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Click Here for Online Registration Form  (Registrations by Perkins Students will be accepted only after August 22nd, 2018 for GTE Immersions in J-Term and Spring Term 2019. Non-students registering for Palestine-Israel in January of 2019 may register online immediately.)


Summer 2018

  • July 20 - 27, Summer Term: Borderlands Immersion, McAllen, Dr. Hugo Magallanes (In conjunction with the Center for the Study of Latinx Christianity) 

January Term 2019

The first day of registration for J-Term 2019 courses will be August 22nd, 2018. A link to online registration will be available on the GTE Website at 8:00 am on that day!

  • January 2 – 16, Palestine/Israel Immersion, Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles and Dr. Robert Hunt
  • January – El Salvador with Dr. Hal Recinos (In conjunction with the Center for the Study of Latinx Christianity)

February 2019

  • Special Session of the General Conference to be held from February 23 – 26th, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, Bishop Max Whitfield

Spring Break 2019

  • Taos – Native American Culture and Spirituality - Dr. Robert Hunt (Note: We will be housed at SMU in Taos, which during the immersion will offer a full program for children and youth of participating students. Contact Dr. Hunt for details.)

Summer 2019

  • May 19 – 30 San Diego Borderlands Immersion – Dr Hugo Magallanes, Dr. Susanne Johnson (In conjunction with the Center for the Study of Latinx Christianity)
  • May 19 – 30, Southeast Asia (TBA) – Dr. Robert Hunt
  • July (TBA) England Immersion, Dr. Ted Campbell

January Term 2020

  • Palestine/Israel Immersion
  • Homeless Immersion, Waco – Dr. Hugo Magallanes

Spring Break 2020

  • Cuba Immersion

Spring Semester 2020

  • General Conference from May 5 to 15, 2020, Bishop Max Whitfield

January 2021

  • Palestine/Israel Immersion

Spring Break 2021

  • El Salvador Immersion

Participants in immersion courses are required to attend a designated GTE Orientation session.

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): 

For all other inquiries, contact the Global Theological Education office,

No advance applications will be accepted.

Effective Leadership in a culturally complex world requires a combination of Cultural Intelligence and cross-cultural experience. The Perkins Global Theological Education Program prepares Christian leaders for culturally complex churches and communities. Through seminars and significant immersion experiences in other cultures we prepare our students for lifelong growth in cultural intelligence and cross-cultural competence. Students gain firsthand experience in building intercultural relationships, resolving cultural conflicts, and guiding intercultural ventures.