Vox Bivium Is...

A unique combination of classroom learning, hands-on experience, and great adventure.

 
Students learning in one of their eleven classes that are fully accredited through Cairn University. Students graduate with 24 fully-transferable college credits as part of the Vox Bivium Gap Year School experience.

Classroom Learning

 

Vox Bivium is a unique gap year program because of our partnership with Cairn University. This partnership allows our students to graduate with 24 fully-transferable college credits! So we are not simply a gap year program, but actually a gap year school

Our gifted teaching faculty and guest lecturers come from a variety of different industries and educational backgrounds. In additional to the eight courses students take for credit, we provide three additional courses that sharpen them into well-rounded, capable individuals.

Core areas of learning and growth include the following:

  • Biblical Teaching and Spiritual Formation:
    • Old and New Testament survey, hermeneutics, apologetics and evangelism, spiritual disciplines, role of the Holy Spirit, basic Christian doctrine and theology, principles of the church and church history, and more.
  • Leadership and Character Development:
    • Leadership principles, missional thinking and engagement, conflict resolution, communication, personal finance and biblical views of money, and more.
  • Clarity of Identity and Calling: 
    • Dating and relationships, Biblical masculinity/femininity, personality and gifting, vocational direction, and more.

For a detailed listing of courses, instructors, and credits , click here.


Student participating in a micro apprenticeship as a part of the hands-on experience they get at Vox Bivium. Vox Bivium has a three-fold approach to the program: classroom instruction, hands-on experience, and great adventure.

 

Hands-On Experience

 

The Hands-On Experience component of Vox Bivium is an extremely unique aspect of our school because we give students the opportunity to dip their toe in the water of a vocational area of interest. Students use their “hands” to both serve in the community and, through experiential learning, hone abilities and gain better insight into their natural giftedness.

Both facets of the Hands-On Experience component of the school have potential to guide the student’s pathway towards a vocation.

Experiential Learning:

Through micro-apprenticeships, we connect our students with experts who offer them a glimpse into an area of interest to which they are drawn. Students also participate in life skills classes to help shape them into well-rounded and capable individuals. 

Life Skills Classes Include:

  • Basic Home Maintenance and Housekeeping
  • Woodworking
  • Culinary Arts
  • Automotive Repair

Serving in the Community:

Our students have the opportunity to serve in various types of ministries throughout the Greenville area on a weekly basis. Examples of those ministries include:


 

Great Adventure

 

Each month students spend time traveling in a series of different adventures. Our trips are designed to apply and reinforce the ideas and principles we are teaching throughout the school year. Half these trips are outdoor adventures, while the others are mission trips. We believe these experiences, although challenging, are a crucial part of galvanizing a student’s character and competency while broadening their horizons.

Examples of past adventures include: 

A student on one of our great adventure trips in Moab, Utah. One of our core components is "great adventure." Students go on five adventure trips and four mission trips over the course of their nine months at Vox Bivium Gap Year School.
Vox Bivium Adventure Trips and Mission Trips (Louisville, Kentucky, Kayaking on Lake Jocassee, South Carolina, Gatlinburg, Tennessee Mission Trip, Philadelphia and New York Urban Mission Trip. Caving Adventure Trip, Colorado and Utah Adventure Trip to Winter Park and Moab Utah, International Mission Trip to Costa Rica, Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Tennessee) Homelessness, Racial Reconciliation, Poverty Alleviation, After School Programs, Refugee Work, Backcountry Camping, Youth Ministry, Evangelism and Outreach, Cairn University, Urban Ministry, Church Planting, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Backpacking

 

tuition


2018 - 2019 Tuition: $18,500*

The costs include all room and board, classroom books and materials, and all travel expenses. Students can come with nothing more than spending money and be set for the year.

*Creative financial options are available, including fundraising, third party financing and payment plans. Additionally, grants and scholarships are available. Please inquire.

“Vocation”: It comes from the Latin vocare, to call, and means the work a man is called to do by God. There are all different kinds of voices calling you to all different kinds of work, and the problem is to find out which is the voice of God rather than of Society, say, or the Super-ego, or Self-interest. By and large a good rule for finding out is this. The kind of work God usually calls you to is the kind of work (a) that you need most to do and (b) that the world most needs to have done. If you really get a kick out of your work, you’ve presumably met requirement A, but if your work is writing TV deodorant commercials, the chances are you’ve missed requirement B. On the other hand, if your work is being a doctor in a leper colony, you have probably met requirement B, but if most of the time you’re bored and depressed by it, the chances are you have not only bypassed A but probably aren’t helping your patients much either. Neither the hair shirt nor the soft berth will do. The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.
— Wishful Thinking by Frederick Buechner