Applications Now Open for Upperclassmen Mentors until February 5th. Current HBU Students Only. Apply via Leadership Common App HERE. Click HERE for Responsibilities, Important Dates, and Compensation.

HBU Embark

July 12 – 16, 2021 

HBU Embark strives to equip college-bound students to defend their faith and grow in their personal, spiritual, and social lives. The program is open to all college-bound students, regardless of institution.

Why Attend Embark?

College freshmen today have their beliefs tested more intensely than ever before. Many do not remain faithful. The Bible teaches that Christians will face many trials and should be able to give reasons for the faith they profess. Join us and acquire the tools to build Christian community on your campus and answer objections to your faith – while exploring the exciting city of Houston.

Registration and Cost

  • 2021 Registration Opens:  Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • Cost:  $175 ($400 value)
    • Early Bird Pricing
      • March 17-31, 2021:  $100
      • April 1-30, 2021:  $150
      • Beginning May 1, 2021:  $175
  • Partial and full scholarships available below
  • Dates:  July 12 – 16, 2021
  • See refund schedule here.

Registration Opens March 17, 2021

Program Elements

Dining & Housing

  • 4 nights in HBU residence halls
  • Meals in HBU Baugh Center


  • Daily small groups with HBU upperclassmen mentors
  • Sessions compiled of Christian Worldview and College Essentials sessions
  • 3 off-campus excursions

Sample Topics

Christian Worldview

  • Theistic Arguments
  • Historicity of the Bible
  • Jesus and Other Religions
  • Problem of Evil
  • Faith and Science
  • Faith and Media
  • Archaeology and the Bible

College Essentials

  • Financial Literacy
  • Mental Health
  • Conflict Management
  • Calling and Vocation