GTE Immersions for 2014-2015
Participants in J-Term and Spring Term Immersions are required to attend a GTE Orientation session November 15 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The deadline for Summer Term 2014 applications is February 15, 2014.
Participants in Summer Term 2014 immersions are required to attend a GTE Orientation session April 11, from 4:00 pm to 10 pm.
Applications for J-Term and Spring Term 2015 will be accepted after August 20, 2014.
All immersions outside the U.S. require a U.S. passport valid for six months following the ending date of the immersion. No application will be accepted without a copy of a valid U.S. passport.
For inquiries about the academic content and travel schedules of immersions, please contact the faculty member in charge.
Application forms (for submission to the Global Theological Education office): Immersion Application Form
For all other inquiries, contact the Global Theological Education office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
No advance applications will be accepted.
Spring Break 2014
• El Salvador Immersion — Division IV: Dr. Hal Recinos
• Venezuela Immersion — Division II: Dr. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi Postponed
• May 18–24 » Oklahoma: Exploring Native Peoples — Division IV:
Dr. Elaine Heath [Syllabus (PDF)]
Note: While the Global Theological Education program pays for the travel costs of one immersion course for each M.Div. student, this special immersion opportunity does not qualify as an immersion course eligible for payment by the GTE program.
• July 24 – August 4 » Korea — Division II: Dr. Ted Campbell
Course Description: An immersion into the cultures of the Korean Peninsula, with an emphasis on the history and life of Protestant communities there. Participants will experience Korean cultures in a variety of ways, visiting Korean historic sites, Christian churches including some of the largest Protestant congregations in the world, Christian outreach ministries, forms of contemporary evangelism in Korea, and church-related institutions of higher learning, including theological schools. Participants will be expected to learn the Korean alphabet and a small vocabulary of Korean words and phrases. They will experience traditional Korean food and will visit in the homes of Korean families.
Spring Break 2015
• Cuba — Division II: Dr. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi
• China — Division I: Dr. Szekar Wan
• South Africa: Dr. Evelyn Parker
• Dec. 29, 2013 – Jan. 14, 2014 » Palestine-Israel Immersion, Division II:
Dr. Robert Hunt | View Schedule (PDF)
• May 20 – June 4 » Taizé, France Immersion, Division IV:
Dr. Heidi Miller and Dr. Michael Hawn
• May 31 – June 17 » South Africa Immersion, Division IV:
Dr. Evelyn Parker
Spring Break 2013
• March 8–17 » Cuba Immersion, Division II: Dr. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi
• China Immersion — Division I: Dr. Szekar Wan
• Nepal Immersion — Division II: Dr. Ruben Habito
• Waco Immersion — Division IV: Dr. Hugo Magallanes
Palestinian Territories/Israel — January 2–19, 2012: Christianity in the Holy Land (Dr. Valerie Karras)
Waco, Texas — January 9-15, 2012: Experiencing a Culture of Homelessness/Christian Community Development Immersion Class
(Dr. Hugo Magallanes)
Taizé, France — May 15–30, 2011: Worship in an Ecumenical European Tradition (Dr. Michael Hawn and Dr. Mark Stamm)
South Africa — July 24 – August 7, 2011: Stories of the People of South Africa (Dr. Evelyn Parker and Dr. Alyce McKenzie)
Immersion courses are open to all Perkins students and to non-student auditors.