Republic of Georgia - Tbilisi
- INT 201 Building Community: Advocacy against Adversity
- POL/IAF 253 Introduction to International Studies
Both classes count toward CLA GEN ED requirements.
- Chris Grant, professor, Political Science - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Judge Lauren L. Benedict, Adjunct Instructor of Integrative Studies
Host: Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia and the World Association of Georgian Muslims
Service Project Description:
This MOM partners with the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia and Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvili in their efforts to create communities of refuge and reconciliation. Our service-learning work will center at the Beteli Refugee Center and the Imam Ali Mosque in Marneuli.
At Beteli, we will share housing with elderly and mostly Abkhazian refugees. We will take time to learn their stories and how they have built community. We will also seek to meet needs with original programming.
In Marneuli, we will work with middle and high students practicing English as well as doing recreational activites.
On weekends the group may have the opportunity to retreat with Georgian university students, go on a hike in the Caucuses mountains, or explore the modern and ancient corners of Tbilisi.
Dates: May 11 - 15, 2020 Classes
May 30 - June 22, 2020 Travel
We will also have a pre-departure retreat in April as well as online meetings and assignments due after we return.
For more information, e-mail MercerOnMission@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2992.