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2017 Short Term Trips

All 2017 trips for Iowa and Nebraska schools are listed below.

3 Things to Know Before You Apply

1. Please only apply for one trip. If your first choice of a trip doesn't work out, we will contact you to discuss other possible trips or options.

2. To participate in one of our overseas trips, you must be a U.S. citizen or have a green card. If you don't have either of those, please contact us at before applying.

3. After submitting your application, you'll need to send in your application fee based on when your application was submitted: through November 18 is early bird $10; November 19 through December 15 is $30; December 16 through January 20 is late fee $60.

All Nebraska 2017 Trips

CV Service - Nebraska Only

Dates: Mid-May - Mid-June
Team size: 4
You and your team will have the opportunity to partner with a long-term shepherd as you love and serve children with little hope at an orphanage in Southeast Asia. If you long to be the hands and feet of Christ to some of the least and marginalized of the world and offer hope, this is the opportunity for you!

Application Closed


Norway 2017

Dates: June 10 - July 15
Team Size: 6-10

Do you enjoy tough questions, big mountains, hard work, and multi-national relationships? Come study abroad with us at Elvheim! We will investigate tough questions of faith, delve into Bible study, and join other Christian students from Europe in learning what it means to be a disciple in our day and age. We will reach out to refugees and asylum seekers in Norway as part of our training program, and we will live together in intentional Christian community at Elvheim.

This international summer training program will challenge you physically, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. For more info, email:

Apply to Norway

Uganda Summer Internship

Dates: June 12 - July 31
Team size: 4-10
This trip will immerse you in two ministry sites in Uganda. Experience how poor village communities are transforming in all areas of life through committed discipleship. Then share the gospel cross-culturally as you come alongside Navigator staff on campus in a high-energy campus environment. If you are interested in variety and how discipleship and community development go together, this trip is for you!

Apply for Uganda Summer Internship

All Iowa 2017 Trips

Application Closed


Dates: May 13 - June 28
Team Size: 6-8

During this trip you will have two main focuses: The first 2-3 weeks in the country you will serve the Nav college ministry in the capital city of Harere. This will mostly involve relating with current students connected with the Nav community and sharing the Gospel with other students you interact with. Then you will transition to Chinhoyi and work with Life-to-Life Africa (Mike Sulc’ ministry) on community development and also help in an orphanage. 


Dates: June 27 - August 3
Team size: 6-8

In Namibia, we will be engaged with college students around the country, sharing Christ, following up new believers, and training others to do the same.  Ed and Ruth Scott, long-time Navigator staff, have significantly serve the ministry in Namibia through 15+ summer trips.  Lasting impact on campuses result.  Another team is needed to continue to the work. 

CV Iowa

Dates: May 12 - June 18
Team size: 4-6

Partner with long-term staff in Southeast Asia as you engage with local college students from another world! In a cultural environment predominately Buddhist and Athiest, learn to relationally share your faith in a new and dynamic one-on-one context. Additionally, there is potential to follow up with new believers, helping establish them in the faith.

SEA Tribes Tours

Dates: May 9 - May 24
Team size: 8-10

Sea Tribes is perhaps the best Navigator model for business as missions in the world. Through our host’s travel business, you will have the opportunity to live in the host homes of locals that are mostly unreached among Southeast Asian Islands. This will be an amazing opportunity to live life and share truth as you relate with your host home families surrounded by the incredible beaches and beauty of island life!

South Asia

Dates: July 11 - August 1
Team size: 8-10

You and your team will have an unprecedented opportunity to help pioneer a new business-as-mission venture among an unreached people group! As customers of a travel organization, you'll see amazing sights, spend time in local host homes, learn a new language, and engage in the culture in ways you'd never imagine. Along the way, you'll do prayer walks and possibly have the opportunity to share Christ where His name is not yet named.