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United Methodist Student Association
The United Methodist Student Association of the Vanderbilt Divinity School exists to provide opportunities for United Methodist Students by facilitating interaction, providing avenues for mutual support and spiritual formation, connecting to the structure and organization of the United Methodist Church, promoting social activism in the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities, and coordinating events for fellowship and fun.
Every two years, Dr. Meeks leads students on an immersion trip to England. The trip involves extended stays in Oxford, Bristol and London and is concentrated on the Wesley historical sites. British church historians and church leaders lecture on Wesleyan and Methodist history and the group visits sites of contemporary British Methodist ministries to the poor. This immersion experience can be used for academic credit, either as United Methodist Worship (with some additional coursework) or as a Global Immersion and used for Field Education. The England trip is open to all students interested in Wesleyan heritage.