Katie - SBI 2013
SBI is a great way to study, learn about mission work, and experience the real Italy. The things I was able to do those three months are things that some people never experience in a lifetime. Academically I was challenged in many ways and gained an appreciation for art in a way I had never experienced before, and spiritually I was able to take part in evangelism and mission work that touched me deeply. In addition, I had a great time!!! I was able to travel to Greece and Paris and learn so much about their respective cultures. I did gain a lot of life skills including being good with directions, thinking on my feet, learning to live with people in close quarters that you don't always see eye to eye with, and appreciate the cultural quirks that every country has. I grew stronger in my faith than ever before, and my love for history grew by leaps and bounds."
Amanda - SBI 2012
"Three years ago I had the phenomenal experience of living in Italy. We woke up every morning to vineyards and the Alps. We studied in a renovated farmhouse right in the middle of a lovely, Italian town. We traveled to my favorite cities in the whole world. In that short but precious time, the Italians and their culture made their way into my heart.