Hesston: (readMedia)– Michael Oyer, of Hesston, KS, is participating in the Goshen (Ind.) College Study-Service Term (SST) in Peru during the summer semester. Michael, a senior Elementary Education major at Goshen College, will spend 13 weeks studying, serving and living with host families in Peru.
SST is a 13-week program that’s divided into two distinct parts. During the first half of the journey, students dive headfirst into the local culture — usually in the country’s capital city — with intensive study and language instruction alongside other Goshen College students. For the second leg of the journey, students begin work on a volunteer service project, often in a more remote part of the country.
Since 1968, Goshen College has sent more than 7,600 students to learn and serve in 24 countries worldwide through our nationally recognized Study-Service Term program, which about 80% of students participate in. The program’s uncommon combination of cultural education and service-learning remains a core part of the general education program, and has earned citations for excellence from U.S.News and World Report, Peterson’s Study Abroad and Smart Parents Guide to College, the John Templeton Foundation and American Council on Education.
Web updates and photos from the Peru group are available from Goshen College’s SST website at www.goshen.edu/peru.
Goshen College is a nationally-recognized liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select master’s degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 900 students from 32 states and 25 countries, and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. Visit www.goshen.edu.