“The semester in Boston was a refreshing and powerful way to envision the work that God is doing in the lives of so many in the city. Through our internship, through the urban studies class, and through community living, we were able to witness not only the harsh realities of broken neighborhoods, but also the joy of the productivity and busyness of urban life, and most importantly, the heart and plan that God has for this and every city.”
Apurva Thanju (Biology, 2009)
There’s no doubt about it. The world is moving to large city centers. Are you ready to find your career and ministry there?
The Gordon IN Boston program offers undergraduates from Gordon College and partner schools* an opportunity to study, work and live in one of the world’s most fascinating and densely populated cities. Boston is where history happened—and continues to happen! Known as the education capitol of the world—with 50+ colleges and universities and 250,000+ students—Boston is also a city with amazing political, business, and ministry opportunities. The rich diversity and flavor of the various neighborhoods allow engagement of nearly any population group or ethnic community you can name—all within a short subway ride from any other part of the city.
The Gordon IN Boston program is centered in Boston’s famous South End, just two blocks from where Gordon College itself originated in 1889. Offices and classrooms are located in the facilities of the Emmanuel Gospel Center, a national center for urban studies and ministry. The Gordon IN Boston program aims to equip undergraduate students to engage the city and its complex systems and people in order to better prepare for the future.
Qualifications for the Full-Semester Gordon IN Boston Program:
The program is open, fall and spring semesters, to Gordon and non-Gordon students who:
Agree to make the statement of Christian faith expected of all students at Gordon College.
Agree to abide by the College’s behavioral standards (Download Statement of Life and Conduct below.)
Satisfies criteria set by the Global Education Office
Has Sophomore standing or above.
Has earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
Full Semester: Fall Term: Gordon students must submit their online seat applications by March 15. All other supporting materials due by March 30. Non-Gordon applicants must submit their online application and all supporting materials by March 30.
Full Semester: Spring Term: Gordon students must submit their online seat applications by September 30. All other supporting materials due by October 15. Non-Gordon applicants must submit their online application and all supporting materials by October 15.
Students pay normal Gordon costs* per semester. This cost includes:
Room and board (equivalent to double room and meal plan 1)
Membership at Health Facility
* Gordon College has a partnership agreement with the following institutions: Azuza Pacific University, Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Messiah College, and Taylor University. Students applying from these institutions should consult their off-campus advisors about total costs.
The Global Education Office
Dr. Cliff Hersey
Associate Director of Programs in the Americas