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Each year, the Institute for Global Leadership provides opportunities for highly motivated students, along with faculty and staff, to participate in service and ministry projects in a wide variety of cross-cultural contexts. Participants on these IGL Team must demonstrate an advanced level of maturity, the ability to function well within a group setting, a willingness to follow the directions of team leaders and field partners, and the capacity to work and serve in challenging cross-cultural settings. Indispensable qualities for IGL Team members include availability, flexibility, and teachability. Most IGL Teams serve for 1-2 weeks, although opportunities for longer-term service are available in cooperation with our field partners and network organizations. Students who participate in IGL teams will never look at themselves—or the world—in the same way again!

Information about the application process for IGL team members, as well as specific details about individual projects, are available in the Institute for Global Leadership, located in the Craft-Hemphill building on the Tigerville campus. Or, you may contact us by phone or email:

Dr. D. Allen McWhite, Sr.
Executive Director

Erin Wolfe
Assistant Director



Join the December Uganda team in engaging an unreached people group on the western edge of the country. You build relationships with the villagers using community outreach and leadership development. The culture is welcoming and friendly and you will find genuine hospitality. The work is not easy and will require a lot of walking but the smiles of the people are unrivaled.  

Dates: December 28, 2019 - January 7, 2020
Team Leader: Jody Jennings
Cost: $ 3,200
Team Size: 8 - 15


Spend your spring break in one of the most hospitable countries in the world! Join us as we seek to build lasting relationships with the students while finding creative ways to teach them English and STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) classes. We will be working with kids of all ages in a small rural K-10thgrade school located in the mountains.  

Dates: February 28 - March 7, 2020
Team Leader: Dr. Allen McWhite
Cost: $2,600
Team Size: 10 - 13




Use your spring break to serve in one of the most ethnically diverse areas of America! Clarkston, GA is known as the “Ellis Island of the South” due to the fact that it’s home to people from over 120 countries around the world. You have the unique opportunity to invest in the lives of these residents by serving alongside mercy ministry programs, assisting in after-school care programs and participate in community outreach events in neighborhoods, apartments, and local businesses. Gain valuable cross-cultural experience without even leaving the United States!

Dates: February 29 - March 6, 2020
Team Leader: Stuart & Rebecca Floyd
Cost: $600
Team Size: 10 - 18


Join the May Uganda team in engaging an unreached people group in the Northeast section of the country. In this part of the world, the terrain is rugged, and the people live in very difficult conditions. The team will serve the village through community development projects. To be a successful team member, you must be willing to hike long distances and endure long days. Are you up for the challenge?

Dates: May 4 - 14, 2020
Team Leader: Jody Jennings
Cost: $3,500
Team Size: 8 - 15




Spend two weeks in South Asia building relationships and networking with fellow college students and young professionals! Join us as we go into schools and universities to hold cultural exchange events! There will be opportunities to learn the culture, visit religious sites, eat amazing food, and connect with other college students.  

Dates: May 6 - 18, 2020
Team Leader: Erin Wolfe
Cost: TBA
Team Size: 10 - 12




Spend your first week of summer break serving with Urban Nations Outreach in New York City! You will take part in teaching English classes, assisting in an after-school program, and building relationships with refugees and immigrants from South Asia and West Africa. Gain valuable cross-cultural experience without even leaving the United States!  

Dates: May 9 - 15, 2020
Team Leader: Jared Thomas & Atari Jarrett
Cost: $1,300
Team Size: 10 - 15

  • September 9-11, 2019 - Global Impact Conference
  • September 25, 2019 - IGL Team Applications Due
  • October 2, 2019 - IGL Teams Announced
  • October 11, 2019 - Mandatory Informational Meeting
  • October 30, 2019 - Commitment Cards Due with Non-Refundable Deposit of $150.00
  • December 2, 2019 - First Payment of $500.00 due
  • January 10, 2020 - Half of remaining balance (for spring break teams) Summer teams owe 1/3 of remaining balance
  • February 10, 2020 - Remaining balance (for spring break teams) Summer teams owe 1/3 of remaining balance
  • March 10, 2020 - Final balance due for summer teams


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