What Difference will your life make?
The Elijah Project is an innovative, multi-dimensional honors program. The 12 month program includes two four-credit seminar courses, individualized summer internships within the student's field of study or interest, and a community living arrangement during the final academic year of the program in which students participate in fellowship, cultural events and field trips. Throughout the program, the Elijah Project facilitates reflection and discernment regarding vocation as a response to the needs of the world and the call of God.
Classroom readings and discussion focus on the big questions of life:
Beyond the classroom, these questions are considered experientially. The internships provide a hands-on opportunity to “try-on” a particular type of work, or explore answers to pressing local and global challenges. Students intern across the US and the globe, and internships span a broad range of opportunities: serving at a health clinic in Togo, Honduras, or Nepal; advocating for Dalit rights and women’s issues in India, doing Bible translation in Papua New Guinea; and working in the US and abroad in fields like sustainable agriculture, microfinance, youth ministry, midwifery, mental health, marketing and graphic design.
After returning from their internships, Elijah students spend the final nine months of the program living together in Dexter House. Sharing life together over meals, times of fellowship, and the daily rhythms of schoolwork, household tasks and conversation give the Elijah students the opportunity to learn more about themselves and about the importance of community, and to work together at embodying what they are learning.
The Elijah Project includes two retreats, a Spring break trip to New York City, and various other off campus events. Learn more...
There is no greater adventure than finding and filling your role in the Kingdom of God!
Participation in the Elijah Project satisfies the theme core requirements for The Human Person and Civic Responsibility.
"The Elijah Project has helped me to dream: about my role as a human, about the role of the Church in the world, and about the world made right. The books we’ve read and experiences we’ve shared have made these dreams more vivid and concrete so that I have the beginnings of the experience of the Kingdom coming."