Republic of Georgia - Tbilisi
- INT 301 The Two Georgias
- POL 392 Politics in the other Georgia
- 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: July 9 - August 1
Pre-departure classes will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online discussions, meetings and assignments.
Students will work in teams with Georgian University students investigating questions related to the development of civil society in the post-Soviet era.
For more information, e-mail MercerOnMission@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2992.