Global Education & Outreach
Welcome to the office of Global Education and Outreach. Our mission is to equip students to pursue knowledge and deepen their faith through local and global outreach, study abroad, and service learning. We desire for every student to participate in a cross-cultural engagement opportunity during their time as a student that puts faith into action.
From local service to spending a semester overseas, regardless of major or long term career goals, there are ways to engage with others, meet real needs in communities and integrate education and Christian faith.
As a university, our vision is to develop student competencies in cross-cultural engagement that increase personal capacities to benefit others through participation in local and global service. Working with all areas of campus, local and global ministries, businesses, churches and nonprofits, GEO mobilizes the campus into action, utilizing education to meet Kingdom needs.
We believe every person should have access to education. Many struggle with receiving a quality education here in the US and around the world. From language barriers to lack of resources, we want to be a community that as we intentionally focus on our education, we are able to engage, stepping in the gaps to invest in the education of others.
We believe that one of the primary means that the Kingdom of God is expanded is through the local church. We are a community that is invested in the local church and supports its growth around the world. Our outreach partnerships in the US and abroad are tied to the local church to ensure continued growth, sustainability, and discipleship.
There is endless opportunity to step into the various aspects of the social justice arena, to stand with those who are hurting and speak up for those who can’t. Working with VU's Global Center for Women and Justice as well as local and global ministries, we mobilize students to study the issues, be a voice and make a difference.