Writing Your Reflection Paper

A Reflection Paper is due within 30 days of the end of the trip, unless receiving course credit from a professor.  The paper must be four pages in length, double-spaced, 12 pt font.

Questions & Ideas to Consider When Writing Your Reflection Paper

  • The purpose of this paper is to share any new insights/understandings about:
    • You
    • God
    • The American culture
    • The Church
    • Your vocation/call
    • The culture visited
  • What did you observe?
  • Who did you meet?
  • What did you learn from them?
  • How did you rely on God most?
  • Did you experience His forgiveness? Grace? Comfort? Prompting?
  • Who are the people that most represented Christ to you?
  • Did anything surprise you?
  • Perhaps you could describe a significant moment – difficult or touching.
  • Did you participate in any significant event?
  • Did you learn any new skills?
  • What did you learn about your values concerning: time, work, communication, other?
  • In ten words or less, what title would you use to summarize this trip?
  • What’s next?