SPRINT: Seattle Pacific Reach-out International


SPRINT provides a variety of international immersion trips designed to help participants engage in issues around community development, justice and reconciliation.  Participants will have an opportunity to live outside their usual comforts and contexts, and to be challenged to learn from international practitioners, who are devoted to working in their communities.


Interested in SPRINT? Contact the SPRINT Core.

Where did SPRINT teams serve in Summer, 2016?


2017-2018 Student Leadership

Interested in leading with the John Perkins Center? Join us through training, community engagement, and critical conversations, as we journey with you around justice, reconciliation and community development.

Contact Elizabeth Bartholomew, bartholomewe@spu.edu.


2017 SPRINT Trips

SPRINT 2017 immersion experience

Students will spend this summer 2017 participating on an international immersion experience with a community partner.

Check out SPRINT Summer 2017 trips.

2017 trips & estimated costs:

  • Children & Education in the DR (3 weeks, $3,500)
  • Community Development & Responses to Poverty in Brazil (6 weeks, $4,000)
  • Education & Relationship Building in Guatamala (4 weeks, $3,000)
  • Engineering in Rural Communities in Alaska (3 weeks, $3,500)

Hire a SPRINTer

Hire a SPRINTer for your home work project and support their SPRINT 2017 immersion experience. For more information or to register a project, contact Elizabeth Bartholomew (bartholomewe@spu.edu).


More about SPRINT

SPRINT is facilitated by student leaders, supported through the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP), and under the mentorship of John Perkins Center staff, where JPC staff serve as advisors for student leaders. You can learn more about this model here.


Check out SPRINT's Global Learning Outcomes and Values


Learn more about the SPRINT Process at our FAQ page.

What about those at home? Read SPRINT's Information for Parents, Guardians, Friends and Family.


Learn more about SPRINT's process and impact in "A Life-Changing Summer."


Learn more about SPRINT in this video from ASSP!

Summer, 2014 SPRINT participants reflect on their experiences in this set of short videos.

What did you do in country? What did you do in your host country?

How did SPRINT impact your life? How did SPRINT impact your life?

Why did you choose SPRINT? Why did you choose SPRINT?

Now That They're Home ...


The reflection continues when SPRINTers return from their experiences. Visit SPRINT's post-trip page for helpful reflection resources.

Visit SPRINT's Archive Page to read reports and to see photos and videos from past summers' teams.


News and Events


Journey with SPRINT

Learn where SPRINT 2017 students are preparing to go.

Hire a SPRINTer

Hire a SPRINTer for your home work project and support their 2017 summer immersion experience. Contact Elizabeth for more information.

Learn about SPRINT 2015
Where did SPRINT 2015 go?

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