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Middle East University
Lebanon
12 Months
On site

Responsibilities

Help and assist the Chaplain in planning the spiritual activities such as but not limited to dorm worship, vespers, Collegiate Sabbath School, Outreach, etc. It is expected that he be ready and willing to give Bible studies when needed or when the opportunity comes.

Qualifications

  • Spiritually mature
  • Strong work ethic, proactive
  • Flexible, previous cross-cultural experiences a plus
  • Good communication skills in English, additional languages a plus
  • Male 
  • Bachelor degree
  • Experience working with youth
  • 2-year commitment preferred (with 1-year performance review)

Attire

Acceptable Dress: Modest, casual clothing. More formal clothing (dress/skirt, dress shirt/tie) for church services. Most people in Lebanon wear typical European-style clothing.  Pants are acceptable for women in most settings. Lebanon is a four-season country with cold, wet winters (Nov-Mar) and hot, dry summers (May-Sept), so bring clothing for all seasons.

Unacceptable Dress:  Revealing, transparent, tight, spaghetti strap

Accommodations

Will be arranged by the institution. May be a dormitory room (possibly shared with another AVS volunteer) or may be an apartment shared with other AVS volunteers.

Living There

Lebanon is a beautiful country on the Mediterranean Sea.  It is known in the Middle East for its natural beauty and mountains.  It is often highlighted that you can snow ski and swim in the Mediterranean on the same day during some seasons.  There are three main languages in Lebanon:  Arabic, English & French.  There is also a range of religious faiths including both Shia and Sunni Muslims, Orthodox Christians, Maronite Christians, Druze, and a small population of Protestants.  Middle East University is the only Protestant university in Lebanon and the only Adventist university in the MENA Union, serving 20 countries.  We have a very multicultural staff and student body.

Included

Insurance: AVS standard insurance

Living Allowance: $50 for personal expenses

Visa

Utilities (AC and heaters may be restricted due to the energy crisis in Lebanon)

Not Included

Airfare

Compensation

Monthly stipend paid in local currency equivalent to $100-150 depending on interview & qualifications

Additional

This is a sponsorship position.  The volunteer will need to raise sponsorship funds of $7500 to help defray the cost of their accommodation, food, insurance, personal expenses, visa, and stipend.  (This does not include the cost of airfare to and from Lebanon.)

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