- Where will I go?
- We’d tell you, but we’d have to kill you. But here are some clues: You’ll be in a major city in Asia that you’ve probably never heard of. It may be as big as NYC but much safer. When you attend the April Training you’ll find out specific locations!
- Will I be alone?
- No way! You will have a partner of the same gender and the two of you will be part of a five person team. You and your team will experience life together!
- Will I be assigned to a team and how does the assignment process work?
- Typically, you will be in a team consisting of two guy partners, two girl partners, and a team leader.
The Campus Target leadership team works very hard each year to create teams that will work well together. Before we place partners and teams, we prayerfully consider all of the strengths and weaknesses of each team member, as well as any preferences you have for a partner. We do consider adjustments after teams are selected as the need arises.
- Do I have to bring my own partner?
- No. If you have a friend who would go with you that’s great, but you do not have to bring a friend from home in order to go. There will be a training event in April before you report in August where you will meet other people who are planning to go. Some of them will be the people will be in your city, on your team, and One of them will become a dynamic ministry partner for you.
- What’s it like to live there?
- It’s great – check out this picture of one of our apartments! You will get an apartment with your partner and live pretty much like you do in America. We rent a guys’ and a girls’ apartment very near the campus where your team is working, so you will probably be within walking distance of your new friends.
- What does a typical day look like?
- That’s a tough question to answer, because every day is different. Some days are full of language lessons and team meetings, and others have a lot of meetings with Chinese friends. Add in the day of rest when you get together with your city for church and fellowship, and you’ve got a lot of variety! However, head on over to our Day in the Life page, where you can see a snapshot of one day in the life of one of our workers.
- How do I get around?
- Bikes! You can ride one as much as you like – and maybe more than you really want! Generally, bikes are the primary form of transportation there, but we also use buses and the subway systems. If you feel a little out of shape don’t worry, you’ll be back on those two wheels in no time!
- How’s the food?
- It’s excellent – most of our people grow to love the food and miss it quite a bit when they return to the States.