Hands On Application Procedures
To participate in Hands On Ouachita you must also be accepted into the Hands On program
of the International Mission Board, SBC (IMB Connecting), or a similar program from
an approved institution. The IMB recommends you begin their application process eight
to ten months prior to your "desired service date." See the official Hands On website
for application information.
Contact Dr. Ray Franklin, coordinator for OBU’s academic side of the Hands On program. Set up a time to come
by his office for a personal interview. He must give you preliminary approval before
Note: If you are a student from another university seeking credit for transfer, some of the following steps my not apply.
Consult with Ouachita Baptist University’s Financial Aid office. They can tell you how being off campus for a semester will affect your financial
package, including scholarships, loans, and grants.
Apply for the Study Abroad Program at the Daniel & Betty Jo Grant Center for International Education.
- Fill out the study abroad on-line application. The application link is only available after the International Awareness Chapel each fall in September and again in March.
- To find the link, go to your student web portal, click on the information tab and navigate to academic affairs/study abroad.
After your application has been accepted, it will be reviewed by the University Centers Committee for approval. You will be notified of your acceptance or denial.
- October 1 for the following spring, and
- March 1 for the following fall.
- Official approval of your application will take approximately two weeks after these
Talk to your OBU faculty advisor. Ask to be registered for the following classes:
- MSSN 4303.0 MISSIONS METHODOLGY
- MSSN 4313.0 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
- MSSN 4823.0 FIELDWORK
After completing the proper paperwork you will automatically be enrolled in..
- MSSN 3436.0 MISSIONS INTERNSHIP
Note: The Missions Internship is a six hour course. The others are three hours each. Altogether you will earn 15 hours credit.