Mission Studies Trips
Every other summer (summers of odd years) the PSCS Department of Christian Missions conducts a mission study tour to some part of the world. Students attend preparation sessions the semester before departure and receive six hours of course credit. If you are an OBU student and would like to participate, contact Dr. Ray Franklin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Q: HOW DO I SIGN UP?
A: An initial deposit of $100 (non-refundable) will reserve your place on this trip. Take this amount to the business office and tell them it is for the 2013 Mission Study Trip–Central Europe. Deposits are due by the close of business hours on Monday, November 5th, 2012.
Q: Are scholarships available for this trip?
A: Limited scholarship money is available. To request an application contact Dr. Franklin. Applications are due by October 15th, 2012.
Q: What is our trip itinerary?
A: We will leave Little Rock Sunday, May 12, and return to Little Rock on Saturday June 1. We will fly into Vienna and travel to our home base just outside of Vienna for two days of rest and orientation. Then we will divide into three teams. One team will travel by train to Prague, one to Budapest, and one to Debrecen. After completing our service projects in each of these areas, all three teams will return to our home base near Vienna. After debriefing and celebrating, and a little site seeing, we will return to the USA.
Q: Can I use my frequent flyer miles to purchase tickets?
A: Sorry, but no. Tickets for this trip will be purchased at a discount rate available only if all our tickets are purchased through the same travel agency. No frequent flyer miles allowed.
Q: Will I need money in addition to the cost of the trip?
A: Some–it depends on you. The money you pay to OBU for this trip will cover air fare and all necessary expenses in Europe. This includes travel, lodging, and three meals a day. Items not covered include passport fees, snacks, souvenirs, and perhaps a meal or two en-route through airports.
Q: Will the credit hours for this trip show up on my spring schedule?
A: Although we will be meeting once a week during the spring 2013 semester, no hours will appear in your spring schedule. You will be registered for six hours during May Term.
Q: How should I pack for this trip?
A: During our weekly training sessions we will provide detailed information on how to pack.
Q: Do I need any vaccinations for this trip?
A: No special vaccinations are required for travel in Central and Eastern Europe. However, it is recommended you are up to date on all your routine vaccinations. See http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/vaccinations.htm for more information.