of Social Work. Through our partner, Samaritan's Purse, come offer hope and healing through this unique opportunity to work with their International Relief team and Operation Christmas Child program.  Experience all this while enjoying the vibrant culture of Colombia. From the Caribbean Coast to the mountain top of Monserrate, this opportunity is one that you do not want to miss. 

Dates: 3/12/2020 - 3/21/2020 | Course Options: SOWK 439, SOWK 497

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Colombia – Department of Theater Arts 

Come and join the Department of Theatre Arts on another unique opportunity to share the Gospel through the dramatic arts. Travel with us Spring 2020 to Colombia. We will be presenting Gospel-based dramas through our partner Samaritan's Purse. Join in on being apart of training local leaders in drama ministry and engaging in service opportunities with local ministries. If God is calling you to this opportunity, please contact LU Send or Prof. Barry Gawinski in Theatre Arts for more information!

Dates: 3/12/2020 - 3/21/2020 | Course Options: CSER, THEA 497

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Colombia – Aeronautics

Come and join the School of Aeronautics and explore the hidden gem of South America: Colombia! Learn all about aviation leadership and how you can use your unique skills to serve alongside Samaritan’s Purse. Throughout this 10-day journey, you will have the exclusive opportunity to serve among vulnerable peoples and experience the rich culture of Colombia from the Caribbean Coast to the mountain top of Monserrate. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at how Samaritan’s Purse uses pilots and other aeronautic professionals to reach people all over the world! Don’t miss out!

Dates: 3/12/2020 - 3/20/2020 | Course Options: AVIA 245 & CSER

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Colombia - School of Divinity

Come and join the School of Divinity for the experience of a lifetime. You can take one of your General Education courses (EVAN 101, BIBL 105, BIBL 110) abroad while enjoying the vibrant culture of Colombia. This trip will take students through Bogota, Cartagena, and Cucuta to partner with Samaritan’s Purse in serving among vulnerable peoples. You will learn about the unique way religions shapes culture in Colombia and consider how Christians can truly love our neighbors in the midst of suffering. 

Dates: 3/12/2020 - 3/21/2020 | Course Options: EVAN 101, BIBL 105, BIBL 110

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Colombia - Public & Community Health

Students, if you are looking for a life-changing experience, then join the Department of Public & Community Health on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the physical, cultural, and spiritual elements that structure the health priorities and contemporary issues in Colombia. During your time, you will have the unique opportunity to serve alongside Samaritan’s Purse and use your skills to serve vulnerable peoples all while experiencing the rich culture of Colombia. From the Caribbean coast to the mountain top of Monserrate, this is one trip you do not want to miss! 

Dates: 3/12/2020 - 3/22/2020 | Course Options: HLTH 497, HLTH 597, & CSER  

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Academic Internships

Check back later for information about internships in Colombia, or email lusend@liberty.edu.

Study Abroad Programs

Check back later for information about study abroad programs in Colombia, or email lusend@liberty.edu.

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