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Center for Global Connections

Global Connection Projects

Current and upcoming projects

Donate to a specific global project by clicking the name of the trip below.

Fall 2014

Polk County

January 2015

Alaska - The Alaska team will volunteer for a week as staff for a women's conference in Nome, Alaska with Alaska Mission.

Amazon - The Amazon team will be traveling to Iquitos and downriver to experience the culture and environment of villages in the Peruvian rainforest.

Ethiopia - The Ethiopia team will be visiting friends and experiencing Ethiopia's rich culture and history.

Georgia - The Georgia team will be doing volunteer work with immigrant children and families in Clarkston, Ga.

Guatemala - The Guatemala team will be assisting an orphanage in Guatemala City and visiting the beautiful city of Antigua.

Houston - The Houston team will be volunteering with a local church, serving with local community agencies, and working with inner-city youth.

Jordan - The Jordan team will be assisting with the Syrian refugee crisis and also visiting some of the tourist and cultural sites in Jordan.

Middle East - The Middle East team will be visiting a beautiful country rich in culture and tradition.

Philippines - The Philippines team will be volunteering with Filipino churches to teach English in the schools and help small communities.

Senegal - The Senegal team will be using its winter break to escape the cold. They will be seeing sights in Dakar and experiencing life in villages.

Thailand - The Thailand team will be touring the sights in Chiang Mai. They will connect with the local people groups and families to experience their culture.

Spring 2015



El Salvador

New Orleans

South Dakota

Summer 2015


Cheyenne River

Chiang Mai

Dominican Republic

Extreme Africa



Northern Asia



The CGC is one of the largest student ministry projects mobilization programs in the USA.

The Center for Global Connections is committed to representing Christ globally by equipping the SBU community to live missionally (Locally, Domestically, and Globally) by providing participants strategic educational experiences to be holistically transformed.

The aim of the Center for Global Connections is to connect students to a larger world.  Students should see their neighbor, their country, and "the ends of the earth" and move to action.  The CGC is committed to developing student leaders for a global society.  Students must learn to care for one another as team members while preparing and serving together.  The CGC leads students into the global classroom to learn and spread the message about Jesus Christ to all.