Upcoming Spring Semester!

January | April 2021

Application deadline: December 16, 2021

Classes begin: January 7, 2022

The Program

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.


The Classes

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

The Internship

For those wanting to work at orphanages internationally with Oak Life, an additional 3-month internship is required to put what you've learned into practice. By the end of your time, you will have built a skill and knowledge base in these 5 key areas:


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: Spring 2022

January 7—April 8, 2022

The School of Orphan Care program is 3 months long with an optional, additional 3 months of practicum service. 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 Spring term of 2022. Application and references must be submitted by December 16, 2021. Classes will begin in January and conclude in early April.


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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