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.


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. Should you choose, an additional 3 months will be spent putting what you learn 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."


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 Fall term of 2021. Application and references must be submitted by August 20, 2021. Classes will begin in September and conclude in December.


So, do you qualify?

If you are 18 years of age or older, have a relationship with Jesus and want to know more about a life of missions and/or orphan care...then yes! We are looking for students who are adaptable, energetic and eager to grow closer with Jesus.

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