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AFRICA

Uganda – Uganda Studies Program (USP)
13-16 hours of credit, available fall or spring semesters

Chat with classmates on campus at Uganda Christian University (UCU) as you munch on a “rolex” (a local snack of eggs and Chapati). Just 15 miles from the capital city of Kampala, Mukono offers USP students the opportunity to participate in Ugandan culture. All students take part in homestay experiences, which are described as unforgettable. Along with trips throughout Uganda, venture on an eye-opening 10-day excursion to Rwanda.

Your most important Ugandan lesson will be in relationships. At home, at school and within the university, these relationships encourage deeper thought about your own cultural identity. UCU has over 6,000 students and Uganda’s renowned hospitality will help you form deep connections within the local community. Building upon the course Faith & Action, you’ll begin to place these diverse connections into context.

USP offers a wide range of options and flexibility to ensure that students get the most out of their experience. Applicants to USP may apply to live either on-campus or with a host family for the semester.  USP also offers a Social Work Emphasis (SWE) which includes a junior or senior level practicum experience.  All options encourage students to participate in Ugandan life and explore the intricacy of cross-cultural relationships. In classes, on practicum sites and in homestay opportunities, you’ll learn from Ugandans about life lived in East Africa.

ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires – CAPA/CGE
Available for fall, spring and summer semesters

The beautiful city of Buenos Aires has long been an international gateway to the nation of Argentina. People from all over the world enter into the country through this diverse, modern city, and, through CGE and CAPA International Education, you could join the host of people to soak in this richly varied atmosphere. At the Universidad Austral, you will study Spanish along with courses in a number of disciplines, all of which are taught in English, making this program accessible to students with all levels of language skills. Throughout the course of the four-month Spring or Fall semester or the six-week Summer program, students will live with a host family and study along international students to really enjoy the diverse culture of Buenos Aires.

Córdoba – The Center for Cross Cultural Study
Available for fall, spring and summer terms

The Center for Cross-Cultural Study offers an exceptional opportunity for cross-cultural study at the distinguished Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), a descendent of the oldest university in Argentina. There are three semester programs available to undergraduate students: the Semi-integrated Semester Program, the Spanish Studies program and the Internship/Service Learning. The semester program is based upon CC-CS’s unique Guided Direct Enrollment Model in which students benefit from three levels of cultural integration: 1, A 4 week intensive language and culture program 2, Direct enrollment at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba integrated with Argentine students and 3, Personal guidance in consciously synthesizing cultural experiences. The Córdoba Summer Program consists of a one-month Intensive Language and Culture Session including a homestay, cultural visits within Córdoba, a cultural day-trip to the estancias jesuíticas, and an overnight three-day trip to Buenos Aires.

AUSTRALIA

Brisbane – Australia Studies Center (ASC)
16 hours of credit, available fall or spring semesters

The Australia Studies Centre is located in the diverse city of Brisbane at Christian Heritage College. With its near-perfect climate and population of 1.8 million, Brisbane is a flourishing river city with modern districts, hip cafes and a thriving arts scene. Adventure ready; prepare to explore sites like the Moreton Bay Island, the Scenic Rim and North Stradbroke Island.

Together, ASC and CHC offer a range of challenging and engaging programs. Course curriculum is centered on a foundation of faith while exploring the connections of local as well as national tradition and culture.

Students live with host families in Brisbane and its surroundings, enabling them to experience Australian life firsthand. Generally one student stays in each homestay. Families are urged to integrate students into normal family life as much as possible.

The Australian school year is divided into two semesters, Semester 1 (Feb.-June) and Semester 2 (July-Nov.).

The program is comprised of two core units designed especially for ASC students and two elective units or an internship.

Sydney – CAPA/CGE
Available for fall, spring and summer terms

Now offering science and technology in partnership with the University of Technology, Sydney! Exciting Sydney blends traditional colonial architecture with the vibrant energies of a modern, international cultural capital. The current dynamic of Sydney is the product of a fusion of many cultures, Aboriginal, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese and many others, grafted onto a British colonial base. The result is a unique Australian culture drawing upon the strengths of its diversity and, at the same time, creating an identity all its own. As one of the most distinctive cities in Australia, Sydney is a prime location for students hoping to enjoy the “land down under” for their study abroad experience. With CGE and CAPA International Education, students will live and study in this hub for business, technology, and the arts over the course of a thirteen-week semester in the Spring or Fall or for a six-week Summer term. Students can also engage in part-time or full-time internships with local businesses, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations through CAPA, which is one of the largest internship providers in Sydney. Take advantage of this great chance to experience Australia

AUSTRIA

Vienna – (Webster)
Available for fall, spring and summer terms

Webster University’s Vienna campus is located near the banks of the beautiful Danube and just a few blocks from the United Nations. As a European crossroads, Vienna’s proximity to Eastern Europe attracts a richly multinational population, which is reflected in Webster University’s student body. Webster-Vienna’s internship programs introduce students to practical experience in the working world by executing special projects for national and multinational companies and organizations. Students wishing to pursue an internship abroad are required to study abroad for a minimum of one semester, although an academic year abroad is strongly encouraged. Webster Vienna will relocate to the historic Palais Wenkheim in Fall 2014. The neoclassical building is conveniently located in Vienna’s 2nd district, just a few steps away from the historic center.

CHINA

Hong Kong – Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Available for fall, spring and summer terms

Hong Kong Baptist University is centrally located on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. While it still retains the name “Baptist” HKBU is currently owned by the Chinese government. Academic programs are organized in a way that is very similar to North American colleges and universities and classes are taught in English. Their programs are tailor-made and highly structured, placing emphasis on coherence, progression, and integration within a three- year time span. The education system in Hong Kong at present provides for 13 years of schooling: 6 years at primary school, 5 years at secondary school, and 2 years of matriculation. HKBU’s undergraduate degree programs follow a British pattern of three years duration. It is due to this variance that American students are required to complete one full year of study at their home institution. Our sophomore year is generally aligned with their freshman year. In addition, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. It is preferred that students be a Junior or Senior in order to participate in this program.

 

Beijing – (Webster)
12-18 hours of credit available for fall terms

Webster’s Semester in China program is aimed at students with an interest in Asian or Chinese cultures. The program is ideal for students who are interested in international affairs or trade. Students with advanced Mandarin proficiency may also choose from the regular course offerings at BLCU. Courses utilize Beijing as a living classroom, and weave excursions, independent projects, lectures and group work together into a comprehensive experiential learning environment.

Shanghai – CAPA/CGE
Available for fall, spring and summer terms

The CAPA Shanghai Global Cities Program: China on the World Stage is a one-of-a-kind opportunity if you’re looking to experience first-hand the evolution of the second most important economy in the world.

Located at center stage of China’s efforts to impact the global economy, the Shanghai Global Cities Program will give you multiple opportunities to view the city through various lenses, including socio-cultural, economic, political, corporate, and technical.

In the midst of this future-orientation, China remains steeped in ancient tradition and as a CAPA/CGE student you will discover ways in which its past is shaping its future. Truly, Shanghai is much more than meets the eye!  Come study and intern with CAPA/CGE and learn why.

COSTA RICA

San Jose – Latin American Studies Program (LASP)
16-18 hours of credit, available fall or spring semesters

Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Latin American Studies program introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology and religion of the region. Living with a Costa Rican family, students experience and become a part of the day-to-day lives of typical Latin Americans. Students also take part in a practicum/internship and travel for three weeks to nearby Central American nations.

Students participate in one of three concentrations:

Latin American Studies: Interdisciplinary by design, students are challenged in a seminar that includes diverse perspectives, broad readings and hands-on experience in a field setting.

Advanced Language and Literature: Focuses on the social, cultural, political, economic and religious issues of Central America as presented in the literature of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in the 20th century.  All coursework is in Spanish.

International Business: Participants will explore the objectives and potential of international business in Latin America to create profit and contribute to social progress. Christian perspectives on economic justice, stewardship, and sustainable development guide learning experiences. Through site visits, assigned readings, and a community immersion/ field experience, participants will engage the complexities of practicing business in Latin America. Syllabus available upon request.

Depending upon their concentration, students travel to nearby Central American nations including Nicaragua, Guatemala and Panama.

CUBA

Havana – The Center for Cross Cultural Study
Available fall, spring, winter and summer terms

Students are able to expand their knowledge in the nearby Americas, and experience the blend of cultures – African, European and American – that form Cuba. Take classes taught by native Cuban faculty at the Universidad de La Habana. Participate in an array of cultural activities and study trips designed to encourage direct interaction with the Cuban people. CC-CS offers courses during the Fall and Spring Semesters, Winter Term, and Summer. This program is offered as political conditions allow.

FRANCE
Angers- CGE
Available fall, spring and summer terms

Learn French in the heart of the Loire Valley!
Take part in a semester program at University Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO), situated in beautiful downtown Angers, which is known to be one of the most pleasant and culturally diverse cities in France.
UCO has 12,000 students, which includes 1,500 foreign students who come each year to study French. Their training method, involving intensive practice, is designed to help students learn to understand and speak French within a few months. Students have the option of living with a French family in a homestay or living on campus.
Areas of study include: 

  • Art History
  • French History
  • Philosophy
  • Economic and Social Affairs
  • Business French

For more information, look no further than Université Catholique de l’Ouest’s official website http://www.uco.fr/internationaluco/ for Internationals!

GREECE
Athens – Webster

Available fall, spring and summer terms

Study in the birthplace of Western Civilization!
Why Greece? You may ask… and Why Athens? Greece is the birthplace of so many modern ideas and Athens is the center of where it all happened. Webster-Athens is in an excellent location for formal study – at the foothills of the Acropolis. Just walking around the streets near the university, you can take in so much of this ancient, yet modern, city.
With its extraordinary artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning. The museums at the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, as well as the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, and the Benaki collections are within minutes of the Athens Campus facilities. Cultural events including concerts, recitals, dance and theater, as well as international trade shows, conferences and symposia, public lectures, gallery exhibits, sports events and marathons, are an integral part of life in this bustling, cosmopolitan city at the confluence of Europe, Asia and Africa.
Greece (the Hellenic Republic) is a parliamentary republic. Athens has a population of about 3.2 million or about 30 percent of the country’s population of about 10.8 million inhabitants. Greek is the official language and the official religion is Greek Orthodox.

 

IRELAND

Northern Ireland Semester (NIS)
16 hours of credit, available spring 2018

The first thing you notice as a student in Northern Ireland is the beautiful verdant landscape, but there’s more to this country than rocky green cliffs and sparkling blue waters. From your home base at Lakeside Manor, a charming 19th-century mansion in Belfast, you’ll travel all over the Irish isle visiting important cultural and historical landmarks like SAUL, the site of St. Patrick’s first church in Ireland, the Northern Ireland Parliament, and Dublin Castle.

In addition, you will experience the deep impact of the religious and political conflict that has been an important part of Northern Ireland’s history. Sit at a table with residents who lived through “The Troubles” as you hear first-hand accounts of the hunger strikes and political clashes that beset Belfast in recent decades. Pray in ancient cathedrals that predate the birth of your home country. Hike among green pastures and ancient forests. This opportunity for experiential learning in Northern Ireland will make your next semester unforgettable.

Dublin – CAPA/CGE
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

Join CGE and CAPA International Education at Dublin’s Griffith College for the study abroad experience of a lifetime in this richly historical city. Focus your educational experience around one of the four curricular themes the program offers, which include The Creative Arts; Exploring the Media; Human Rights, Crime and Journalism; and Globalization and International Trends in Business and Society. Courses with local visits, internships, and special lectures will all help to make your study in Dublin exciting and engaging. To find out more, visit CAPA’s Dublin Experience page at

ITALY

Florence – CAPA/CGE
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

Its historic art and architecture mark Florence as thoroughly Italian, and the city has evolved through the centuries into a modern international hub of culture and commerce. Join CGE and CAPA International Education for a study abroad experience where you will immerse yourself in this dynamic city through a fourteen-week Fall or Spring semester abroad or through a six-week Summer program. In addition to the great educational programs offered, enjoy professional development through Italian internships and the Fall semester Advanced Italian Track (AIT).

JORDAN

Amman – Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
16 hours of credit, available fall or spring semesters

Located in Amman, Jordan, the Middle East Studies Program (MESP) immerses students in the daily life, language, food, culture, religion and politics of one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world. Learn firsthand from locals how to work, play, and serve in the Middle East as you become their neighbor—and soon, their family—while learning adventurously at MESP.

The heart of the Middle East Studies Program is the authentic community you’ll forge with these neighbors, families, and peers. Grounded in Christian liberal arts, MESP engages the religious culture and politics of the Middle East. You’ll examine the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from every perspective, live with a local family during a week-long homestay, and worship with your roommates in the morning. You’ll sit at the feet of native experts to learn about topics most precious to the region and then serve that region through a long-term service project.

And you won’t be alone on this adventure: you’ll have an experienced staff and your fellow MESP students from universities across the U.S. and Canada.

LITHUANIA

Klapeida – (CGE)
Available fall and spring terms

CGE offers a semester study opportunity in cooperation with our member university, LCC International in Klapeida, Lithuania. The campus is located just minutes away from the Baltic Sea and in walking distance to the historic downtown district.

Fifty percent of the students enroll from Lithuania and the others come from more than 25 other countries. LCC International intentionally recruits students from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Ukraine and other regional nations so that students can learn together and creatively pursue careers which will be useful back in their home countries.

Students all study in English and can earn Liberal Arts degrees in Business Administration, Social Sciences, English Language and Literature, General Studies, and Theology while participating in local projects and programs sponsored by LCC. Graduates are active participants in campus life too as they continue to be a part of building the ethos of risk taking for betterment of society. LCC International University is a Christian-based university with a voice for faith and learning in a complex region. CGE students gain from semester study opportunities in a rich global atmosphere! CGE gains from a wider global perspective and specific understanding of sacrifices made by citizens as they “sang” their nation into democracy.

MEXICO

Guadalajara – (Webster)
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

Study abroad at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), Mexico’s oldest private university, founded in 1935. UAG is coeducational, independent and autonomous. Students can enroll in the Spanish and Culture program at UAG, where they receive language instruction based on cultural content. Courses are assigned based on language competency ranging from beginner to fluent. Students with very advanced language skills may take regular classes at UAG. The cultural experience includes home stays with families who are approved by The International Exchange Department.

NETHERLANDS

Leiden – (Webster)
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

One of the Netherland’s best kept secrets, Leiden is a charming university town known for its welcoming student-centered atmosphere, its affordable public transportation and its many museums and galleries. It is a city with a rich past and a bright future–where you see lofty windmills, bicycles, picturesque canals and charming buildings all in one place. Located halfway between The Hague and Amsterdam; the city is easily accessible and it is possible to travel either by train or car to any destination in Europe. Whether you fancy the arts, nature or sports, you will feel right at home.

SPAIN

Alicante – The Center for Cross Cultural Study
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

Students in Alicante study onsite at Universidad de Alicante (UA), twenty minutes outside of the city’s center. Though established in 1979, UA was founded to carry on the traditions of the University of Orihuela (1545-1834). As the fastest-growing university in Spain, with an enrollment of 33,000, the UA is dedicated to its mission to cultivate students’ academic and professional skills, while developing critical thinking and social awareness. This mission encourages students’ participation in the development of modern society.

Along with the resources provided by UA, CC-CS students benefit from having an on-site Resident Director who teaches the CC-CS cultural integration course Spanish Social Realities, assists students with cultural and logistical challenges of studying abroad, and organizes CC-CS site visits and events.

Through university coursework, home stays with native families, and multiple cross-cultural opportunities, students will find CC-CS in Alicante to be a highly immersive and integrated study abroad experience.

Barcelona – The Center for Cross Cultural Study
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

As Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona embodies every quality of a European city. Experience the typical hustle and bustle of a busy city on La Rambla, take a stroll through one of the many barrios or enjoy any of its famous Mediterranean beaches. The urban city is host to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, attracting millions of tourists each year.

“While studying in Barcelona, you will be able to experience everything about the Catalan culture. Barcelona’s rich culture and Mediterranean climate provide activities year-round. The wide array of culinary options – from savory fideuá and butifarra to sweet pastries and chocolates – will give you something new to try every day. Take a short trip north to Figueres to discover Costa Brava, the Salvador Dalí Museum, or travel south to relax on the beautiful beaches of Sitges. The city is also home to the region’s most beloved sports team, FC Barcelona. Experience Barcelona with us!” – Michele Duran, Spanish Studies Abroad Academic Director.

While studying with Spanish Studies Abroad you will be enrolled in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Centrally located in the heart of Barcelona, UPF is a modern day university with a fantastic array of courses. As an urban study abroad student you will be immersed in both Spanish and Catalan. You will benefit from the university’s central location.

Seville – The Center for Cross Cultural Study
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

The Center is housed in two turn-of-the-century mansions in the heart of Seville’s commercial and social center. CC-CS is a short walk from Universidad de Sevilla, and some of Spain’s most glorious and historic sites, including the Catedral, Giralda (the symbol of Seville), Torre del Oro, Alcázar palace, and the beautiful Guadalquivir River.CC-CS has provided a unique learning experience for students in the historic city of Seville since 1969. They offer semester, academic-year, January term and summer programs of academic excellence, all grounded in the cultural richness of Seville, Andalusia, and Spain. Students choose their courses from a broad curriculum embracing a wide variety of disciplines, and receive personalized attention as they pursue their goals. The energetic faculty and staff are committed to working with individuals in and out of class. The Center supports students as they move beyond the classroom and enter the surrounding culture. A minimum of two years of Spanish is required to attend the Center.

SWITZERLAND

Geneva – (Webster)
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

Founded in 1978, on an estate along the shores of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva); the campus is minutes from the United Nations international headquarters. The campus is surrounded by the natural beauty of Switzerland and a multinational community that is reflected in the student body and faculty. Internships at prominent organizations provide a valuable real-world perspective to classroom learning and develop a valuable network of professional contacts in Geneva. The local language is French but all classes are taught in English.

THAILAND

Hua Hin/Bangkok – (Webster)
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

Thailand is full of beautiful landscapes, architecture, culture, and natives that will keep you entertained and always wondering what will be discovered next. It is truly a land of excitement and adventure! The town of Hua Hin is located approximately 200 kilometers south of Bangkok on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand. It is the oldest, and most traditional, resort destination in Thailand with the attractions of a modern holiday destination mixed with the charms of an older fishing village from which it draws its roots. The King and Queen of Thailand call Hua Hin home, and it’s no wonder why!

Webster University Thailand is a small, closely-knit family of students, faculty and staff occupying a delightful rural campus, situated close to the resort towns of Cha-am and Hua Hin and boasts a beautiful 40-acre campus. The campus has excellent facilities to support your educational experience: computer labs, library, cafeteria, recreational and exercise facilities, media lab, Internet access, and offices. Some of Thailand´s most beautiful beaches are just a 15 minute drive from the campus gates!

UNITED KINGDOM

Grantham – Harlaxton College – (Evansville)
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

Harlaxton is located 110 miles north of London near Nottingham and famous Sherwood Forest. Students will live in a Victorian Castle to personally experience the rich cultural and historical beauty of England. Located at a train hub, Harlaxton’s four day class schedule facilitates additional travel over three day weekends. All credit hours earned will be accepted for those students seeking degrees at Missouri Baptist University.

 

London – University of Roehampton – (Webster) 
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

The University of Roehampton is a friendly, modern, lively academic community with a growing international reputation for the high quality of its teaching and research.

The university’s academic teaching staff work at the cutting edge of their subjects, which means their teaching is based on the very latest knowledge. Unlike many other universities, all of its students are taught by research-active academic staff from their first year of study, which means students will study with staff working at the cutting-edge of their subjects. Roehampton’s size (about 9,000 students) means that students get to know their lecturers and fellow students, giving students a personal learning experience.

Teaching styles are likely to be very different to Webster University; students adapt to a different way of learning and see their subject in a new light, giving them a renewed vigor with which to approach their studies. Study abroad students also bring a different perspective to the classroom, enriching them in class debate.

Study abroad students live and study with Roehampton students from over 130 countries. The collegiate campus experience helps students to really integrate into the community and the newly made friends teach them a lot about different cultural values.

London – CAPA/CGE
Available fall, spring, and summer terms

In the Western world, few cities spring to mind as centers of economic, political, cultural, and historical significance as quickly as London. Now, through CGE and CAPA International Education, students can take part of a semester, spring quarter, or summer study abroad option in this world-renowned metropolis. Students will be able to take courses from the CAPA London Study Center and London South Bank University, including a special STEM program during the spring with a focus on engineering and technology. Students will also be able to take advantage of CAPA’s vast network of internship opportunities for all majors in London.

Liverpool – (CGE)
Available fall and spring terms

With a history extending 168 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a strong tradition of scholarship and research in key disciplines. As the only ecumenical university foundation in Europe the University’s work has been shaped by Christian principles but embraces those of all faiths and none.

The excellent academic record of our students is supported by pastoral care and, as one of Britain’s smaller universities; Liverpool Hope values the individual – in the words of Cardinal Newman knowing her children one by one. Care, concern and support for students are always a priority.

Liverpool Hope has two main teaching campuses. Hope Park is situated in a leafy suburb of Liverpool and is a mini educational village. The Creative Campus in Liverpool city center is the home to our creative and performing arts subjects. Both campuses have seen major investment over the last five years, so traditional architecture now sits beside contemporary buildings and facilities.

The University places great emphasis on the bringing together of research excellence and top-quality teaching. This is facilitated by a community of academics and scholars who are of the highest caliber. This research-informed teaching enables our students to develop into rounded and employable graduates who can take their place confidently as global citizens in the 21st century.

Oxford – The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford (SSO)
17 semester hours of credit Available fall and spring terms

The Scholars Semester in Oxford is designed for students who want to study intensively and to a high standard. Students develop their academic writing and research skills and explore the disciplines and interest of their choice. As Visiting Students of Oxford University and members of Wycliffe Hall, students have the privilege to study and learn in one of university’s historic halls. SSO students enroll in a Primary and Secondary Tutorial, an Integrative Seminar and the British Landscape course. The SSO is designed for students interested in the fields of Classics, English & Literature, Theology & Religious Studies, Philosophy, and History, though all majors may apply. Applicants are generally honors and other very high-achieving students and must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and be a second semester sophomore or higher.

Oxford Summer Program (OSP)
Available summer terms

The Oxford Summer Program (OSP) is a program of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. The program is designed for students wishing to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between Christianity and the development of the West and who wish to do specialized work under expert Oxford academics in the areas of History, Religious Studies, Political Theory, Philosophy, English, and History of Science. The Program is structured for rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, graduate and seminary students, non-traditional students, teachers, and those enrolled in continuing education programs.

Oxford Brookes University – (Webster)

Available fall, spring, and summer terms

As one of the world’s great student cities, Oxford is a great place to live and study as it is big enough to offer something for people of all interests, yet small enough to feel welcoming and accessible. Oxford is located in the heart of England. Oxford is a beautiful city with a rich cultural history and is situated about 50 miles from London.

Oxford is famous for its architecture, museums, rowing, punting and scenic riverside walks. The city is also bursting with restaurants, cafés, theaters, cinemas and shops, and even boast of having its very own covered market that was established in 1774.

As there are 30,000 students from all over the world in Oxford, the city has a vibrant, youthful and cosmopolitan atmosphere. There are plenty of bars, pubs and nightclubs throughout the city and Oxford’s main multicultural area, Cowley Road, is a popular destination for students as the area is full of exciting places to eat and drink and you can find somewhere to suit all budgets.

London is only one hour away by train and there are also cheap, frequent buses to and from the capital, and Heathrow and Gatwick airports, which run 24 hours a day.

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Culture Shaping – USA

In addition to the international programs previously listed, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), an association of 105 campuses in the U.S. and Canada, offers the following semester programs in the USA to students of its member institutions. The programs offer a unique opportunity for students to go beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. These interdisciplinary learning opportunities are available to second-semester sophomores, juniors and seniors. For further information, contact the Director of Study Abroad.

Washington D.C. – American Studies Program (ASP)
16 hours of credit available fall and spring terms

The American Studies Program (ASP) in Washington, D.C. connects you and your faith to the institutions and leaders who are impacting issues in public policy and strategic communication. You are independent, but not alone. Future politician or not, you will nurture the leader within during your experience in ASP.
Sharing similarities while respecting differences may just be the one test you never knew you’d be taking.  Whether in Public Policy or Strategic Communication, you will engage in what it means to be in community and to be a leader. Continue this conversation as you interact in a dozen on-site visits with expert scholars and policy makers. Internships, professional mentorships, and service opportunities offer the chance to further define your vocation.

Nashville – Contemporary Music Center
16 semester hours of credit available fall and spring terms

The Contemporary Music Center (CMC) offers you a front-row ticket to the music industry. Learn all of Nashville’s ins and outs as you visit a publishing house, a modern recording studio and sound stage. Meet with a working songwriter, producer, engineer and music arranger to get a taste of the working life in this musical metropolis. Put it all together at the Hardscuffle Building, where world-class equipment waits for your God-given talents.

CMC has been adapting to this constantly changing business, because music is a blend of the old and the new. Believe us, you’ll be doing nothing but blending music, personalities and the occasional throat-soothing smoothie for the next four months. Your days begin with morning classes followed by composing, performing, mixing and promoting until you put your inspired soul to sleep. After 10 weeks of solid creativity, you’re out on tour, living the experience and savoring every note.

Los Angeles Film Studies Program (LAFSC)
16 hours of credit available fall and spring terms

At L.A. Film Studies Center, we develop every aspect of our storytellers. In our facilities, you’ll write and develop, schedule and budget, shoot and edit, all on state-of-the-art equipment, software, and sets, guided by faculty who are working professionals and highly-regarded experts in their fields. Hollywood continues to be the epicenter and nexus of content formation, and our internships connect you to and get you working with some of the top companies and players in the business. Meanwhile, in the classroom, you’ll not only cultivate your voice as an artist but also sharpen your sense of vocation and purpose. If you’re serious about telling stories — via film and beyond, in LA and beyond — there’s no better place to get your start and build your resume.