World Student Day

Oct 27

World Student Day – a celebration in pictures

Posted by Penny Vinden

Last Friday was IFES World Student Day - and what a day it was! We encouraged IFES movements to think about what it means to love their neighbour – on campus, in their society, around the world.

Here are some of the things students did:

Oct 20

Neighbours loving neighbours: collaborating across borders

Posted by Penny Vinden

Friday 21 October is a big day for the IFES family. It’s World Student Day! Around the globe, students, staff and friends of IFES gather to celebrate what God is doing in schools and universities, and to lift up in prayer the needs of the IFES family.

Sep 14

Prayer spaces – finding God in quiet places

Posted by Penny Vinden

What is a prayer space? It is a room or other space that is designed to be a creative place to pray. It can include prayer stations where students explore various aspects of prayer or meditate about different topics.

Prayer spaces expand our notion of what it means to pray. They are places to listen, to think, to quiet oneself. And in that stillness, students are finding God.

May 12

Loving your neighbour – Thailand and Japan ‘pre-empt’ World Student Day

Posted by Penny Vinden

When KGK Japan chose the theme for their national conference, they didn’t know it was the theme for this year’s IFES World Student Day! All they knew was that they wanted to love their neighbour. 

Oct 15

Pray around the world

Posted by Penny Vinden

Dalcy, Samuel and Rebecca

Friday 16 October is IFES World Student Day!


To help you celebrate with us, let me give you a flavour of what is happening with IFES groups globally, by sharing with you the words of students themselves.

Dalcy: VCF Vanuatu

Oct 08

World Student Day – because the mission is not ours

Posted by Penny Vinden


Students celebrate World Student Day in small groups, large groups and on Skype in 2014.

Change the university and you change the world,’ said Charles Habib Malik, Former President of the UN General Assembly.

Oct 14

Standing with others: who will you pray for on World Student Day?

Posted by Penny Vinden

‘I cannot tell you where she’s from.’

So begins a blog post by Adam Jeske, Senior Writer and Content Strategist with InterVarsity/USA. He wrote the post while attending IFES World Assembly in 2011.

Sep 18

Will you join us to pray...?

Posted by Penny Vinden

World Student Day! This year it’s on Friday 17 October. With less than a month to go, plans are underway around the world to celebrate the incredible things God is doing through IFES. Here is a taste of what is happening so far: