Middle East (Breakthrough)

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Breakthrough is located in one of the most interesting and complex cities in the world and is the cultural and business hub of a large Muslim nation.

In this great, unreached country you will creatively talk with students on several campuses about knowing Christ. Study at the top university in the country, all while growing in your ability to communicate your faith as you make friends from around the world. For most of the students at this university, you will have the privilege of being the first Christian they have ever met.

Along with living missionally at this location, you will experience community with people who care about you and who will invest in your life. There is a development program specifically designed for study abroad students to help you broaden your heart for the world, deepen your biblical worldview, and experience Christ in a gospel-centered community.


Where can I study?

You will have an opportunity to study at the best university in the country overlooking a stunning, picturesque view of the city. The campus is beautiful and all classes are taught in English. Please contact Brian for the name and specific location of this university.

What types of classes can I take?

You will be able to take classes in a variety of disciplines. The university commonly produces future national and international leaders in politics, economics, science and the arts.

When can I go?

University calendars at our location are a bit shifted compared with US schools, but the approximate dates for the spring semester are late January thru early June.

What kind of ministry will I be doing?

While your primary responsibility will be as a student, you will have an abundance of natural opportunities to build relationships with other students and be equipped in how to share your faith with them. You will have the opportunity to serve alongside staff members and student leaders as we seek to see the gospel go forth and a movement of believing students raised up.

Additionally, you will receive ministry training and personal development and you will help lead various aspects within the team. Expect about 15 hours/week of involvement worked around your class work. Don’t worry though, you will still have plenty of time to rest, engage with the culture and travel!

This nation is a sensitive country, which means ministry is carried out with a degree of discretion, but there are also a lot of similarities to home and it is very safe for Americans.

Will there be a language barrier?

All courses will be taught in English and many people you encounter will be English-speakers.

How much will this cost?

Most university exchanges and other programs through quality study abroad providers at this university range in price from $14,000 to $17,000 for the semester including tuition, housing, flights, etc. Typically, a direct exchange through your university (if it has one) is the cheaper option.

When is the applicaiton deadline?

  • For fall semesters, please apply here by August 1st.
  • For spring semesters, please apply here by December 1st.
  • For summer terms, please apply here by May 1st.

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