2021 SPRINT Trip

For three weeks in the summers of 2018 and 2019, SPRINT students have served and learned in Barranquilla, a city on Colombia’s northern coast. This dynamic city is a great place for our team to engage in social change issues of community development, local and global social issues, and the intersection of faith and reconciliation.

Due to COVID-19, we decided to not send a team to Colombia in the Summer of 2020, but are hopeful in continuing to connect with our partners in Barranquilla. This year, we will engage with Corporación Universitaria Reformada through quarterly Zoom meetings and optimistically hope to travel in Summer 2021.

SPRINT is partnering with Corporación Universitaria Reformada (Reformed University) of the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia (Presbyterian Church of Colombia) in Barranquilla.  Community leaders will guide our team in learning about the history, culture, and social issues of Colombia.  The team will be serving alongside local leaders in their community youth programs.

We have developed a relationship with these partners over several years, and hosted their students in 2017 for the annual Perkins Lecture Series and Justice Speaks student conference.  We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with our friends in Colombia through our SPRINT trips.

General Information:

  • Tentative Dates:  June 21- July 12, 2021
  • Estimated Cost:  $3,000 (includes airfare, lodging, most meals, etc.)
  • Administrative Fee: $150
  • Training & Class: Training and fundraising begins in winter quarter.  We have a one-day retreat tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 30.  Participants must also register for GS2500, a 2-credit course for SPRINT orientation and training during spring quarter.

Complete the application to join the 2021 SPRINT trip to Barranquilla.  For questions please email sprint@spu.edu.


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