Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

MVNU Accredited Programs

Brazil Program*

Intercultural studies students are encouraged to participate in a semester abroad program, preferably this semester in Campinas, Brazil designed so that intercultural studies majors can experience a true language and cultural immersion, do an Intercultural Practicum, and engage in other significant cultural learning opportunities. Students may also obtain an ICS minor by participating in this program and taking three courses on the main campus.

Costa Rica Program*

Students majoring in Spanish can earn 16 hours of credit while spending a semester at the Instituto de la Lengua Española in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Romanian Study Program

Students may spend a semester, the January term, or summer term at Veritas, a compassionate ministries program, in Sighisoara, Romania. Information about the program can be found at

*Available when enrollment is sufficient to support the program.

Urban Ministry Semester

Students spend fall semester in an  immersion experience in Columbus, Ohio.  This program works closely with the Lower Lights Compassionate ministry programs and Church of the Nazarene.  Students will be housed near Lower Lights and will be able to take specific courses in Urban Ministry which meet  requirements for their MVNU Urban Ministry major.  They will also have the opportunity to intern in the various church and compassionate ministries of Lower Lights.