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Student life is an unforgettable time! We would like for you to feel welcome and comfortable in a new city, state, church and living arrangement. Below you will find some important information about your stay in Jacksonville.


SMBS rents houses that we use as dorms where groups of 14-16 students live together. The houses are specially prepared, furnished, and equipped to ensure a comfortable living experience. Also, you may be placed in a host family with one other student where you will be given a room (a host family is Christian family from our local church).

You may provide us with a preference, but ultimately your placement will be determined by the administration. Upon your arrival, your lodging info including the address and roommate(s) will be provided.


We strongly recommend that you bring a vehicle so that you can be more independent and are able to serve others. You can still come to SMBS even if you do not bring a car, and we will assign you to a roommate that has one or provide you with transportation for the school term. If you are able to bring a vehicle and willing to drive other students to and from school, you will receive a $200 discount that applies towards your tuition.

However, if you specify that you will be bringing your car but your circumstances change, and you are no longer able to do so, you MUST notify the school administration immediately.


Included in the tuition cost are two full meals, breakfast and lunch, which will be provided in school Monday to Friday. Students are responsible for their own dinner and meals on the weekends. Each dorm house has all necessary utensils and kitchen equipment to prepare meals.

Arrival Info

We ask that you arrive 2-3 days before orientation; however, no sooner than 3 days because your living arrangement may not be ready yet. There will be an SMBS representative waiting to greet you no matter how you arrive to Jacksonville.

  • If you are arriving by airplane, you must email us your itinerary. We do not accept any verbal arrival info. Please make sure that the date, time, airline company and flight number are included. A school representative with an "SMBS" sign will greet you at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and take you to your place of lodging.
  • If you are arriving by car, an SMBS representative will meet you at the local church:

    Living Stream Church
    2016 Anniston Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32246

About SMBS Ministries

The Slavic Missionary Bible School is a non-profit, Christian education center designed for the American Slavic community.


Many people wonder how a ministry such as SMBS can sustain itself.