SWU Global Engagement

SWU Global Engagement 2023


Panama: Spring Break March 4-10, 2023

  • Destination: Panama
  • Dates:  Depart- 3/4, Return- 3/10
  • Approximate Cost:   $1800 (includes airfare, ground transportation, meals, lodging and ministry costs)   
  • Team Leader: Christy Van Steenburg, Global Partners Missionary and Global Engagement Coordinator
  • Team: Open to faculty, staff, and students
  • Team Size: 8-12 
  • Mission: We will be partnering with The Wesleyan Church of Panama. Specifically working with one of the churches, in a Kuna community. Our goal will be to partner with the dreams, goals, and vision of the pastor and his/her leaders.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, January 16 (however, please apply ASAP)


Dominican Republic: Spring Break: March 6-10, 2023

  • Destination: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Dates: Depart – 3/6.  Return –3/10
  • Approximate Cost:   $1800 (includes airfare, all ground transportation, meals, and lodging).
  • Team Leader: Dr. Brad Bowen, Director for Campus Safety and experienced Global Engagement team leader.
  • Team: Open to faculty, staff, and students. Team Size: 8-12
  • Mission: Partnering with Crossover Cups Mission (https://cupsmission.com/) in the Dominican Republic.  Focusing on ministry to needy children and families and community development.
  • Application Deadline: Monday, January 30 (however, please apply ASAP)

Characteristics of SWU Global Engagement Service Trips

  • Committed to partner with local organizations and individuals.
  • Committed to service and hard work. 
  • Committed to honor the local culture and people.
  • Committed to encouragement and teamwork.
  • Committed to development and sustainability.
  • Committed to honoring Jesus Christ in all things.