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International Program

Your Invitation to International Adventure.


Are you age 18-26 and looking for a year of adventure? The Adelphia International Intern Program in WA. might be your next step!

Our year-long program (October-September) weaves together weekly guest teachers, internship responsibilities, ministry experiences and practical Bible conversations - all within a faith community. We'd love to see your application today!

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Discipleship Training

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The whole point of our program is to train and develop greater disciples of Jesus. This was the purpose of Jesus’ ministry-  to make disciples who were equipped to make other disciples. Everything we do at Adelphia is modeled after how Jesus made disciples.


One of the most basic elements of how Jesus made disciples was by faithfully teaching from Scripture (Luke 24:27, 45). Knowing God’s Word is imperative! That is why the main focus of the first two terms at Adelphia is the study and application of Scripture. We focus on the story of the Bible as a whole and also go deeper to focus on individual elements of the gospel story. Every week we bring in a local area pastor- with the qualifications of being faithful to God’s Word and an active disciple-maker themselves- to teach classes on a variety of biblical topics and books. These classes encourage a greater knowledge of Scripture and a life of application and obedience.

Adelphia is not an accredited school so classes are very practical and hands on.


A second important piece of how Jesus made disciples was by living life with them.  Jesus and His followers actually lived together, ate together, travelled together, served together, and ministered together. Similarly, Adelphia provides the opportunity to actually do life along with other disciples, with Jesus at the center. This is what motivates us to spend intentional time each week learning to serve, going into the city to do outreach ministry, and developing an authentic community where love is put into action daily.


Statement of Faith

Class Topics:

  • A sampling of Old and New Testament books
  • Hermeneutics
  • Jesus in the Old Testament
  • Relationships
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Identity in Christ
  • Nehemiah & Leadership
  • Character of God
  • Themes in Romans
  • Ecclesiology
  • Power of Prayer
  • Global Missions
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Stewardship
  • Thinking Biblically About Culture
  • 1st Corinthians
  • Missional Living
  • Clarifying Your Calling
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"Taste of America"


International participants are invited to participate in the optional "Taste of America" excursions. Example Activities:

  • Seattle CityPASS
    • Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Washington Waters, Cruise Tour, Museum of Pop Culture, Woodland Park Zoo, Science Center
  • Winter Inter-tubing on Mount Rainier
  • Day Trip to Leavenworth
  • Ferry Ride to Friday Harbor
  • Museum of Flight
  • Seattle "Duck-Ride Tour"

"Taste of America" Cost (optional): $300 (US Dollars)

In addition to the "Taste of America", there will also be hiking trips, camping trip, trip to the state of Montana and Oregon, and several small excursions included in the regular programming.

Cost and Visa Information

You will need to apply for and obtain a B1 Visa.

Cost Estimates (in US Dollars):

  • Program Value: $12,000
  • Amount Covered through Internship Participation: $12,000
  • Your Program Cost: $0

While participating in the Adelphia International Program, your housing, fees and meals will be covered, but there are expenses that you be responsible for including:

  • Visa: $320 (typically)
  • Insurance: $400-$500 (typically)
  • Room/Bedding Deposit: $100
  • "Taste of America" (Optional): $300
  • Personal Items/Misc: ~$50/Month
  • Flights to SeaTac International Airport
  • Money for souvenirs



Our Campus - Your Home


The Adelphia International Program is housed at Lake Retreat Camp & Conference Center located outside of Seattle, WA. USA.

The camp wraps around a picturesque lake and has easy access to many beautiful sites around the area including Seattle and Mount Rainier.

The camp has paintball, archery tag, waterslide, recreation center, sport courts, nature trails, mini-golf, campfire pits, multiple lodges, dining hall, lounge area and more.

More Dorm Information

Internship Program


The Bible has a lot to say about work.

Mature disciples must learn how to work with their hands (2 Thessalonians 3:6-12). In fact, disciples who are unwilling to work and support their families are considered to be worse than unbelievers (1 Timothy 5:8)! This high view of work impacts the way we make disciples at Adelphia. To truly be obedient to Jesus, you must be able to work.

Each of our students participate in a internship throughout the year that teaches them the value and purpose of work. Along the way they will learn practical skills to carry with them the rest of their life.

The hard work of the internship is what makes it possible for the program to have no cost. Each student will have designated time during the first two terms learning how to work and then the main focus of the third term will be on putting it all into practice.


Each intern will participate in an internship in partnership with Lake Retreat Camp and Conference Center. Interns will work with maintenance, housekeeping, and food service. You may also be trained as a lifeguard or recreation staff.

*Adelphia will pay for a Food Handler's Permit and Lifeguard Training as applicable.


Next Steps



If you feel called to apply, please follow these next steps:

  1. Fill out the application
  2. Contact Us if you have any questions
  3. You'll hear back from us in 1-2 weeks about acceptance.
  4. If accepted, we will send you an Enrollment Packet to complete and return.
  5. Once your spot is reserved and confirmed:
    1. Secure B1 Visa
    2. Obtain Insurance
    3. Reserve flights to SeaTac International Airport
      • You can arrive as early as October 4th and as late as October 9th by 10 AM
    4. Review items from the Dorm Information & Packing List
    5. Look for an additional informational email from us
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