Location: Southeast Asia
Dates: May 27 to July 31, 2020
Religion: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism
Internship category: Intercultural Studies, TESOL
There are many people living here in one place; this city is a blend of unreached peoples, languages, and beliefs impacting all parts of life.
In a single neighborhood you will often hear bells from the Hindu temple, smell incense from Buddhist and Taoist worshippers, and hear the Muslim call to prayer almost all at the same time.
This location is a beautiful, equatorial tropical island.
The area is in the suburbs, with both a large outdoor market and a large superstore within 10 minutes. You will be a short 45-minute flight from the capital and have an international airport on the island, along with several malls and other modern conveniences.
Yet below the surface there are many complexities about life here as the world’s three largest non-Christian religions all live on top of each other and co-exist in everyday life.
There is a wide array of social classes as well, ranging from migrant workers from nearby countries and local Muslims who speak little to no English, Hindus who speak mostly the local language and also English, and very wealthy East Asian Tibetans and Buddhists businesspeople and property owners.
There is a lot of seafood here, the climate is hot and humid year-round (91 degrees Fahrenheit every day), and rain is often on the forecast.
Our island is considered a top 10 foodie destination in the world!
Field Activities (subject to change)
- Prayerwalking. This is a regular part of our weekly routine. You will prayerwalk different parts of the city at least 2-3 times a week.
- Going out 2×2. You will learn the way that Jesus sent out His disciples in Luke 9, 10, and Matthew 10 and then go out 2×2 to practice these things several times a week.
- Disciple making training. We will walk through the Biblical principles of disciple making together as a team and with other expats and put them into practice together.