Leadership and cross-cultural or transcultural opportunities

Leadership opportunities

First- and second-year (and beyond) opportunities:

  • Peer tutor
  • Athletic team leader/captain
  • Student Ambassador
  • Choir soloist
  • Theatre lead
  • Marketing and Communications intern
  • Academic assistant
  • Department assistant
  • International Student mentor
  • Student Development Officer
  • Telecounselor
  • Media Services assistant
  • Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts assistant
  • Hesston College Horizon (student newspaper) reporter/photographer/editor
  • Athletic team manager
  • Athletic broadcast color commentator
  • Intramural athletics assistant
  • Campus Activities Board member
  • Chapel Planning Committee
  • Student Advisory Committee
  • Campus Worship team
  • Arboretum assistant
  • Club leader
  • Academic Leadership Program
  • Match-2 program participant (through Offender Victim Ministries)
  • Student speaker for special events

Second-year (and beyond) opportunities:

  • Resident Assistant
  • Ministry Assistant
  • Writing Fellow

Cross-cultural/Transcultural opportunities

Recent cross-cultural and transcultural opportunities include:

Spring break trips to

  • Russia (St. Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod, Moscow)
  • Nursing to India (extended break) to work at Menno-Clinic
  • Puerto Penasco, Mexico, to work with i6eight
  • The Deep South (Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee) to study the Civil Rights Movement
  • Clarkston, Georgia, to work with refugees

May term trips

  • International Chorale choir to Europe (every other year)
  • Philadelphia, Pa., to study Latino, African American and Asian cultures
  • Japan for language, culture and history study

Disaster Management eight-week field experience trips vary by where needs lie, but recent trips have included:

  • Detroit, Mich.
  • Crisfield, Md.
  • Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, Divide, Colo.
  • High River, Alberta, Canada
  • Minot, N.D.
  • Birmingham, Ala.