Central Asia Silk Road

The Silk Road Program takes place in Central Asia. After an orientation in-country, your team will participate in an English language learning program for local students. You’ll have an opportunity to be immersed in another culture, staying with a local family and making local friends. You'll participate in English classes while also learning about the local culture and history. Free time is spent practicing English with your partner, sharing tea, exploring the city and surrounding region together. As you build deep cross-cultural friendships, you'll have natural opportunities to share your story, learn someone else's, and talk about the deepest parts of life. We're focused on planting and nourishing seeds, sometimes in slow-growing soil. You should come with a patient and long-term perspective, yet be prepared to share the reason of your hope when possible.

Dates and cost subject to change.

Location: 
Central Asia
Dates: 
June 18, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Ministry Focus: 
Cultural and Language Exchange, Local Ministry Support
Who may apply for this program: 
Students studying in North America
Cost: 
$4,500
Director: 
Emma Shaw

Emma Shaw has been on staff with InterVarsity for 4 years. Previously, she worked for 4 years in translation and language development in West Africa.