TOTAL It Up! - Pennsylvania

Lancaster, PA,

Taste of Translation and Linguistics (TOTAL) is a five-day course designed to help you determine if Bible translation, linguistics, and cross-cultural ministry are right for you. 

The venue is on the beautiful campus of Lancaster Bible College just north of the city. Please arrive by 6 p.m. on Sunday night. We will end the course at 1 p.m. on Friday right after lunch is served. If you plan to fly or use other public transportation, please do not make any reservations until you contact the event coordinator to discuss possible options.

We hope you can join us for this challenging, exciting, and rewarding experience!

The course includes introductory classes on Phonetics, Phonology, Grammar, Cultural Learning, Semantics, and sessions on Language Survey, EthnoArts, Literacy, and  Technology.  You’ll be challenged by a role-play situation and enjoy multi-cultural dinners and worship times together.  And you’ll have opportunities to meet missionaries who have “been there” in Bible translation and support roles!  Community living is available for you to have Bible studies, prayer time, and other chances to get to know fellow students.

  • This event is recommended for those who are 18 or above. Minors may attend with a parent or legal guardian.
  • General class sizes are 15–30 people.
  • Housing and meals are provided. 
  • Cost is $325. Early registration: $275 (register by May 25).
  • TIU alumni are free, as long as they bring one person who has never attended.
  • Contact us for special pricing for married couples and parents accompanying a minor.
  • Discount for Perspectives Alums-  if you have completed the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course, Wycliffe is offering a $100 discount off of TOTAL It Up! tuition. Please contact the event coordinator for more details.

Please contact the event coordinator at if you have any questions. You may also contact her at or reach her by phone at 717-806-8131.