Meet a Former Jimmy

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The following article was written by the 2013 Media Jimmy, Cody Hale. In April, I had never even heard of iGo Global. Come May, I had been sucked into the wonderful world of Jimmy (office interns). How that came to be is a little complicated and unnecessary to explain in detail, but I will say […]

What is Jimmy?

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Not Just Another Internship. In college, you have the opportunity to take on a variety of internships. As an intern you learn the ropes of an organization or company by doing a lot of behind the scenes work. Every internship is a little different. Some pay while some do not. You may have a lot […]

Why Japan?

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  Why does iGo send teams to Japan? Here are three reasons: 1. The Japanese Are The Largest Unreached People Group in the World: The International Mission Board has historically defined the word “unreached” as any people group in which less than 2% of the population are professing Christians. Less than 1/2 of 1 percent […]

How to Talk to Your Parents

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So you’re very excited about serving overseas, but not so excited about broaching the subject with your parents… Don’t worry. You’re not alone. If you’re reading this article, you’re on the right track. It means you already understand that this is a big deal and that your parents will likely have some questions. Following these […]

Helping Your Student Return Well

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  Over the years we have seen students respond to coming home in a variety of ways. Some have easily and quickly integrated back into life at home, others have struggled and had to work to get back in stride, and still others have fallen somewhere in the middle. (Check out our blog post on […]

Reverse Culture Shock

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  Like the name suggests, reverse culture shock is similar to culture shock. Culture shock comes from a sense of disorientation brought on by a new and unfamiliar environment. Reverse culture shock comes from returning to a setting you assume will be familiar that is actually no longer the same. Through the trip experience, the […]

More About iGo Trips

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As a parent, we know you may have lots of questions. In this post we’ve addressed three of the most asked about topics: Application Process: All of our team members fill out an extensive application, are required to have three reference forms, as well as pay an application fee. The easiest way to do this is […]

How to Help Your Student Prepare for Their Trip

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There is no doubt that sending your student overseas for any length of time is challenging and requires trust in God’s plan. Each step requires faith – including signing off on the trip application, helping your student with fundraising, and dropping them off at Base Camp. As you and your student walk through this process […]

Support Raising Tips Part 2

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If you haven’t already read Part 1 of this series, be sure to check it out! 7 Popular Fundraising Ideas 1. Classis T-Shirt Fundraiser One organization we love is Fund the Nations. You tell them where you are going, why you are going, and they will design a t-shirt for you at a low cost. You […]

Learn to Lead by Leading

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In the chronicles of iGo History you would find that at one time we had two different kinds of interns. Well, we actually still do have two different kinds of interns. But we used to also. The difference was that back in those days (and I’m still not sure if they were the good old […]