• Here's Your Opportunity To Earn College Credit!

    Bright Light Volunteers and Bethel University have expanded their previous partnership and are now proud to be offering ALL Bright Light Volunteers participants a way to volunteer internationally, see the world and experience new cultures, and gain the skills and hands-on experience to become global leaders, while ALSO earning three college course credits at the same time!

  • All of this "added bonus" of a priceless access to education comes with the very reduced tuition amount of $300 per 3-credit hour course for ALL of our volunteers participants that choose to add it to their current program! Please click here to go directly to Bethel University's website for information on how to enroll or continue reading below for more information on this special opportunity!

    This opportunity is available to our "post-college" volunteers as well! We invite you to just audit the course – no need to complete all assignments or get certified college credit hours – in order to more fully understand the culture, history, and beliefs of the particular country where your upcoming service program is to take place! The more prepared you are, the better and more meaningful your experience will be!

    Likewise, this opportunity is being extended to high school students in the form of a "dual enrollment" program Bethel University has set up to allow our high school volunteer participants the opportunity to look to deeper into the culture and people they will encounter while on their service program, all while earning college credit!

    And, best, but not least of all is that you don't have to get yourself to their physical campus in TN – because Bethel University is making it very easy to get educated by offering a state-of-the-art, web-based classroom, perfect for those who want to learn at their own pace or those who like the ability this type of learning platform offers and may not need the traditional "four walls" structure to mainstream learning.

    Please contact us here for any other questions about this new and unique opportunity to LEARN MORE while GIVING BACK! We are so proud of this partnership and the ability to further serve our mission while continuing to serve our volunteers with the best tools available to make the world a brighter place, while also fostering the much needed global leadership training and skills that are so important to creating a sustainable and brighter future for ALL, via access to affordable and accessible education!

    A True Partnership

    Stacie Freeman, who is a professor of Sociology at Bethel University in Tennessee, has been a dedicated global leader, educator, and activist for the cause for and benefits of providing global education for over 20 years. In 2016 she joined forces with Bright Light Volunteers to create a special "alternative spring break" service experience in Cuba for her students. Since then, Bethel University Global Studies Program has developed a committed partnership with Bright Light Volunteers, joining our goal of making the world a brighter place by designing custom-made curriculum to go along with each of our program locations and service projects. Essentially, we are powering positive change in the world through providing an easy, long-distance learning format and an affordable access to education for all!

    Open-minded and accessible

    Earning college credit through Bethel University is easy and affordable. Any volunteer, who is a high school junior or beyond is eligible to take advantage of this unique opportunity to be able to highlight global travel and international service, showing university credit on college applications, resumes, and CVs.

    We are committed to our cause

    Our focus is on helping others and providing opportunities for educational and cultural learning – while remaining a not-for-profit organization that exists to serve our global community. Our program supports college students by providing a variety of service learning and cultural opportunities to broaden their worldview and create global leaders for the future.

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