COBA has a unique educational partnership with a mission-driven organization in rural Honduras named Mission Lazarus. Mission Lazarus is set high in the mountains of Southern Honduras, where cool breezes and stunning scenery give students a much-needed break from the typical heat of an American summer. The organization views its purpose as glorifying God by growing His Kingdom through Educational, Medical, Agricultural, and Spiritual outreaches offered unconditionally and focused on Christ’s example of preaching through works. Partnering with Mission Lazarus allows business students (and other majors from across campus) to learn business and organizational skills while immersed in a rural mission setting. Traditional COBA classes are offered, but this unique context animates the academic material in a way that would be impossible in a typical classroom on campus. Group excursions to Nicaragua and Costa Rica complement the learning experiences
.Summers of even-numbered years, 2-3 weeks in duration.