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Vision Trips

2022-2023 Vision Trips

Email visiontrips@southern.edu or call 423-236-2123 with any questions.

March 9 -20, 2023

Support the Nome Community Center in its mission to “enhance the quality of life of the people of the Bering Straits Region.” Join staff in assisting with the Boys & Girls Club, Children’s Home, NEST Homeless Shelter, XYZ Senior Center, and provide dog care at the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Cost: $2000 plus $100 application fee 

Fundraising is covered in your interview!

Update - due to the potential of ongoing political unrest, this trip has been canceled. Please come back to check out next year's trips!

May 8-18, 2023

This trip is great for all majors! We are excited to work with People of Peru Project and join them in their mission to relieve suffering, care for children, and give hope. They are doing powerful work with their crisis child care center, providing a safe place for some of the most vulnerable children. 

Join us as we learn about how the staff of POPP minister to their neighbors by fighting human trafficking, providing education, vocational training, and healing. 

Cost: $2000 plus $100 application fee 

March 9-20, 2023

Be a medical missionary along the Amazon River! This is an ideal opportunity for pre-med, pre-dent, & nursing upperclassmen who speak Spanish, but all are welcome!

A minimum of 5 spots will be reserved for Spanish speakers. 

Cost: $2000 plus $100 application fee 

Update - We are sorry this trip is cancelled but look forward to offering this trip for the 23-24 school year. Please reach out to Professor Pablo Fernandez in the Schoool of Journalism and Communications for more information

Preparation Week: May 8 -12

Trip: May 14 - May 31

We are partnering with the Southeast Asia Division and Hope Channel Philippines to support them in creating content for young adults that will be distributed on digital platforms and potentially broadcasted on their local television channels.

If you have skills in any of these fields:

-Content creation for social media

-Public Speaking and/or Preaching

-Video production and editing

-Marketing and Leadership

…or you are just such an amazing team player, this trip is for you! Plus, you will have the option of registering for up to 4 credits for this trip.

We are also interested in having one student spiritual leader and one student nurse as part of the team.

Applicants will be vetted by application and interview. A good academic standard is required.

Here is a video with more information about the trip: https://youtu.be/nyxAK8pewUI

October 9-12 OR October 12-16

Bring hope to Florida residents by helping clean up from Hurricane Ian. We will do muck outs, remove debris, run points of distribution, and help with other tasks as needed.

To sign up: (1) Click "Apply" on the right & complete an application*, (2) Pay a $20 non-refundable fee at the cashier’s window & upload the receipt to your application, (3) If you would like to earn service learning credit, let us know by email visiontrips@southern.edu or phone & we will sign you up for it.

Need help? Have questions? Call Vision Trips 423.236.2123 / 423.236.2205. Other than a $20 fee, there is no cost for this trip. Thank you for bringing hope to this hurting community!

*Application - You only need to complete the first and third lines of Step 1:

(1) Deposit - pay $20 at the Cashier's Window (tell them you are paying an application fee for the Disaster Relief Trip).  Upload your receipt within your application at Step 1. If the upload fails, crop your photo and try again. 4MB limit. 

Skip the Interview line - Call if you have questions. 

(2) Forms - Complete forms for the first 5 tabs. For the first (legal) tab, you do not need to complete the Financial Agreement form. Your trip cost is being covered by Southern!

(3) Sign for a training -
Select a Thursday training for the Sun, Oct 9 deployment.
Select a Mon/Tues training for the Wed, Oct 12 deployment.


We will process your application and text/email if anything is missing/needed. 

View Previous Trips

2021-2022 School Year

2022 Vision Trip - Arctic Mission Adventure - Nome, Alaska

Students and employees helped the local community in Nome, Alaska during Spring Break.

2022 Vision Trip - Wai'anae Community - Oahu, Hawaii

Students and employees joined the local church and camp staff in service to the Wai'anae community.