Our partnership with hosts and their organizations, students and mentors in their church communities, and donors engaged in projects and people they care about produces a context for lifelong learning and practical witness to the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Missional Internships are designed to help you discover your Calling from God serving the needs of others with your unique gifts, talents, and abilities. This is exceptional learning for missional living.
YWAM Student Centre programs are registered as Extension Studies courses at the University of the Nations. You will be awarded a grade evaluation and certificate upon completion. A transcript can be issued to your college or university upon receipt of your signed transcript request form and transcript fee.
The University of the Nations offers Extension Studies (es.uofn.edu/) course credit. And now you can now receive credit transfer to City Vision University. However, there is no guarantee of credit transfer to other universities. Therefore, students enrolled in other universities must work with their academic adviser in advance of the internship/fellowship with Converge to learn how to obtain credit. Students who have obtained academic credit in the past have provided a written proposal to their academic advisor for a course of independent study that incorporates their Converge experience into an academic program. Oftentimes, a course of independent study is credited after completion because many colleges are not able to provide letters about future independent study credit for students.
Obtain from your college a statement that you are a student “in good academic standing” and you will be returning after the proposed Converge Fellowship to resume your studies.
Prepare a note stating your name, email, the name of the host organization, email address of the host, and indicate if you would like to have the letter emailed to you, directly to the host, or both.
Email both documents to the appropriate office at your university. Remember to give yourself enough time to gather documents for this request. Once your college receives your request, you should receive a response regarding your request for academic credit.
Academic Credit the Converge Course requires completion of all assignments, Mentor and Host meetings, and the Field Project Report.
The Converge Fellowship strives to adhere to the standards of the International Volunteer Programs Association (volunteerinternational.org), the Standards of Good Practice of the Forum on Education Abroad (forumea.org), and the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission at Mission Excellence (missionexcellence.global). We are dedicated to cultivating the profound learning that results when practical service in a cross-cultural setting is combined with biblical instruction designed to prepare you for a life-work in your chosen field. This is much more than classroom instruction; it’s whole life learning in community.
When you enroll in a Converge Fellowship, you will gain a fresh understanding of the calling of God in the context of community, and you will learn of God’s hope for the world and your role in it. The Converge Fellowship allows you to combine this experiential learning with your formal academic studies. You experience a transformation of character through biblical teaching as you make a tangible difference in a community. You gain first-hand knowledge of how you can make a difference in the world.
Converge program projects are offered for a variety of fields of study, including education, health care, engineering, business, the arts, journalism, and social services. Projects may involve passion focus issues relating to human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, poverty, the environment, and children at risk.