Student Mission Trips

Semester Hands On

Pray for discernment on where the Spirit is leading you to serve.

Use Find a Trip to apply for the specific trip you are looking for. The deadline for Fall is May 15 and Spring is October 15.

Engage your church and community in raising awareness of your calling and financial needs in order to go. 50% scholarships available for Southern Baptist Church members.

Spend time in The Word, connect with your church, and leverage IMB training resources for ways to grow.

Time to pack your bags and prepare physically for the opportunity to change your life, and bring the gospel to the world.

Grab your tickets and bags then join us as we transform lives for the sake of the gospel!

1. Pray

2. Apply

3. Raise Funds

4. Prepare Spiritually

5. Pack

6. Go

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Hands On is an international semester missions opportunity for students and young adults interested in working alongside a missionary mentor to share the gospel of Jesus with unreached peoples. Members of Southern Baptist Churches can receive funding to cover half the cost to go.

You can choose from projects which range from 4 months to 1 year in duration. While you don’t have to be a member of a Southern Baptist church to be a Hands On Missionary, members do receive a discount of over half the cost. A typical semester-long project costs $3,950 (including airfare, meals, lodging, and insurance).

30,000+ Successful Trips


“If you’re a college student looking for a life-altering opportunity, no organization is better equipped to mobilize college students than the IMB.  You’ll be assigned to a location where your work will be part of an ongoing strategy.  You will be equipped not only for your task, but for a lifetime of missions work.”

– Drew Dabbs Student Trips Leader

“I do not know where to begin when describing my time overseas. I do know one thing and that is God is moving in ways we cannot even imagine. My time overseas was the most exhausting yet rewarding time. If you want to see God actively moving. You have to go and see for yourself.

– Kenny South Asia

“I’ve worked with IMB for years. Whether on the field personally or sending students, I’ve always had confidence that we we’re blessed to be a part of a great team God is using to reach the nations with the gospel! “

– Brandon Brister Student Trips Leader

“Serving with the IMB has opened my eyes to the need for people to take the gospel to the nations. Through serving I now know I am called to spend my life serving in ministry.”

– Ashley Ruth Charles Africa

Find your mission

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