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Designed as a time of growth, preparation, and confirmation, the courses taught in Los Angeles include:

Bi-weekly meetings and dinners help students develop a vision and purpose for their time during the MATUL program.

A key conviction of the MATUL program is to “practice what you preach,” so students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to their church and living communities by developing relationships that pioneer a new evangelistic or community group among the poor. Students are also encouraged to work part time, no more than 15 hours a week, and use that money for living expenses and to save for their time abroad.

Living within poor communities can be extremely demanding—physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. In an effort to support a high standard of care for students in stressful learning environments, the MATUL program requires a physical exam and may ask students to undergo some psychological testing related to cross-cultural capacities. These assessments allow students to know themselves better and help pave the way for students to have a successful adaptation to slum conditions as well as successful completion of academic requirements.

Preparation will be given for the following courses to be studied over two semesters at the overseas location:

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.