• Students serving around the globe this summer with Baylor Missions

    A Baylor student helping build homes in the Dominican Republic

    Once again this summer, Baylor students can be found around the globe, ministering and serving in 10 countries across four continents on Baylor Missions trips.

    What makes Baylor’s mission trips distinct is the blending of service and calling. These trips are discipline-specific: students with similar career goals or interests come together for trips that allow them to further develop in areas like healthcare, business or music as they meet significant needs wherever they travel.

    Among the projects where you’ll find Baylor students engaged this summer:

    • Healthcare-focused trips serving in Zambia, the Philippines, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Uganda, with students from nursing, pre-health, medical associations and more
    • Home-building projects in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, with First Abroad Fellows and Baylor student-athletes
    • Music ministry trips in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Brazil, with students from the School of Music, the Baylor Religious Hour Choir and Jazz Ensemble
    • Ministry partnership work serving refugees in Greece, and sex-trafficking victims and impoverished children in Costa Rica, with students from the Honors Residential College, Honors College and Earle Hall

    “Even when our students are only gone for a week, we want to know that the work they do is something that is long-lasting,” says Sarah Nelson, Baylor’s assistant director for global missions operations. “We want to make sure that the work we do makes a lasting difference in the community, and we have long-term partners that make that possible. And through discipline-specific trips, students experience how they can use their calling or vocation to serve.”

    Across the board, students come back from Baylor missions trips transformed, knowing they’ve made an impact thanks to the longstanding partnerships that ensure students and their faculty mentors visit places where they can meet real needs.

    Sic ’em, Baylor Missions!