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Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement

Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement

Since its founding in 1968, MVNU has placed lifelong learning and global service at the Center of all we do as an intentionally Christian university. Our new Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement ensures that global perspectives are woven into the fabric of your student experience.

Global Engagement Offerings:


On-Campus Engagement: Enjoy course-embedded service learning, co-curricular opportunities, intercultural events, global speakers, and real-life, project-based learning experiences in a cross-cultural context, right here on campus.

  • Engage courses throughout the curriculum that integrate global perspectives
  • Enjoy co-curriculur activities with global engagement components
  • Learn from global faculty who came to MVNU from around the world

Off-Campus Engagement: Broaden your global perspectives as you engage with the local community, participate in course exchanges with partnering institutions, and study away across the U.S. and around the world.

  • Mobilize to pursue on-location courses immersed in a different culture
  • Take semester-long courses with 2-week spring break travel components
  • Study away for a semester or a summer, locally, nationally, or globally
  • Receive orientation and debriefing for all service-learning and missions trips

Collaboratory Engagement: Connect with a worldwide community committed to providing global engagement opportunities, hands-on training, and networking opportunities for MVNU students and graduates, now and into the future.

  • Take Collaboratory courses open to students, faculty, staff, and partners
  • Work with global practitioners to engage problems and address needs
  • Integrate service and scholarship through project-based learning
  • Network and meaningfully connect with mentors and future employers

Changing the World at MVNU

If you’re like most MVNU students, you want to change the world with the love of Christ. But you can’t change the world unless you learn about it, serve around it, find passion and compassion for it, and develop skills to work effectively in it.

That’s why we offer curricular and co-curricular opportunities for you to engage with the world around you, locally, nationally, and globally.


Apply for Admissions.
Discover a world of opportunity at MVNU, the epicenter of local, national, and global engagement.

Get Involved.
Explore upcoming global engagement opportunities and partner with MVNU to change the world with the love of Christ.

Give to the Center.
Mobilize our students to address real problems and prepare for civic life and service — while making an immediate impact.

Why Give to the Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement?

Fostering a global perspective doesn’t just happen — it’s something we cultivate together. Learn how your gifts of time, talent, and treasure to the Center for Global Engagement help our students make a real difference in the world, now and after graduation.

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