Singapore Exchange Students about Their Time at Wycliffe
Tuesday October 30th, 2012
Hi, we are Gabriel and Wei Yen and we are second year students of Trinity Theological College from Singapore doing our MDiv. We are currently on an exchange programme at Wycliffe College. We find ourselves benefiting from the wide array of courses which not only teaches us cognitively but also aids in our spiritual formation and equips us with skills for our future ministries.
We greatly appreciate the thorough and extensive help provided ensuring that we had as smooth a transition as possible. We indeed felt very welcome even way before our arrival. Many of the faculty and students would period enquire about our well-being and Principal Sumner personally saw to it that we had an opportunity to visit Niagara Falls, which is just one of the many ways that reflected great hospitality.
One aspect that we find beneficial is the daily morning and evening vesper, which help us focus on God in both an individual and communal perspective. The routine liturgy gives us a sense of familiarity and helps build up our tenets of the Christian faith. The structure is helpful to draw and orientate one to God especially after a long, tiring day.
Overall, we find an exchange to Wycliffe offers a rich experience which is refreshingly different and yet warmly familiar, and encourage our classmates to come and experience what Wycliffe has to offer.