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Dordt College students participate in service projects during winter break

December 17, 2013

In January, 44 Dordt College students and eight staff and faculty members will travel overseas with AMOR (A Mission OutReach) mission project.

AMOR is part of the college’s growing mission to join scholarship and service. For the first time, the college paired AMOR with a campus-wide semester project called AGILE, Approaching Global issues through Interdisciplinary Learning Experiences. During the first semester, 250 Dordt students participated in AGILE through their coursework, uncovering specific causes of and solutions to the global problem of high child and infant mortality rates. 

Throughout the process, students worked with global nonprofit organizations. Their work continues with these five organizations during AMOR when students will travel to one of the organizations in groups of approximately 10. Organizations include Caribbean Lifetime Missions in Jamaica, Children of the Promise in Haiti, Ethiopia Reads in Ethiopia, One Body One Hope in Liberia, and World Renew in Tanzania.

Dordt College encourages international mission work because of the cross-cultural learning opportunity it presents to students. A common thread throughout the stories shared by past AMOR participants is that their time in other cultures helped them learn about themselves and about God’s love and work around the globe.

Dordt College, in Sioux Center, Iowa, was recently named an honor roll member by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that promote community service and show meaningful results in their communities. Learn more at www.dordt.edu.

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