Many, if not most, Christian colleges around the country offer various study abroad programs. These programs vary in length and location and the schools themselves differ in size, denomination and other characteristics. Explore a small sampling of the Christian colleges with study abroad programs.
Texas, Oregon and New York are just a few of the states that offer private, Christian colleges with study abroad programs. Compare a few of these schools and their undergraduate tuition rates below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Undergraduate Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Baylor University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baptist||Waco, TX||$43,790|
|George Fox University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Friends||Newberg, OR||$35,016|
|Hilbert College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Hamburg, NY||$21,800|
|Florida Southern College||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Methodist||Lakeland, FL||$34,774|
|University of Tulsa||4-year, private not-for-profit||Presbyterian Church (USA)||Tulsa, OK||$41,509|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of Christian Colleges with Study Abroad Programs
While it is fairly common for Christian colleges to offer study abroad programs, students may wish to consider which countries are available and/or the program duration options. In order to select a school, students may also think about which undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs are available, as well as spiritual growth opportunities. Find out some of these details for a handful of the Christian colleges with study abroad programs.
Baylor University in Texas had close to 14,320 undergraduate students in 2017, according to the NCES. The university offers international missions trips and academic study abroad programs for a summer, a minimester, semester or year-long to a wide range of countries, including Slovenia, Peru, Japan, Slovakia, Latvia, Malta and Morocco. Students at the university can pursue diverse undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in fields such as apparel design and product development, aviation sciences, film and digital media, Greek, church music, biomedical engineering and geosciences. Students on campus can grow spiritually through chapel services, global missions, local service opportunities, sports ministry, Baptist Student Ministries and other spiritual groups, like Christian Business Leaders and Baylor Religious Hour Choir.
George Fox University
George Fox University in Oregon offers 3-week 'SpILgrimages' (international immersion and service trips), a 3-week Junior Abroad program and semester-long international programs to countries such as Egypt, South Africa, Thailand, India, Costa Rica, Argentina and Scotland. Students can choose from undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in areas like politics, biblical studies, counseling, physical therapy, interior design, pre-pharmacy and global business. The university encourages spiritual growth in its students through weekly chapel services, small groups, fellowship groups, local service projects and spiritual concerts and plays. In 2017, the NCES reported that the university had around 2,700 undergraduates.
New York's Hilbert College offers undergraduate degree programs in areas like forensic science/crime scene investigation, risk management, sports industry management and accounting, as well as a few master's programs in health administration, public administration or criminal justice administration. Students can deepen their faith through Mass, worship services, pastoral counseling, spiritual retreats, the Franciscan Spirit Club and special Campus Ministry events, like St. Francis Week. According to the NCES, the college had close to 750 undergraduate students in 2017. The college's study abroad program is open to upperclassmen with at least a 3.0 GPA, includes an optional field-related internship, can be taken for a summer, semester or full year and is available in countries including Australia, Greece, Spain, Wales, Ireland, Mexico and New Zealand.
Florida Southern College
Students at Florida Southern College can invest in their spiritual lives through College Service (weekly chapel service) and campus ministries, like Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Upper Room Ministries (women's Bible study) and Sandwich Ministry (homeless ministry). As of 2017, the college had close to 2,620 undergraduates, per the NCES. The college offers a unique Junior Journey experience for all undergraduate students their junior year to Europe, the Caribbean/Latin America or Asia/Oceanian, as well as semester options, including the Up with People program, through which students travel to multiple countries for service-learning. Students can pursue various undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in subjects such as biotechnology, dance studies, criminology, medical laboratory sciences, business administration, nursing and religion.
University of Tulsa
Oklahoma's University of Tulsa had a little over 3,340 undergraduate students in 2017, per the NCES. The university has short-term study abroad trips and volunteer opportunities during academic breaks and summers and semester-long programs and internship options to a variety of countries, including Senegal, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Ireland. The school also offers an array of undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in fields such as biogeosciences, chemical engineering, computer simulation and gaming, deaf education, industrial-organizational psychology, art history and theatre. Students can deepen their faith through worship services and fellowship meals through Sharp Chapel and a variety of campus ministries, including FCA, International Student Ministries, Student Mobilization and Young Life.