Upcoming Fall Semester!

September | December 2022

Application deadline: August 7, 2022

Classes begin: September 2, 2022

Orphan Care Certification

The School of Orphan Care is a unique, pioneering program, changing the way missionaries and international social workers prepare for the field, do community together, and find their landing place.


Orphan Care Certification

Our 3-month intensive certification program is designed to prepare you for international orphan care. Your schedule will include both classroom sessions and field practice in select orphanages.

Advanced Internship

An additional 3-month internship is optional to put what you've learned into practice. Graduates of the Advanced Internship program will be connected with Oak Life's network of partnering orphanages for international work placement.

Certification Program Courses


Welcome to Chapala, Mexico! We are situated in Jalisco, a high, desert State of the mid-west, along the country’s largest freshwater lake, “Lake Chapala". Here, Mexican and American cultures are mixing, creating a colorful and bilingual society.

"Spend your free time exploring local markets, cultural festivals, skate parks and art exhibits! Discover the very best of Mexico."


Next Semester: Fall 2022

September 2—December 2, 2022

The School of Orphan Care certification program is 3 months long with an optional, additional 3 months internship. After the full 6 months, qualifying students will have the opportunity to apply for available positions at select orphanages around the world.

We are now accepting application submissions for the Fall term of 2022. Application and references must be submitted by August 7, 2021. Classes will begin in September and conclude in early December.


So, do you qualify?

If you are 18 years of age or older, have a personal relationship with Jesus, and want to know more about a life serving in orphan care...then yes! We are looking for students who are adaptable, energetic and eager to show love to abandoned children.

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