Meet our Students


Ever wonder what it is like to be a student at GIAL? Check out each of the programs below through the eyes of our students as they invite you into their lives and tell a little of their story. We invite you to contact us or explore our website further to learn more about taking classes at GIAL or donating to support our students.

Mary – Student

International Service (B.A.)
As a student in GIAL’s International Service B.A. program, Mary shares about why she came to GIAL as well as some of the joys and challenges she has faced.  Picture yourself in Mary’s shoes?  Visit our BA with major in International Service page for more information.

Rob – Literacy Worker

Language and Culture Studies (M.A.)
After living and working in Africa, Rob returned to GIAL to complete a Master’s degree focused on literacy and education. He shares some of what he loves about the program along with how he and his wife balance classes and family life with their small children.  Learn more about this specific program on our Language and Culture Studies page.

Matthew – Bible Translator

Applied Linguistics (M.A.)
Explore GIAL’s Applied Linguistics program with Matthew as he prepares to become a Bible Translator.  He shares about the faculty, resources, and community that he has discovered since becoming a student here.  Check out this specific program on our MA with major in Applied Linguistics page.

Michal – Artist

World Arts (M.A.)
Discover what World Arts is all about through Michal’s eyes.  She shares some of her amazing experiences and the relationships she has built since coming to GIAL. Explore this unique program by visiting our MA with a major in World Arts page or visit the Center for Excellence in World Arts.

Videos produced by Eric Jones. www.ericjonesmedia.com