Student Missions

Let Your Light Shine

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
- Matthew 5:16 (NIV) 

There are two ways you can respond to darkness: you can walk away, or you can grab a light and walk back in. We believe this is not a time to walk away. God is calling us to walk back in and let our light shine to glorify our Father in Heaven. 

Being a Student Missionary is an opportunity to let your light shine— one person, one community at a time. It’s the opportunity to let your light shine by sharing life and building relationships with people every day. Whether this is an academy dorm or refugee community; an island classroom or health clinic, your presence brings hope and life and light. 

This journey starts with letting God’s light shine in you, and then simply being ready and available for Him to take you wherever He wants to let your light shine. Our team is excited to dream with you, pray with you, and support you in this journey. It won’t be easy, and it may not look like what you expect, but there’s never been a better time than now— for you and for the people God will impact through you.



Mission opportunities

We have a wide selection of student missionary calls all around the world—long-term or short-term—with vastly different landscapes, cultures, and positions.

Long-term mission opportunities

Spend a year of your life as a student missionary. Discover what the process looks like through the Guide to Service.

Short-term mission opportunities

Take time out of your regular life to serve others. View past short-term trips. Due to COVID-19, short-term trips have been canceled for 2020-2021.


COVID-19 Updates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Walla Walla University Student Missions, under the guidance of the WWU Covid Response Taskforce, has made the difficult decision to limit service opportunities to locations within the United States, approved on a case-by-case basis through the Covid Response Taskforce. Students who choose to serve are asked to sign a comprehensive Health Safety Behavioral Agreement, which outlines our high expectations for protecting the communities they serve, as well as a Domestic Assumption of Risk and Release. 

Students who have fundraised but were unable to serve for the 20-21 school year will still have access to these funds for future mission opportunities.

We will continue monitoring and collaborating with the Task force and reopen opportunities as conditions allow. In the meantime, we encourage our student missions family and mission organization partners to join us in praying for wisdom and continued personal commitment to fulfill the Great Commission in these unique times.

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